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. She is married to Dr. Calcagno and they have two active teenagers.

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-2018Reina: Office Manager Reina has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1999 and joined the team in 2011. Over the years she has worked in family dentistry with both children and adults. She enjoys trying to make every dental experience pleasant and comfortable. Seeing the patients be confident in their smiles is rewarding. Reina is now confidently working the front and back office. She moved up to the front and does a wonderful job there! She is married to her high school sweetheart. In her free time she enjoys exploring the outdoors, going to concerts, wine tasting, hosting celebrations and playing softball.


luis 2017Luis: 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.


lindsay-2018Lindsay: Registered Dental Hygienist Lindsay was born and raised here in Santa Cruz and loves serving her hometown community. She enjoys getting to know the patients and building professional dental health relationships with them over the years.
She follows in the footsteps of her mother Len, a former member of Dr. Calcagno’s hygiene department. Lindsay graduated from the University of the Pacific’s Dental Hygiene Program, and she has been a team member since 2014.
In her free time she enjoys long walks on the beach with her soon to be husband Conor and her four legged friend Ziggy. She enjoys meeting friends for coffee and sharing the many blessings in life. She always appreciated a good joke and a warm smile.


ashley-2018Ashley: Registered Dental Hygienist I am originally from Southern California but I absolutely love living in Santa Cruz and consider this to be my home. I graduated from the Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene program in 2017 and someday plan to return there as an instructor. Being a hygienist is such a privilege and I am so grateful for all my wonderful patients, especially the ones who floss ;) I have a puppy named Luka who keeps me busy when I am home. When I am not chasing him around I enjoy mountain biking, running and spending time with my family and friends.

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!!!...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


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, 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


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