Dr. Coican is a specialist in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics for children and adults. Sixth in his class, he completed his degree in 1981, graduating six months early from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Before that, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in chemistry at the University of Florida, where he was invited to join Phi Beta Kappa. After practicing as a general dentist in Hawthorne, Florida, he returned to school to complete a two-year orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry where he received a certificate of specialty in orthodontics and a Master of Science in oral biology.
For 34 years, Dr. Coican has been providing high-quality dental care to his community here in Palm Bay. He is the only specialist in town who is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Throughout all those years he has been a lifelong student, and regularly, he is able to attend professional courses and meetings provided by orthodontic and dental associations, as well as the Holmes Regional Medical Center. Dr. Coican is also a practicing member of the American Dental Association®.
Dr. Coican takes pride in his family. His father served in WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Russian Invasion of Czechoslovakia. His mother was a medical technologist and taught high school. Dr. Coican is proud to be an “army brat” and has lived both on bases throughout the U.S. and Germany.