Salvatore J. Carcara, DMD
A board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Salvatore J. Carcara is committed to creating beautiful smiles and enhancing his patients’ self-esteem. Both his Westwood and Allendale offices use the latest advances in digital orthodontics, such as digital scanners that eliminate the need for messy, uncomfortable impressions, as well as Invisalign and Insignia custom computer-designed braces.
By offering custom aligners and braces fabricated with digital scanners, Dr. Carcara transforms children’s smiles with minimal discomfort, in less time and with fewer extractions. “It’s not just about straightening teeth; we custom design a unique treatment plan to enhance each patient’s smile and facial aesthetics,” says the father of three.
A lifelong resident of Bergen County, Dr. Carcara builds personal relationships with his patients and their families. Many local dentists entrust Dr. Carcara’s team with their own children. “I like to chat with patients about their after-school activities and vacations, and make sure everyone feels comfortable here,” he says.
Dr. Carcara gives back to his community through involvement in local schools, sponsoring children’s athletic teams and donating to charities. “We consider ourselves the neighborhood orthodontist. Our patients are often referred by other families in the practice,” he says.
Committed to Learning
Dr. Carcara is committed to continuing education; his research has been cited in lectures worldwide. A diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Carcara earned his DMD from UMDNJ and his MS in orthodontics and oral biology at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He currently serves as chairman of continuing education for the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists.
“I’m passionate about helping my patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles,” he says. “It’s the best way to enhance their lives.”
"Dr. Carcara truly cares about his patients. He is thorough and treats children and their parents with respect and a caring approach. His humor and great attitude win the kids over!" -Tami, North Caldwell
"His easy-going manner makes kids comfortable." -Kristen, Allendale
"His professionalism is matched by his kindness and warmth." -Elizabeth, Allendale
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