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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With our warmest wishes for your health and safety, we look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to keep you as healthy as possible.

Dr. Cortese and Staff

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The Importance of Oral Systemic Health

Are you familiar with the term oral systemic health? It’s used to describe the connection that exists between the condition of a person’s mouth and his or her overall health. It also happens to be a subject that Dr. Cortese at Princeton Prosthodontics is well familiar with.

Because Dr. Cortese has a full understanding of the principals of oral systemic health, he always conducts a thorough exam of his patients’ oral cavities. He also takes the time to review their family medical histories and asks pertinent questions. Later, Dr. Cortese uses that information to determine whether or not his Princeton Prosthodontics’ patients are at risk for developing certain diseases or other health problems.


In Dr. Cortese’ experience, there are actually quite a few health problems that are connected to the condition of a person’s oral cavity. Among them are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, orthopedic implant failure and pulmonary disease. They have all been previously tied to gum disease. Other problems believed to be connected to the disease are cancer, Alzheimer’s and poor fetal development.

Gum disease is not the only condition that oral systemic health professionals like Dr. Cortese look for either. They also look for signs of infection. That’s because infections that start in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body and vice versa. Tooth abscesses are one example. They can spread and cause problems like endocarditis and sepsis.

In addition, diseases that start in other areas of the body can impact the mouth as well. Take HIV/AIDS as an example. People that have it tend to develop mucosal lesions, oral thrust and hairy leukoplakia. They may also develop a lot of cavities and nutritional problems.

To ask questions and learn more about oral systemic health issues, please contact Dr. Cortese at Princeton Prosthodontics. Dr. Cortese is an accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and an esteemed member of several organizations. Among them are the Osseointegration Society and the Society of Clinical Oncology.

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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.