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Comprehensive, Dedicated Dental Services in Waldwick by Dr. Tara Pette
About us


Welcome to A Perfect Smile Dental Arts, where your journey to optimal oral health and a radiant smile begins. We are not just a dental clinic; we are your partners in achieving the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. At A Perfect Smile Dental Arts, we understand the power of a confident and healthy smile, and we are dedicated to making that dream a reality for each of our valued patients.

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Our Commitment

At the heart of our practice is a commitment to providing exceptional dental care with a personalized touch. We believe that every smile is unique, and your dental care should reflect that. Our team of experienced and compassionate dental professionals is devoted to tailoring treatment plans to suit your individual needs, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Our doctors take a gentle approach, easing any concerns you might have by providing valuable patient education. They listen, so they can best understand your particular needs. They strive to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care using skilled training in the latest advances in dental technology.

Meet The Staff

Dr. Tara Pette

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Dr. Pette

Dr. Pette is passionate about providing the highest quality dentistry for all ages. Her practice is rooted in General Dentistry and Dr. Pette provides all types of care, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to implants and surgical treatments. Dr Pette has a Masters Degree and is a Registered Dietitian.

Dr. Pette is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry receiving her DMD. She completed a two-year residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she was a Chief Resident. Dr. Pette also completed an additional one year implant residency program. She has received additional training in postdoctoral courses including surgical implant and restorative continuum programs. She is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Bergen County Dental Implant Study Group. Dr. Pette is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and a mentor as an instructor on the use of injectables including Botox and soft tissue fillers. She has been an Invisalign provider for over 15 years. Dr. Pette received additional training in post-doctoral courses including surgical implant and restorative continuum programs. She has been an Invisalign certified provider for 15 years. She is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a mentor for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics where she instructs on the use of Botox and soft-tissue fillers.

“My patients are my highest priority. I am proud to provide each patient with the most personalized care possible.”

Dr. Hugh Calder

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Dr. Calder

Dr. Calder grew up in Liverpool NY, which is a suburb of Syracuse. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he majored in cell-molecular biology and earned bachelors degree in 1982, graduating cum laude. Dr. Calder went on to attend the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1986, earning a DDS.

He completed a one-year general practice residency in Port Jefferson, NY at St. Charles Hospital, where the emphasis was treatment of the handicapped and special-needs patient. From there, he moved to Westchester County and eventually purchased a practice in Rockland County in September 1989, where he practiced for 25 years. Dr. Hugh Calder also began providing mobile dental services to nursing home and long-term-care facilities as Porto-Dent.

His special interests in dentistry are conservative adhesive- based dentistry, aesthetic dentistry including the use of Invisalign and Smile makeovers using minimally invasive porcelain veneers. He has extensive training in the treatment of migraines, bite disorders and grinding using the NTI-TSS night appliance. He also treats sleep related breathing disorders with oral appliances when CPAP is not tolerated well.

Dr. Dan Di Cesare

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Dan Di Cesare, DDS

Dr. Di Cesare is a practicing General Dentist who focuses on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and was an appointed member to the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry by Governor Chris Christie.

Dr. Di Cesare received his Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his General Practice Residency from NYU, Langone Hospital (Formerly Lutheran Medical Center). Dr. Di Cesare received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Michelle S.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria D.

Office Manager