Dr. Claudia C Cotca

Expert Topics:

  • Policy & Public Health/ Dentistry/ Lasers &Toxicology Expert USA Congress & White House
  • Methamphetamine Bills
  • Tobacco Free Kids Bill
  • Patient’s Bill of Rights
  • Opioid Bills

Lecture Topics:

  • Laser Technology and Clinical Protocols in Dentistry
  • Oral Systemic Clinical Protocols and Medical Devices: Regulatory and Legislative Platforms
  • Clinical Toxicology in Dental Protocols and Therapeutic Development
  • TMD and OSA Dental Devices & Protocols
  • Private Practice/Health is Public Health: Healthcare 360
  • Healthcare Technology Transfer
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Industrial Medical Dental Space

Dr. Claudia C Cotca

Clinician, Author, Speaker, Professor

  • *Fellow, American Academy of Oral Medicine *Fellow, International College of Dentists *Fellow, Washington DC Chair, Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Professor: School of Health Sciences
  • “I represent the unbiased private practice clinician and public health expert voice in the healthcare sector.”

Areas of Expertise:

  • Lasers & Laser Technology & Dentistry
  • Oral Systemic Clinical Protocols
  • Medical Device
  • Toxicology
  • Expert Subject Matter Public Health & Healthcare Sector
  • Environmental Health Science
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Dr. Claudia Cotca is a leading international oral health clinician and dentist in Washington DC with focus on helping her patients understand and achieve oral health. She is a 3 time graduate of the University of Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Science Chemistry Degree and major in Cellular Molecular Biology, Master of Public Health in Toxicology, and Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Cotca an international lecturer and esthetic restorative dentist founded the Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery in Washington DC Metro, a private practice Institute with focus on technology and interdisciplinary smile reconstruction within facial neurologic and skeletal coordinates. She is also the founder of C3 Think Tank.

Dr. Cotca is a graduate of University of Michigan, where she received both a Bachelor of Science with Chemistry Degree and Cellular Molecular Biology, a Master of Public Health in Toxicology, as well as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. She is an international lecturer and aesthetic restorative dentist who founded the Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery, an interdisciplinary dental institute with a focus on oro-systemic treatments and interdisciplinary smile reconstruction within facial neurologic, stomatognathic & musculo-skeletal coordinates. For more than a decade she has developed customized oral-dental protocols on

  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • temporomandibular disorders
  • sports and sleep dentistry
  • restorative dentistry
  • laser treatments
  • implants
  • dental anti-aging
  • whitening therapies
  • systemic implications in oral aesthetic rehabilitation

Through her studies in Toxicology and as founder of C3 Think Tank, she develops real time oral clinical protocols for systemic conditions such as

  • Autoimmune, Diabetes & endocrinal dysfunction
  • Head & neck injury
  • Aging
  • Cancer – chemotherapy and radiation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Migraines
  • Metabolic & GI Disturbances

Dr. Cotca’s professional affiliations include

  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine Fellow
  • American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Products (ANSI Standards Subcommittee on Lasers, Whitening, and Biologic Evaluation, & others, & US Delegate to International Organization of Standardization
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellow
  • International College of Dentists Fellow
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • International College of Prosthodontists.
  • American Society of Laser & Medical Surgery

Since 2001, she has been involved in federal legislation and represented both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Oral Medicine as Spokesperson and Dental Expert on Capitol Hill. Dr. Cotca has testified before the United States Congress, and has appeared on both ABC News and NBC News as a Dental and Oral Health Expert, as well as several online portals.

Education: University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Degree, & Cellular Molecular Biology, Master of Public Health, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Internship Oral Medicine, Eastman Dental Institute London, United Kingdom.



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Claudia C Cotca DDS, MPH
Washington Institute For Dentistry & Laser Surgery
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