Meet Dr. Denise Kitay
Get to Know Your Associate Orthodontist
We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing Dr. Kitay onto our team at Rauchberg Dental. Her 25 years of experience in practicing orthodontics as well as countless hours of continuing education are sure to give you confidence in your future orthodontic care. We encourage you to give her detailed bio a look ahead of your next appointment!
Why Did You Want to Become a Orthodontist?
There’s nothing that Dr. Kitay enjoys more than seeing the wonderful transformation in esthetics and self-esteem that take place as a new smile emerges from treatment! It remains one of her favorite aspects of her career along with having the opportunity to expand her skillset and provide better dentistry every single day.
What is Your Educational Background?
Dr. Kitay graduated from the Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine. She attended the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for two years of advanced training in general and hospital-based dentistry and research, where she also served as Chief Dental Resident. She completed her formal training in a three-year orthodontic residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, during which she also obtained a Master of Medical Sciences degree.
At Harvard, she pioneered clinical research in dentofacial aesthetics and computer animated imaging. This research is the foundation for a wide range of studies that continue at Harvard, University of Chicago, and other universities in aesthetics and treatment goals guiding orthodontic care.
Dr. Kitay holds a deep commitment to advanced training and continuing education, which is why she participates in many orthodontic courses covering a myriad of topics throughout the year. She is also a former member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and she continues to consult with oral surgeons in the treatment of cleft lips and palates.
Awards and Recognitions
- NJ Family Magazine Favorite Kids Doc (10 consecutive years)
- Morris & Essex Health and Life Magazine Top Dentist 2018
- NJ Monthly Magazine Top Dentist Voted by Peers 2017 & 2018
- Award of Special Merit, American Association of Orthodontists
- Special Recognition for Research in Computer Animated Imaging, Northeastern Society of Orthodontics
- Journal of the American Dental Association
- International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
- New Jersey Association of Orthodontists
- Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Kitay is a native of Brooklyn, NY, but she now resides in Livingston, NJ with her two children, husband, and golden-doodle, Cody. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, skiing, cooking, and traveling.