John Cottrell

Clinical Instructor and Director of Minority and Special Programs

Room 420

School of Dentistry

Phone: 816-235-2085


John L. Cottrell is a Clinical Instructor in the Dental Public and Behavioral Science Department and Director of Minority and Special Programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He received a BA from Pittsburg State University and an M.A. in College Student Personnel with emphasis in Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa.

His responsibilities as Director of Minority and Special Programs include coordination of UMKC/AHEC Dental Assistant Program, Dental Research Explorer Post Programs, Great Start Program and the Hospital Hill Health Diversity Scholarship Dinner Dance He is also the faculty advisor for the Student National Dental Association/ Hispanic Student Dental Association which provides dental screening and variety of oral health activities to the community.