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Locally Owned and Operated Practice

Meet the professionals who make High Peaks Dental an excellent place for patients to have all of their oral health issues addressed. 

Take advantage of our payment and dental savings plans, a no-charge consultation, staff members who are up to date on current dental care methods, and state-of-the-art facility.
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Owners and Office Leader

William P. Caldon
William P. Caldon, DMD, is a co-owner of High Peaks Dental. He completed Covington Latin High School at age 15. After receiving his AB degree in biology, he attended the University of Louisville where he earned his DMD. 

Upon graduation, Dr. Caldon immediately joined the United States Air Force. He retired as a full colonel in 1996 after 20 years of distinguished service and joined the dental practice of Dr. Michael O’Connor. 

Dr. Caldon’s military career took him to Michigan; Southern Italy; San Antonio, Texas; England; Plattsburgh; and New Jersey. 

He passed the demanding Federal Services Board of General Dentistry and is recognized as a specialist in general dentistry. Dr. Caldon was named as an Air Force examiner for the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry for a 3-year term. 

During his Air Force career, Dr. Caldon was an instructor and officer in charge of a 1-year general dentistry residency. In addition, he was the commander of dental clinics in England, Plattsburgh, and New Jersey. 

Dr. Caldon passed the examination for the American Board of General Dentistry and achieved certification by that organization. He is a member of the International College of Dentists and the American Dental Association. Dr. Caldon is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. 

Dr. Caldon earns more than 100 hours of continuing education annually. He is a certified member of DOCS (Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation).

Dr. Caldon coauthored the Amazon bestseller Out Front – Business Strategies from Frontline Entrepreneurs. He's spent more than 37 years repairing smiles and is proud to contribute to the national conversation regarding the image in the workplace. 

Dr. Caldon received the prestigious Quilly Award from the Academy of Best Selling Authors. He’s also been featured in USA Today as an expert in the field of dentistry. He received an Expy Award in 2014. 

In his free time, Dr. Caldon enjoys fishing, traveling, bicycling, and jogging. His wife of nearly 40 years, Margaret, is a pediatric nurse. They have 4 children. 
Michael T. O’Connor
Michael T. O’Connor, DDS, is a co-owner and North Country native. Raised in Dannemora, New York, he graduated from St. John’s Academy in Plattsburgh. Dr. O’Connor received a BS in chemistry from LeMoyne College and attended Providence College for graduate work in organic chemistry. 

He taught math for 1 year and high school chemistry for 3 years. 

Dr. O’Connor graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He completed a rotating residency at Worcester Memorial Hospital in Worchester, Massachusetts.

Dr. O’Connor passed the certification exam to become a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York Dental Association, the Fourth District Dental Society, and the Adirondack Dental Society. 

Dr. O’Connor is also a member of DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) and has his New York State certification for oral conscious sedation.

Each year Dr. O’Connor obtains well over the minimum number of continuing education hours required. He’s served on community and professional boards, including the American Cancer Society, the Beartown Ski Area, and the Board of Directors of the Fourth District Dental Society. 

He also served as president of the Adirondack Dental Society, president of the Beartown ski team, and coach for many YMCA baseball and basketball and Little League baseball teams. He is a member of the Foundation Board for the ARC.

He played basketball, baseball, and golf at the high school level and basketball and golf at the collegiate level. 

He is still passionate about downhill skiing in the winter and golfing in the summer. Dr. O’Conner is an active member of the SGA. 

Watching his sons compete in college at the Division I level in their respective sports has been very rewarding.

Dr. O’Connor has been married to his high school sweetheart, Meredith, since 1970. She is a retired elementary art teacher and the mother of their two sons. 
Nikki Burdo, our Plattsburgh office leader, joined High Peaks Dental in 2013. 

Originally from Plattsburgh, she has a true appreciation for the North Country. 

Nikki attended Plattsburgh High School and SUNY Plattsburgh. While she was in college, Nikki was able to coach the PHS girls’ volleyball team. 

Nikki earned a bachelor’s degree in child and family services. 

After college, she joined the Advocacy and Resource Center as a habilitation specialist. 

She was later promoted to client coordinator and eventually became assistant director of the Merritt Memorial Center. 

Nikki is a strong advocate for people with disabilities and continues to be active as a volunteer for local groups like the New York State Down Syndrome Association.

In 2004, Nikki and her team began the process of creating a child care center that was engaging, stimulating, and focused on the entire development of a child. 

Nikki served as director of Dream Builders Learning Center and handled all aspects of the center. 

