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Dentist in Portage, MI

All our professionals at David Cooley, DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

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Dr. David Cooley

Dentist in Portage, MI

David Cooley, DDS

Dr. Cooley graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society. He is past president of the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society, the Michigan Dental Association, the Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge, and past chairman of the State of Michigan’s Board of Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Cooley has fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International College of Dentistry.

Dr. Cooley has been recognized by his Kalamazoo peers for outstanding service to society and the dental profession with the “Edgar A. Honey Award” and the “Meritorious Award” for contributions to the practice of dentistry and instilling high professional and educational values in others.

In addition to his Kalamazoo dental practice, Dr. Cooley is a dental examiner for the Northeast Regional Board of Dentistry. In this capacity, Dr. Cooley, as a member of an examination team, certifies senior dental students for state licensure in over 30 states.

Susan, Front Office Supervisor

We are pleased to have Susan join our team as Front Office Supervisor. Susan has been working in the dental office management, as well as medical administration through out her 20-year professional career. In addition to her expertise in office management and human resources, Susan is an asset in the complexities of insurance billing. When Susan isn't in the office helping us run smooth and efficiently, she is watching her young daughter compete in gymnastics competitions across the state.


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Amy, Scheduling Coordinator

Amy joined our office in March 2019. With 20 years of diverse business office experience, Amy transitioned quickly and seamlessly into the scheduling coordinator position. Her caring and pleasant customer service skills are an asset to our office. We are very pleased to have her as part of our team. When not working, Amy enjoys watching her daughter play sports, going to movies with her family and walking her dogs.

Debra Vorick, RDH, BS

Debra has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental hygiene from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan in 2006 with study emphasis and research in oral cancer and the medically compromised patient. Debra is past president of the Periodontal Study Club for Dental Hygienists, member of the Bunting Periodontal Society, the only dental hygienist to be inducted into the Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge and a member of the National Dental Hygiene Honor Society, Sigma Phi Alpha. She has over 38 years of clinical dental hygiene experience in private practice and has worked as a volunteer for Visiting Nurses and Hospice. Debra’s favorite aspect of dentistry has been the wonderful friendships she has developed with her patients. She is the spouse of Dr. Cooley

Rochelle, RDH

Rochelle graduated from Kellogg Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. While practicing dental hygiene on the West Coast, Rochelle gained a great deal of hands on experience in the field of preventive oral care. Upon returning to Michigan, Rochelle practiced in the Battle Creek community, before bringing her nine years of experience to Dr. Cooleys practice. She is a member of the Bunting Periodontal Society and has been a great resource of education and hands on knowledge to the practice for over 20 years. 

Rochelle Registered Dental Hygienist


Heather, Dental Assistant

Heather grew up in Southwest Michigan. She is an alumni of Lake Michigan College where she completed an associate degree in health sciences with honors in dental assisting. She has been assisting since 2007 in general dentistry. She currently lives in Portage with her three adopted dogs, Buddha, Moose and Lady. Her hobbies include piano composing and antique and thrift shopping to decorate her lovely new home. Heathers beautiful smile and compassionate nature is a perfect compliment to our office.  


Nancy,  Sterilization

Nancy has been an instrumental part of Dr. Cooley’s practice for over 12 years working in the sterilization area. Before joining the practice team, Nancy had been a patient of Dr. Cooley’s for over 20 years.  Having come from an industrial background, Nancy was able to bring the hands on approach necessary for the detailed process of sterilization and product ordering. She is responsible for maintaining the high quality of sterilization Dr. Cooley demands. All of us here at the practice count on her abilities.


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