Until June 30, Princeton prosthodontist Michael Cortese at 311 Witherspoon Street is donating 100 percent of the fees he collects from individuals who have their teeth whitened to Smiles for Life, a charitable initiative devoted to promoting oral health among the world’s under-served children. Half of the money collected goes to a local children’s non-profit organization, while the other half is earmarked for children’s charities throughout the world.
The local charity will be chosen based on the feedback received from those participating in the initiative. The national charities of Smiles For Life includes St. Jude’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network, which includes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which has a strong local presence in Central Jersey.
Dr Cortese has been practicing in Princeton for more than 25 years. He is “very appreciative of the fact that Smiles For Life has made my desire to help others so seamless,” he said. Dr. Cortese became aware of the importance of philanthropy in the area of dental health when he was obtaining his post-graduate specialty training in prosthodontics and dental oncology, at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital. Coming from a family of artists and sculptors, he is particularly pleased to be able to combine his willingness to donate to his community with his passion for artistically restoring his patients’s dental and overall health.
To participate in this philanthropic initiative, call (609) 683-8282.