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We asked 6,917 New Jersey dentists to tell us which of their fellow dentists they consider New Jersey’s best practitioners. The result: Our 2018 list of the state’s 635 Top Dentists, as chosen by their peers. View our MethodologyFAQ and Professional Advisory Board.

Salvatore J. Carcara, DMD, MS

About Salvatore J. Carcara

Dr. Salvatore J. Carcara, a self-described “neighborhood orthodontist,” has created a thriving practice full of laughter, friends and smiles. He focuses on personalized service and customized treatment plans, getting to know each patient before any work is begun. “My goal is to design a perfect, long-lasting smile that will fit my patients’ face, both today and as they age,” he says.

Dr. Carcara’s ability to blend art, science and orthodontics with good old-fashioned caring and compassion results in smile after beautiful smile. His state-of-the-art offices feature digital scanning technology, which eliminates messy impressions and gagging, and he provides computer-manufactured, custom-fit braces, which result in shorter, more comfortable treatment than traditional orthodontics.

A board-certified orthodontist with a master’s degree in orthodontics from SUNY Buffalo and additional expertise in dentofacial orthopedics, Dr. Carcara says, “I really enjoy creating beautiful smiles for young children and teens, and then watching them develop into confident adults.” He believes that educating patients is key to providing exceptional treatment. “If patients are involved in their care, we can achieve the best smiles in the shortest time and most comfortable manner,” he says.

Passionate about his field, Dr. Carcara serves as chairman of continuing education for the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists. He is a six-time New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist and has been a New Jersey Family magazine Favorite Kids’ Doc since 2012. Dr. Carcara stays connected to his community by sponsoring sports teams and participating in school and charity outreach.