Southdale Family Dentistry
Gerald Cook, DDS:
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Southdale Family Dentistry
Gerald Cook, DDS
Edina, MN













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Dan M. from MN, MN (Source: Yelp)


I went in for a cleaning today.  Everything went well and the hygienist had a good sense of humor, which I appreciate.  I’ve been going to Dr. Cook for many years now and he has earned my trust.  I had many issues when I first started going and he fixed them all.  Thank you!

Janna Allen (Source: Google)


Dr Cook and the entire staff are professional, attentive to all my questions and concerns and have been such a great experience for myself and my kids. We have been very pleased with his work. Both my children went to Dr Cook as their orthodontist and he’s been nothing but patient, gentle and attentive to every detail. They make an effort to squeeze you in for last minute appointments whenever necessary. I highly recommend their services!

Jim Sondell (Source: Google)


Courteous, personal staff. Extremely professional. Dr. Cook is thorough and possesses a very sensitive touch. His practice is as good as there is. I recently moved to the Minneapolis area from Chicago and I’m delighted that I was introduced to Dr. Cook’s practice. I come from a family of dentists, so I know excellent dentistry.

Annette N. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


This dental team is professional, yet very warm and welcoming to new patients and motivated to make sure their patients have a good experience and that YOUR dental concerns are what is most important to them.. not their agenda and checklist. Dr. Cook and his staff, I believe, project a small town feeling at their practice in a time of large impersonal large offices. I appreciate this and feel good when the front desk people, the hygienist (Kris), and Dr. Cook know me by name. I had to leave this practice for a while because of a dental plan that dictated where I could go..but now I look forward to returning since our new insurance plan now allows me and my family more choices. I choose Dr. Cook and his staff. Give them a try. You will not be disappointe

Cyndi Dale (Source: Google)


Southdale Family Dentistry has been more than I could ever wish. Everyone is friendly and on-point. Dr. Cook is patient and more than skilled. And I’ve used them for my entire family. They took brilliant care of my elderly mom, my two sons, and me. Through everything from fillings to crowns, at this point. Safe and clean in COVID too.

Lorraine T. from Edina, MN (Source: Yelp)


I’ve seen Dr. Cook for about 15 years. Kris’s his hygienist, and he are the best. Very patient and understanding. I’ve had a lifetime of dental fear based on terrible childhood treatment. They are both great….and Kris is always extra gentle and checks in constantly to make sure I’m ok. Highly recommend!

Luke Lange (Source: Google)


Gerald was my dentist for over 10 years when I lived in Minnesota. My wife switched to him and we brought our children as well as they grew into needing dental work. This was the result of the quality of their business. I highly recommend him to everyone. My teeth were in rough shape when I started seeing Gerald. Their approach was that of getting the things done that needed to be done without pushing unneeded services and without being critical of where I was at with my dental needs. Everyone here is friendly, supportive, and you are treated like you are important. If you are looking for a good dentist because you don’t like going to the dentist, or for any other reason at that. The staff at Southdale Family Dentistry are second to none in our experience.

Emily Beltz (Source: Google)


I LOVE Southdale Family Dentistry! I look forward to my appointments every time and in the 11 years I’ve gone there I have NEVER been disappointed. They’re extremely gentle and very kind. The place is super clean and they’re always striving to provide better and better service. They have an appointment reminder system that I find extremely helpful. The hygienists and Dr. Cook are all so knowledgeable and up-to-date on current research, etc. The longest I’ve ever had to wait past my appointment time was less than 5 minutes; almost always I’ve gotten in right on time, and I’m always in-and-out of there quickly. They also do a great job of explaining what they’re doing. Have I mentioned that they’re gentle? If you want stress and pain-free dental appointments, Southdale Family Dentistry is where you need to go. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat. Another plus–always free parking

Denise Rothmeyer (Source: Google)


I have been going to this group for a very long time. In my opinion, they are the best in the business. They make me feel like I am the most important person in the world when I am in that chair! They care about their patients and I know they care about me. I wouldn’t go to anyone else!! Thank you to Dr. Cook and staff.

Sarz Hair (Source: Google)


This is by far my favorite dental office that I have tried in the twin cities area. I tried a few others because of my insurance coverage, and they were never even close! They are amazing listeners, very gentle (I am SO sensitive!), and give good recommendations for treatments to be done. Also the price doesn’t break the bank. I couldn’t express my gratitude more. Thank you Kris and Dr. Cook!

Sarah Carey (Source: Google)


My children see Dr. Cook for both their dental and orthodontia work. It is so nice to be able to combine visits and know that Dr. Cook is taking care of it all. I really appreciate that he is taking the care with our youngest daughter to create enough space in her mouth so that she doesn’t have to get adult teeth pulled. My children look forward to their visits with Dr. Cook as well as his dental hygienists and the office staff are always so welcoming and helpful. I am very happy with their level of care.

