Dr. Luna is a graduate of UAB’s School of Dentistry and attended a 2-year residency in Charleston, South Carolina.
To better serve his patients, Dr. Luna received further education on cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This institute is focused on the highest-end cosmetic dentistry. These studies include:
- Full mouth restoration
- Advanced Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
- Occlusal Reconstruction
- Advanced Implant Restoration
- And more!
Dr. Luna is a national and international speaker and has been honored with a Fellowship Award by the Academy of General Dentistry and was also included in the Consumer’s Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Dentists.” Dr. Luna has been interviewed several times on television, radio stations and with local newspapers. He has had the honor of having his dentistry published in brochures and dental laboratory magazines across the country.”
Dr. Luna is a member of the Birmingham District Dental Society, the Alabama Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He is the past state chairman for the Council on the New Dentist, whose mission is to help a dental student, or new dentist, with the transition into the profession of dentistry.
Dr. Luna enjoys mentoring young dentists and teaching the importance of treating patients as family while providing high-end dentistry. He has been the featured speaker for many dental speaking events and teaches hands-on high-end cosmetic dentistry, full-mouth restoration, and helps with complicated TMJ cases to assist other dental colleagues. Dr. Luna speaks at seminars varying from dental schools to events associated with the American Dental Association. If you are a dentist and want to know more about Pinnacle Management Group, visit www.pmgdental.com.
For fun, Dr. Luna enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, and more. He is very involved with his church and leads many small groups throughout the year, including prison ministry. His favorite thing to do is to travel and spend as much time as possible with his wife and three children.
We aim to keep the traditions Dr. Reed had to treat people not as patients but family. We’ll remain the neighborhood dentists at his same location in Homewood where he practiced for 44 years and feel honored to continue his legacy with his team/family Patti and Paula. We give our deepest sympathy to all who knew him. Many of his patients have been coming since they were kids and now their children our patients. We want to give the same dedicated care Dr. Reed has always given and are excited to continue his love of dentistry as he partnered with Dr. Edgar Luna and Dr. Adam Cotant now calling the office Diamond Smiles Dentistry.
Dr. Adam Cotant
Dr. Cotant was born and raised in Dothan, Alabama. He attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery on a basketball scholarship, and he graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. While at Huntingdon, Dr. Cotant met his wife, Brittany Gaydosh Cotant, to whom he has been married since 2012. After college, he attended UAB School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Diamond Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Cotant was in private practice in Northport, Alabama.
Some of his awards include the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for excellence of character and service to humanity, which he received in 2009. In 2016 he received the Dental Lifeline Network Outstanding Student Award for outstanding work with special needs and pediatric patients. Then again in 2016 the Birmingham District Dental Society and UAB School of Dentistry awarded Dr. Adam Cotant with the Most Outstanding Graduate Student of the year for overall clinical ability and Patient-Dentist relationships.
When Dr. Cotant is not helping people’s dental needs, he loves to spend as much time as possible with his wife and daughter. But when the opportunity arises, he is an avid outdoorsman and loves to fish and hunt for deer and turkey. As he states, “In my opinion there is nothing better than being in the outdoors watching the sun come up and seeing God’s beautiful creation come alive.”
Dentists in Hoover, AL Who Care
Going to the dentist can be stressful. No one wants to go – except our patients. That’s because we truly care, and we show it. It is such an honor to see many of our patients hang-out with our front desk staff 30 minutes AFTER their appointment has ended!
If you want a family-friendly, inviting and comfortable experience with one of the nation’s best dentists, turn to Diamond Smiles. We’re improving smiles and changing lives.