Danna Cotner | School of Allied Health | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Danna Cotner

Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

Danna Cotner

ASA 128
Phone: 618.453.8834
Fax: 618.453.7020


1972   Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, University Of Missouri – Kansas City, Missouri

1980   Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Diablo Valley Community College, Diablo Valley, California

1990   Doctor of Dental Surgery,   University of California- San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Professional Experience

1992 -1994 Clinical Instructor, Diablo Valley Dental Hygiene Program, Diablo Valley, California

1993-1994   Dentist, Redwoods Rural Health Center, Redway, California

1994-2000   Dentist, Community Health Clinic, Tamms, Illinois

1994-continue,   Dentist in private practice, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

1999-2009 Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2008-2013 Dentist, Choate Mental Health, Anna, Illinois

2014 Pharmacology Lecturer, Missouri Southern University, Sikeston, Missouri campus

2014 –continue,   Associate Professor Sealant Program/ Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois


“A public aid prototype: Utilizing a dental hygiene educational facility to increase access to care”  , Journal of Dental Hygiene, 1977

“Bisphosphonate-associated necrosis of the jaws” , Women Dentist Journal, 2007

“Chantix” , Woman Dentist E Journal, 2008

Membership in Professional Associations

American Dental Association

Southeast Missouri Dental Society

Cape Girardeau Dental Study Club

American Dental Hygienists’ Association


Illinois Healthy Smiles Hero Award, 2007