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meet our associate doctors

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. Justyna Balicka

We are so excited to have Dr. Justyna join us at
Gorenkoff Orthodontics. Dr. Justyna is an expert in the field of
Orthodontics and Dentalfacial Orthopedics. She is a Diplomate
of the American Board of Orthodontics and a clinical
professor for post-graduate residents at NUMC.

Dr. Justyna graduated from Stony Brook University, and received
her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a specialization in
Neuroscience and a minor in Women’s Studies. She attended
New York University College of Dentistry where she was inducted
into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and
awarded multiple service distinctions.

Dr. Justyna has a passion for giving back, and each year she
participates in an international dental outreach program to provide
care to the underprivileged. For the past 4 years she has participated
in humanitarian projects on the islands of Grenada and Jamaica.

In her free time, Dr. Justyna enjoys cooking, gardening, kickboxing
and pilates. Together with her husband they enjoy hiking,
boating and fishing, but mostly spending family time with their 9
nieces and nephews.

 

Dr. Renée Nykolak

Dr. Renée Nykolak is passionate about creating beautiful smiles. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of care while utilizing the newest technologies. She strives to create a fun treatment environment and make every patient feel at home.

Dr. Nykolak was born and raised on Long Island, where she graduated top of her class from Long Beach High School. She then attended Lehigh University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and graduated with High Honors. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and graduated with Honors in Clinical Dentistry. After eight years in Pennsylvania, Dr. Nykolak moved to Michigan where she completed her specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and earned her Masters of Science degree.

When she is not in the office, Dr. Nykolak enjoys staying active, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Northeast Society of Orthodontists.

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