Gina Calabro was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New Mexico Dental Hygiene Program in 2000. In her 18 years as a hygienist she has worked in a range of settings; varying from school-based dentistry, to working at several of New Mexico's native reservations, to private dental offices.  She has worked in Santa Fe providing dental hygiene care for the past 10 years.  Gina believes that preventative dental care should be accessible and attainable to everyone, and enjoys practicing in a friendly, welcoming, and non-intimidating environment.


  • What is the best compliment you have received as a dental hygienist?

The best compliment I receive as a hygienist is building up a clientele of repeat customers year after year.  It is very rewarding to get to know our clients and their families, as a community. I am proud to know they have their trust in me to deliver the best preventative dental health care I can in a caring, gentle manner.

  • What do you enjoy doing when you are not practicing dentistry?

I love to garden, and to be outdoors. I am physically active all seasons; I enjoy swimming, running, and biking. My husband, Stuart, and I, love to travel whenever we get a chance. We live in Edgewood, New Mexico, with our 2-year-old daughter, and new born son.

  • What is the biggest challenge people face when seeking dental treatment?

I believe educating ourselves is a key part of dental treatment.  Many phobias associated with dentistry are due to a lack of trust in the dental care provider team. Clients oftentimes feel they must accept the dentist's word without any understanding of why treatment is recommended. I believe in education and discussion. I love to answer questions and explain WHY it is we are recommending certain methods of treatment. There are many ways to achieve a confident, healthy smile; what is comfortable for one person may be very different for another. I enjoy getting to know what my patients would like to learn about and helping them to enjoy the experience.

  • What is your favorite toothpaste?

Arm & Hammer Complete Care