David E Coatney DDS will tell you, your smile is the first thing people notice, and he is passionate about helping patients feel better about their smiles. He has worked hard to create an office that focuses on patient comfort as well as clinical excellence.
Dr. Coatney is a true artist, and his years of clinical experience combined with his artistic talent has transformed many smiles into absolutely radiant smiles! He is a well-respected dentist in this area, and has been serving this community for over 20 years.
Dr. Coatney is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Following graduation he was commissioned into the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He served his country for 6 years.
Dr. Coatney's first tour was in Nuremburg, West Germany. During this tour of duty Dr. Coatney completed training with highly skilled specialists in the following dental areas:
During his time in Nuremburg he met and married his wife, Sheri, a native of Allegany, NY, who was interning at the hospital in the Optometry Clinic. From Nuremburg, they traveled to San Antonio, Texas, where Dr. Coatney completed his Officer Advanced Training Course. His next tour of duty was at Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served for 2 more years.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Dr. Coatney entered private practice as an associate dentist in Port Orchard, Washington. It was during this time that the idea of combining a practice with his wife began to form.
After 4 years in Port Orchard, he decided to move his family to Allegany, New York and the Coatney Professional Center was established in Olean, NY.
In creating the Coatney Professional Center, each staff member was carefully selected for their ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care.
Dr. Coatney is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as the Eighth District Dental Society. He is also a member of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Board for Olean Community Theatre (OCT) and on the Council for Bethany Lutheran Church in Olean, NY. He is a committed Christian and often teaches adult Bible classes. Dr. Coatney and his wife Sheri currently attend St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ellicottville, NY.
Outside the office, Dr. Coatney enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheri, their 2 daughters, Kierstin and Erin, and their silly Golden Retriever, Bella.
Dr. Coatney and family Christmas 2016
Dr. Coatney has been very involved with Olean Community Theatre, and has often appeared onstage alongside his two talented daughters.
In an effort to give back to the community, Dr. Coatney, has also performed in several local charity productions with proceeds donated to our local Olean Food Pantry.
Drs. David and Sheri Coatney, and Bella
Besides his theatre involvement, in his spare time Dr. Coatney enjoys woodworking, traveling, photography, and is an avid history buff.
One final note: despite being an Olean dentist, David E Coatney DDS is a diehard Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners fan.
Thanks to our hygienist Vicki for bringing in these cookies!