Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you. ~Dr. Carcara and the Carcara Orthodontics Team.

Administrative Team

Jennifer C.

Jennifer, our business manager, has been with Carcara Orthodontics since its inception in 2003, upon leaving her corporate communications career for the birth of her first daughter. She manages all financial and insurance matters, addresses marketing, communications and personnel matters, automates office processes, and ensures the office complies with all accepted business practices and government regulations. Jen enjoys satisfying all our patients’ needs while making them feel comfortable with their decision to join our orthodontic family. She loves helping to contribute to the success of our practice and its highly regarded position in the community as the premier orthodontic practice in Northern New Jersey.

When she is not working, Jen enjoys cooking, writing, and attending Yankee games with her husband and her three children (two daughters and a son) who are her pride and joy!


Barbara

Barbara, our front office coordinator, has been with Carcara Orthodontics since 2012. She loves interacting with the patients; in particular she loves working with children in a healthcare setting and seeing their new smiles every day.

She has been married to her husband, her best friend, for 34 years. She has three beautiful daughters and two granddaughters who are the lights of her life. She enjoys the outdoors, walking, boating, kayaking, bike riding, reading, and crafts.


Nancy

Nancy is responsible for the handling of all insurance in the office, and assisting our patients with any questions they might have about insurance, cost of treatment, and appointments. She is also a great help to the front office, Dr. Carcara, and the assistants in the operatories. Nancy has an extensive career in the dental field, and is trained in four-handed dentistry, orthodontic techniques, and dental radiology. While her technical skills are impeccable, the one-on-one personal time she spend with each patient is what really sets her apart. She very much enjoys working with children and adults as they progress through treatment.

Nancy has two amazing kids who are the joys of her life. She likes spending time outside, walking, working in the garden, and putting her toes in the sand at the beach whenever she can.

 


Clinical Team

Jennifer T.

Jennifer, our clinical assistant (RDH), joined the Carcara Orthodontics team in November of 2011. She is a registered dental hygienist who graduated with highest honors from dental hygiene school, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Science as well. Jennifer assists Dr. Carcara chairside, takes diagnostic records, and assists with adjustments. She provides all patients with oral hygiene instructions and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Jennifer has always had a passion for helping patients increase their knowledge about their oral health.

When she’s not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Kal and her daughter who is their pride and joy!


Diana

Diana, our office assistant, joined the Carcara Orthodontics team in 2009. She assists the clinical team with their needs and writes up patients’ charts when she is home from college. Diana is an asset to our team and makes our patients smile each day with her exuberance and passion for orthodontics. She loves seeing the end results and smiles from both the patient and their parents after their treatment is completed.

Diana attends college in Maryland and is studying to receive her degree in speech pathology, hoping one day to work with children in a hospital setting.


Mary Rose

Mary Rose graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from William Paterson University in May of 2012. She loves her career as an orthodontic clinical assistant (RDH) and looks forward to continuing on to dental school, maybe even becoming an orthodontist! In our office, Mary Rose assists Dr. Carcara by taking X-rays and impressions, pouring models, assisting with adjustments, giving oral hygiene instructions to the patients, and welcoming patients into the clinical area. She loves the excitement in seeing how a patient’s smile can transform over time.

Mary Rose enjoys spending time with her husband Mo who has strongly influenced her interest in sports, especially football! She loves to play tennis and also enjoys photography, yoga, and playing with her dogs.


Alexa

Alexa, our office assistant, joined the Carcara Orthodontics team in 2012. She assists the clinical team with their needs, sterilizes instruments, pours study models. and writes up patients’ charts when she is home from college.  Alexa is an asset to our team and makes our patients smile each day with a warm welcome and friendly conversation.  She loves playing a vital role in making our patients feel comfortable and assisting our patient’s with achieving their beautiful new smiles.

Alexa attends college in Pennsylvania  and is studying to receive her degree in nursing, hoping one day to work with children in a hospital setting.

Clinical Excellence, Caring,
Cooperation, Comfort

Carcara Orthodontics is "committed to caring for your smile" by making quality treatment, patient satisfaction and personal comfort our priority. We summarize this commitment in the our values of Clinical Excellence, Caring, Cooperation, and Comfort.