Gary Cook

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Academic Title

Clinical Dental Specialist
Director, Preclinical Program in Prosthodontics
Division of Prosthodontics
Department of Restorative Sciences


Pre-Dental, BA, University of Iowa, 1973
Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, MS, University of Minnesota, 1993
Other Education
Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Loyola University of Chicago, 1977

Contact Info




Office Address

9-470 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

After graduation from Loyola University School of Dentistry, I practiced General Dentistry for twelve years. I returned to academics in 1989 as a student in the University of Minnesota Graduate School to pursue a Master's Degree in Prosthodontics. Since receiving the advanced degree, I have been privileged to work in both the preclinical and clinical Prosthodontic education of undergraduate dental students at the University of Minnesota.

I attribute my desire to be involved in the fabrication of dental prosthetics to the early training I received in the field of mechanical engineering. Prosthodontics is a "bridge" from the man-made world to the biological. Prosthodontics challenges the dentist to be innovative and unique because of the individuality of each patient's needs.


Clinical Instructor of the Year, 1995
Presented by the Senior Class

DDS Graduation Escort/Hooded Graduates, 1998

DDS Graduation Escort, 1994, 1995, 1996

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