In 2008 she became one of the owners of Kaleidoscope Children’s Center. 

Nikki truly enjoys being an integral part of early childhood development. In 2011, she joined the ETS, Inc. team as their health care / direct-hire recruiter. 

She has the ability to see her community on a larger scale and was thrilled to support local grass-root movements in bringing talented people to our community.

Nikki’s favorite role is being the mother of daughters Sydney, Sophie, and Halle. 

Nikki and her husband, Kyle, have been married for 15 years. Kyle is a building inspector for the City of Plattsburgh. He and Nikki enjoy their active family life. 

Nikki is also a certified Kindermusik instructor and volunteers for the local city school district.
Alicia

Alicia Fuller -  Clinical Team Leader / Clinical Assistant

Tell us something we might not know about you?
I am awesome…and I have chickens.

Schooling?
I went to Clinton for Business Management. I am also just about done with the CDAMP program to become a certified dental assistant.

What do you do at High Peaks Dental?
I am a Clinical Assistant as well as the Clinical Team Leader. I have had several roles at High Peaks but my passion is the clinical side. 

How long have you been with High Peaks Dental?
4.5 years

Where are you from?
Port Douglas….”KCity.”

What are some of your hobbies?
Traveling with my two boys and making memories, working out, and golfing.

What are some of your favorite local spots? Mickey’s, Hobbies, Harmony, and Ausable Brewing.

What do you love about working at High Peaks Dental?
The teams and doctors! We are like a big family here.
Audra

Audra Luck - Squier, RDH/Team Leader

First things first! Tell us something odd about you!?
“I secretly hate getting my teeth cleaned.”

OK, now tell us something special about you? “I love to learn! I graduated in 2000 from Seton Catholic. I attended SUNY Plattsburgh and graduated with a degree in Science. Continuing with my education I attended Hudson Valley Community College and graduated with a degree in dental hygiene. In high school, I was given a professionalism award...Funny I know! In college, I was awarded a scholarship from the fourth District Dental Society.

What is it that you do at High Peaks Dental?
“I am a Dental Hygienist and the Hygiene Team Leader.“

How long have you been with High Peaks Dental?
7 years

Where did you grow up?
“I am born and raised here in Plattsburgh. I went away for my schooling and came back to the area to be close to my family and I love my hometown.”

What are some things you like to do? “Shopping at Target…it shouldn’t be a thing but it is!!! Camping, boating, and making memories with my family.”

Are there any local places you like to give your business to?
“My family and I love to eat at Mickey’s and The Pepper! In the fall, I love bringing my daughter to the Orchards.”

What has been one of your biggest achievements?
“My daughter is my biggest and proudest accomplishment!”

What do you love most about working at High Peaks Dental?
“We are all energetic, fun, and entertaining! I couldn't be happier with my work family!” 
Jess

Jessica Morris - Team Leader/ New Patient Experience 

Tell us something interesting about you!?
I like to talk in weird accents and I have a makeup addiction.

Where did you go to school? 
SUNY Plattsburgh with degree in Biology. 

What is your role at High Peaks Dental?
I am a Team Leader as well as part of the New Patient Experience with Mallory. We are known as Jallory. 

Where did you grow up?
Dannemora. I consider myself a Townie.

What business in the area do you like? Livingoods, Delish, and Adirondack Coffee.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like baking, running, reading, and of course make-up!

What do you like about working at High Peaks Dental?
I love that everyone is so hardworking and funny!
Kaycee

Kaycee Chapple - Team Leader/ AR Manager

First things first! Tell us something odd about you?
“I can move one nostril at a time…and I have an addiction to funny cat videos!”

Tell us something that you would like to brag about?
”I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh cum laude with honors.”

What do you do at High Peaks Dental?
“I am currently the AR Manager. I love numbers. I started out my career as an Admin Member and moved to Clinical Assisting. While I really enjoyed learning the clinical portion I really missed working with computers and numbers. The docs decided I’d be a good fit for AR, so here I am and I couldn’t be happier!”

How long have you worked at High Peaks Dental?
3.5 years.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Saranac. 

Do you have any hobbies?
“I love reading and running. I often give myself goals for how much I would like to read in a month.“

Are there local places you like to give your business to?
“I am regular at Livingoods as well as Valcour. I love the food and atmosphere, and of course, the craft beer!”

Tell us one of your biggest achievements?
BFA in Photography.

What do you love about working at High Peaks Dental?
“The laughter and constant joking - it's just a fun, weird, and crazy group!”
May

Euna May Nomac - Admin Team Leader

Tell everyone a weird fact about you!
“I am deathly afraid of ladybugs. I mean all bugs really. But ladybugs are THE WORST.” 

