MEET DR. M. KEVIN COOK DDS, MS

I love being an orthodontist! While the art and science of orthodontics is what initially drew me to the profession, the most rewarding part that keeps me passionate about it every day is the opportunity to be a positive influence in my patient’s life while helping them create a beautiful and healthy smile to last a lifetime

I feel so blessed to be an orthodontist in Southern Illinois. At Kevin Cook Orthodontics my staff and I are dedicated to providing you with an outstanding experience visit after visit. We aren’t satisfied with just OK — we want to be a positive influence in the lives of our patients and make orthodontics a wonderful experience for them. You can count on our whole team to be fun, outgoing, and friendly at every visit.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association of Orthodontists
American Board of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
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  • Great experience
    Everyone is so kind and friendly. They are very helpful and get the job done and do it well. (:
    Nikoelle B. — January 23, 2017
  • Dr. Cook and his staff have been amazing to work with on my son's braces journey! Everyone is always very friendly and helpful at every visit. I would recommend them to anyone at any age. We have been pleased from start to finish. My son's teeth and smile look awesome!
    Miranda Malone — January 18, 2016
  • Great Experience
    Went in for a free consultation for adult Invisalign...staff was very friendly and informative of what all the treatment would consist of and was even willing to accept a competitor's coupon. Not to mention their lobby was so beautifully decorated and peaceful that I wished I had longer than a 2 minute wait to enjoy it. Will definitely be starting treatment with them soon!
    Lindsey D. — January 16, 2017
  • Great experience, very positive and informative staff
    Debbie P. — Jan. 10, 2017
  • Both of my boys have used the services of Kevin Cook Orthodontics for braces. They provided excellent care with a friendly and warm atmosphere. We never had a problem scheduling appointments even when it was an unplanned appointment. If you are looking for orthodontic care, I would highly recommend Kevin Cook Orthodontics
    Tina Preston Craft reviewed Kevin Cook Orthodontics — 5 star January 6
  • Me and two of.my kids (so far) seeing Dr. Cook and his staff in his clinic..best welcoming u will ever get and best service all from day one untill u finish ur treatment...my kids always enjoy their appointments specially Adel.Thanks Dr. Cook and thanks to every member of ur team for making this as enjoyable for all of us.
    Dema Refai reviewed Kevin Cook Orthodontics — 5 star December 29, 2016
  • Very flexible scheduling to fit my availability, staff was very friendly and I had a great over all experience!
    Kirsten Madden reviewed Kevin Cook Orthodontics — 5 star December 22, 2016
  • Since day one, Dr. Cook and his staff have been amazing! The consultation was so informative. The day my daughter got her braces, they made it fun and exciting and complimented her on how good they looked. At every check up the staff was supportive and super friendly. My daughter left today with her braces off and was thrilled with her new smile. She's even more confident, if that's possible, and plans on smiling more with her teeth. Thank you to Dr. Cook and his staff more making this an easy, affordable and great experience.
    Jennifer Colboth — 12/28/2016
  • They are always so kind and take the time to explain whats going on, so patient with all my questions. Thanks!
    Cassie Walden reviewed Kevin Cook Orthodontics — 5 star December 22, 2016
  • Dr. Cook and His staff is amazing. They are always pleasant to deal with and can even make "grumpy" teens smile. Our son just got his braces off and we are so pleased. They keep the waiting room stocked for parents and have several activities going so a visit there isn't just another boring Dr visit. Keep up the great work!
    M Ahlfield — 12/20/2016
In 1997, Dr. Cook received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health with an Industrial Hygiene emphasis and dual minors in Chemistry and Mandarin Chinese from Utah State University.  He graduated at the top of his class from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2001 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) and received his orthodontic training at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education where he received a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics.  Dr. Cook remains current in all facets of the orthodontic field by taking over 50 hours of continuing education each year.

Awards and Achievements

  • Fellowship at SIU School of Dental Medicine, 2002, teaching students limited orthodontic techniques
  • Alpha Omega Scholarship Award for the highest general average for the four years of dental school
  • Dean’s Gold Award for high scores on both Part I & II of the National Board Dental Examinations
  • American Association of Orthodontists Award
  • American Association of Oral Biologists Award
  • Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement
  • Academy of LDS Dentists Scholarship
  • Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence from the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • Creighton Superior Scholastic Achievement Award in 1999, 2000, and 2001
  • Honorary Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity
  • Regional Dental Education Program Scholarship, 1997

Professional Affiliations

 

Dr. Cook resides in Marion. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their three children. He also enjoys exercise, studying Mandarin Chinese, skiing, and outdoor adventures.

“What I love the most is helping people feel better about the way they look. To watch the transformation that occurs in someone who is embarrassed to smile and then after treatment feels confident enough to give the largest smile in the room – that is a great feeling.”

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