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.
Dr. 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.
Kristen is the Office Manager for Cook Endodontics, and she has been in this position since the practice opened in 2006. 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.
Becky has been with Cook Endodontics since February of 2013. She grew up in Baudette, MN, known as the “Walleye Capital of the World.” She graduated from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, MN in May of 2012 with her Administrative Assistant Associate Degree & moved to Fargo shortly after. Becky enjoys spending time with friends/family, doing craft projects, baking, & spoiling her 2 cats.
Kami has been with Cook Endodontics since June of 2009. She recently passed all her exams and is now a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant! 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.
Amber has been with Cook Endodontics since June of 2012. She grew up in Fargo, ND and graduated from MSCTC in May of 2012. She and her husband have 2 dogs and live in South Fargo. She enjoys being outdoors, cooking, baking and traveling.
Holly has been with Cook Endodontics since December of 2013. She graduated with honors from the dental assisting program at Herzing University in Crystal, MN. Holly and her husband recently moved back to Fargo after living in the Twin Cities for several years. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her two chihuahuas.
Carly has been with Cook Endodontics since she graduated from MState in May 2014. She is originally from Montevideo, MN and still enjoys visiting her family when time allows. She enjoys playing sports and being outdoors.
Melissa has been with Cook Endodontics since July 2014. She graduated from MState in May 2014. Melissa enjoys spending time with family, friends, boyfriend and her three dogs, playing hockey and going to the lakes.