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Lorna Flamer-Caldera, DDS:
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ORIS-enhanced Oral Health
Lorna Flamer-Caldera, DDS, FAGD
New York, NY (Greenwich Village)













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Kalisha C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Flamer Caldera’s for over 10 years. She has seen me through some extremely difficult and rare dental issues, pain issues, and consults with specialists. I have tried other dentists in the interim and gotten second opinions, but there is no one else I would trust with my teeth. The doctor is brilliant, well-researched, and walks me through all my treatment options at each turn. Moreover, she is an amazing cosmetic/aesthetic dentist; my teeth look amazing. I get compliments everywhere I go, and I always say the same thing: I owe it to my awesome dentist. The office is small and unassuming, but I’ll never go anywhere else as long as I live within commutable distance. Thanks Doc, for my beautiful smile!

Amanda Polli (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Flamer-Caldera for the better part of 9 years. It feels like visiting family when I have to go – they know me by name when I walk in, are always kind, gracious and professional, while making me feel at home. I’ve done not only standard cleanings/fillings here, but have also gotten Invisalign, have had cosmetic work, and am beyond happy with all of my results. Highly recommend this dentist and her incredible staff.

Cheryl C. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Flamer-Caldera is the dentist I’ve waited a lifetime for. She is professional, well knowledgable in a great varieties of dental issues and made my visit as relaxed as it possibly could be. I have some extensive work to be done over time. Having had just two fillings thus far, my mouth already feels better in its alignment and function. Her procedures were painless, and the end result aesthetics are simply art. Beautiful. I very much look forward to fulfilling her treatment plan for me, and for the first time in my life, without fear or anxiety. Her staff is stellar and very professional, and her assistant…The absolute best. I highly recommend Dr. Lorna Flamer- Caldera for all your dental needs.

Liliana K. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Flamer-Caldera is wonderful! She is smart, friendly, and efficient. The other people at the office (administrative and dental hygenist) are lovely as well, and they make you feel very at home. I got my first filling ever, and they made the whole process painless, quick, and comfortable. I would highly recommend them!

Wyatt Bruton (Source: Google)


Dr. Flamer-Caldera and her entire team are the best of the best! For the first time in my life, I actually feel at ease going to the dentist and seriously feel part of a family every time I go! Not only do I trust that I’m getting the best care, but Dr. Flamer-Caldera is at the cutting edge of her field as the only dentist I’ve ever heard of in NYC to do microbial testing to proactively prevent Periodontal disease. For anyone looking for a professional, innovative, and trustworthy dentist, look no further—Dr. Flamer Caldera is the one!

Norena B. (Source: Zocdoc)


Love Love Love Lorna– she is the best Dentist I ever had. She is thorough, highly skilled, kind, compassionate and takes her time with each patient. She explains the procedure in detail and all the options available to you, so you can make the best decision for yourself. I was so lucky to find her. I couldn’t possibly recommend her more highly!

Jeffreu M. (Source: Zocdoc)


I have been going to Dr. Flamer Caldera for many years now and through my 40+ years of going to dentists (and there have been more than a few) she is clearly the best I’ve ever treated with. Dr. Flamer Caldera is highly skilled, professional and personable and most of all gentle and painless. You’d be hard pressed to find a better dentist. Her staff is always friendly and efficient.

Tim D. (Source: Zocdoc)


Excellent and friendly Staff. Extremely Professional . I have been a patient of Dr , Flamer-Caldera’s for over 15 years and the overall health and appearance of my teeth have improved remarkably over this time . Before I started going I was hesitant to smile because my teeth were discolored and jagged but now I smile with confidence as they are bright and evenly aligned .

Dwayne L. (Source: Zocdoc)


My visit with Dr. Lorna was amazing. After having gone to someone else for 20 years and just moving to the city I thought it would be difficult to find someone good so quickly. She personally greets you and will patiently answer any question and takes the time to explain things. Without being pushy! I’m looking forward to my check up for the first time in my life!

Miriam G. from New Orleans, LA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Caldera’s for over 15 years. Aside from her demeanor, which has always been positive and cheerful, her dental work is absolutely outstanding. Having had many procedures done here and thrilled with the results of all of them, I would recommend her to anyone.

