Our Team

Brian Cook, DMD – Huntsville Dentist

Huntsville dentist, Dr. Brian Cook, was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Alabama having majored in Biology. He pursued his dental training at the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine. After graduation, following his passion for dentistry and compassion for the underprivileged, he and his family moved to rural North Carolina where he served in public health. Dr. Cook was then given the opportunity to enter a private practice in Thomasville, NC. His time in Thomasville proved to be a wonderful experience where he expanded his skills as he learned from the mentors around him.

Given that Alabama is home for Dr. Cook, he proudly returned to work as a Huntsville dentist. He currently maintains membership in the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Alabama Dental Association, the Madison County Dental Society and the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry Alumni Association. Dr. Cook’s practice is based on an appreciation for continuing education, and he is currently pursuing completion of the Dawson Academy curriculum for TMJ disorder. Additionally, Dr. Cook has sought post-graduate education in anterior esthetics, smile design, removable prosthodontics, and oral surgery.

Dr. Cook believes in a conservative approach to dentistry, and he goes out of his way to spend time
with his patients to maximize understanding and assist in making decisions for treatment. His patient-awareness and utilization of minimally invasive dental procedures makes him a premier choice for cosmetic and
family dentistry in the Huntsville area.

Outside of the office, Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with his wife, Esther, who is from Huntsville. Together with their two children, Dr. Cook and Esther enjoy spending time camping, hiking and cycling in beautiful North Alabama.


Our Staff

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Jane Cox

Jane joined our team in 1975, giving her 38 years of experience in the dental profession. Having obtained her dental hygiene license in 1992, she continues to be an integral part of our team. Jane’s extensive experience and education make her invaluable when it comes to complicated procedures, such as veneers and endodontics. She continues to expand her abilities each year attending multiple seminars and continuing education courses. Jane is married with 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren that she enjoys spending her weekends with.

Mindy Penny

Mindy joined the practice in 1999 as a dental assistant. In 2002 she expanded her education by obtaining her dental hygiene license from UAB. She is a multifaceted team player. Not only does she assist Dr. Cook with clinical procedures, she periodically takes on the role of dental hygienist. Mindy is married and has one son. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, running and photography.

Terri Yates

Terri joined our practice in June 2010 and has been a wonderful asset. She began assisting in 1982 and received her hygiene license in 1985 from UAB. Terri has a total of 31 years of dental experience of which over 20 years has been spent working with children, young adults and those with special needs. She continues to further her education with various seminars and lectures. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, camping and live music.

Deebe Taylor

Deebe loves to interact with people on a personal level, and it was this compassion for people that led her to a career as a health professional. Having obtained her hygiene license 30 years ago, Deebe began her career in Montgomery. She has since relocated to Huntsville and joined with Dr. Cook in providing patients with the education and encouragement they need to be healthy. Deebe enjoys her time outside of work with her beautiful and always growing family.

Terry Fotovich

Terry received her dental training in Norfolk Virginia. She moved To Huntsville in 1983 with her husband Steve, when he retired from 20 years in the Naval Submarine Service. Terry has three children and five granddaughters. Terry has worked as a Dental Assistant, a Dental Hygienist, and Office Manager for over 30 years. She feels very blessed to have a career that enables her to smile going to the office every morning and to be smiling when she leaves the office at the end of the day.

Maria Sykes

Maria joined our administrative team in September of 2013. She is a graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She loves people and does a great job with accommodating our patient’s busy schedules for appointments and assisting with our patient’s financial matters. She is usually the first person our patients meet upon arriving in our office. When she is not working, Maria loves spending time with her 3 children.