About the Team

(So nice, he’s Nice Nice!)

Dr. Cooke

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.

Rhonda Bryan

Rhonda Bryan has been with our practice since July 2014. She started out as a temp in our office and has done such a wonderful job we needed to have her permanently join our Nice Nice family. She runs our front office at Nice Nice Dental. She has been with her wonderful husband for 23 years and they have four wonderful boys (Christian, Jacob, Landis and Devin). She is also a grandmother of 5, four boys and one girl, who all reside in Alaska. When Rhonda is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and watching football (DENVER BRONCOS), Nascar, and watching her son Jacob compete in discus and shot put for Moon Valley High School.

Desiree Garcia

Desiree came to our office from San Diego, Ca. She is a licensed Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions (RDAEF). She’s been in the Dental field for over 25 years. She is a decorated Navy Veteran and a mother of three wonderful children… 22 year old son Jericho who is in the USArmy serving with the 82nd airborne, 16 year old Merlanja who is a travelball softball player, and 9 year old son Caleb. Desiree runs the back office of Nice Nice Dental. When she’s not busy in the office or with her children, Desiree likes crafts, reading and scrap booking. Desiree and family attend St. James Catholic Church in Glendale.

Linda Cumbie

Linda Cumbie is originally from New York, but moved to Arizona in the 80s. She is married to Randy and they have a total of 15 grandchildren! Linda has been in dentistry for 25 years. She worked for Dr. Trueblood as a dental assistant for most of that time. In her spare time, Linda works at Anita’s Cocina in Wickenburg and loves to travel. Her passion, however, is singing. She and her husband are in a country band and play in some local bars.