Thema H. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist I ever had. I get compliments on my teeth all the time and it’s all because of her exceptional work. WIth her visual arts background she’s a “smile artist” . My teeth are as good as they could possibly be now. I dont know why I was filtered!..Anywho. I tttotally disagree.. I actually look forward to coming to the dentist BECAUSE of this office. Its well manicured, great energy and one of the nicest medical professionals I’ve encountered. Dr. Caldera shows me genuine compassion, and does the best work I’ve seen. My teeth look soooo natural She has done my cousins laminates (which don’t look like those huge super white horse teeth looking veneers that all the stars have), and she did my cosmetic bonding (I had huge spaces in between all of my top teeth, but no more thanks to her!) Everyone tells me that I’m lucky to have been born with perfect teeth, and my response is “Go see my dentist..You too can be born with a perfect smile!!”(…)

AT. Payne (Source: Google)


Outstanding Dentist. I found Dr. Flamer-Caldera on Zocdoc. She is extremely knowledgeable about all health issues and how they tie into dental issues. I suffer from sleep apnea and Dr. Flamer-Caldera was able to readily identify this and propose a plan to get me feeling more well rested, which alleviated some other health issues I was having before it began to adversely impact by dental health. She is also a researcher and is exploring affects of menopause on dental health. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. I love their holistic approach to health in that I was asked to have my former dentist provide x-rays to avoid any undue radiation exposure by performing additional x-rays that might not have been necessary. So glad I found this office and will be coming here regularly.

Victoria F. (Source: Zocdoc)


While i was in the waiting room, she was walking by and shook my hand and introduced her self. I can’t say i’ve ever had that experience with a DOCTOR, let alone a Dentist. She was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, confident in her craft and put me at ease about everything we were discussing. The office is intimate and friendly. Everyone working there treated me like I was an old acquaintance. I was extremely comfortable. Everyone talked me through everything they were doing and made me very comfortable. The technician that did my cleaning was focused and dedicated to making sure my cleaning was done well. Everyone there was on the same page about the procedures they were employing. It was nice to experience such synergy. My ONLY quip is that the xray system they use in this office was probably the most uncomfortable one that I’ve ever had used on my mouth – the apparatus that went into my mouth was clunky, hard to bite down on and bruised the inside of my mouth often. I hope they do upgrade that system soon. But it’s the ONLY draw back and pretty much worth all the other pluses of this office!

Harold S. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist I have ever gone to, period.  Friendly, professional and pain-free without the machismo that I’ve experienced with other dentists.  Went based on a referral from a friend who has also had a very positive experience.  I have not had any of the billing issues described by other reviewers.  The staff here are so friendly and open, I can’t imagine they wouldn’t help to address a problem.  Highly recommended.

Omega S. from Gainesville, FL (Source: Yelp)


By far the best dentist I have been to. Dr Flamer-Caldera has incredible bedside manners. She took the time to build a rapport in our first appointment and made every effort to create a soothing environment. I have a history of terrible dental experiences so I am always appreciative when a good one comes along. She has decades of experience, she seems to love what she does, and she wants her patients to feel comfortable. I highly recommend her.

Desandra T. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Caldera is wonderful. She is patient and throughly explains the treatment and recommendations. The office staff are friendly, competent, and explains the entire process with patience and care. I would highly recommend Dr. Caldera.

Sandra N. (Source: Zocdoc)


I called the doctor’s office this morning, and was actually able to get an appointment for the same afternoon. The doctor and her assistant were very attentive, and caring as they addressed my pain. She presented as very knowledgeable as she discussed my various options, and gave me time to decide what route I wanted to take. Going to the dentist is generally an anxiety-provoking experience, but Dr. Flamer-Caldera’s warm, and calming style helped me to get through it very well.

Bob K. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Flamer-Caldera is a perfectionist, yet has a light touch. Her first concern was my comfort through the procedure. I never felt rushed, nor did she rush her work to move on to another patient. I am very pleased with the restorative work done to date.

Ryan Keating (Source: Google)


Dr. Flamer-Caldera is far and away the best dentist I’ve ever had. I broke my right front tooth in half in a biking accident when I was 5 years old. For years the tooth was a different shape and color than the other. Dr. Flamer-Caldera made them look identical. She did such a great job that, to friends and family, I refer to Dr. Flamer-Caldera as my “artist dentist.” Beyond how skilled she is as a clinician, she has built an office with amazing culture. The positivity of the entire group leads to a great experience for everyone. Thank you so much for everything!

