Our Team 2019-07-22T13:02:05-05:00

Meet Our Doctors

D.A.B.O.I. , D.I.C.O.I.
Founder – Instructor

After receiving his DDS Degree from the Dental School of Case Western Reserve Ohio in 1994, he moved back to Brooklyn, New York. There, he worked at a General Practice Residency at Kings County Hospital between 1994 to 1999. Dr. Calderón completed a 2 year program at the United States Dental Institute, where he received his certification in orthodontics. Dr. Mike Calderón also completed 4 years at New York University as an Implant Resident. He has an extensive education and experience in implant dentistry, having placed more than 6000 implants. He established his private practice in Bay Shore, New York where he provides both advanced surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry for his patients. Dr. Mike E. Calderón lectures nationally and internationally on implant-related topics. Dr. Mike E. Calderón is the founder of Calderón Institute. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) as well as a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI).

DMD – Instructor


Dr. Marcelo was an associate’s clinical professor at NYU’s Continuing Education Program for “Implantology: Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment” for 12 years.

He is a good standing member of ICOI, AAID, AO, AGD, and ADA.

Graduated in 1987 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He went on to complete a two year TMJ course in 1989.

Dr. Marcelo continued his education by completing a two year Orthodontic course, a one year residency in periodontics and a two year course on Implantology and Prosthetics.

Dr. Marcelo was an associate’s clinical professor at NYU’s Continuing Education Program for “Implantology: Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment” for 12 years.

He is a good standing member of ICOI, AAID, AO, AGD, and ADA.

Associate Dentist


Dr. Christopher Rypl was born and raised in East Meadow, New York. After receiving his bachelors from Manhattan College, he started with his professional dental education at the University at Buffalo and graduated in 2017. Then, he continued his training at Nassau University Medical Center until June of 2018 and now is a volunteer aiding the residents with both practice-based patient care and treatment plan organization. He is a member of good standing in the ADA and in AAID.

Dr. Rypl has been an active member of our team since November of 2018. He works in all aspects of general dentistry providing comprehensive care to his patients.

B.S. Biology and Psychology – Manhattan College

D.D.S. Degree – University at Buffalo

Nassau University Medical Center General Practice Residency

Member of the American Dental Association

Member of the Nassau County Dental Society

Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Associate Dentist (only Bay Shore office)


Dr. John Wrann recently joined our team. He graduated from Buffalo University in 2017 and finished his residency at Queens Hospital. Dr. John enjoys all aspects of family dentistry and he is always striving to improve his dental Spanish skills.

Our Staff is Here for You

Oceanside Office

Daniela Gomez

Assistant Manager/Surgical Assistant

Daniela has been handling the day-to-day operations of Calderón & Calderón Dental Implants since May 2009. Dani's advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide guidance and training to new members of our practice. She has an affinity for surgery and enjoys assisting during surgical cases. Daniela is also a part time student at Farmingdale State College and is currently working towards getting into Dental School.

Jamie Gomez

Front Desk

The year 2017 brought many changes to our office and part of those changes was the addition of Jamie to our family. Jamie has over 10 years of experience as a dental assistant as well as the front desk. She has been fortunate to work in several aspects of dentistry and in doing so, she has gained a wide range of skills along the way. Jamie spends her free time working out and practicing yoga.

Delcita Alava

Dental Assistant / Hygienist

Delcita, has been a part of Calderón & Calderón Dental Implants since 2005. For several years Delcita has worked her way up to being an experienced dental assistant and hygienist. We do not know how she does it but she carries a big smile all the time which makes everyone around her happy ; that's why patient's as well as office staff love her so much! Delcita wishes to continue committing to her tasks at hand and is thankful to be part of our Team.

Santiago Jordan

Dental Assistant

Santi has been working as a dental assistant for the last 2 years. He really enjoys working one on one with the patients, helping them feel confident with their smiles. His energy and charisma will not only make you feel comfortable but also excited for your next visit. You can be sure you will be well taken care of!

Lean Alexandria Hilado

Dental Assistant

In March 2018, Alex joined our staff and we will never be the same. Alex is about the easiest going, most good-nature person you will ever be around. She maintains her chipper disposition while constantly operating at warp speed. You may get the pleasure of experiencing Alex's multi-talents as she works the front reception desk as well as assisting the doctors during procedures.

Erica Valencia

Dental Assitant

Erica joined our practice in December 2015. Erica has worked her way to become one of our best dental assistants. She stands out by her incredible kindness and passion to help her team as well as patients. Erica feels that Calderón & Calderón Dental Implants is like a University , where there is something new to learn day after day. Erica loves the support that she gets from the doctors as well as the entire team. Don't be afraid to say hello to Erica during your next visit. She will be ready to greet you with a warm smile!

Beatriz Sorrentino


Beatriz graduated from New York City Technical College Dental Hygiene Department in 1986. She has been practicing for over 30 years. She is very passionate about dental health. Her main goal is to educate and motivate all of her patients to achieve optimal dental health. Beatriz attends continuing education courses on a regular basis which helps her keep up to date with all the new dental technology. Beatriz takes tremendous pride and passion in her work as a dental hygienist and she believes that proper dental health can lead to a healthy life.

Bay Shore Office

Heather Hernandez

Office Manager

Heather is our experienced Office Manager with over 20 years experience. She manages our busy office and keeps our growing practice organized and efficient. She assists patients with treatment planning, insurance plan information and payment plan options. She truly enjoys working at Calderon Dental Care and loves to see patients transform their smiles! During her spare time, Heather enjoys keeping active and participating in outdoor activities. Call her today to schedule an appointment !

Melisa Jorge


Melisa has been in the industry for more than 7 years. As Assistant Manager, she spends time coordinating the schedule, handle all insurance interactions, including claim processing, pre-authorizations and payments. She makes sure the front office runs smoothly. She is passionate about helping others and is always eager to learn new concepts and skills. She feels so lucky to work with such a great team! Melisa enjoys being with her family and spending time with her daughter.

Kristy Munoz


Kristy is one of the receptionists here at Calderon dental care. She is currently attending Farmingdale State College majoring in biology. On her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves interacting with our patients and working with the staff. Kristy loves to help people using her knowledge of dentistry to create a comfortable environment for the patients, and she looks forward to meeting you!

Alyssa Rivera

Dental Assistant

Alyssa has been working in our office since October of 2018. She obtained a nursing assistant certification before coming to our office. At the moment Alyssa is exploring her career options. She is a a people person and definitely commits herself to the care of our patients here at Calderón Dental Care. Patients always appreciate her gentle and compassionate bedside manner.

Emily Ramirez

Dental Assistant

Emily has been with us at Calderon Dental Care since October 2018. Since then, she has been working full time at our office. She works with all doctors here but has a strong  interest for surgery and loves surgical cases. Emily speaks Spanish and loves translating for our patients who need her help. She also enjoys baking and making delicious Flans.

Paola Genao

Surgical Dental Assistant

Paola Genao or as we call her "Pao" is our Surgical Dental Assistant and she has a degree in Biology and Sciences in Sociology from Stony Brook University. On her free time, you can find her studying for her DAT's to be able to apply for dental school at the end of the summer. Dentistry has always been her passion and she can not wait to be a dentist herself.

Lindsay Caldeira


Lindsay earned a diploma in dental hygiene from Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, & an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Briarcliffe College in New York. She has over 8 years of experience in the dental field. Lindsay has a great passion for dentistry & it is displayed in the way she treats each patient with respect & care. She finds it very rewarding to be around her patients & to help them obtain their optimal oral & overall health.

Queens Office