Dental Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

John J. Caravolas, D.D.S.

"Dr. John" loves interacting with and treating kids of all ages. During college he studied Psychology and realized that working with kids came naturally to him. He has devoted his practice to the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Helping children develop lifelong healthy smiles in a fun-filled environment has been the goal. "Treating kids and not just teeth" has been his motto for over 25 years. This model of treatment has been a success. He now sees his happy patients return with their own children!

Dr. John lives in Newton with his wife Ann and twin teenagers, Tom and Jake. The boys keep them busy in a wonderful way and they feel very blessed to have a wonderful family. In his spare time, Dr. John likes watching his sons play sports, the Red Sox, reading and golfing.


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S. in Psychology
  • Georgetown University School of Dentistry, D.D.S.
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric specialty training
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry

Carolyn Lucey, D.M.D., M.D.S.

Dr. Lucey is from Sudbury, Massachusetts and has been practicing orthodontics in Waltham with Dr. John since 2008. Dr. Lucey strives to create a warm and friendly environment for her patients and works hard to deliver the quality care each person deserves. Although she treats primarily children and adolescents, she also treats adults, and is more than happy to work with anybody who is interested in pursuing orthodontic treatment. Dr. Lucey and her staff keep parents informed of their children's treatment as it progresses, and are always willing to discuss any questions or concerns patients or parents may have.

Outside of work, Dr. Lucey enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and being outdoors.


  • Cum Laude graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; B.S. in biology
  • Magna Cum Laude graduate from Harvard School of Dental Medicine; received D.M.D degree
  • Graduate from University of Connecticut Health Center; received advanced education in Orthodontics and Master of Dental Science degree

Our Staff

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Our staff is especially trained to deal with children’s temperaments, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each of our dental and orthodontic patients, whether they are a child, teen or adult. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!