Meet Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary Heitzler

Dr. Gary HeitzlerDr Gary Heitzler has spent over 20 years serving the dental health needs of children and young adults in Westchester County. With a dental degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a two year residency specializing in Pediatric Dentistry at The Brookdale Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Gary has received extensive training with the unique emotional and physical development of children, as well as children with special needs.

Dr. Gary is also the Director of the Children’s Dental Department at St. Josephs Medical Center located in Yonkers, NY. As director of the department, Dr. Gary and his staff of dentists provide quality care to under served children in the community. Dr. Gary is also a Senior Attending at St. Johns Riverside Hospital located in Yonkers and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Dena Mizrahi

Dr. DenaDr. Dena was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She witnessed all four seasons for the first time when she went to college at Washington University in St. Louis where she majored in psychology and minored in Hebrew.

She then returned to Florida to earn her DMD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Dena was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and participated in various volunteer opportunities, including a dental mission trip to the Dominican Republic and the Special Olympics.

Dr. Dena then migrated north to complete her two-year pediatric dental residency program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where she trained in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the country.

Dr. Dena is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the New York State Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. She was awarded the 2015 James R. Roche Award of Excellence for attaining the highest score on the Qualifying Examination for the year.

Dr. Dena has been working with children her entire life, from babysitting to tutoring to being a camp counselor, and she is so happy she gets to work one-on-one with children everyday in a fun, caring and nurturing environment.

Dr. Dena enjoys cooking, reading, painting, running and exploring New York City.​


Dr. Nikki Kabra

Dr. NikkiBorn and raised in Albany, NY, Dr. Nikki Kabra received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her General Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center on the Upper East Side, and subsequently worked as a general practitioner. She returned to Mt. Sinai to specialize in pediatrics where she served as Chief Resident. In addition to treating patients here, she teaches at Bronx Lebanon Hospital’s Pediatric Residency Program.

Dr. Nikki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), a member of the College of Diplomates (COD-ABPD), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Nikki truly believes that all children should be excited to go to the dentist. She strives to create an entertaining and inviting environment with her gentle touch. She promotes prevention, keeps her patients laughing and gets to know each and every child. When she is not caring for patients, Dr. Nikki enjoys spending time with family, traveling, dancing and watching movies.


Dr. Karla Basa

Dr. BasaDr. Basa was born and raised in sunny Southern California. She received both her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and DDS degree in 2007 and 2013 respectively from the University of Southern California. In dental school, Dr. Basa volunteered with the USC Mobile Clinic providing dental care to underserved children in the Los Angeles area. She also shared her passion for humanitarian work abroad volunteering in dental mission trips to Mexico and Honduras. After graduating from USC, Dr. Basa set her sights on NYC where she completed her general practice residency and specialty training in pediatric dentistry from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. There she received extensive training in treating children, including those with special needs, under moderate sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia.

Dr. Basa is a board certified pediatric dentist. She stays current with the latest in pediatric dentistry by maintaining active memberships with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Northeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry (NESPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Basa understands that each child is special, as are their dental needs. She is passionate about providing quality care to each patient and fostering a positive attitude towards oral health. In her spare time Dr. Basa enjoys going to concerts, reading, traveling and weekend brunches with friends.


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Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Phone: 914-478-8585


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