About Our Staff
Cook Periodontics Staff Team

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

Administrative Team

Fran Patient Care Coordinator

Fran Patient Care Coordinator

Fran joined our office in February 2012 and was new to the dental field at the time. Since becoming part of the Cook Perio team she has broadened her dental knowledge. She enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them in any way she can so that they are assured a great experience from start to finish. Outside of work she enjoys all that Wilmington has to offer with her children & friends.

Katherine Patient Care Coordinator

 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.

Crystal Marketing & Communications Coordinator

 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 beautiful Wilmington beaches and hanging out with her doggie, Pinto.

Clinical Team

Clinical Team

Shaun Registered Dental Hygienist
  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!


Alli Registered Dental Hygienist

 Registered Dental Hygienist 

Alli has over 15 years experience in the dental field with over 6 years as a dental hygienist. She enjoys learning new things about dentistry and constantly challenges herself. When she is not spending time with her friends and family you can usually find her running or biking.

 Ashlee Dental Assistant

Ashlee Dental Assistant
Ashlee is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant that became board certified in 2005. Her specialties include cosmetic and oral surgery and she has many years of experience as a lab technician. In 2010 she moved to Wilmington from Delaware with her husband and has since become a new mom. During her free time outside of the office, Ashlee enjoys spending time on the beautiful Wilmington beaches and doing yoga. 

 Jillian Gerganous Dental Assistant
 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 two children.

Dr. Deana Cook and Dr. Phyllis Cook, located in Wilmington, 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, Dr. Cook is offering patients a $150 credit towards any dental treatment if you book your appointment today! 

Call today to schedule your comprehensive exam or click the button below to learn more!

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