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Meet Our Doctor

In 1997, Dr. Cook received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health with an Industrial Hygiene emphasis and dual minors in Chemistry and Mandarin Chinese from Utah State University. He graduated at the top of his class from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2001 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) and received his orthodontic training at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education where he received a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. Dr. Cook remains current in all facets of the orthodontic field by taking over 50 hours of continuing education each year.
Awards and Achievements
Fellowship at SIU School of Dental Medicine, 2002, teaching students limited orthodontic techniques
Alpha Omega Scholarship Award for the highest general average for the four years of dental school
Dean’s Gold Award for high scores on both Part I &II of the National Board Dental Examinations
American Association of Orthodontists Award
American Association of Oral Biologists Award
Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement
Academy of LDS Dentists Scholarship
Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence from the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon
Creighton Superior Scholastic Achievement Award in 1999, 2000, and 2001
Honorary Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity
Regional Dental Education Program Scholarship, 1997
Professional Affiliations
Southern Illinois Dental Society, President-Elect
Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
American Association of Orthodontists
Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society


Dr. Cook resides in Marion. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their three children. He also enjoys exercise, studying Mandarin Chinese, skiing and outdoor adventures.

“What I love the most is helping people feel better about the way they look. To watch the transformation that occurs in someone who is embarrassed to smile and then after treatment feels confident enough to give the largest smile in the room – that is a great feeling.”

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