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.
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.
Dr. Benjamin Bacon, DDS
We are proud to introduce Dr. Benjamin Bacon as our Director of Restorative Clinical Education. He supervises our sedation dentistry program as a sedation specialist.
Dr. Bacon is a Texas native who relocated to North Carolina following his Air Force military service. He most recently served as the sole sedation specialist in Central California.
We are thrilled by how Dr. Bacon brings to our dental team unique experiences and strong knowledge in multiple fields of dentistry. His expansive dental background includes general, endodontic, surgical, cosmetic, sleep, and restorative dentistry, as well as experience in Invisalign. He takes great pride in his patient education and communication, and is excited to bring that quality of care to North Carolina to help his patients feel at ease, enjoy confidence, and obtain a healthy smile.
Dr. Bacon graduated from Texas A&M University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in biomedical sciences. Afterward, he attended New York University College of Dentistry, graduating as Valedictorian. Upon receiving his DDS degree, Dr. Bacon furthered his dental education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency while in the Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
The following awards and honors are some of Dr. Bacon’s achievements:
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- Dr. Edward G. Kaufman Award for Academic Excellence
- Dr. William S. Kramer Award for Academic Excellence
- New York State Association of Endodontics Award
- American College of Dentists Outstanding Student Leader Award
- Air Force Academy Distinguished Graduate
Away from work, Dr. Bacon loves spending time with his family and enjoys swimming, tennis, golfing, cooking, and cheering for his Aggie football team. He currently resides in Greensboro with his wife and three children.
Dr. Bacon has a real passion for teaching, and complex dental cases excite him as he approaches challenges with a positive, can-do attitude. We are confident that his wisdom and expertise will provide opportunities for our practice to meet the needs of patients in ways that are unique to our area.
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 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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Hi, I’m Morgan. I graduated from West Stanly High School and then attended Dental Assisting School in 2017. I was a dental assistant for almost 3 years and although I loved it I wanted to expand my knowledge and grow in the dental field so I joined McKee Dental in March of 2021 as a patient coordinator. I love being able to make the patients feel welcome and be the first smile they see when they come through the door. I married my high school sweetheart in 2021 and together we enjoy spending time outdoors with our dogs and on the lake, our home away from home. We live locally on a small but growing farm that I can’t wait to add too! We are also expecting our first sweet babe!