Hello! We are the co-founders of La Petite Dent and love working together to serve our LPD family! We are both Board-Certified Pediatric Dentists having received an additional 2 years of training beyond traditional dental school to understand your child’s oral health needs to the highest possible standards. Infants, children, and adolescents all require different approaches in dealing with behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and in helping them avoid future dental problems. As specialists, we believe that a Pediatric Dentist is best qualified to meet these needs. To become a “ Board-Certified“ Pediatric Dentist, we have voluntarily gone through a rigorous examination process with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and continue to further our education with courses throughout the year so that our patients receive the best care possible! Being a certified lactation counselor (Dr. Bracy) and certified orthodontist (Dr. Cindy) gives us the unique perspective to offer comprehensive care for the growing child.
Connecting with others is what I believe makes life beautiful and meaningful, and the parent-child bond can be the most powerful of all. I became a speech pathologist, and was inspired to specialize in pediatric feeding, because I wanted to help parents nourish their babies in every way. As a mother, I understand how vital it feels to bond with your child and how important compassionate care is when facing a challenge. I love the opportunity to help families with early feeding and communication skills, and to share their joy as they grow together.
If I could be any tooth, I would be a primary lower incisor because these are the first teeth to come in. To me they represent the many great first experiences to come…first smiles, first laughs, first words and the excitement of getting to know a new unique person.
Pediatric Feeding Therapist
Alisa Fritzhand, M.A, CCC-SLP
Hi, my name is Amanda! I have been in the dental field for 5 years. I was originally interested in Psychology, but after traveling to Brazil and Honduras with Operation Smile, I fell in love with pediatric dentistry. I knew from that point on that I wanted to help children and their families have efficient and fun dental visits! I love joking and playing with the kids and watching the pride on their faces after a successful dental visit! I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to work at La Petite Dent because Dr. Bracy and Dr. Chay are so caring and create an energetic environment.
In my spare time, my husband and I love visiting our home on Long Beach Island with our daughters. We also love traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends. If I could be any tooth/ teeth in the mouth I would be all of the front teeth because I love smiling!
Patient Coordinator & Financial Coordinator
Hi, I’m Gabby! I have been a dental hygienist for 5 years. I have always had a passion for the dental field, specifically in pediatrics. Prior to becoming a hygienist, I worked as a dental assistant, where my interest in the field sparked. As a child, I had an amazing dental experience and have always wanted to help children have the same experiences I had.
I grew up in Rockland County where I still reside. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, especially my nephew! I also enjoy going to the beach, and going on adventures!
If I could be any tooth/teeth in the mouth, I would be the central incisors because these are the ones that make each smile so beautiful!
Hi, I'm Denise! As a child, I had a very cold and scary experience at the dentist. I grew up wanting to make a positive impact on others and carved my path to be where I am today. I have been a dental hygienist for 8 years and I was a dental assistant for 7 years before that. I have been on both the corporate and clinical side of dentistry, working as an Oral Health Specialist for a dental implant company as well as a hygienist at general and pediatric practices. La Petite Dent provides me with the perfect environment to achieve my goals as a dental hygienist to deliver excellent care and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. I look forward to meeting families and giving them the best dental experiences I can!
I grew up in Rockland County. My husband, 3 children and Pomeranian, Kyan love to travel, go on food adventures, and make happy memories. If I could be a tooth I would be #21, a first premolar, because 21 is my favorite number!
Hi!! I'm Mandy. I'm new to La Petite Dent but not new to Pediatric Dentistry. I have over 10 years of dental experience and 9 years of experience in pediatrics. I love working with children and find it most rewarding when they leave with a smile!
I'm a Jersey girl that recently moved to Orange County, NY. La Petite Dent has made my transition so easy. They took me under their wing and have treated me like family. In my spare time, I love hiking with my husband, hanging out with my 4 nephews, baking, and getting crafty!
My favorite tooth is #28, specifically the lingual surface as I am left handed and love how the prophy angle hugs that surface during a cleaning.
I'm proud to be a part of LPD and can't wait to see what my future holds.
Though dentistry was not my first passion, I found it to be extremely intriguing and challenging as there was so much to learn and do. I consider myself lucky to have worked in all specialties of dentistry. It helped me to appreciate the importance of having healthy teeth and gums! Once I met Dr. Chay and Dr. Bracy, I knew pediatric specialty was my calling! What I love most about La Petite Dent is the excitement that we see daily from our patients wanting to brush their teeth. Taking care of your teeth should be fun and easy! I also love welcoming our patients who are excited to come to see us at the office. We love how much our patients appreciate us and we appreciate them even more. The family at La Petite Dent is unlike any other and we truly have fun working and providing the best care to our patients.
In my spare time, I work out every morning! I am a gym nut! Crazy, I know, but it is part of my daily routine. I also love to read and take my dog, Daisy, out on hikes. I am also a huge sports fan and I watch or try to go to baseball and football games whenever possible. Go Yankees and Giants! If I could be any tooth/teeth in the mouth, I would probably be one of the upper front teeth called incisors. This is because they are the first teeth you see when you smile. These teeth also help me bite into apples, pears, peaches, mangos and watermelon (these are only a few of my favorites). I love fruits!