Dr. Cooper has been practicing General Dentistry in Bemidji since 1994. She was raised on a farm in North Dakota where her parents were teachers and farmers. She received her B.A. in biology from Minot State University and her DDS from the University of Nebraska in 1992, where she also met and married her husband Bret. Dr. Cooper loves treating families and patients of all ages. In her spare time, she enjoys pontooning, gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, knitting and spoiling her many nieces and nephews. She opened Black Bear Family Dental in 2018.