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About Dr. Dianna Cortese

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Hi! My name is Dianna Cortese, but you can call me Dr. D for short.


I’m here to help YOU get well. In fact, that is my PASSION and I have dedicated my career to helping people in your situation.


My professional and personal journey has opened my eyes to the cancer industry. I noticed there were essential factors missing from conventional treatments that were preventing patients from getting better. Having experience in conventional dentistry, holistic dentistry, oral medicine, dental oncology and holistic cancer coaching has allowed me to put together the missing puzzle pieces to form a perfect picture of optimal health. 

I have an abundance of experience working with people diagnosed with cancer in many different settings, in hospital environments with patients, privately with cancer coaching clients, or even with close family. In fact, it was partially my grandparent's cancer experiences that ignited the spark in me to pursue cancer medicine in the first place.

Let me help you get well.

As a board-certified Doctor of Dental Surgery with a holistic/biological approach to dentistry, Dr. D understands the importance and the relationship between your mouth and your cancer. Dr. D was awarded Top Dentist for Women in Medicine and is committed to the well-being of her patients.

Dr. D graduated from NYU College of Dentistry with Honors in Oral Medicine and Pathology and was the recipient of the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award. Oral Medicine is defined as the discipline of dentistry focused on the oral health management of medically-complex patients, which includes the diagnosis and management of medical conditions that affect the oral cavity/maxillofacial area.


She completed her general practice residency program at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Dr. D worked in a major cancer hospital in the Dental Oncology Department. She worked with exclusively cancer patients to address their dental needs with a focus on analyzing cancer research.



Dr. D currently works as a Biological dentist in Upstate NY

Dr. D's Holisitic Cancer Coaching Background

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As a certified Holistic Cancer Coach, my mission is to support you to improve your quality of life, focusing on cancer survival and thriving, as well as preventing cancer in the first place or a recurrence. 

Healing from cancer should not be a one-size-fits-all model of medicine. The approach that I take with my clients is personalized to each individual and their situation.

I can help you get well by empowering you to strengthen your mind, body and spirit. Supporting your body from many different directions is essential for healing cancer. 

Dr. Cortese received her holistic cancer coaching certification from the Center of Advancement in Cancer Education. Dr. Cortese has coached many cancer patients and helped to improve their outcomes.

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Dr. Dianna's Dental Background

Awards, Honors and Certifications

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for Women in Medicine


Women in Medicine recognizes women physicians and educators who are changing medicine through their lives, teaching and professions.

American Academy of Oral Medicine Award

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Presented to a student who excelled in didactic courses in Oral Medicine and the clinical management of patients, and who has the potential for significant contribution to the field of oral medicine.

Honors in Oral Medicine and Pathology

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Completed Senior Honors Program in Oral Medicine and Pathology at NYU College of Dentistry.

The Science of Well-Being Certification
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Completion of Yale University's course on the science of happiness and how to incorporate methods of well-being into our lives.

IAOMT Smart certification

Dr. D is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Through the IAOMT, she is SMART Certified

(Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) meaning that she is trained on the latest dental silver fillings research and takes proper precautions for her staff and patients when removing the fillings.


Dr. D volunteers as a member of the IAOMT's Science Committee where she reviews and evaluates the most recent literature and research in biological dentistry.

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