Dr. Vali Mohammadi

Dr. Vali Mohammadi is well practiced in pediatric oral medicine and dental trauma as well as sedation techniques. He has extensive training and expertise in treating infants, children, and adolescents, including children you have special needs.

Dr. Vali spent most of his childhood in London before his family relocated to Los Angeles, where he pursued his undergraduate studies. In 1997, he received a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Art History from the University of Southern California. During that time he performed research in neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology and volunteered at the Los Angeles Free Clinic for disadvantaged children.

In 2003, Dr. Vali earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston. Shortly after, he moved to New York City to complete a one year residency with Saint Vincent's Medical Center under the direction of oral & maxilofacial surgery. While earning his certificate, he emphasized on dentoalveolar and pediatric facial trauma. He then entered into private practice in Manhattan prior to pursuing a residency in the pediatric dental field. In January of 2007, Dr. Vali received his certificate of residency in Pediatric Dentistry from Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein in the Bronx. He also trained at the Rose F. Kennedy Center for developmentally disabled children, completing more than forty dental operating room cases. This not only advanced his skills, it also increased his interest and experience in treating children with special needs. Up to date, he has completed well over 150 general anesthesia cases restoring beautiful smiles in children!

Following several years of pediatric dentistry in Westchester, Dr. Vali’s expanding practice has led him to a new, larger space: Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry & Oral Surgery. He proudly opens the doors to this patient-centered office, which offers every family and child in and near Scarsdale the highest of standards in pediatric dental care. The new office has in mind the needs of the "modern child", filled with the latest kid friendly gadgets offered by Apple.

Dr. Vali is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, and the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Vali continues to teach interns and pre-dental candidates clinical skills specific to pediatric dentists. Dr. Vali is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. He comes from a large family and has two nephews. Dr. Vali spends his free time appreciating modern art and architecture, as well as exploring other cultures through his travels.

Dr. Christina Spitzer

Christina Spitzer, M.D.
Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Spitzer is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Shortly after completing her medical degree, she continued her education at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Spitzer not only received her training in Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins but went on to accept a clinical position at the hospital. Dr. Spitzer worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center prior to relocating to New York City to establish a home for her family. As a managing partner of General Anesthesia Services, LLP, she brings her expertise in office based anesthesia to Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry.

Safety is a number one concern for Dr. Spitzer. Prior to any procedure, she studies each patient's medical history carefully and does not hesitate to engage any other pediatric specialty necessary. Her expertise in general anesthesia allows Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry & Oral Surgery to complete each case with the highest anesthesia standards in mind.

She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, and AOA Medical Honor Society. She is a proud mom of two wonderful boys and a beautiful daughter.

Ernest Debarbieri

“I feel a sense of satisfaction when I can help our patients find a way to afford the dental treatment they need or want”

Ernest has been working in the dental field for over 20 years! He joined Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry in 2011 and since then he has been a popular member of our team with parents. His vast experience in dental billing, dental procedures, and claims has made our parents at ease when it comes to understanding the various insurance plans and their policies. His expertise allows our doctors to provide state of the art care while minimizing costs to our hard working parents.

By attending numerous lectures and seminars, Ernest continues to broaden his knowledge in pediatric dentistry, specifically relating to the 'behind the scenes' of the administrative process. His expanding knowledge of billing and insurance policies allows our families to save money while maximizing their insurance benefits. He takes pride in minimizing a parent's out of pocket expenses.

At Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry we strive for providing the best customer service as possible and who else better than Ernest to provide a genuinely warm welcome to our office. From initial phone conversations to taking care of your insurance needs, his professionalism is noteworthy. Ernest says he feels a sense of satisfaction when he can help our patients find a way to afford the dental treatment they need or want, especially in a tough economy. He strives to provide a service that is in the best interest of our young patients and their families.

In his free time, Ernest enjoys spending time with his nephew and large family. If you ever want to talk about sports and the latest scores; you can count on Ernest!

Welcome to Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry!

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