Tame H. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I dont know why I was filtered!..Anywho. I tttotally disagree.. I actually look forward to coming to the dentist BECAUSE of this office. Its well manicured, great energy and one of the nicest medical professionals I’ve encountered. Dr. Caldera shows me genuine compassion, and does the best work I’ve seen. My teeth look soooo natural She has done my cousins laminates (which don’t look like those huge super white horse teeth looking veneers that all the stars have), and she did my cosmetic bonding (I had huge spaces in between all of my top teeth, but no more thanks to her!) Everyone tells me that I’m lucky to have been born with perfect teeth, and my response is “Go see my dentist..You too can be born with a perfect smile!!” Her office has a very warm feel and look…and makes me want to meditate (how ironic!) To the reviewer Ro N., who the heck is Terry and Eddie? I have been going to Dr Caldera for 2 yrs and have never encountered anyone with those names! And Jen B, I have never had a billing issue. She submits my procedure to my insurance(Delta) and then sends me a bill in 3 wks for my patient portion. Before I started with Delta insurance, I had Metlife (who she is not a part of) and she STILL submitted to my insurance for me., so I didnt have to .!!Are you guys sure you have criticized the right doctor!! lol… Anywho, I will not be switching dentists anytime soon .. I love her and her super nice staff..

Ashley S. (Source: Zocdoc)


Everyone in the office was delightful and took the time to answer any questions I had. If you hate going to the dentist Dr. Flamer-Caldera will come your nerves and make you as comfortable as possible. Beyond the excellent bedside manner, she is also the most knowledge and articulate dentist I have had the pleasure of meeting. I highly recommend her!

Leanna B. (Source: Zocdoc)


Everyone at this practice is wonderful and kind. I have a lot of intricate dental work needed to be done so I wanted to come to a place where I felt safe. And I feel that way here! The doctor is compassionate and good at what she does. Her assistant is awesome too! The fillings that I just got are virtually invisible! I’ve never cared too much about aesthetics as long as my teeth were healthy. Well, they care about both. Also, I don’t think I’ve every actually had a good time at a dental appointment until now. Will definitely keep going back! 

Laura C. (Source: Zocdoc)


Before I start gushing about Dr. Flamer-Caldera, I need to rave a bit about her hygienist!!! She was the sweetest and most informative hygienist I’ve ever had, so gentle and explained everything she was doing thoroughly and clearly. She totally made my anxiety disappear within a minute of being there. Also played music! Now onto Dr. Flamer-Caldera…AMAZING. She hasn’t even officially done anything to me yet, but I am going back in a couple days to get a cavity filled and I am actually looking forward to it. At the end of my appointment, the doctor came in and sat down with me after reviewing the pictures and let me know exactly what the next steps were and informed me on proper home care and why these things happen. I am one of those people who hates the dentist but thanks to both the hygienist and Dr. Flamer-Caldera I officially LOVE the dentist.

(Source: Zocdoc)


I would recommend Dr Flamer-Caldera to anyone looking for a dentist in NYC. Her entire team has incredible bedside manner, making you feel taken care of and super comfortable. I have never had such a positive experience visiting the dentist so especially recommend for anyone who is nervous or apprehensive about dentist visits in general! I just transferred to a new insurance so had to switch dentists and am so sad about it!!!

Jeffrey M. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Flamer Caldera is a top notch dentist. She is extremely professional, very personable and exceptionally careful and thorough. I have seen her multiple times over many years and have had nothing but great experiences even during complex procedures. You can’t go wrong with her.

Janina A. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr Flamer-Caldera is the best dentist ever! She cured me from my dentist-phobia and I’ve been loyal to her for years now. In my very first visits, I’d cry like a baby because I was so afraid of any of the procedures (even though they were not invasive at all). She is a very soft spoken, kind and gentle and it was easy for her to gain my trust. She always takes her time and never rushes. Really, the best dentist ever!

Dante W. (Source: Zocdoc)


Everything about my appointments with Lorna was amazing. Her holistic approach to dentistry (asking about my diet, etc.) and her amazing the amazing bedside manner of her and her staff assure that I will be going back for my regular check-ups. Another thing that I loved was that, unlike so many medical offices in NYC is that her office does not feel like a lounge. It feels like a dentist’s office like the one I went to as a child, where your dentist knows your name and is pleased to see you when you arrive. I highly recommend her.

Ruben M. (Source: Zocdoc)


Overall I had a GREAT experience! Her staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Originally I was extremely apprehensive about going to a dentist because I hadn’t seen one in years, but Dr. Flamer-Caldera and her staff made me completely comfortable. I am an RN and I will/would definitely recommend Dr. Flamer-Caldera because she has great staff and great bedside manner!

