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Carcara Orthodontics

Salvatore J. Carcara DMD, MS

Specialty: Orthodontics

Aboard certified orthodontist practicing in Westwood and Allendale, Dr. Salvatore J. Carcara is committed to creating beautiful smiles and building 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.

More than Just a Dental Office

Carcara Orthodontics makes visits fun for patients, who earn “Carcara Cash” for arriving to appointments on time or earning good grades. Kids redeem “Carcara Cash” for prizes, or families may choose to donate their points to charity. “We’re more than just a place to have your teeth straightened—local families hang out in our office to catch up while kids play video games, enter contests and win prizes,” he says.

Community Involvement

A lifelong resident of Bergen County, he gives back to his community through involvement in local schools, children’s sports teams and charities. “We consider ourselves the neighborhood orthodontist,” 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.”

 "Dr. Carcara always greets us with a warm smile. He knows all of his patients and makes my son and daughter each feel special. His attention to their individual personalities and care is amazing. They both feel at home at Carcara Orthodontics." -Felicia, Westwood

 "Dr. Carcara is extremely knowledgeable, kind and professional. He makes all of his patients feel special. My daughter is so comfortable when we go to see Dr. Carcara!" 
-Catherine, Allendale

 "Dr. Carcara is amazing with children. He shows and teaches his patients exactly what he is doing in their mouths. I truly appreciate the way he respects my son and speaks to him along with me." -Therese, Hillsdale

 "Dr. Carcara is exceptional with children of all ages. He clearly explains what he's doing before he starts treatment. His rewards program is an excellent way for kids to be compliant with treatments and visits. The office staff is very friendly and accommodating." -Denise, Old Tappan

 "Dr. Carcara is knowledgeable, efficient and caring. He takes time with each patient to clearly define their treatment. He answers all your questions. My daughter loves to visit his office. The staff are wonderful as well." -Renee, Saddle Brook

 "Dr. Carcara is the best of both worlds—gentle, funny and compassionate with the kids and generous with information and time with parents." -Elizabeth, Allendale

 "Dr. Carcara is the most knowledgeable and caring orthodontist you will ever meet. He goes the extra mile for his patients from the very first phone call through post-treatment. He's personally involved with each and every patient's case and works tirelessly to execute flawless treatment that is always in the best interest of the patient. He is true, genuine, caring, superbly intelligent and you won't find anyone better!" -Jennifer, Allendale

 "He always has time to explain what he does for you and also takes the time to answer any questions you may have about the treatment without hesitation." -Jeanette, Washington Township

 "He's extremely knowledgeable and thorough.  I like that he's thoughtful about the best approach and not taking a cookie cutter approach to my daughter's specific treatment.  He gives options to the parents and child when he can.  He's easy to talk to and patient answering questions.  The automated system showing what will happen during the treatment is also very helpful. He takes a long-term view on treatment.  For example, he felt a specific type of braces would be best, so my daughter's roots would not weaken over time. " -Debbie, River Vale

 "He is great with the kids; he explains the procedure that he's going to do which reduces the anxiety. "-Victoria, Montvale

 "He's highly knowledgeable, friendly and makes children comfortable before, during and after treatment. His manner is relaxed and confident and it makes parents and patients feel well taken care of." -Kristen, Allendale

 "He is honest and treats all of his patients as if they were his own!  Great personality, happy, trustworthy, full of knowledge and simply the best around! "-Jennifer, Saddle Brook

 "He's nice and gentle and not scary at all. He's always gentle and never hurts you when he's working in your mouth."-Saige, Paramus

 "He puts the kids at ease and provides reassurance since braces aren't very pleasant." -Edward, Montvale

 “Dr. Sal’ is a fantastic orthodontist. He is very caring and patient. He explains everything to the children so they know what to expect and is very quick so they do not get too anxious. Its always ‘over before they know it’ and never as bad as they expect.” -Renet, Allendale

 “An accomplished professional, Dr. Carcara has an engaging personality which endears him to his younger patients while also able to assure parents and other guardians that the treatment he provides will lead to excellent outcomes." -Michael, Somerville

 “Dr. Carcara provides a reliable, trustworthy, and hospitable experience. He made me feel comfortable and I was satisfied with my braces and the results! He really takes the time to make his patients feel at comfortable.” -Ryan, Lodi

 “Dr. Carcara develops great relationships with his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable about his field, and is always up on the latest research. He greets all his patients with a smile, and we love coming to see him!” -Diana, Elmwood Park

 “Dr. Carcara has made the entire 'braces' experience a breeze for us, but more importantly, for our 8 year old daughter. She loves Dr. C and he has taken amazing care of her!!” -Alex, Allendale

 “Dr. Carcara instantly connected with my daughter and our family, he has such a pleasant demeanor and is very knowledgeable about everything regarding dentistry. He makes it fun for children to be at his office while making the parents very glad with the entire experience and the terrific results, and gorgeous smiles!” -Susan, Allendale

 “Dr. Carcara is a friendly, caring orthodontist who makes sure you are treated well every time you come for a visit. He is thorough and efficient and creates some of the best smiles in Bergen County! Plus he is always on time. No long waits at this office!” -Christine, Oradell

 “Dr. Carcara is a great doctor because he truly cares about his patients! He treats ever child like they are his own. It shows that he loves his job.” -Jen, River Edge

 “Dr. Carcara is FANTASTIC! My children feel so comfortable with him and his staff. They take the time to explain everything that is going on to both the children and the parents. I LOVE that he is always on time with his appointments and that he is always encouraging the children to do their best in school and makes them responsible for the care of their teeth and appliances. EXCELLENT all around!” -Jean, Park Ridge

 “Dr. Carcara is friendly, knowledgeable, sincere and just a great doctor and better person.” -Matthew, Nutley

 “Dr. Carcara is kind, professional and dedicated. My two daughters have only had positive experience being his patients and the staff is extremely friendly, too.” -Durdina, Ramsey

 “Dr. Carcara is very friendly and nice to the children. He is the only dentist that was able to treat my son (due to a gag reflex). Prior to treating with Dr. Carcara, trips to the dentist involved alot of anxiety and many tears. Now my son is no longer afraid of the orthodontist!” -Daniela, Allendale

 “Dr. Carcara is wonderful with the kids. He is very knowledgeable and extremely patient with the children. He also takes his time to explain every aspect of the treatment to the parents. His office is very well managed as well and the staff is really great.” -Lynn, Twp. of Washington

 “Dr. Carcara knows how to talk to the kids about what is happening and to expect with their teeth. He keeps the parents updated on what is going on also. His staff is very friendly. It is always a pleasure dealing with his office.” -Andrea, Montvale

 “Dr. Sal Carcara truly is exceptional in his knowledge of dentistry and more importantly, how to make children and their parents comfortable and confident that they are in very capable hands. Dr. Carcara and his extraordinary staff are always professional, friendly, and answer questions thoroughly and with a smile - we HIGHLY recommend all our friends to Dr. Carcara, he's THE best!” -JC, Allendale

 “Dr. Sal is great! He's good at what he does and the kids love him because he's fun and interesting.” -Michael, Mahwah

 “Dr. Sal's office is both welcoming and fun for kids. He knows how to make kids feel comfortable and does a wonderful job! He truly is an awesome orthodontist!” -Chris, Mahway

Carcara Orthodontics

Salvatore J. Carcara DMD, MS
381 Broadway, Ste. 41, Westwood
70 West Allendale Ave. Ste. C, Allendale 

This is an advertising profile from the December 2016 issue of New Jersey Family.

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