Dr. Ronald Cooper began his interest in dentistry in high school as part of an externship program which involved visiting with and learning from a local dentist. After that experience, he began volunteering and assisting dentists through college. Dentistry was a career path that seemed to match his natural inclination for fixing things. And today, when he's not fixing smiles, he's often fixing up his home in Potomac.Dr. Cooper grew up in Long Island and finished high school in Maryland. He went on to acquire his DDS, with honors, from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1988. From there Dr. Cooper continued his dental education with advanced training in post-graduate general dentistry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, he served the community by volunteering time to those in need in Grady HospitalDr. Cooper's dental education continued with the acceptance of the Fellowship award in General Dentistry in 1997. He then became more focused on preserving teeth while at the same time improving smiles.Dr. Cooper is a member of several national and local professional associations including the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the DC Dental Society.Along with home renovations and home automation, Dr. Cooper enjoys woodworking and spending time with his family. He and his wife Lesley, an attorney, have three children.