Salvatore J. Carcara DMD, MS
A board-certified orthodontist practicing in Westwood and Allendale, Dr. Salvatore J. Carcara is committed to creating beautiful smiles and enhancing his patients’ self-esteem. Both offices utilize the latest technology, including digital scanners that eliminate the need for messy and uncomfortable impressions, Invisalign and Insignia customized braces.
By utilizing custom aligners and braces fabricated with digital scanners, Dr. Carcara transforms children’s smiles with minimal discomfort, in less time and with fewer extractions. “I devote my full attention to each patient, and provide a customized level of care,” says the father of three.
A lifelong resident of Bergen County, Dr. Carcara gets to know his patients and their families on a personal level.
Many local dentists entrust Dr. Carcara’s team with their own children. “I chat with patients about their after-school activities and vacations, and everyone feels comfortable here,” he says.
Dr. Carcara gives back to his community through involvement in local schools, sponsoring children’s teams and donating to charities. He makes visits fun for patients, who earn “Carcara Cash” for prizes, video game play and contests.
“We consider ourselves the neighborhood orthodontist. Our patients are often referred by other families in the practice and they enjoy seeing each other during their appointments,” he says.
Focused on Education
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 completed his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. He specialized in orthodontics at SUNY Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, where he earned an MS in orthodontics and oral biology. “I’m passionate about helping my patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles,” he says. “It’s the best way to enhance their lives.”
He is caring, competent and smart. ~Deborah, Allendale
Dr. Carcara is such excellent orthodontist. My daughter loves going to him and he explains everything to us. He is exceptional in all that he does. He has a great manner with the kids and we really enjoy going to him. The job he has done for my child's teeth is amazing. ~Kimberly, Lodi
Dr. Carcara is a kind and caring orthodontist. He makes going to his office fun while he fixes your smile. ~Elizabeth, Allendale
Dr. Carcara is amazing! He gives 120% at every visit. The kids love him because he friendly and always answers their questions. The kids feel respected and secure.
Dr. Carcara is very smart, experienced, and competent. He is also truly caring and kind. And, he stays abreast of the latest developments and technology in his field.
~Brenda, Saddle River
Dr. Carcara knows how to relate to the kids. He speaks to them and helps the child to understand what procedure will be done and what he needs them to do. He is personable, and engages them in conversation about school, sports and whatever their interests may be. ~Kristen, Park Ridge
He always explains the procedure he is doing and why. ~Bart, Saddle Brook
He is a fantastic orthodontist - he always makes his patients top priority and he is very knowledgeable. ~Morgan, Lodi
He takes his time and does not rush into anything - you can trust him. You can see him for checkups forever until something needs to be done. He is the greatest, I highly recommend him. ~Cathy, Ho-Ho-Kus
He takes the time to explain things to the patient and parent, often taking a few seconds to make them feel at ease. The office environment is warm and the staff is friendly. ~Maria, New Milford
My 3 children have been in Dr. Carcara's care for years and I would never choose another orthodontist. He is extremely thorough and explains all possible options of care to not only me but my children too. He also makes each child feel comfortable and at ease while in his chair. ~Patrice, River Vale
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