Angela, Registered Dental Hygienist
Angela has been a dental hygienist for 21 years and with our team for five years. She became a hygienist to help make dental visits as comfortable and stress free as possible for patients. She loves getting to know patients and answering their questions, helping them become better educated about their oral health. Patients love that she listens to them and that she honors their exam preferences during dental appointments. Angela believes in the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” especially when it comes to your periodontal health.
Katrine, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katrine has worked in the dental field for 20 years. She enjoys helping people keep their teeth for a lifetime, as a smile is one of the first things a person and others notice. She wants to be a part of making their smiles beautiful. Patients love that she makes everyone feel special and that she listens to their concerns, helping them have as comfortable a dental appointment as she can. She believes that daily brushing and flossing and regular dental hygiene appointments improve your overall health. She likes to say, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep for a lifetime.”
Sam, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sam started working with us after graduating from the dental assistant program in 2011, then went back to school for dental hygiene and graduated in 2017. Sam loves to help patients look and feel better about themselves and building relationships with them. Patients love that Sam sits back and listens to them, helping alleviate any anxiety they may feel during their dental appointment. Sam believes that your overall health has a direct connection to your oral health, which can contribute to diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular disease and pneumonia.
Cassie, Licensed Dental Assistant
Cassie has been in the dental field since 2014 and with our team since 2018. She loves helping give people healthy smiles and seeing their confidence increase when their smiles are transformed. She can relate to patients by having had orthodontics done herself. Patients love that she encourages questions and that she is always listens to their concerns. She believes that a healthy mouth allows you to live longer and that smiles are worth it no matter your age.
Stefanie, Licensed Dental Assistant
Stefanie joined the team in 2007. As a child, she had a lot of dental work done and found the field interesting. She loves seeing patients feel confident about their smiles. Patients love that she makes them feel comfortable by asking them about things happening in their lives other than why they are at the appointment. Seeing patients on a regular basis makes it easy to build relationships, which she enjoys.
Martha, Licensed Dental Assistant
Martha joined our team in 2019 after graduating from Rochester Community and Technical College with a dental assistant degree. She loves working with patients and seeing them achieve their dental goals. She also enjoys meeting new people and building relationships with her patients, seeing them happier and healthier after their visits. Her hobbies include working out, hiking, and hanging out with her cats.
Barbara, Patient Coordinator
Barbara joined our team in 2017 after working nine years as a nursing assistant. She works with patients’ accounts and their insurance providers to help make their dental experience easier. She loves working with patients on a daily basis and building good relationships with them. It makes her happy to see patients leave with a new smile they are proud of. Barbara believes that a hygiene appointment is not just a cleaning. It is a clinical exam of your oral health and is a very important part of your overall physical health, as well.
Crystal, Patient Coordinator
Crystal joined our team in 2020. She completed the American Red Cross Dental Assistant Program in 2008. Crystal loves building relationships with her co-workers and patients. She also enjoys seeing our patients’ smiling faces, knowing that she has played a part in helping them achieve good, oral health. Crystal is a member of Valley Christian Center church and has a Minnesota Life Insurance license. Her hobbies include baking, cooking, and hanging out with her family. Crystal’s favorite quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “You become what you think about all day long.”
Kimberly, Administrative Assistant
Kimberly has worked for 15 years in the dental field and joined our team in 2019. She loves giving patients beautiful and healthy smiles. Patients love that they feel heard when talking with Kimberly and that their requests are answered in a timely manner. She believes that consistent cleanings are important to your oral health. In addition to having clean teeth, regular cleanings can also catch cavities early when they’re small.
We love making patients smile, and we’re always excited to welcome new patients and their families! To meet our team in person, schedule a free consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659. We also serve patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.