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.
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.
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.
Andrea joined our team in 2016 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She moved here from Florida although she is originally from Rochester, N.Y. where she earned her degree in 2007. She enjoys many things about the dental field, and her career, but most importantly working with patients that have dental anxiety and developing relationships.
She likes to work with patients to find what works best for them to be successful in achieving and maintaining oral health. She is an active member of the ADHA and is always gaining knowledge through continuing education courses. When not working, she enjoys cooking/baking, crafts, running, and spending time with her husband and two kids.
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 received her EDDA from the University of Louisville Dental School. She moved to Charlotte and met the docs in 2006. After a brief move to Wilmington, she moved back to Charlotte and joined the McKee Dental Associates team again! She enjoys all aspects of the dental field and is currently the main instructor for the Dental Staff Institute.
She loves seeing her students grow into wonderful assistants. Between helping patients and new assistants she truly loves her dental career. If she is not working you may find her traveling with her steel tip dart league or at horse shows around the Carolinas with her daughter Kylie.
I’m Mary, I recently joined McKee Dental Associates as a patient coordinator. Although I’m new to the dental field, I’m no stranger to the front desk. I love interacting with patients and helping guide them through all phases of their care.
I am originally from Follansbee West Virginia which is 30 minutes outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but my husband and I have called Charlotte home since 2006.In my free time I enjoy traveling, especially to our happy place, Hilton Head Island, playing with my puppy, Griswold, gardening and cheering on my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hi, I’m Monalisa. I first started with McKee Dental Associates back in 2010. I left in 2014 to travel and explore. I’m glad to say I’m back with my family at McKee Dental Associates. Although my background was mostly in business I have to say I have gained such a wonderful and dynamic experience working with McKee and being able to interact with a myriad of patients that have also become part of the McKee Dental Associates family.
It’s been a joy to come back to see familiar faces all grown up. More importantly I’m so excited to continue my journey in this field that I’ve come to love so much. In my downtime I travel, read, work on learning new languages and dabble in photography.I hope to make your experience at McKee as pleasurable and as smooth as possible.
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.
Stephanie is a native of Mecklenburg County who joined the team at McKee Dental Associates in 2016 as a dental assistant. Her background includes completing a program in orthodontic assisting at the Orthodontic Assisting School of Atlanta as well as completing a program in dental assisting here in Charlotte.
Stephanie enjoys being able to see the positive impact that dentistry has for the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. She loves working with both children and adults. When not at work, she is busy with her daughter, Kendall, who is a competitive dancer and with her baby boy, Kaidyn.
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 recently married my high school sweetheart and together we enjoy spending time outdoors with our dogs and on the lake, our home away from home. We live in Union County on a small but growing farm that I can’t wait to add too!
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!!
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.