Dr. Karen Cooper
Wellness starts with a smile! Dr. Karen Cooper brings her wellness philosophy to everything she does: from volunteer work, to personal health and to her award-winning practice, Smile Designs.
Dr. Karen Cooper – Dentist
Who: For Dr. Karen Cooper of Smile Designs, a beautiful healthy smile is only part of her focus. Naturally, you’ll find the utmost in care and dedication when it comes to cosmetic, restorative and family dentistry, with industry awards including a Walters award for clinical excellence to prove it, but you’ll also find an underlying philosophy that cares for the patient’s wellbeing above all else. “I’m big on wellness, I eat clean… that’s a big part of my life, even early on when I was growing up in Southern California,” said Cooper. “You want to take care of yourself and your overall wellness.”
What: Dr. Cooper walks the walk when it comes to overall wellness, practicing a regimen of healthy eating and regular outdoor exercise, from tennis to paddle boarding. That approach to looking at the big picture extends to her work in our community as well. Her volunteer work with Ambucs allows her to help others exercise and live a healthy lifestyle who might otherwise be unable to, but she calls Urban Hope her baby. “I just like to help people in need,” she said.
Why: And helping people is a big part of what drove her passion for dentistry. “Medicine gave me an avenue to assist people in improving their wellbeing and to allow them to improve their quality of life. It was not until my undergraduate studies at University of Southern California that dentistry began to appear the most appealing in medicine for me,” she said. “In my heart, I knew I could make a difference.”
Smile Designs Services:
- Dental implants
- Full mouth reconstruction
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Family dentistry
- Smile design
- Sleep apnea
- Cerec (one-visit restorations)
Smile Designs by Dr. Karen Cooper