Meet The All Star Team
Our La Petite Dent Team are caring, patient, and committed to ensure a successful visit for you and your child. We look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Katherine Bracy
Dr. Katherine Bracy went to the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She practiced as a full-time general dentist before deciding that her true calling was working with children. She completed her Pediatric Dental training at Saint Barnabas Hospital and became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Following her training, she taught dental residents at the Rose F. Kennedy Center. This center provides treatment for children and adults with developmental disabilities. She has been happily serving children in the Rockland County area as a full-time pediatric dentist since graduating.
Dr. Bracy is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Her goal is to provide support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or have questions or problems during their breastfeeding journey. She is a member of the Rockland County Breastfeeding Coalition group as a Pediatric Dentist to help address tongue and lip tie issues that may affect breastfeeding moms in the Rockland County area.
She believes in making every experience as comfortable as possible and nothing brightens her day more than to see a happy, healthy smile! During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful family, reading, and hiking.
Dr. Cindy Chay
Dr. Cindy Chay went to New Jersey Dental School with a dual-degree in Dentistry and a Masters in Public Health. She then completed her General Practice Residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. Her interest in behavior management and working with patients with special needs led her to serve as a fellow at the Rose F. Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
She continued her training to become dual-certified in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Orthodontic Residency Program, respectively. There, she served as chief resident and was inducted into the prestigious Leo M. Davidoff Society for excellence in teaching. She was also honored with the Theodore L. Jerrold Memorial Award for excellence in clinical and patient care. She has since completed multiple airway training programs under the most well respected and experienced providers in airway dentistry to better serve her patients.
Service is important to Dr. Cindy. Over the years, she has been on multiple volunteer trips, most recently to Guatemala providing dental services to children without dental care access. During her free time, you will find Dr. Cindy spending time with her family at a local park or the mall.
Alisa, MA CCC-SLP
Alisa Fritzhand received a master’s degree from Northwestern University in 1993. She is a NYS licensed, and ASHA certified, Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She is the founder of Pediatric Feeding Care and specializes in pediatric feeding and communication. She has worked in leadership roles at prestigious NY hospitals, mentored graduate students from elite college programs in the NY area, and has provided cutting edge feeding care on a level IV NICU.
Alisa works with families who are struggling with pediatric feeding or swallowing difficulties stemming from a wide variety of etiologies such as prematurity, failure to thrive, reflux, tongue ties, food allergies, sensory issues, complex medical conditions. She provides evaluation and care for breastfed, bottle-fed and tube-fed babies. In addition, she supports safe and successful transitions to solids and cup drinking, fosters improved chewing skills, and works with families on expanding food repertoires. Her holistic approach incorporates a strong understanding of feeding development and infant communication with the use of direct intervention strategies.
Through compassionate care, education, and a collaborative team approach, Alisa’s ultimate goal is to help parents establish positive feeding experiences that will support their child’s healthy physical, cognitive, and emotional growth.