Meet the Doctors

Dr. Deana Cook, DDS, MS

Dr. Deana Cook is excited to return to her hometown of Wilmington and become an active member in the community.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate education in Art History. After studying abroad in Italy she began to appreciate the wonderful mix of art and science dentistry provided. She then began her dental education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with honors. In dental school, Dr. Cook was the recipient of the Grover C. Hunter award for excellence in clinical periodontology.

Wanting to broaden her educational experience and to learn the Texas Two-Step, Dr. Cook decided to head out to Texas for her residency training in Periodontics. Dr. Cook received her Certificate in Periodontics and her Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She was awarded First Place in Oral Research Presentation when presenting her clinical research at UTHSCSA Dental Science Symposium and was a finalist for the Dr. & Mrs Gerald M. Kramer Award for Excellence.

In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, running with friends, biking, swimming and relaxing at the beach. 

In 2015 she became the director of the Port City Study Club.


Dr. Lisa Shoff, DMD, MS

Dr. Shoff received her bachelors in Biology at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, PA and her Masters in Science of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and DMD at the University of Pennsylvania then entered the Air Force to complete her residency. She served as a general dentist in Guam for 3 years prior to continuing her education and periodontal training at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Air Force Post Graduate Dental School. Following graduation, Dr. Shoff became board certified in Periodontics and Dental Implants.                      

In her free time, Dr. Shoff loves spending time outdoors with her husband, Eric, and son, Samuel. Her favorite past times include running, yoga, and Pilates. Although she has enjoyed the opportunities to travel while in the Air Force,  Dr. Shoff is looking forward to settling down in Wilmington and becoming involved in the community.

With 10 years of experience, Dr. Shoff joined the team at Cook Periodontics in August 2018. 

Dr. Deana Cook & Dr. Lisa Shoff, located in Wilmington and Leland, NC are periodontists who serve patients from Castle Hayne, Porters Neck, Odgen, Leland, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Southport, and Hampstead. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

Perio Risk Assessment

The American Academy of Periodontology's risk assessment test will help you see if you are at risk for having or developing periodontal (gum) disease.

For a limited time, Cook Periodontics is offering new patients a complimentary full set of x-rays with every comprehensive exam!*

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*Excludes 3-D CBCT Scan 

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We are accepting new patients in both our Wilmington and Leland offices! 
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