James C. Calcagno, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

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jim-2017Dr. James C. Calcagno, DDS is a graduate of the University of the Pacific’s School of Dentistry, Dr. James Calcagno brings to his practice an integrated background in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences as well as a sophisticated knowledge and application of dental health technologies.

Dr. Calcagno pursues continuing education to keep current on new procedures and methodologies. He is also a member of prominent dental associations and an avid reader and researcher of professional journals dedicated to the very latest in dental care practices.


sue ellenSue Ellen: Business Manager Sue Ellen has been the business manager at the office since 1995 and has a background in sales and event coordination. She enjoys collaborating with a multi talented team along with the many outstanding patients in the dental practice.

In her free time she enjoys playing tennis and traveling, along with spending time with family and friends. She is incredibly proud to be able to give back to the community by being a part of a successful local business.

reina-2020Reina: Office Manager Reina has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1999 and joined the team in 2011. Over the years she moved up to the front desk and does a wonderful job there! In her free time, she enjoys doing a lot of hot yoga and spending time with her husband, daughter and son.




luis 2020Luis: Registered Dental Assistant Luis is a dental assistant who graduated from the Regional Occupational Program and has been with the team since 2011. He brings a unique flair to the office with his personal style and professionalism. He is married and his wife is also a dental assistant! He enjoys spending time outdoors, playing volleyball, soccer and going to the gym in his free time. He has grown with the team and both patients and team members enjoy working with him.


laura-2020Laura: Registered Dental Hygienist Laura is a recent graduate from Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program in Santa Cruz. She has had a love for dentistry at a very young age. She started as a dental assistant and has been a part of our team since 2011. Laura is passionate about treating and educating patients on oral health and creating a fun peaceful environment during appointments. When she is not in the office she enjoys hiking, the outdoors, traveling, exploring the arts, music, dance, and being involved in her church community.


alexis-2020Alexis: Dental Assistant Alexis is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado where she received her education. As our dedicated receptionist and dental assistant, she is able to help our valued patients feel right at home within the practice. She is passionate in building relationships that last over countless appointments! When she isn’t busy at work, her favorite hobbies include reading, working out, quality time with her church community and family. She also enjoys trying new coffee shops, restaurants, and beach spots in her new home Santa Cruz since 2018.


betsy-2020Betsy: Dental Assistant Dentistry is my passion. I hope to be able to travel and share my knowledge with people who have very little access to dental health care. I moved back to Santa Cruz after a 20 year hiatus, and enjoy being a part of the dental team.




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Client Testimonials

The entire staff is excellent in delivering the highest quality dental care under the guidance of Dr. Calcagno. I drive from San Jose to see the Calcagno team. They are, far and away, the very best.5stars
Camille is very professional and excellent at what she does. She always makes me feel comfortable. Recently, someone tried to recruit my husband and I to their dental practice. I told my husband; "no Camille, no deal!" My experience with Dr. Calcagno and his staff has made the experience of "going to the dentist," pleasurable. Thank you.5stars


As always, a very pleasant, relaxing visit..this team is the best! And Dr.Calcagno their suburb leader!5stars
My dental hygenist does an excellent job of cleaning my teeth in a thorough and efficient manner. The dentist exam is also thorough and I appreciate that he keeps me informed about areas of concern and what his plan of action is.5stars
The dental asst always makes me feel so comfortable so my anticipation is never stressful. I thought i was going to need a crown or at the least a new filling but he was able to repair the tooth... Thank you Dr. Calcagno and staff.5stars


Dr Calcagno has been my dentists for over 20 years. He and his entire staff will always spend time to have everything explained to you and what all the possible options are. They will treat you like family, need I say more!5stars
I always have a great experience at Dr. Calcagno's office. Dr. Calcagno and his Staff are always very caring and positive. It is a wonderful environment and always love to go back to his office. They have taken care of all my dental needs and go above and beyond for their clients. 5stars
Always satisfied with the expert service from Dr. Calcagno and his very qualified staff.5stars


As always!!!...the best care a patient can receive. Dr. Calcagno, you and your staff have my healthcare at the top of your mission. Thank you for a wonderful visit and keeping my smile, smiling!!! Enjoy your work days and keep those smiles coming.5stars
I love this dental office! The whole office is so professional yet super friendly. The office staff sets the tone by knowing exactly who you are when you walk in the door. The hygienist does the best job ever, and the doctor is super friendly at the same time explaining the best course of action to correct any problems without feeling any pressure. I highly recommend this dental office!5stars