Considered By Many The Best Dentist In Kannapolis, NC
Christopher A. Cotterill, DMD
Dr. Cotterill is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine, and a certificate of completion of the Graduate Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Kentucky. After completion of his residency program, Dr. Cotterill served as part-time clinical faculty in the residency program from 2005 to 2006 while he was getting a private practice started in a neighboring community. He was awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2006.
He operated a pediatric dental private practice serving infants, children, adolescents and persons with special health care needs in Georgetown, KY from 2005 to 2009. During that time, he also served on the Board of the Bluegrass Dental Society and as the Liaison to the State Board for the Kentucky Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
In 2009 Dr. Cotterill decided to accept an offer of employment as a pediatric dentist for the Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO), the medical branch of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Dr. Cotterill then practiced as a pediatric dentist in various locations in the Eastern Provence of Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2012 and it was there that he met his wife, Christine, an Irish citizen.
In 2012 he accepted a position as faculty with East Carolina University. Dr. Cotterill’s responsibilities with ECU included teaching pediatric dentistry to predoctoral students, supporting the development and implementation of the pediatric dental preclinical and clinical curriculum, and teaching pediatric dentistry specialty residents. Dr. Cotterill taught at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine for a total of 8 ½ years serving in multiple roles.
Dr. Cotterill is happily married to his wife Christine, and they have a red Labrador retriever named Bourbon. They enjoy spending time outside going for walks and hikes, riding bikes, as well as playing golf and tennis. When they are not doing those things, they can generally be found on the beach or beside a pool if the weather is warm.
Education & Continuing Education
BS – University of Kentucky, 1999
DMD – University of Kentucky, 2003
CERT – University of Kentucky – Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2005
Diplomate – American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2006
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
North Carolina Dental Society
American Dental Education Association