Dr. Nathaniel Cook completed his undergraduate degree at Concordia College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University–School of Dentistry. Shortly after his graduation, he pursued pediatric specialty training at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatric Dentistry Residency program, where he served as Chief Resident. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He joined Apple Tree Dental in 2018, and in early 2021 became Apple Tree’s Director of Pediatrics.
Dr. Cook is passionate about lifelong learning and advancing his knowledge through continuing education opportunities so he can provide the best and safest care to his patients. He is active in dental education, and serves as an adjunct faculty with both Apple Tree Dental’s AEGD Residency Program and Hennepin County Medical Center’s Pediatric and General Practice residency programs. Dr. Cook is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MAPD), and American Dental Association (ADA).
Along with pediatrics, Dr. Cook’s special interests include: patient/family education; preventive care; treating patients with special healthcare needs and patients with dental anxiety; hospital dentistry, general anesthesia and sedation dentistry; and advocacy and helping improve access to dental care for all patients.
Dr. Cook believes all children deserve access to high quality, personalized and compassionate dental care. He believes it is critical to understand the unique needs of each child, and ensure that parents and caregivers are involved in the care process of their children.
A Minnesota native, Dr. Cook currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife, their son, and their dog. In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, gardening, cooking, cheering for all the Minnesota sports teams, and enjoying the restaurants in the area.