Gary E. Cook, DDS, MS

Interim Director, Division of Prosthodontics

Gary E. Cook

Contact Info

cookx003@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-0418

Fax 612-626-1496

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

Interim Director, Division of Prosthodontics

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences


DDS, Loyola University of Chicago, 1997

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

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

Summary

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