Dr. Don Cook is a dentist who puts quality service ahead of

quantity. He provides a caring, professional atmosphere

where the patient feels comfortable.

Dr. Cook was born and raised in Rigby, Idaho. He attended

Ricks College and also Utah State University receiving a

Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in

Chemistry. With this background, Dr. Cook was accepted

into the Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP).

(This program is sponsored by the State of Idaho and accepts

seven Idaho residents per year. The students attend their first

year of dental school at Idaho State University and finish

the remaining three years at Creighton Dental School in

Omaha, Nebraska.) In May of 1996, Dr. Cook received

his Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) degree with honors

from Creighton Dental School.

Seeking further knowledge and training Dr. Cook chose to complete a 12 month comprehensive dental residency. His year of training was spent at the Sheppard Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Wichita Falls, Texas. These programs provide didactic and clinical experience in the areas of oral surgery and pathology, endodontics (root canals), orthodontics (braces), periodontics (gum disease), prosthodontics (dentures and crowns), pediatric and preventive dentistry, and many other facets associated with the dental profession.

After his residency, Dr. Cook received orders to serve his country at Fort Clayton Army Post in the country of Panama. There he served as safety and support flight officer.

Dr. Cook moved to Boise in July of 1999 at which time he joined Dr. Gordon Croft in private practice. In January 2001, Drs. Cook and Croft incorporated their partnership and formed Northwest Dental Center, P.A.

Dr. Cook is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Idaho Dental Association (ISDA), and the South-West Idaho Dental Society (SWIDS).

Outside the office, Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with his family. His other interests include golf, camping, horses and snowmobiles.

Message from Dr. Cook:

My desire in dentistry is to make my patients feel comfortable and confident they are receiving the highest quality of treatment available. My staff and I focus on three main principles.

  1. A caring, warm atmosphere where patients feel welcome and their fears are diminished.

  2. Personal attention is given to learn the questions and concerns of each patient. We want to understand your needs and desires in order to present a treatment plan that fits you.

  3. Provide quality service where you, the patient, are satisfied with the treatment rendered and are willing to refer your friends and family to our office.