Gary E. Cook, DDS, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences

Gary E. Cook

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-0418

Fax 612-626-1496

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

DDS, Loyola University of Chicago, 1997

MS, University of Minnesota (Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics), 1993

BA, University of Iowa (Pre-dental), 1973


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Clinical Instructor of the Year, 1995, Presented by the Senior Class
  • DDS Graduation Escort/Hooded Graduates, 1998
  • DDS Graduation Escort, 1994, 1995, 1996