Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Dentist

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From the age of just 5 years old, Dr. Claudia C. Cotca knew she wanted to become a dentist. Fast-forward to present day, Dr. Cotca has been blessed to have achieved a worldwide reputation as a highly skilled aesthetic restorative dentist. With multiple degrees in science and public health and a Doctor of Dental Surgery, she focuses on multidisciplinary dental treatments. “My comprehensive approach integrates aesthetic-driven facial symmetry s...

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Philosophy

From the age of just 5 years old, Dr. Claudia C. Cotca knew she wanted to become a dentist. Fast-forward to present day, Dr. Cotca has been blessed to have achieved a worldwide reputation as a highly skilled aesthetic restorative dentist. With multiple degrees in science and public health and a Doctor of Dental Surgery, she focuses on multidisciplinary dental treatments. “My comprehensive approach integrates aesthetic-driven facial symmetry smile rehabilitation with biomedical oral therapies, including sleep and breathing improvement,” she says. Dr. Cotca is a fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the International College of Dentists and a member of the International College of Prosthodontists.

About My Practice:

What is unique about your treatment style?

My comprehensive diagnostic approach includes everything from esthetic-driven, facial symmetry-based smile design to oral cancer screening and diet profile development. I also value the significance of patient care post-treatment. I make it my priority to provide maintenance schedules with detailed descriptions to ensure optimized results. 

Describe your practice.

The Institute stands for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of the patient’s oral health and aesthetics. The office is immaculately clean with white décor, which translates the message of clarity and sharpness in our services, recommendations and practices, and allows the patient to be at the center of attention.

How do you define a successful result?

A result is successful when it is natural and functional, and exceeds the patient’s expectations. Ultimately, the result needs to make the patient happy.

What do you think the future holds for cosmetic dentistry?

I am looking forward to advancements in laser procedures with a focus on smile design, teeth whitening and smile-based facial improvement; virtual integrated simulation of patient chewing patterns in real time with digital smile designs on computers; and quick and precise tooth kinetics with simulated high-grade porcelain restorations.

How do you ensure patient satisfaction?

As a clinician, I strive to provide results-driven treatments, which meet both the patient’s and my own expectations. During the treatment planning phase, I utilize digital X-rays, as well as video and photo portfolios to help patients visualize their concerns, treatment options and expectations. I value each patient’s input, as it helps me to achieve the best possible results.

What is your approach to cosmetic enhancement?

Cosmetic enhancement is dependent upon the functions and proportions of the skeletal, dental, muscular and soft tissue position. My experience and expert knowledge of the facial skeletal system, proportions and how they relate to the body give me the necessary parameters to create a natural-looking smile. 

About Me:

How would your patients characterize you?

My patients would describe me as caring, careful, scientifically-driven, skillful and intellectual with a sharp eye for detail.

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