About us

Mission Statement & Practice Philosophy

We are dedicated to providing orthodontic care of the highest caliber in a relaxing, comfortable, and friendly atmosphere. We strive to provide exceptional service before, during, and after treatment to establish a lifelong partnership with our patients.


We treat all of our patients in a compassionate and understanding manner. We want our patients to be delighted with the service they receive and so comfortable in the surroundings of our office that they can, without hesitation, whole-heartedly refer their friends to our practice. This is not only the ultimate measure of success of an orthodontic practice but also the highest form of compliment to our efforts.


We create beautiful smiles, while helping our patients realize the benefits of increased self-confidence and an improved quality of life. We can accomplish this by identifying our patients’ concerns and anticipating their needs, so that Dr. Cook and our team can work in mutual cooperation with the patient. In addition, we work in partnership with other dentists and health care professionals to help ensure comprehensive care for our patients.

Meet Dr. Cook

Dr. Cook

Dr. Cook is a dentist who specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics for patients of all ages. He and his wife, Robin, opened Cook Orthodontics in 2003 shortly after finishing his residency. His goal was to create a family friendly orthodontic practice with focus on establishing long term relationships in a comfortable atmosphere.

Dr. Cook - Education

Dr. Cook attended Indiana State University on a full ride academic scholarship where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1996. He attended dental school at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from IUSD in 2000 where he graduated with High Distinction at one of the top in his class. He started his orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry that same year. He served as Chief Resident during his last year and graduated for the final time in 2003 with a Master of Dental Science degree.

  • Certified, American Board of Orthodontics
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
  • Indiana Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • First District Dental Society
  • Published research in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Cook - Family

When not helping patients embrace their beautiful smiles at Cook Orthodontics, Dr. Cook stays busy with his family. He and his wife, Robin, have been married since 1998 and are the proud parents to their son, Carson. Outside of life in the office Dr. Cook enjoys exercising, reading, cooking, watching movies, travel with his family, and chasing a ball around the golf course.

Meet the Team

Schedule and Financial Coordinator

Becky King

Hi, I’m Becky. I joined Cook Orthodontics in August 2011. I am excited to be part of such a great team. I enjoy assisting patients and families through all stages of treatment and having the opportunity to see the end results- which is a wonderful smile!   In my time away from the office, I enjoy home improvement projects, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you very soon!

Missy Schmidt

Hello! I’m Missy and you’ll find me at the front desk. I have several years of experience working in orthodontics and am excited to have joined Cook Orthodontics. I love getting to know our patients and families. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my 3 sons and husband. I have two bengal cats, Jaxson and Llama. On my days off you can find me and my great dane, Chester, walking along the river in Newburgh. I look forward to being a part of your journey with us.

Treatment Coordinator

Kelly Kain

My name is Kelly and I will be with you for your first appointment at Cook Orthodontics. As the Treatment Coordinator, I will take all of your initial photos and x-rays and help Dr. Cook with your consultation. I have been a dental assistant for over 30 years and have been with Dr. Cook’s team since 2009. In my spare time I like to travel, read, shop and spend time with my 3 children at various sports or high school and college activities that they participate in. I am a Louisville Cardinals fan, Screaming eagles fan and a forever Memorial Tiger.

Clinical and Scheduling Assistant

Rachel Maikranz

Hello! I’m Rachel and have been part of the Cook Ortho team since January 2011. You will see me assisting in the clinic as well as helping schedule your next visit. I love getting to know our patients and families, as well as seeing the transformation in each smile. Outside of work, I love travelling with my husband, spending time with family, following sports, and being outdoors.

Clinical and Scheduling Assistant

Ashley Spainhoward

Hey there, I’m Ashley. I was lucky enough to join Cook Orthodontics back in 2014! You may see me at the front desk greeting you as you come in for your morning appointment. I can also be found in our clinic in the afternoon assisting Dr. Cook with putting braces on, taking braces off and all the appointments in between. One of my favorite things about what I do is getting to know our patients and families and developing those unique relationships. Outside of the office, I am always on the go! Whether it be a weekend trip, spending time with friends or visiting my family is Southern Illinois. My husband Alex and I also have our hands full with our wild maltipoo, Cayde! I am excited for you to join our Cook Ortho family!

Clinical Assistant

Courtney Ervin

Hey there! I’m Courtney & I joined Cook Orthodontics in March 2021. I’m a Clinical Assistant & our Lab Coordinator. Since graduating from USI in 2012, I worked in oral surgery. However, I actually did rotations at Cook Ortho as a student! I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to come back & join such a wonderful team! You’ll see we’re more like family here. We have a lot of fun & really enjoy what we do! My husband & I have 2 beautiful children, Camilla & Eric. We also have 2 crazy dogs, Roman & Enzo. When I’m not in the office, you’ll find me hanging out with my kiddos most days. I enjoy spending time with family & friends, fishing, travelling, listening to music or true crime podcasts, & New Orleans Saints football! I can’t wait to meet you & help you on your ortho journey!

Office Manager

Robin Cook

Hi. My name is Robin. I have been a team member at Cook Orthodontics since 2003. I work behind the scenes managing accounting and payroll tasks as well as our community outreach efforts. Outside of the office, I enjoy time with my husband, son (Carson) and sweet goldendoodle, Cody. I also enjoy playing tennis and learning to play golf, reading and travelling. I look forward to meeting you!

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