(So nice, he’s Nice Nice!)
Phil Cooke is fun. Not in the way crazy circus clowns are fun, though he has been known to don a red foam nose to put his young (and young at heart) patients at ease. No, it’s more of a “looks forward to his job each and every day and comes to work happy” fun. The contagious kind. This irresistible character trait was one of the main reasons he felt confident he could pull off naming his practice Nice Nice Dental. After all, who would risk the false advertising claims knowing he was actually a closet curmudgeon?
Dr. Cooke was born and raised in Phoenix. He went to Camelback High School, then graduated from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) with a degree in biology. Next he attended dental school in San Francisco at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Since completing his studies nearly 30 years ago, Dr. Cooke has enjoyed being a dentist here in Phoenix.
Family is very important to Dr. Cooke. He’s been married for more than three decades. His three daughters are married and there are now seven grandchildren, with more to come! He and his wife, Cindy, enjoy their family and appreciate each other as a gift.
Dr. Cooke loves to exercise and read. He volunteers his dental skills at the Neighborhood Christian Clinic as well as in Rocky Point, Mexico. He has traveled with various groups to several other countries to give back some of what he has been blessed with. In 2000, he was nominated by the Arizona Business Journal as a “Health Care Hero” for his work with the homeless and underprivileged in Maricopa County. He started the Hope-Mobile, a Mobile dental clinic to travel to homeless shelters and hold neighborhood clinics for the underserved areas of the valley.