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 primary role is making sure the operations of both locations run smoothly for patients and staff. She also serves as the liaison between our practice and referring offices while overseeing marketing efforts. Crystal's favorite part of her job is to coordinate office events and meetings for our study
club. In her free time she loves to go to yard sales, attend concerts, and snuggle her
adopted small pups, 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.
Elizabeth became part of the Cook Periodontics family in January of 2021. With over 15 years of customer service Elizabeth enjoys the interactions she has with our patients and other local dental offices. Her main focus is with our hygiene patients-which includes everything from scheduling appointments, coordinating care between offices, and discussing treatment with our hygienist. Elizabeth was born in New York, but has lived in Virginia, Texas and Hawaii where she attended Hawaii Pacific University and met her husband, Alex while stationed at Schofield Barracks. They have 3 children, a son, Easton and twin daughters, Emmalyn & Vivian. She enjoys spending time with her family, who keep her busy between baseball, soccer and gymnastics!
Amanda is a native to the Wilmington area as she was born and raised here. She graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2006 and has worked in the medical field for the past 20 years. She joined the Cook Perio team in May 2021. She is our first contact in our practice as she schedules and coordinates all our new patients. She loves getting to know each of our patients getting them scheduled timely and appropriately. Outside of work, she loves spending with her husband, Eddie and three kids, Brianna, Nathan and Mason. She loves traveling, watching her son play baseball, going for walks with her husband, and anything Disney.
AmandaNew Patient Coordinator
Having recently relocated from Richmond, Virginia, Danielle became a part of the Cook Periodontics team in July 2022. While in Richmond, she studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and dedicated over 10 years to the customer service industry. Her role is to ensure every patient feels unequivocally welcome, comfortable and confident within the practice throughout the duration of their visit. Danielle has always loved working with others and finds joy in bringing a smile to someone’s face. She loves spending time in the water, the gym and in the kitchen cooking for loved ones. Her two cats, Daisy and Bijou, are the lights of her life!
Sarah was previously a student of Art Education at UNCG but has come back to her roots here in Wilmington. She has become a part of the Cook Perio Team as of August 2022, and is eager to make the journey from diagnosis to scheduling treatment a smooth experience for everyone involved! Her main job is focusing on all the details involved in scheduling a surgery – from collecting and drafting forms to filing insurance claims and following up on patient care outside the practice – to allow the Doctors to treat patients with ease. Sarah is always ready to help with a smile on her face, even if her teeth are chattering from a slight breeze. In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing video games and making art, with a special passion for printmaking, as well as catch a few z’s on the couch with her Shi Tzu Abby.
SarahSurgical Coordinator Assistant
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
Growing up in Jacksonville, NC Brynna's journey into dentistry began at a young age when her hygienist gave her confidence in her smile. It was that experience that led Brynna on her own journey into dentistry. Her education began locally at CFCC's Dental Assisting program, graduating in 2019. She worked for 2 years as an assistant while attending hygiene school at Wayne Community College. Upon graduating in May 2021, Brynna worked for a year before she moved back to the coast to join the Cook Perio team. She is looking forward to building relationships and creating a lasting impact with our patients much like her own hygienist did for her.
BrynnaRegistered 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
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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!