David Colbert (Source: Google)


It’s heartening to know that in this world of “managed healthcare” there are still great doctors out there providing 5 star personalized care. Dr. Flamer-Caldera, her assistant Kristal and her office manager make every visit pleasant and effective. I don’t think I’ve ever had such great dental care in Manhattan or anywhere. I left her office today feeling like I had top notch service in every way. Thank you Kristal and Dr. Flamer-Caldera. From cosmetics to deep cleaning they’ve got you covered!

Kim Khan (Source: Google)


That was the Best Cleaning from Wing at Dr. Caldera’s office. She was extremely thorough and worked extra hard on some difficult spots. She also gave lots of good dental information. Also, I am very Happy that I can purchase Dental Herb Company Tonic & Toothpaste there.

Caroline B. (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Flamer-Caldera is excellent at teaching, she gave me information about the effect of my nutrition on my teeth that no other dentist had bothered to take the time to do before! Her hygienist is extremely thorough and very kind about offering gentler methods of cleaning and topical anaesthetic if my teeth hurt.

Adjua Gargi Nzinga G. (Source: Zocdoc)


The whole staff is great! Other clients clearly feel at home there, and I found the environment. I have been thinking about dental hygiene and general well-being information Dr. Lorna Flamer-Caldera mentioned ever since our visit! The office is cozy and feels clean and comfortable and bright. It’s right Washington Square Park, too, so the trees are nice to look at on the way to and from the office as well as during the appointment. This is a five-star situation. 

Salsera P. (Source: Zocdoc)


As a brand-new patient, I was given an emergency appointment the same day I called—and on a Friday. And amazingly, I was given a second appointment to finish the post-impression procedure, still on the same day! Dr. Flamer-Caldera was terrific, with extremely tuned-in bedside manner and very gentle touch. I had complete confidence in her commitment to good health and excellent, artistic work. She couldn’t have been more accommodating; her staff are also fabulous!

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Lorna Flamer-Caldera was extremely nice, professional, willing to answer all of my questions, and talk to me through my procedure. My visit was wonderful and the staff were very kind, informative, and welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

Chrystina G. from South Portland, ME (Source: Yelp)


Is it sadistic to love your dentist? I sort of feel like the crazy guy from Little Shop of Horrors writing this, but Dr. Flamer-Caldera is AMAZING. Have you ever been to the dentist and had the DENTIST clean your teeth? I have. That’s because on my first visit she sat down next to that chair and started chipping away at 18 months worth of tartar. It had been a while. She was concerned that I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while, but was kind and practical about how to continue to keep a healthy mouth. I went to Dr. Flamer-Caldera on the recommendation of about 10 other (former) colleagues. She’s absolutely fabulous and actually listens to your concerns. I’ve had some teeth that were a little wonky and she noticed that I didn’t like them and actually asked whether I’d like them fixed — which I did but didn’t realize that was an option — and then we made an appointment for the following week and she performed a minor miracle in my mouth. I keep asking people “do you like my new tooth?” and they keep saying “which one?”. That’s a good sign. She’s an artist. Also, I’m into the as-natural-as-possible dental care options and she is too. Makes for a nice fit. In addition to this, she’s a delightful person who has a sense of humor and you can tell that dentistry is more than just a paycheck for her. it’s a passion. She’ll tell it like it is (e.g. FLOSS!), but she’ll say it with a smile and without condescending. She also has a cast of delightful characters in reception and other assistants–and it’s been easy to make appointments. Highly recommended.


Our dental practice grew out of Dr. Flamer-Caldera's desire to utilize her unique skills in a manner that only a private practice setting can offer. Here she is able to schedule sufficient time to develop a more complete sense of patients' aesthetic wishes, lifestyles, and health challenges as they connect to treatment choices. Her awareness and understanding of multiple forms of alternative healthcare puts patients at ease and they know they are in a place where questions are welcomed and always answered. Patient-based referrals continue to be the primary form of practice growth. This is a testament to Dr. Flamer-Caldera's reputation of trust and clear communication with her patients. Even the practice's location near multiple mass transit lines and parking garages as well as the wheelchair accessible treatment rooms reflect the doctor's desire for patient ease and comfort. For over 20 years Dr. Flamer-Caldera has fluidly united expertise in fine art, medical illustration, and teaching with extensive training in dental sciences in order to provide comprehensive diagnoses, appropriate options, technical excellence and outstanding aesthetics to her patients. The doctor is also committed to educating the public on prevention and wellness as well as treatment for oral conditions. She speaks on oral health and it's connection to total health, including diabetes, pregnancy, nutrition and heart disease.