Meet the Team
Everyone at The Little Tooth Company has multiple years of experience treating children in a dental setting, as well as formal training in the field.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Jay Leung, Pediatric Dentist
Originally a hockey-loving kid from Canada, Dr. Jay graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Knowing he had a passion for treating children, he specialized in pediatric dentistry at Boston University. For the past eight years, he’s been practicing pediatric dentistry in the Hartford area, putting smiles on patients and parents alike.
Outside of work, Dr. Jay volunteers for Mission of Mercy, which provides free dental care, healthcare and prescription medication to uninsured people in Connecticut and other states. He also shows young children how to take care of their teeth through Head Start, a state-run early child development program. Dr. Jay is an instructor for the dental assistant program at Lincoln College of New England and a member of the Southington Dental Society. He also serves on the board of the Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists.
Dr. Jay lives in West Hartford with his wife Lindsey. Once a competitive runner, he now does most of his running chasing after their two young children, Lena and Everett.
Heidi - Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Plainville, Connecticut, Heidi wanted to be involved in healthcare since she was a child. She remembers enjoying her visits to the dentist as a kid, so pursuing a career in dentistry felt natural to her - particularly in a pediatric dental practice.
In 2011, Heidi graduated from Lincoln College with a degree in dental hygiene. Before and during her time there, she worked at a local daycare which has provided her with great experience working with children. She really enjoyed watching the children in her daycare grow up in the area and similarly now likes to see how much her patients have grown in between visits.
Heidi is married to her husband, a local middle school teacher, and has a dog named Mack. Her hobbies include cooking, spending time with family, and traveling. She is an avid NY Giants fan.
Brittany - Dental Hygienist
Having grown up in Southington, Brittany remembers when our office was the Ponderosa Steakhouse! She graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln College of New England in 2012 and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Before joining our team, Brittany worked in general dentistry and continues to provide dental care to the elderly in nursing homes. Although this is her first pediatric dental office, Brittany is thrilled to be working with children. Having been a babysitter as a teenager, she knows all too well how difficult it can be to get kids to brush!
Brittany loves working in the dental field and has even traveled to Guatemala on a dental missionary trip. When she’s not working, she is taking care of her young son, Cameron, and she enjoys reading, hiking, and keeping up with all of her favorite TV shows! She currently lives in Rocky Hill and has a yellow lab named Lucy as well as three cats.
Christina - Dental Hygienist
Christina was born and raised in New Britain and currently resides in Bristol. She was in the fist graduating dental hygiene class at Lincoln Technical Institute in Southington. She has seven years of experience in dental hygiene, including five years in pediatrics. Her favorite part of her job is the kids – she enjoys helping shape a child’s perception of dentistry to be positive, uplifting, and fun. Christina is recently engaged and enjoys painting, hiking, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends and her two dogs, Jax and Peanut.
Katlynn - Dental Hygienist
Katlynn grew up in Berlin, Connecticut. With an interest in working with children, she worked as an after school teacher and camp counselor after graduating from high school. She also found enjoyment working as a dental assistant in a practice that focused on treating children. Katlynn graduated from the dental hygiene program at Tunxis Community College and started at the Little Tooth Company soon after. Her favorite part about working in the office is the modern technology and being a proud member of our hard working team. Katlynn and her fiancé, Brandon, live in Berlin and recently rescued a dog they named Jame-o.
Raquel - Dental Assistant
Raquel brings years of experience as a dental assistant to The Little Tooth Company. She's passionate about instilling proper oral hygiene habits in our patients. Her secret: make taking care of your teeth fun.
It's no surprise that Raquel is great with children. After all, she has four of her own! Aside from being a busy mom, she takes care of two birds, a dog named Nalla, and a cat called Wishes. She enjoys reading and trips to the beach.
Whitney - Patient Care Coordinator
Whitney is the smiling person who greets you at The Little Tooth Company. Originally from Glastonbury, she keeps things running smoothly at the office, drawing on years of experience in the dentistry field. Prior to joining us, she also taught children from infants to 4 year olds at a daycare.
When she’s not working, her two children, three fish, and big dog named Lilly keep her busy and smiling. Whitney loves the outdoors. You can catch her sledding in the winter, biking and hiking in the spring and fall, and relaxing at the beach in the summer. An avid traveler, she’s visited lots of places, including El Salvador.