Meet Our Team - McKee Dental Associates
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About Us

The founders of our practice, Dr. Malz and Dr. Woodman, both grew up in Long Island only 15 minutes from each other but never met! It was not until dental school in Philadelphia that they became a pair. They were married in 1997 and have one son, Jonathan. After practicing dentistry in New York for ten years, “We decided to relocate to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2005 for the wonderful weather, warm-hearted hospitality and great quality of life.” Founding McKee Dental Associates in Matthews, they look forward to sharing their skills and experience, along with integrity and five-star service with you. “Family is important to us. That is why we want our dental practice to be like a big family. We care about our patients and hope they can find a home with us for a long time.” Outside of the office, they both enjoy being outdoors, boating, reading and watching movies.

A message from the founders of the practice, Dr. Woodman and Dr. Malz

“Dr. Binita and Dr. Alegria, have excellent clinical skills and truly care about their patients. We trust them and know that you are in good hands. We know that the team, both old and new, will always do their best to help you get the care you deserve.”

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Binita Changkakoty, DDS

Dr. Binita Changkakoty earned her dental degree at New York University- College of Dentistry in NY. She went on to complete her General Practice residency at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.As a general dentist, Dr. Binita enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is dedicated to providing quality dental care. She takes pride in helping her patients restore and maintain their smile.Outside of dentistry, Dr. Binita and her husband enjoy spending time together gardening, cooking and traveling.

Christian Alegria

Dr. Christian Alegria, DMD

Dr. Christian Alegria completed his undergraduate work at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH before attending The Medical University of South Carolina to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Alegria’s primary goal in practice is to make dentistry easy to understand and provide comfortable, quality treatment. Dr. Alegria enjoys the artistry of dentistry and caring for patients of all ages. Outside of the office, you can find Dr. A traveling, finding a good spot to read a book, or watching Xavier basketball.

Ernesto Ulloa

Dr. Ernesto Ulloa, DMD

Dr. Ernesto Ulloa has been working as a General Dentist since 2013. He earned his General Dentistry Degree from the University of Medical Science of Villa Clara, Cuba, in 2015. He then went on to complete an Advanced Standing Program, DMD, at Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2020. He aims to grow and succeed by providing the highest quality dental service to the community. He loves helping patients by giving them smiles they have been dreaming of, for years. Apart from Dentistry, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling.

MEET OUR TEAM

Hiring the best dental staff means better dental care for our patients. The members of our team have gone through a rigorous selection process and have had extensive training in their fields within dentistry. We are proud to be able to work with them and we know that they will always try their best to help you obtain the smile you want and deserve. If you are looking for a Matthews dentist with friendly, professional people, look no further.

Tracey

Hygienist

Tracey joined our team in 2018. Although new to our practice she has more than 25 years of experience in the community in dentistry. Born and raised in Charlotte she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tracey truly loves her profession and has a heart for every patient that she treats. She feels especially excited and accomplished when she can make patients with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy receiving dental care.Away from the office, Tracey loves spending time with her five children. She loves days on the lake, golfing, and watching her boys play football.

Lisa

Christine

Hygienist

Christine moved to the Matthews area in 2022 from Pittsburgh, PA. Although, new to the area she has been in Dental Hygiene for 23 years.  A graduate from Westmoreland County Community College in 1999 she then completed her Bachelors of Science Degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Christine enjoys helping her patients and giving them a personal experience.  Outside of work her hobbies include gardening, mountain biking and DIY projects.

Denis

Denis

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Denilson but everyone calls me Denis. I went to Monroe High and graduated in 2016 and later attended Dental Assisting School in 2019 at Charlotte Dental Assisting School. I recently joined the McKee Dental team in 2021 full of excitement to help every patient gain more confidence in their smile.

In my free time you will find me spending time with my family, going hiking and watching football. GO Carolina Panthers!!

Larisa

Mariana

Dental Assistant

Mariana joined the McKee team in April of 2022. She is originally from Venezuela, where she graduated high school in 2015. In 2017, she came to America in search of the American dream. She attended dental assisting school in 2019 in Miami Florida. She enjoys helping our patients have a comfortable experience. In her free time she enjoys traveling, going shopping, baking, and practicing her make up skills at home.

Larisa Stephanie

Larisa

Dental Assistant

This is Larisa - she has been in the dental field for over 15 years. She graduated from Blackstone Institute then followed with continuing education at Chapel Hill and CPCC. She prides herself with staying current in continuing dental education classes; a commitment in which she takes seriously to help patients maintain their dental health. Patients appreciate Larisa’s gentle and compassionate bedside manner and her fun-loving personality.

What she values most is spending quality time with her family and in her spare time, you will find that she loves to travel, dine out, and spend time outdoors making priceless memories.

Ashley

Patient Coordinator

I’m Ashley! Born and raised in Union County. I graduated from Piedmont High in 2015 and later attended dental assisting school in 2017 at the Dental Staff Institute of Charlotte.

I spent 3 years in the car industry from the roles of reception to the finance team before I joined the McKee Dental Associates team in August 2020. I enjoy the interaction I get to have with each patient and the feeling of being part of a small family inside of a large community.

In my free time I love being outdoors on our small farm with our horses and dogs, spending time with my baby boy Syilar or hanging out with family and friends.

Julie

Dental Hygienist

Julie is originally from the great state of Texas but has called the Carolinas home for over 20 years. She attended Dental Hygiene school at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and graduated in 2009. Julie brings 13 years of dental experience to our practice. She enjoys practicing dental hygiene and likes to keep current in all things dental by continuing her education. In her free time Julie enjoys spending time with her daughter Bryleigh and fiancé Jared. She loves to travel to the beach and mountains. On her days off she likes to swim or bike ride. Julie can't wait to meet you at your next dental cleaning!