Cook Orthodontics

22032 El Paseo
Suite 210
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: 949-589-7820
Fax: 949-589-2301

About the Doctor

Dr. Debra Cook

Dr. Debra CookTo me, being an Orthodontist is the most rewarding career!  It is great to create a connection with my patients - it makes it so much fun!  I am very personable and compassionate professional, and I like the challenge of making everyone feel comfortable and important. When people have an appointment with me, I want them to feel they have my undivided attention and know that I am doing the very best treatment for them.  I feel it is so important to be current with the latest orthodontic technology (and attend classes regularly for continuing education). I have even gone so far as to have treatment tried out on me to know what it feels like!


 In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband, Rick, and my two girls (Justine and Josie) who attend school locally.  You can usually find us out on the driving range with our golfer, Justine, or out on the softball fields with Josie.  I also enjoy playing piano and taking long walks with Bubba (our English Lab).


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.


Certified in the use and placement of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS): 2009
Certified in Diode Soft Tissue Laser:  2004
Invisalign Premier Provider Certification:  2003

Power Whitening, the Finishing Touch to Beautiful, Straight Teeth
Clinical Impressions, Vol. 10 No. 2, 2001

Orthodontic Treatment Veneers
Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Vol. XXXVII No. 12, Dec.2003

Plaque Deposition and its Comparative Effect on Bond Strength
Master Thesis, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry 1998


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