Meet Our Associate Doctors

Dr. Mike Cotzas

Dr. Mike Cotzas grew up in upstate New York.  He attended New York University where he majored in biology as an undergraduate.  Dr. Cotzas went on to Columbia University, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  He completed a General Practice Residency at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.  Dr. Cotzas completed his post-doctoral training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Cotzas is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the New York State Dental Association.

Dr. Cotzas enjoys attending conferences in order to keep up to date with the latest techniques, technologies,  newest information and methods around the country.


Dr. Patricia Ortiz

Dr. Patricia Ortiz is very passionate and dedicated to Orthodontics. She is committed to provide the highest level of care tailored to the needs of each patient. She has great satisfaction helping her patients achieve better oral health and beautiful smiles.

Dr. Ortiz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She attended University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cell Biology and graduated Magna Cun Laude. She continued her education at University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus where she graduated at the top of her class, and obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. Dr. Ortiz furthered her education at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York where she completed a General Practice Residency. She then completed her post-doctoral training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Bronx Care Health System.

Dr. Ortiz is current with all of the latest techniques and theories in the practice of orthodontics and strongly believes in attending continuing education courses. She is a Board Certified orthodontist. She is an active member of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Ortiz enjoys working out, baking, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.


Dr. Princy Kuriakose

Dr. Kuriakose grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgia Institute of Technology and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. She continued her education in an additional 3 year advanced training program in Orthodontics and obtained her Master of Science degree from University of Washington in Seattle. While in school, Dr. Kuriakose has been involved in many scientific research projects and has published articles in dentistry journals. Dr. Kuriakose is a Board-Certified Orthodontist, an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and continues her learning through Orthodontic conferences and continuing education courses.

In her free time, Dr. Princy enjoys exploring new places with her husband, baking and staying active.

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