Meet Our Doctors

Below are short bios of our doctors. We titled this page Meet Our Doctors, and we mean it. By all means, read the bios, but we invite you to actually come to visit us at our office, meet our doctors and staff, and become a part of the Cottonwood Dental family! We’d love to meet you!

Dr. David Willardson

Dr. David Willardson is a cosmetic dentist at Cottonwood Dental in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in Sandy, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University for one year, then served an LDS mission in the Houston, Texas area for two years. He finished his undergraduate education at BYU and went to dental school at Roseman University.

Dr. Willardson is a member of the American Dental Association. He loves getting people out of pain and hearing how their smiles have changed their lives!

Dr. Willardson and his amazing wife have two beautiful children. He loves spending time on the lake with his family. They ski, wakeboard and surf!


Dr. Alexander Shaw


Dr. Alexander Shaw is a Cosmetic Dentist at Cottonwood Dental in Wichita, Kansas on 21st Street. For his undergraduate studies, Dr. Shaw attended Newman University, studying Biology and Chemistry. He then moved to Glendale, Arizona where he attended dental school at Midwestern University.

Dr. Shaw is a member of the American Dental Association and he loves getting to know his patients! His favorite part about being a Dentist is being able to help patients achieve a confident, pain-free smile in a comfortable family atmosphere!

A fun fact about Dr. Shaw is that he was a professional corn hole player. He loves outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, running, and snowboarding. He is also passionate about art and loves to paint on canvas for fun!


Dr. Rhett Sutton


Dr. Rhett Sutton is a Cosmetic Dentist at Cottonwood Dental on Kellogg Drive in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in Rexburg, Idaho and attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for his undergraduate education, majoring in exercise physiology. He then attended Roseman University of Health Sciences where he earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Dr. Sutton has always been interested in the medical field because he’s passionate about helping people find pain relief quickly! He knew he wanted to be a Dentist after shadowing his brother-in-law, who is also a Dentist. After observing him quickly relieve one of his patients’ tooth pain, he knew he found his new career path.

When Dr. Sutton isn’t in the office, you can find him hitting the greens trying not to break his clubs or venturing out to the great outdoors. He and his wife love skiing, hiking and camping! A fun fact about Dr. Sutton is that he is a pilot, and if he could have a superpower, it would be to fly without a plane!


Dr. Brian Schofield


Dr. Brian Schofield is a Cosmetic Dentist at Cottonwood Dental on Maize Road in Wichita,
Kansas. He grew up in the small farm town of Buhl, Idaho and attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for his undergraduate education, majoring in exercise physiology. He then attended Roseman University of Health Sciences where he earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Dr. Schofield has wanted to be a dentist ever since he was a child! At a young age, his family Dentist made a huge impact on his life by helping to correct his smile. He’s passionate about helping patients achieve quick pain relief and improve confidence through their smiles!

When Dr. Schofield isn’t in the office, you can find him woodworking or in the great outdoors. He enjoys waterfowl hunting, hiking, camping, and spending time at the lake with his family! He has been married for eight years to his beautiful wife and they have three amazing daughters. A fun fact about Dr. Schofield is that he used to own a woodworking business and he knows how to build farmhouse furniture!


Dr. Kole Lopez

Dr. Kole Lopez is a Cosmetic Dentist at Cottonwood Dental in Pratt, Kansas. He grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and attended Wichita State University for his undergraduate education. During his time there, he majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry and Sociology. He then attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Lopez is passionate about helping change the public view of dentistry. He strives to provide pain-free care while forming relationships with his patients and community. Dr. Lopez is a member of the American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Association.

When Dr. Lopez isn’t in the office, you can find him traveling with his family or hanging out with his two-year-old bernedoodle, Murphy! A fun fact about Dr. Lopez is that he can quote almost any movie verbatim if he’s seen it more than once!


Dr. John Mathes – Bio Coming Soon