I am the Administrative Team Leader and I have been with High Peaks for over 3 years now!

What I love about working here is…
” Everyone here is so friendly, fun, and really accepting of others. It’s so easy to become close with everyone and have a great time during the day no matter how crazy it can be. I love how we can all pull together during tough times and always make it work.”

My name tends to be difficult for people to understand so since I can remember people have called me May! 

Are you from Plattsburgh or this area?
“I grew up in Cagayan de Oro City in Philippines and lived there until I was 7 years old. I moved to America after that with my mom and lived in Vermont with my grandmother for a few years before my mom met my step-dad and we moved to NY shortly after. What brought me here? The promise of the American Dream. (haha. Not really, we just wanted to be closer to our family)”

I went to Beekmantown and was on the High Honor Roll, National Honor Society…as well as the resident Asian!

What has been your biggest achievement in life so far?
“So far, professionally, becoming the Admin Team Leader is a huge win for me. It was a symbol that my hard work and expectations paid off. Being so young, it proves that age has no boundaries as long as you set goals and continually succeed or even, make the right steps to set yourself up in an upward direction.”

Do you have a local spot you love to spend your time at?
“Hobbies! Yummy food and beer!”
Karen

Karen Andre- Patient Care Coordinator 

Karen is one of our most popular employees. She has a way with patients that make them feel welcome and comfortable. Karen does not work on Friday's and her fan club has yet to catch on! Every Friday we always have patients looking for her friendly face!

Get to know Karen...

What do you do at High Peaks Dental?
"Everything! But mainly I keep the patients happy and I love speaking with them so they forget where they are."

How long have you been with HPD?
"12 years!"

Tell us something weird about you?
"I would rather wash dishes by hand than use a dish washer!"

If you had to brag what would you brag about?
"Having two beautiful daughters. I'm blessed to be apart of their lives."

Where did you grow up? 
"Chazy Lake"

Do you have any hobbies?
"Walking, hiking, family, and reading"

Is there a local business you like to spend time at?
"Livingood's their sangria is wonderful!"

What do you love about working at HPD? 
"I have been here for several years and the teams just keep getting better. I love having a work family! We make each others day!"


Dana

Dana Curle - Clinical Assistant / Lead Clinical Trainer

Tell us something fun about you!
“I am a quarter Korean and I love Korean food! My father brings me back the best from the Korean Market in Canada when he goes.”

How about you brag about yourself a little...
I am Medical Assistant Certified and CDA certified. 

What is your position at High Peaks Dental?
I am a Clinical Assistant and the Clinical Assistant Trainer.

How long have you been employed by High Peaks Dental?
4.5 years.

Where did you grow up and what brought you here?
I grew up in Connecticut and moved to Plattsburgh when I was in the 6th grade. My father’s job brought us here. He is a basketball coach at Plattsburgh State. 

Do you have any hobbies?
I love spending time with my family. They are my hobby. 

Are there local businesses you really enjoy?Yes, Studley Printing for obvious reasons! And Koto.

What would you say is your biggest achievement?
My kids!

What do you love most about working at High Peaks Dental?
The doctors have taught me so much about dentistry and life values. I love that we are like a family here.
Mallory

Mallory Fletcher Clinical - Assistant / New Patient Experience 

Tell us something fun about you?
I am from Altona! My family has really big reunions with themes, so we dress up! 

What do you do at High Peaks Dental?
I am a Clinical Assistant but I am also a part of the New Patient Experience educating patients on their dental concerns.

How long have you worked at High Peaks Dental?
5 years.

How about you brag a little about yourself.
I am coming to the end of being CDAMP certified, I have 2 associate degrees one in 
math / science and one in social 
sciences / humanities. 

What do you do for hobbies?
Home renovations! 

Where did you grow up?
Altona.

Where do you like to spend your hard earned money?
Lowes. 

What is your biggest achievement?
Buying a home and making a family.

What do you love about working at High Peaks Dental?
Everyone is down to earth, upbeat, and friendly. We are all very much patient oriented.
Patricia “Putt” Holland - RDH

Patricia “Putt” Holland - RDH

Tell us something interesting!
I have a twin sister who is also a hygienist.

What do you do at High Peaks Dental?
I am a Dental Hygienist.

What is your education?
BCS, HVCC

How long have you been with High Peaks Dental?
11 years.

Where did you grow up?
Here in Plattsburgh.

