As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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Benefits of an Oral Appliance over a CPAP Machine

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Sun 05/08/2016 - 09:00

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you have several treatment options. The two most popular options are to use a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine or to wear an oral appliance. At Princeton Prosthodontics, Dr. Michael Cortese has noticed that most of his sleep apnea patients prefer using an oral appliance instead of the traditional CPAP machine. Here, he shares some of the reasons why.

Easy to Wear

One of the key benefits of an oral appliance is that they are comfortable and easy to wear. Unlike wearing a bulky mask attached to a tube and a machine, oral appliances can be easily slipped in and out of the mouth just like a retainer or mouth guard. They are custom-fitted to your exact specifications. There is a slight adjustment period, but in general oral appliances are less intrusive and better tolerated than CPAP machines.


CPAP machines make constant noise and the loud sounds can prevent you or your spouse from falling or staying asleep. On the other hand, an oral appliance makes no noise and is not disruptive to you or your spouse as you sleep.


For people that travel, a CPAP machine presents certain challenges. The equipment is big, bulky and difficult to transport. An oral appliance is much smaller and can easily be packed in your handbag or carry-on bag (or even a shirt pocket).

Easy to Care For

Oral appliances don’t have any mechanical parts to maintain and do not need electricity or batteries to operate. They can be easily cleaned using a toothbrush and toothpaste.

Understanding Your Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Not everyone is a candidate for treatment with an oral appliance. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are interested in using an oral appliance instead of a CPAP machine, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cortese. After learning more about you and your needs, he can educate you about your treatment options and recommend the right treatment for you.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortese, please call (609) 552-0800 or send us an email.

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.