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Dr. Cotty became solely committed to a career in dentistry after completing a dental laboratory technology course early in his college life.

“I had always thought about becoming a dentist since high school. But after enjoying, and doing so well in, the DLT program, it really spurred me on to put all my efforts into going to dental school,” he said.

He then entered the College of Charleston to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After that he was accepted into the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dental Medicine.

“After I graduated from dental school, I was looking around for a dental practice to purchase. I found a nice practice in the quaint little town of Tryon, NC and just fell in love with the area,” he said.

And the rest is history, as they say. Dr. Cotty practiced in Tryon for about ten years before he moved the practice to its current location in Columbus, where he has now been practicing for over twenty years.

He said, “I feel very blessed to be able to work in a career that I truely enjoy. It makes it so fun to come to work each day. And I get so much pleasure from knowing I am making a difference in other people’s lives. I have a staff of very dedicated professionals to work with, and that make my job so much fun!”

In his free time, he enjoys weekend getaways to the beach to golf, swim, fish and spend time with his three children. Investing is another hobby of his, so you may find him reading a new book on the subject, or following the stock market charts.

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