Meet Our Staff

Distinctive Dental Services - Gemma

Gemma | Registered Dental Hygienist

Gemma has been a Hygienist for 30 years where she obtained her degree at Fairfield University for Modern Language and later SUNY Farmingdale for Dental Hygiene. Gemma enjoys the positive impact she makes on all of our patient’s oral health. Outside of the office Gemma enjoys showing her dogs, working out, cooking, reading, traveling, and attending her daughter Francesca’s musical performances at Juilliard.


Distinctive Dental Services - Maria

Maria | Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Radiology instructor at Fones School of Dental Hygiene at The University of Bridgeport. Maria loves her job as a Hygienist and enjoys the private practice atmosphere we offer at Dr. Cortes’ office and teaching at the University. Maria is committed to educating and providing our patients the highest level of quality care specializing in Periodontal Disease. Maria enjoys her spare time with her husband Fabian and children Max, Valentina, and Santiago. Maria considers her family big fanatics of Soccer; as her husband plays and coaches, and all her children love and play the sport as well. Maria enjoys going out to dinner, movies, hanging out with family and friends, and summer cook outs.