A Weber High graduate and a Weber State Alumnus, Dr. Cook is no stranger to North Ogden. And, after nearly a 20-year hiatus in Texas, he’s back!
Dr. Cook graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry, a member of the Texas A&M Health Science Center System, located in Dallas, Texas, where he received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree, and for 12 years, he and his North Ogden bride, Teresa, lived in Texas.
Moving back was a big decision that involved the purpose and priority of the family. Dr. Cook’s mom, Kathy, and Teresa’s parents, Jay and Mirjam Barker, live in North Ogden along with many siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles, so they felt that making memories and growing up with family close by outweighed the perceived benefits of living in the Lone Star State.
As for practicing- Dr. Cook loves serving his community with choices and great care. He is reminded that he is a guest of his patient’s mouth- there to serve and do no harm. He also believes there have to be at least 2 choices for his patients to choose from. Whether you need an implant, a bridge, a sealant, or a reminder to floss his interest is in what will help each patient the most. Sometimes that means waiting several months while a patient quits smoking before they get their new smile. Other times he’ll burn the midnight oil to finish a smile before a wedding. One of his favorite memories was getting to know a police officer in the community, then meeting his girlfriend, all while working on a full smile rehabilitation. He was honored when several months after finishing, they invited him to their wedding and rejoiced in the comfort and healthy smile the groom shared with all who came.
Discovering Dr. Garner and Mountain Springs Dental was the icing on the “sugar-free” cake. Both he and Dr. Garner complement each other. “It’s like a right and a left hand- we just fit”, remarked Dr. Cook, and he says of Dr. Garner, “I love his easy-going, friendly chairside manner. It’s so good to be able to sit down with him and consult on a complicated case and enjoy his experience and gentle approach.”
Dental technology. X-rays have been around a long time, and it’s a pleasure to use the lowest dose possible. Now, the 21st century has evolved x-rays into something fascinating. The doctors at Mountain Springs Dental can now use x-rays to see in 3 dimensions. The CBCT or Cone Beam Computer Tomography is the fancy way of saying the doctors at Mountain Springs Dental see more, and see more clearly. The 3d scan is a game changer, and it can be found at Mountain Springs Dental.