Meet Our Team

Our staff plays a big part during your orthodontic treatment with years of experience. We are happy to help in any way possible. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Dr. Debra Cook

Being an Orthodontist is a fun adventure! I Love the challenge of fitting teeth together and getting to know the people behind the smiles! When you have an appointment at our office, I make sure to give you my undivided attention to go over all your questions and give you the very best treatment.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband Rick, and our two girls (Justine and Josie). You can usually find our family out on the driving range, softball fields or on long walks with our English Lab, Bubba.

School / Education:

I completed my undergraduate work in Biology at California State University, San Bernardino. I received my D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, graduating at the top of my class and distinguishing myself as a recipient of the California Dental Association Scholarship Award and as one of only a handful to be selected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Phi Beta Kappa). I then received my Master of Science degree and specialty in Orthodontics from Loma Linda University.

I am a member of many orthodontic/dental societies, which include: American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), California Association of Orthodontists (CAO), Orange County Dental Society (OCDS), California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and the Academy for Orthodontic Excellence (AOE) study club in Orange County.

Certifications:

Certified in the use and placement of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS): 2009
Certified in Diode Soft Tissue Laser: 2004
Invisalign Premier Provider Certification: 1999

Publications:

1. Power Whitening, the Finishing Touch to Beautiful, Straight Teeth
Clinical Impressions, Vol. 10 No. 2, 2001
2. Orthodontic Treatment Veneers
3. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Vol. XXXVII No. 12, Dec.2003
4. Plaque Deposition and its Comparative Effect on Bond Strength
5. Master Thesis, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry 1998

Melanie

Office Manager

Vivien – R.D.A.

Treatment Coordinator

Jody – R.D.A.

Smile Designer

Sherry – R.D.A.

Smile Designer

Contact Us

949.589.7820

Cook Orthodontics

22032 El Paseo, Suite 210

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

cook@smilesallday.com

Contact Your South Orange County Orthodontists

Have more questions about our treatments or want to schedule an appointment? We’re here to help! Feel free to call us at 949-589-7820 with any questions or to schedule an appointment at our Rancho Santa Margarita, CA office. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile that’ll last you a lifetime!