About Our Doctor



Karen E. Calef, D.M.D.

Dr. Karen E. Calef is a native of Connecticut, having grown up in the Hartford area. She received an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1980. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1987. Dr. Calef obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and completed a two-year orthodontic residency (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies) at Boston University in 1993.

Dr. Calef has been in private orthodontic practice since 1993 and in the dental field since 1980. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Connecticut State Dental Association.

Dr. Calef is an active member of the community. She supports local schools, sports teams and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership. She also participates in health expos and Relay for Life.

Dr. Calef resides in the area with her husband and their three children. She is an avid quilter and enjoys photography and outdoor activities.

The photo above of Dr. Calef's family includes her husband's favorite car.  Her husband, John Walker, is the owner of the Shoe Smith.  This is a specialty shoe store and repair shop, which has a Board Certified Pedorthist on site to treat any foot related needs.