About Your Dentist
About Your Dentist
“The best and cheapest dentistry is when the right thing is done extremely well the first time and it lasts for a long time.”
“I am committed to helping our patients achieve optimal dental health. I will strive to provide the best possible dental care for each and every patient; to demonstrate that the patient is valued in our practice. I will treat each patient with dignity, respect, kindness and understanding. I will educate my patients, so they can make the best decisions about their dental health. I LOVE what I do, and I will always create an inviting, relaxed and non-judgmental environment, so even the most routine appointments will make my patients feel special.”
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, OH
Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
General Practice Residency, Veteran’s Administration Hospital – Dayton, OH
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Callejo is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Dayton Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association of Orthodontics, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics. She believes that the dental profession is continually changing and improving; therefore, she stays at the forefront of continuing education courses to insure the highest level of care for her patients.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Callejo has been a long time Ohio native. She was raised in Dayton, and she received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University. In keeping with her “buckeye” roots, Dr. Callejo received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Ohio State University in 1996, and she then returned to her hometown for her General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
After finishing her GPR, Dr. Callejo settled in Springboro to open a general practice close to her home. After practicing in Springboro for 21 years, she relocated to Bluffton, SC to practice dentistry in her second home away from home. In her spare time, Dr. Callejo is an avid tennis player, and she considers herself a “foodie.” She is married with two children, and she also has three dogs. She looks forward to getting to know each of you personally to build a trusting and lasting relationship.
"Good health begins with a great smile."
“To treat all of my patients the way that I would like to be treated.”
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Maryland - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery – Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
University of Maryland – College Park, MD
Professional Memberships & Continuing Education
- Post Graduate training in Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers, and Smile Design. Check out Dr. Carlson's Instagram page to view some of his esthetic dentistry @richardcarlsondds
- Post Graduate training in Implant Placement and Implant Restoration
- Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society
- Academy for Sports Dentistry (Former Team Dentist for Villanova University Men's Lacrosse Team, St. Mary's High School Athletic Teams)
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Carlson lives in Odenton with his wife, Tara and daughter, Courtney. His sons, Alex and Reed, both live out of state. Dr. Carlson also has two Labrador Retrievers at home. His special interests include travel, cooking, golf, spending time at the beach, and discovering new wines and cuisine.