Meet the Doctors

Michael P. Gelbart, DDS

Dr. Michael P. Gelbart graduated from New York University in 1975 with a BS degree, and went on to graduate from the NYU School of Dentistry in 1979. In 1980 he established Family Dental Centers in upstate NY, creating practice groups in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Brewster, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights and Manhattan.

Dr. Gelbart is a former NYU Clinical Assistant Professor, having trained NYU dental students for more than seven years. His continuing dental and medical practice education includes attendance at numerous symposiums and educational forums in implants, sinus lifts and bone augmentation at NYU and The Connecticut Implant Institute. He has also attended practice seminars in the rescue and repair of implants and implant-blades. In 2008, he attended the prestigious Vegas Institute for Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry.

Dr. Gelbart focuses on keeping up-to-date with all of the latest advancements in dentistry and medical technology, enabling him to practice at the highest level of dentistry and provide the best quality of care in the field. His expertise ranges from the most challenging cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments to the most complicated dental surgeries performed today.

Since placing his first implant in 1991, Dr. Gelbart has been called on to place over 20,000 implants for patients in the US and abroad, with an extremely impressive record of success. His love and enthusiasm for dentistry, along with his amazing skills, have made him a model that his peers emulate and a consummate dental professional.

Professional Memberships:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology
  • Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The International Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Society

Katherine Bracy, DDS

Dr. Katherine Bracy graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2006. She began working as a general dentist in her home state of Illinois.

While practicing, she realized that her true love was working with children. She went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry and received her certificate from St. Barnabas Hospital.

She is a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and board eligible in her specialty.

She juggles working in private practice four days a week with teaching at the Rose F. Kennedy Center, which specializes in children with developmental disabilities. She is passionate about creating an environment and experience that allows children to grow up without a fear of the dentist.

She lives in Manhattan with her dog, Mr. Fig, and enjoys seeing plays, visiting museums and reading for leisure.

Vincent Ayuko