Dr. Cook enjoys working one-on-one with people from all walks of life and being able to improve their lives in meaningful ways. After serving as the Dental Director for Hidalgo Medical Services in New Mexico, Dr. Cook chose to relocate to Phoenix and start serving patients’ smiles in a private practice setting. Today, his career in oral healthcare spans over 17 years and counting!
The story behind Dr. Cook’s career is actually pretty simple – While on summer break from college, his small-town family dentist invited him to come and shadow his work for a while. This hands-on experience ignited a big spark of interest, and the rest is history!
After attending Western New Mexico University for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Cook pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery at New York University. He is also a big proponent of continuing education, regularly frequenting the Scottsdale Center and SPEAR study clubs for a wide variety of advanced courses. Today, he really enjoys practicing dentistry with a big emphasis on advanced technology, including CEREC and dental lasers – in fact, he’s certified in both the diode laser and the hard tissue laser. This strong commitment to clinical excellence has definitely earned him the loyalty and trust of his patients over the years.
Dr. Cook has been married to his wife Mandy for over 25 years now; together, they have a daughter named Gabriella and a son who is also named Destry. When he isn’t busy at work, he hunts everywhere possible, goes trout fishing, spends quality time outdoors, and plays tennis with his daughter. His family also regularly attends Diamondback games and actually holds season tickets to the Arizona Cardinals!
Whether you’re in the waiting room or the operatory itself, Carefree Smiles Dentistry puts patient comfort and promptness above everything else. From the technologies designed to make your treatment easier to the dental office’s relaxing amenities, we’ve created an ideal atmosphere that caters to all individuals.
After you arrive for your scheduled appointment, our concierge will welcome you to the dental office and get you set up with one of our hygienists. The hygienist will provide a complimentary evaluation, followed by a cleaning with time permitting. At the end of the appointment, one of our dentists will perform a complimentary exam, complete with a comprehensive overview of your teeth, gums, throat and other essential areas.