Meet Dr. Dennis Calvano

A Proud Navy Veteran

Focused on Family Dentistry

Growing up in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, Dennis Calvano knew he wanted a career that would enable him to help people lead healthy and happy lives. Shortly after graduating from high school he joined the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman which enabled him to work in and gain experience in various areas of health care. After deciding on a career in dentistry and receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy he remained in the Navy Reserve while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. He then headed back east to Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Dennis CalvanoDr. Calvano began his dental career in the U.S. Navy where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in July of 2000 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. He spent the next three years as part of the 2nd Dental Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During his time with the Marines, Dr. Calvano was proud to be deployed to the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and Afghanistan with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2007, Dr. Calvano earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). To achieve this honor, dentists must take more than 500 hours of educational courses in various areas of dentistry and must pass a rigorous exam. Dr. Calvano is one of only 7 percent of AGD dentists who have earned an AGD Fellowship. In 2011, Dr. Calvano completed an extensive continuing education series in orthodontics with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.

When he’s not helping patients in the office, Dr. Calvano enjoys spending time with his wife Sandra and their two children, exploring the local beauty of Virginia and traveling abroad to see the sights.

Dear Valued Patients,

We hope you are staying healthy and well during this public health emergency. Our priority, as it has always been, is the continued health and safety of our patients and staff. We will continue implementing the recommendations of the ADA (American Dental Association) and the VDA (Virginia Dental Association) and the CDC regarding COVID 19. To continue to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID 19, we kindly ask that if you have an upcoming dental appointment that you follow these COVID 19 guidelines:

  • Please reschedule your dental appointment should you have any symptoms of COVID 19 (fever, fatigue, dry cough, difficulty breathing, aches & pains, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste).
  • Please refrain from bringing additional individuals with you to your appointment.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Please keep a safe distance from others when possible.

In the interest of patient safety, we would like to share some of our safety measures practiced in our office. N95 Masks, protective face shields, and gloves will continue to be worn by providers.
Daily temperature monitoring of all staff, including our front desk support, assistants, hygienists, and doctors. Every operatory is wiped down with disinfectant between every patient. Door pulls, countertops, front desk, restroom handles and waiting room wiped down frequently with disinfectant. We appreciate and value your continued understanding during this health crisis.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your Dental Health Associates Team