Meet Dr. Cocjin
Originally from the Philippines, I received my dental degree in 1986 from the University of the East College of Dentistry, obtained my first dental license from the state of California in 1991. In 1996, I decided to go back to school to receive my certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. I practiced pediatric dentistry in Irvine, CA until our relocation to Kansas in 2001. In 2002, I started teaching at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in the Pediatric Dentistry Department where I am currently a full time Clinical Associate Professor. While working as a full-time faculty at the dental school, I completed their International DDS Program and received my dental degree from UMKC School of Dentistry in 2005.
I hold dental licenses and specialty licenses for Pediatric Dentistry in Missouri and Kansas, have been a board-certified pediatric dentist since 2006 and have active memberships with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry College of Diplomates, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Kansas City Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Rho Chapter.
I love participating in dental related community service projects including Give Kids A Smile, Team Smiles, MoMOM, and the JayDoc Free Clinic in KCK where I was awarded the 2019 Volunteer Dentist of the Year.
As a private pediatric dentist, I worked in the Faculty Practice at UMKC from 2009-2015. Then I worked for My Kid’s Dentist from 2015-2017 and have been at Little Chompers since 2017.