Featured prominently in The Inner Circle, Mike Cotzas is recognized as a Pinnacle Life Healthcare Professional for his notable contributions to the field of orthodontics.
Dr. Cotzas pursued higher education at New York University, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in biology. He subsequently continued his studies at 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 and furthered his education in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics through post-doctoral training at Montefiore Medical Center.
As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Cotzas practices at Orthodontic Associates of New Canaan, where he is dedicated to helping each patient achieve the healthy, straight smiles they deserve. He underscores that the practice exclusively focuses on orthodontic treatments for children and teenagers. The overarching goal of Orthodontic Associates of New Canaan is to offer top-quality orthodontic treatments utilizing cutting-edge technology and materials, with the aim of delivering the best possible outcomes for all patients.
Demonstrating his unwavering commitment to his profession, Dr. Cotzas actively participates in conferences and continually engages in continuing education courses to remain updated on the latest advancements in orthodontics. He holds membership in several esteemed organizations, including the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Connecticut State Dental Association.
The ABO, recognized as a leader in orthodontic board certification, establishes the standards of care for excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Dr. Cotzas emphasizes that orthodontics constitutes a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and rectifying mal-positioned teeth and jaws. In his role as an orthodontist, Dr. Cotzas plays a pivotal role in identifying issues related to teeth and jaws and addressing bite problems for proper chewing. Employing the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, he ensures that every patient attains a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Beyond his professional commitments, Dr. Cotzas indulges in his passions for travel, skiing, and gastronomy.
He extends his dedication and gratitude to his family, particularly his parents, George and Dena Cotzas, acknowledging them for their unwavering love and support.