It is truly my pleasure to have the opportunity to meet you and provide excellent dental care for you and your family. I am committed to treating each patient as if they are a member of my own family with special care, concern, and empathy. I feel that prevention along with conservative, yet complete treatment is necessary to achieve and maintain optimum health. Thanks for the opportunity to provide you with the best care available. I look forward to meeting all your future dental needs. I am originally from the northwest side of Detroit. I attended both Cass Technical High School and Wayne Sate University in the city. I graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School, am board certified, and have been practicing for over 25 years. I completed an advanced mini residency dedicated to the advancement of implants in dentistry and I restore a variety of implant systems in my private practice. My career includes many years in both private and hospital dentistry. Ypsilanti has been my home town for over 20 years now and my wife Carolyn, along with our four sons are excited to be a part of this community that we have grown to love. I am a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Bunting Society (the oldest periodontal study club in the country). I participated as a mentor in the Big Brothers of America and remain active in model rocketry, camping, fishing, and canoeing with friends and family. I have valued my time participating in the state-wide MOM (Mission of Mercy), which provides pro bono dentistry for those in need and undergoing financial hardship. I have also provided my dental services at no cost for the past 15 years on Martin Luther King Day for the benefit of the local community. Serving my patients with their oral health needs is something I really take to heart.
We strive to provide you and your family with quality dental care at an affordable price. Honesty and integrity are the foundation of this practice and it is our intention to maintain your trust. Our focus is on excellence in every aspect of your dental care, and we will always do our best. Therefore our office is staffed with a highly qualified and personable team. As a part of our quality service we explain and educate our patients about all services being proposed. This empowers YOU, the patient, to be an active partner in maintaining and optimizing your oral heath. We recognize your oral health as an integral part of your overall well-being.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Wayne State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated
The Ohio Center For Osseointegration and Implant Innovations
Residency Hospital | Completed
University of Michigan / School of Dentistry
Other Education | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Cooks has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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