About Our Staff

Our staff is committed to ensure that you feel comfortable and well-informed throughout any treatments that you have in our office. We strive to provide you with the absolute best care possible.

Below are the different departments within our practice and a little about the team members that are a part of each department.

Administrative Team

 Patient Care Coordinator

Katherine joined the Cook Periodontics team in October 2016 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She graduated from ECU in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. Katherine’s main focus is patient care and is committed to make sure every patient has an outstanding experience at our office. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog in her hometown of Wilmington.


 Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Crystal is a UNCW alumna with a degree in Communication Studies and became part of the Cook Periodontics and Dental Implants in December 2012. She is responsible for coordinating marketing activities for the office as well as maintaining the communication between our practice and our referring general dentists. Crystal is also the meeting coordinator for the Port City Study Club. In her free time she loves enjoying the beaches and hanging out with her adopted doggies, Pinto & Drax.


 Patient Care Coordinator 

Michelle became part of the Cook Periodontics family in January 2018. Michelle is originally from Long Island, New York and made Wilmington her home in 2005. With over 20 years of medical and dental experience, Michelle's main focus is patient care -- which includes everything from the initial phone call to the healthy smile her patients receive after completing treatment with our doctors. With a laugh that is contagious, Michelle is well-known for keeping everyone smiling at the office. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, her 2 English Bulldogs (Darla and Buster), and traveling around North Carolina to watch her niece dance in competitions. 

 Alicia Patient Care Coordinator 

Alicia is a native of Wilmington and graduated from East Carolina University in 2001. She recently joined the team in May 2018. Her favorite thing about being part of the Cook Perio team is scheduling appointments and making sure you feel welcomed from the first phone call. She is an all around team player dedicated to creating a positive patient experience during your dental visit. When she is not working you can find her hanging out on the beach relaxing.

Hygiene Team

  Shaun Registered Dental Hygienist 

Shaun has been a dental hygienist since 1986 and for the majority of this time she has been a hygienist in a periodontal office. Shaun feels that this is her area of expertise! She always continues to challenge her professional skills through continuing education and new products. She loves meeting and getting to know new faces and helping people have a healthy smile. She loves spending time with her family, children, and friends. She also loves the beach and boating!


Registered Dental Hygienist 

Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Becky worked as a Dental Assistant while attending her first two years of College. Moving to Wilmington in 2014 to study dental hygiene, Becky earned her Dental Hygiene Degree from Cape Fear Community College in May of 2017. She is passionate about dental health care education and is serving her second term as a Trustee for the North Carolina Dental Hygienist’s Association representing the Cape Fear region. She joined the Cook Periodontics & Dental Implants team in February of 2018.  When away from the office Becky enjoys reading, backyard gardening, weekend travels with her boyfriend Justin, and taking care of their two dogs, Pete and Charlie. 

Clinical Team


 Certified Dental Assistant
Jillian is a Wilmington native that graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2007 from the Dental Assistant program. In October 2015 she joined our team and is enjoying the transition from pediatric dentistry to periodontics. During her free time Jillian enjoys boating and bowling with her husband and three children.


Arianna  Certified Dental Assistant

Arianna earned a B.S. in human biology from SUNY Albany and her dental assistant diploma from CFCC. Upon graduation, Arianna joined our team in August 2017. As part of the Cook Perio team, Arianna enjoys making her patients feel comfortable about their dental treatment through humor and education. She was born in NY but loves the warm weather of the NC Coast. Arianna’s other loves include her husband Paul, everything Disney, and the beach!


Cerrissa  Certified Dental Assistant

Cerrissa is dedicated and focused on giving our patients her full attention to provide them a super friendly and comfortable experience at every visit.  One of Cerrissa’s top priorities is to keep our patients informed on what to expect regarding their treatment and is always more than happy to answer any questions as she truly enjoys what she does.  Outside of work Cerrissa volunteers as a den mother for her son Corbin’s Boy Scout pack. Some of Cerrissas interests include outdoor activities like exercising, and camping, as well as curling up on the couch with a good book.


Brooke  Certified Dental Assistant

Bio Coming Soon! 

Banks  Certified Dental Assistant

Banks graduated from Cape Fear Community College in August 2018 from the Dental Assisting Program and joined the Cook Perio team soon after. Her favorite part of the job is seeing the transformation our patients experience between their first visit and their last. In her free time, Banks can be found either in the gym or relaxing at one of the local beaches. 

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!*

Call today to schedule!

*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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