What are your hobbies?
Well, I am a hockey mom…That is my hobby and Target that’s my guilty pleasure especially when I can go alone!

Where do you like to spend your hard earned money?
Tj Maxx and Target! But I love eating and the margaritas at The Pepper.

What would you say is your biggest achievement?
My two amazing kids, I am a proud mother of who they are becoming. 

What do you love about working at High Peaks Dental?
We are able to talk about anything to each other. We are a family, a really crazy and fun family who are constantly laughing! 

Peggy Cartier- Marketing Director  

Peggy has been with High Peaks Dental for almost 9 years. She has worked in several areas of the office and is not the Marketing Director. She has a large personality and bring fun and laughter to her new role. 

Tell us something odd about you?
"I love pizza but not a fan of the sauce. I pull back the cheese and take the sauce off. Some ask why I don't just get white pizza? Well its because I like the idea of sauce and a hint of the taste!"

What is your education background?
"I went to Adirondack Community College and transferred to SUNY Plattsburgh with a major in Theater and minor in communications."

Where did you grow up?
"Saratoga and Corinth."

What brought you here?
"School...and love made me stay hahahah!"

What local places do you like to spend time and money at?
"Wow there are so many! I love local business. They have service and special touches that chains and big corporations just can not imitate. Here is a few: Hair Exclusive, Bobbies Lounge, Hobbies, The Pepper, The local Brewery's, and Starbucks...its not local but the people who work there are awesome!"

What has been your biggest achievement?
"My husband and I became foster parents after finding out we can not have children. We have adopted two amazing little ones and we are so happy!"

What do you love about working at HPD?
"I love that the doctor's have given me so many opportunities and have recognized my strengths. They push me to be better than I thought I could be. I love the tight work family I have. I get to work with my best friends! Who gets to say that!? We laugh, support, and care so much for each other. Could not ask for anything better! Except like a million dollars because who doesn't want a million dollars?"



 

Paul Gingrich- Accounting

Paul is a jack of all trades and a wealth of knowledge...for things you did no know you should know!

Paul has been with High Peaks Dental since 2011. He was born and raised in Logansport, Indiana. 

So what brought a Midwesterner to Plattsburgh?
"I've always wanted to "wow" people in providing outstanding customer service. During my High School years I worked for a local funeral home with aspirations of becoming a mortician. This was during the Viet Nam war era and my draft number was 49. You either went to college or to Viet Nam. A month before leaving for mortuary school, I realized that it was difficult to hide my emotions as I shed as many tears at funerals as the next of kin. Remembering the famous word from President Kennedy's inaugural speech, "My fellow Americans ask not what the country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"; I enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist. I was able to serve my country and fellow service members. I traveled all over the world. While stationed at Chanute AFB, ILI was offered to move to Little Rock, AR. or Plattsburgh, NY. I chose wisely and came to Plattsburgh in 1993."

Tell us about your family...
"I met my wife on a blind date. We have been happily married for 42 years and have three wonderful children; Megan, Jonathan and Ryan. We are blessed to have four beautiful grandchildren, Maria, Thane, Charlie and Michael. 

What do you find to be the best part of working at High Peaks Dental?
"Our patients deserve the absolute best in oral care. Keeping our state of the art facility operating at 100% insures our Doctors and Hygienist are able to provide top quality treatment. I love being part of an organization that gives back to the community. It's a great feeling to help those who may not have the means for dental care. It's a life changing experience not only for those who receive treatment but also for the volunteers who provide the treatment."

Dr. Nathaniel Boone Caldon, DMD 

At a glance Dr. Boone may look familiar. He is the oldest son of Dr. Caldon. Boone grew up in Plattsburgh and attended Seton Catholic School. From there he went on to join the Air National Guard and pursued his plans of becoming a dentist. He attend SUNY Albany, Boston University Dental Medicine, and is currently working to further his education at Oklahoma State University. 

Boone travels from his home in Colorado to Plattsburgh to provide his service to High Peaks Dental in the form of oral surgery. Boone places implants, bone grafts, sinus lifts and so much more. He is an asset to our practice and being able to provide this specialized care is one of the many things that sets High Peaks Dental apart from other offices. 

Boone recently purchased a new home in Colorado which he is renovating with his wife, Rachel Acciacca. In his free time he pushes his body to surpass his lifting goals. Boone is apart of an organization called military muscle which supports our veterans. He has a big heart and values giving back his time and talent here in the U.S. and overseas. Boone frequently visits Guatemala to lend his services to the communities in dental need. He recently traveled with one of our own, Renee Andre.
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