Meet Our Periodontists - Cook Periodontics

Meet the Doctors

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Dr. Deana Cook, DDS, MS

Dr. Deana Cook is excited to return to her hometown of Wilmington to join Cook Periodontics & Dental Implants 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 2015 she became the director of the Port City Study Club and is currently the director of a new Spear Study Club. 

When she isn’t at the office, Dr. Cook is a mom with two daughters, Emery and Sutton. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, running with friends, biking, swimming and relaxing at the beach.

Dr. Daniel Hall

Dr. Daniel Hall was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Georgia Southern University for his undergraduate education, earning a double major in Biology and Spanish. Next, he received his dental training at The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, graduating with honors. Having a special interest in helping patients keep and rebuild their natural smiles, Dr. Hall continued his training through a residency in periodontics and implant dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. There he served as chief resident, completed a Master of Science in Dentistry and obtained a specialty certificate in Periodontics. This advanced training covered all aspects of treatment of periodontal disease, soft tissue and bone grafting, implant placement, as well as oral and IV sedation. 

While at VCU, his research earned an award in the Southern Academy of Periodontology Billy M. Pennel Research Competition, and was selected to participate in the Balint Orban Competition at the annual American Academy of Periodontology meeting. Dr. Hall regularly attends continuing education courses  and lectures as he strives to refine his skills and educate himself in order to provide the highest level of care to his patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association. 

 In his free time, Dr. Hall loves to spend time traveling and hiking with his wife, Kim and their dog, Oakley.  Dr. Hall is also a hobbyist woodworker, a former collegiate and professional soccer player and is fluent in Spanish. 

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

Dr. Deana Cook and Dr. Daniel Hall,  located in Wilmington and Leland, NC, is an experienced periodontist who serves patients from Castle Hayne, Porters Neck, Odgen, Leland, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Southport, and Hampstead. Dr. Cook, along with our entire team, is looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!