Daniel Birmingham (Source: Google)


I have been using Southdale Family Dentistry to care for my oral health needs for over a decade now, and I wholeheartedly recommend their practice. I personally know several others who go to Southdale Family Dentistry as well, including my entire immediate family and several of my coworkers. Between all of us, we have wildly varying dental needs, yet — no matter what those needs are — the skilled staff at Southdale Family Dentistry have handled them with utmost professionalism, and a caring & kind approach that truly makes one feel at home. Southdale Family Dentistry strives to inform their patients and make them comfortable, and I really appreciate that.

Amy M. (Source: Google)


You won’t find a better dental practice. Dr. Cook is extremely gentle and meticulous in his work. Kris, the hygienist, is thorough, very knowledgeable, and friendly. Teresa, at the front desk is also friendly and personable. My children are not particularly stoic or calm patients, and even they like going here!

B Mingo (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Cook for over 20 years. Dr. Cook has incredible attention to detail and will stop at nothing to give his patients the best treatment. He and his entire team, aside from being genuinely friendly and outgoing, uses state of the art equipment to make sure your dental care is comfortable and quality. Dr. Cook is a true craftsman in the industry.

Michelle McKinney (Source: Google)


I recently switched to Southdale Family Dentistry because I knew I needed some crown work done. And several years ago, when I had the crown first installed was one of the most painful experiences of my life. So you can imagine my apprehension. I wanted to find a dentist who took pain management very seriously. I have a big resistance to novacaine, so I am a pretty tough dental patient as well as extremely fearful . I do not mind cleanings, but have ever since that bad experience, I have had fear whenever novacaine or drilling is in the picture. Dr. Cook knows his craft. I had my crown and a filling done by him and nearly fell asleep in the chair! Zero pain and I was in shock when it was all said and done. This guy is a miracle worker. I feel very fortunate to have found this practice.

Carrie Saxon (Source: Google)


I have been going to Southdale Family Dentistry for over 15 years. Dr. Cook has taken care of my teeth, done a bridge and braces (at age 46) and a few root canals for me as well. Kris is my dental hygienist and cleans my teeth twice a year! I always look forward to seeing her and catching up on her family, and sharing how my family is doing as well. She’s wonderful! Very gentle and thorough. If you are anxious or nervous, this is the place to go! 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ every time!

 Johnny E. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming here for over a year and absolutely love it. Everything from Teresa at the front desk to Kris and her precision oriented, detailed work as a hygienist to Dr. Cook’s expertise has been every bit worthy of a 5 star rating. I have been to numerous dental offices in my life as I would go to whatever office was closest to my house and/or workplace; that practice is now officially a thing of the past. I will continue to go to Southdale Family Dentistry as long as they are around.

Jill B. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cook has been my dentist for 13 years. I would not consider going to any other dentist. He has replaced many old worn silver fillings with tooth colored fillings or in some cases porcelain crowns. My teeth used to be very sensitive at the gumline from gum recession and teeth grinding. After having braces to correct my bite, Dr. Cook placed tooth colored fillings at the gumline and got rid of all of the sensitivity. I can now eat ice-cream!!! When I am in the dental chair I feel like I am the only patient in the office. Dr. Cook’s assistant Lisa, offers me headphones, safety glasses, pillows, even a blanket. Just anything to make me comfortable. Dr. Cook is so calm and gentle, especially with Novacaine. I am no longer the fearful dental avoider I was 13 years ago. I will never go anywhere else.

Marie Jackson (Source: Google)


Doctor Cook has been my family’s dentist for many years. He is fantastic with children, extremely thorough, and very gentle when having to fix a cavity. His staff is outstanding. Over the years, my family has had some some complicated dental situations (a broken jaw and 13 damage teeth) I think I can consider myself an expert in recommending a dentist. If you need a dentist, GO SEE Doctor Cook!

Elizabeth Maltby (Source: Google)


I’m embarrassed to say that I have neglected caring for my teeth for many years. But even knowing that, Dr. Cook and his entire staff were nothing but professional, kind, caring, accommodating people with a sincere desire to help me. My work today (first time in many years) went so well and I felt nothing after a three hour appointment. I would highly recommend this dental practice!

Beth Grant (Source: Google)


Dr. Cook and staff are always professional, friendly and easy to be around. If you need additional work beyond cleanings they educate you on what is happening but are good about saying if it needs immediate attention versus we should probably take care of this in the future and just giving you a heads up. I have always felt well taken care of as a patient.

