Lawrence Cook DDS, PA, Oral Surgeon
Lawrence K. Cook DDS, PA
407 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 |
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About Dr. Cook in Lakeland, Florida

Dr. Cook - Oral Surgery in Lakeland, FL
Dr. Lawrence Cook was born and raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He is the son of Dr. Arthur and Laura Cook, his dad also being a dentist. He attended school in Stevens Point from kindergarten through high school and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School. Since Wisconsin State University is also located in Stevens Point, he attended college in his hometown and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958. Like his father, Dr. Cook attended Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received his DDS degree in 1962. Dr. Cook was granted an internship in Oral Surgery at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio where he served his internships and residency from July 1962 thru July 1964. Dr. Cook served his final didactic year at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in Boston, MA, and was awarded his Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1965.
Dr. Cook volunteered for the United States Air Force, entering the military in 1965. He was appointed Chief of Oral Surgery at Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, Florida, and completed his tour of duty with an Honorable Discharge in 1967. After his military service, Dr. Cook moved to Lakeland, Florida, opening his practice at 407 S. Kentucky Ave. in January of 1968. He has served the surgical needs of patients in Lakeland and Central Florida ever since.

Dr. Cook has held every office in the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and was President of the Society in 1993-94. Dr. Cook was a member of the Executive Board of the FSOMS for many years prior to his presidency and has been a member of the Board ever since. He is presently the Awards Chairman and the Editor of the FSOMS News Letter. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his service to that organization.

Dr. Cook is a Fellow of the American Association of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, American Association of Implant Dentistry, and the Florida Association of Dental Anesthesiology.
Memberships & Associations:
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Florida Association of Dental Anesthesiology
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