Hilary Cooke

BDS (Witwatersrand) (1988) MDent (Witwatersrand) (1994) GDC Number: 69126

We are proud to work with Hilary as our resident periodontal specialist, here at The Exeter Dental Centre.

With years of experience treating patients with gum disease, from surgical to regenerative procedures, she will work with our patients to diagnose and control all types of advanced gum disease.

Dr Hilary Cooke has over 25 years’ experience as a dentist and Specialist in treating gum disease. She is registered as a Specialist in Periodontics with the General Dental Council London and has lectured widely in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Hilary relocated to Scotland in 1996 and was based at the University of Dundee. A year later she moved to the West Country and established a Periodontal Referral Centre, accepting referrals from all counties in the south west.

Prior to joining the Exeter Dental Centre, Hilary was lead clinician at the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield Outreach training programme based in Chesterfield. Hilary is a member of many professional bodies including the British Society of Periodontology, The European Federation of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Before returning to the UK, she was a member of the Academic Staff of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where she was Specialist/Consultant in Periodontics and Oral Medicine.

Hilary is now our resident in-house Periodontist and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of periodontal profiles. She has a special interest in aesthetic reconstructive periodontal procedures enabling enhancement of a confident smile and since June 2014, she has been employed by the University of Plymouth as a Clinical Supervisor based at the Peninsular Dental School in Truro.