John Pastor (Source: Google)


I have had great dental care my whole life and have been going to Dr. Cook for the last 17 years. I cannot say enough about how excellent my experience has been at this office. He is gentle, patient and pays great attention to the finest details in his work. He has a very practical approach to any recommended work and explains things thoroughly. I have recommended him to both family and friends and they have been happy as well.

Ehren Korshus (Source: Google)


My Wife & I and our children, 17, 8 & 7, been visiting Southdale Family Dentistry for almost 16 years now. Dr. Cook & his team are passionate about their work & they take the time to build a relationship with you in order to better understand your needs as a patient. They make great suggestions for care and take the time to explain the details for any procedure that they suggest but perhaps most importantly, they know how to work with the insurance companies to maximize your use of the benefit. Kris is our favorite hygienist there, make sure to ask for her when you set up your cleanings! Top notch dental care here. We’re customers for life!

Jenny Semmens (Source: Google)


Dr. Cook has been attending to my teeth for many years and has done a wonderful job on fitting several crowns and even replacing some that had been done rather badly by a past dentist. His staff are very caring and friendly and the regular cleaning is pleasant and thorough. I would highly recommend Dr. Cook to anyone who wants a high standard of treatment.

Jessica Bemis (Source: Google)


I’ve been a client for several years now, and they are Amazing! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and they remember you. Kris is the best hygienist I’ve ever had – gentle and really thorough. Dr. Cook is a master of his craft as well as being gentle and kind. Everyone is willing to answer any questions you may have, and make a great effort to work with you. I really cannot say enough good things about this business.

Nancy Rydholm (Source: Google)


The entire staff in the clinic makes you feel welcome once you come in the door. I have my teeth cleaned routinely every 4 months and I look forward to coming in to have it done. Everything being done is well explained and Kris is fabulous. She is so professional and makes the visit very pleasant. Dr. Cook is very caring and knowledgable. I have no hesitation referring friends and family to the clinic for their dental needs.

Heidi Jensen (Source: Google)


I wish I could give ten stars. Really amazing dentist and staff here! I never thought I’d be able to be calm and make it through a dentist appointment without having a panic attack. Dr. Cook is gentle and patient, as is Kris, my hygienist. They are both attentive and listen closely. Truly professional! I hadn’t been to a dentist in 25 years due to overwhelming fear. When I broke a tooth, they fit me in and worked with me through my panic attacks. I’ve been going to the office regularly for ten years now and really can’t say enough good about them. They’ve been so great that I no longer need to be sedated to have my teeth cleaned, a big step for me. Kris is really attuned to any change in breathing or body language and always responds right away to make sure I’m okay. Dr. Cook is always patient with me, is gentle, and is a calming presence. He listens to my concerns, works with me with sedation when necessary, and makes the experience as stress free as possible for me. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Gerald Dykhoff (Source: Google)


Routine cleaning, and replacing a broken tooth. Next was to determine the best way to repair the problem of missing teeth. We discussed several options. Dr. Cook always listens to and answers my questions. In the end he usually (always) seems to have the right solutions to the problems. I have been a satisfied customer for years and have referred friends. All office personnel are also extremely helpful and pleasant as well. Great value is received per dollar spent. Best of all, I have never felt any pain in any procedure he has performed. That was NO.1 on my list of priorities. Just keep doing what you are doing!! Jerry Dykhoff

Lozza C (Source: Google)


I don’t know if it is the calming interior of the foyer, the beaming smile from the receptionist or leakage of some of the ‘laughing gas’ from the other parts of the office*, but I felt very relaxed from the moment I entered this dentistry. All the personnel are kind and patient, answering questions without making me feel stupid for asking. And of course, there’s Dr Cook. His professionalism is on the same high level as his approach to helping those of us with memories of THAT scene in ‘Marathon Man’ as our only link to a dental office experience. He explains procedure to help you know what to expect, is able to interpret your questions despite the cotton wadding stuck in your mouth, and takes great pains, er, effort to make certain that your experience is trauma free. This is the place to go if you want top notch, caring attention. *just kidding to make an interesting metaphor; all equipment and materials are in excellent safety and working order.

Brenda Johnson (Source: Google)


The staff at Southdale Family Dentistry are all so helpful and friendly. They are more than accommodating and have seen my kids grow up and beyond. Dr. Cook is very careful and proficient. Several of my children and also now as they are young adults have had some dental issues that are a bit more complicated and I have felt like he has had the most up to date and trusted treatment plans for them. I also went through the invisalign treatment with him and straightened some teeth and bite that was changing as the years went along for me. Glad I did, very happy with the results. We could not have chosen a better practice to trust our dental health with!