School of Dental Medicine

Faculty and Staff

Christopher A. Cotterill, DMD

Pediatric Residency Director

1219 Ross Hall

Board Certifications
Pediatric Dentistry- University of Kentucky, 2005

Professional Societies

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

Selected Biographical Information

Dr. Cotterill is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Dr. Cotterill 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 a small town near Lexington, 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 when he accepted a position as faculty with East Carolina University.

Dr. Cotterill’s responsibilities include teaching pediatric dentistry to predoctoral students as well as supporting the development and implementation of the pediatric dental preclinical and clinical curriculum. He is also supporting the pediatric dental component of the education of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residents and helping to plan for the future pediatric dental residency program that will be starting within the school of dental medicine.

Dr. Cotterill will be practicing pediatric dentistry within the faculty practice at ECU’s School of Dental Medicine and this will also extend to the hospital practice of pediatric dentistry. He and his wife Christine reside in Greenville and are very happy to be a part of the community.

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