Dr. Cottrill, an Ohio native, was one of a few select students to graduate from a premier six-year dental program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After finishing dental school, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army, where he served on active duty for four years at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. During his time in the military, Dr. Cottrill received additional training with complex restorations, root canals, oral surgery, implants, crowns, bridges, and sedation dentistry. While planning to pursue a prosthodontics residency in the military, he learned his wife was accepted to graduate school in Houston, Tx. Dr. Cottrill then proceeded to a private practice in Houston with an emphasis on cosmetic and implant dentistry while his wife was advancing her education.
When Dr. Cottrill was given the opportunity to join world renowned prosthodontist and implant pioneer, Dr. Ronald LuBovich (Dr. L), he relocated to Nashville. Dr. Cottrill practiced alongside Dr. L and was trained by him in advanced prosthodontics, dental lab techniques, and implant surgery. Dr. Cottrill considers it a great honor to continue to operate the private laboratory Dr. L created, where he works alongside the same master technicians to create beautiful dental art. Having completed thousands of same-day CEREC (CAD/CAM) cases and trained many dentists to use CEREC, Dr. Cottrill applies his CAD/CAM background in his dental lab, where he personally designs and mills the zirconia substructures for customized crowns and bridges. Dr. LuBovich continues to be involved with the practice too, both as a consultant and in the dental lab!
Although he considers dentistry a great joy, outside the office Dr. Cottrill plays the piano, paints, and is an avid gardener. He enjoys spending time with his family and getting outdoors whenever possible.
Dr L. is an artist who is also a cosmetic & implant dentist. He is a pioneer in implant dentistry. Dr. L. is a Board Certified Prosthodontist. But what makes DRL great? It is his art talent & skills!
Dr. L listens to what beauty is in the eyes of a patient, and makes their smile, their way! Dr. L loves to collaborate in the creation of beautiful smiles!
Dr. L is a pioneer in Implant Dentistry. His National colleagues say: Dr. L. wrote the book on Implant dentistry!
From the entrance way, through the reception room and dental labs, attention to artistic detail is exhibited throughout! Dr. L’s Lab creates patients’ art, his way!