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.
Crystal is an UNCW alumna with a degree in Communication Studies and
became part of the Cook Perio team in December 2012. Her role as Practice
Ambassador is to be a liaison between our office and referring doctors. She is
dedicated to making sure the referral & treatment process is seamless for
everyone, especially the patient. Crystal also coordinates all events and study
club meetings. In her free time she loves to go to yard sales and snuggle her
adopted doggies, Pinto & Drax.
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.
MichellePatient 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.
AliciaNew Patient Coordinator
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!
ShaunRegistered 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.
BeckyRegistered Dental Hygienist
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!
AriannaCertified 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.
CerrissaCertified Dental Assistant
Brooke graduated from Cape Fear Community College with a diploma in dental assisting in 2018. She joined our team right after. Her favorite thing about periodontics is seeing transformations from surgeries that make patients proud of their smile. In her free time, Brooke loves country music concerts, going to sports games with her husband, Ryan, playing with her son, Asher, and volunteering at her church.
BrookeCertified Dental Assistant
We are accepting new patients in both our Wilmington and Leland offices!
Dr. Deana Cook, 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!