Doctors and Staff
Jerry M. Cook, DMD
Dr. Jerry M. Cook received his Doctorate in Dentistry at Oregon Health Sciences University in 2000. After dental school, he commenced active duty service in the U.S. Navy. He attended a 12-month Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Naval Dental Center in Norfolk, VA. He then served for three years at the Branch Dental Clinic in Keflavik, Iceland. From 2004–2006, Dr. Cook completed his Endodontic training at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland. In July 2006, he opened Cook Endodontics, P.C. in Fargo, ND. Dr. Cook is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is an active member of both local and national dental societies and study clubs.
Doctor Cook grew up on a farm in southeastern Idaho. When away from the office, he loves to spend time with his wife, Brooke, and their seven children. He loves the outdoors and enjoys participating in any sport. He works closely with a local Boy Scouts of America troop, and he hopes to see his six sons earn their Eagle Scout award. He enjoys working in his yard or garden and finding projects to work on with his kids.
Michael D. Peterson, DDS, MS
Dr. Michael D. Peterson is a native of Aberdeen, SD. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. He completed his specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and until he joined our team, he maintained a private practice in Silver Springs, MD. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys playing the guitar.
*Pictured from L to R: Back Row; Amber, Kami & Amy "Jo" Front Row; Sara, Lianna, Kristen & Amy
Kristen is the Office Manager for Cook Endodontics, and she has been in this position since the practice opened. She is originally from Glenwood, MN, but she has lived in Moorhead for many years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is married to Dan and has 3 children, Dusty, Devin, and Aaron. She enjoys her 4 pets (2 cats and 2 dogs), reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Amy has been with Cook Endodontics since April of 2008. She graduated from NDSCS in 2006 from the Dental Assisting program. Amy enjoys baking, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.
Dental Assistant/Administrative Assistant
Kami has been with Cook Endodontics since June of 2009. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Qualified Dental Assisting degree. Kami enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend, being at the lakes, bonfires, watching movies, and country music.
Amy has been with Cook Endodontics since June of 2010. She graduated with honors from Northwest Technical College, Bemidji in 2007 from the Dental Assisting program. Before that she graduated from Northwest College, Powell, WY in 2003 in Photographic Communications. Her spare time activities include roller derby and duck hunting/fishing with her husband.
Lianna is not only new to Cook Endodontics, she is new to the area. She grew up in California, studied at Brigham Young University, Hawaii and moved here from Colorado. She and her husband are getting used to Fargo and enjoy spending time outdoors with their dog. We are fortunate to have her join the team!
Sara is one of our newest team members. She grew up in Fertile, MN and graduated from MSCTC in May of 2012. She and her husband have 2 children and live in Moorhead. She enjoys baking, reading, riding her motorcycle and spending time with her family.
Amber is also one of our newest team members. She grew up in Fargo, ND and graduated from MSCTC in May of 2012. She and her boyfriend have 2 dogs and live in South Fargo. She enjoys being outdoors, rollerblading and scrapbooking.