Meet Dr. Caliri

Dr Caliri has been in practice since 1986 after completing her General Practice Residency at the VA Medical center in San Francisco. She has dedicated herself to providing optimal health and aesthetics by constant continuing education in the advanced studies of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, bite analysis and the use of minimally invasive techniques.

Dr Caliri is proud to be an alumni of the Pankey Institute, as well as the Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry. She is a part time instructor at the Arthur A. Dugoni, UOP School of Dentistry where she has an opportunity to contribute her skills and knowledge to the dentists of tomorrow. Her contributions to the community include volunteering for Give Kids a Smile, RAM (Remote Access Medical), and CDA Cares events that render charitable dental services to those in need.

She has been past president of the Berkeley Dental Society and the Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry (ACAD).

Dr Caliri enjoys fitness, skiing, cycling, reading and outdoor activities with her lifelong partner and daughter.


Meet Our Team

Simone Smith – Office Coordinator

Simone has been a member of our dental team since 2008 and is often the first friendly face to greet you. As the Office Coordinator, she is happy to help you with scheduling appointments, understanding your insurance, costs and concerns. She is committed to helping you have an excellent patient experience. Currently she is CPR certified and licensed to take digital radiographs. She continues to train and acquire new skills in Dental Assisting.


Rachel Nesmith – Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions

Rachel has been in dentistry since 1984 and could be considered Dr. Caliri’s extra set of hands. In 2009 she attained her certificate in extended functions.
Rachel enjoys all aspects of dentistry and helps our client patients maintain a high level of comfort and relaxation during their dental appointments. She is married and the mother of three children and two grandchildren. Rachel is a highly accomplished martial artist practicing the martial art of Kook Sul.


 

Patricia Young – Registered Dental Hygienist

Patti started her career in dentistry as a chairside dental assistant. She married a dentist and became the mother of two sons while pursing a career in dental hygiene. As a full time dental hygienist, she has been laser certified with the Academy of Laser Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute since 2005. Patti is very active in the Boy Scouts. She is an instructor for CERT & CPR, serves on the Orinda Citizen Corps Council Board, is a HAM radio operator, and volunteers with Moraga/Orinda Fire Department. She enjoys hiking, backpacking and is a 2nd degree black belt in Shaolin Kenpo martial arts.


Judith Rickher – Registered Dental Hygienist

A Berkeley/El Cerrito native, Judith comes from a family of Dental Hygienists. You could say that Dentistry is in her blood. In addition to her Dental Hygiene Degree, she holds BA’s in both Anthropology and Archeology. Judy has keen interests in the study of health, psychology and spirituality. She has two children and two grandchildren. However, it is the active participation in the care of her young grandson that is the light of her life.


Violet – Registered Dental Hygienist

Violet is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with Dr. Caliri’s office since 2012. Violet finds her profession extremely gratifying and is passionate about providing optimum care to our patients in a calm and caring environment. In Violet’s spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her wonderful husband, Rey, and adorable son, James.


Terry Wheeler – Office Manager

Terry joined the team in 2011. She helps the office run smoothly and makes sure the details that weave the clinical practice of dentistry, the administrative processes, and our concerns for our client patients are understood and well managed. Terry has a BA in Psychology and a J.D. She has spent time practicing law and still manages to care for a few clients in her spare time. Terry enjoys Crossfit style fitness, soccer and is a die-hard, life long SF Giants fan. Her greatest joy is the time she shares with her family.