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Dr. Paul Cotner
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Contributor name: Dr. Paul Cotner

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Dental education: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) - Boston University, Boston, MA (USA). Graduation year 1982.

Clinical Practice: Dr. Cotner practiced general dentistry in private practice in Rhode Island and Missouri (USA) over the course of his career. He no longer maintains a regularly scheduled practice but continues to maintain an active dental license in the state of Missouri.

Primary role for

Dental content creation.

Additional roles for

Beyond creating text content for, Dr. Cotner also creates most of its illustrations and animations, and all of its smile makeovers. He also serves as the website's editor, and as such chooses the nature of the subject matter that it covers.

Additional duties for WMDS. Inc.:

Dr. Cotner serves as President of WMDS, Inc., the owner of He both founded the Corporation, and guided the development of the website from its inception in 2000. (The history of and WMDS, Inc.)


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