dr. cooley

Meet Dr. Cooley

If you are looking for a caring, compassionate dentist, Dr. Christopher E. Cooley has what you need. Dr. Cooley is a cosmetic, restorative, and general dentist serving Germantown, TN, Memphis, and surrounding areas. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the Crown Council dental alliance. Dr. Cooley's dental team is committed to continuing education to provide top-notch treatment and personalized care. We truly care about your unique needs and are willing to go the extra mile for you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooley, contact us today.

Training and Affiliations

Dr. Cooley received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee. He is dedicated to pursuing ongoing education, and has undergone training with the Hornbrook Group and PAClive, the country's top program for hands-on continuing education for dentists. There, he received extensive education in the placement of porcelain veneers and other cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Cooley is a proud member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

These organizations keep Dr. Cooley in the loop with developing studies in the fields of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry.

Dr. Flexsenhar

Meet Dr. Flexsenhar

Dr. Flexsenhar (“Dr. Flex”) is a Texas native who received her doctor of dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and has been practicing general dentistry since 2009. Dr. Flex is excited to be a part of Dr. Cooley’s team bringing with her a passion for comprehensive restorative care and expertise in cosmetic transformations, Invisalign, moderate oral conscious sedation and surgical extractions with bone grafting. Dr. Flexsenhar also worked at a practice focused on dental sleep medicine and she is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and experience to help treat sleep apnea to Dr. Cooley’s practice.

Dr. Flex is known for her bubbly personality and gentle touch. She is thorough and compassionate, and she is the best at easing any type of dental anxiety. Dr. Flexsenhar is also certified to administer moderate oral sedation.

Dr. Flexsenhar is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and she is also part of a local Spear Education Study Club.

Outside of work, Dr. Flex enjoys group fitness, outdoor activities, eating good food, and spending time with her husband and young boys.

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Gayla Bobo

Treatment and Scheduling Coordinator

Gayla has called Memphis and the Mid South home for the past 30 years and has recently left the burbs for the country. She has worked in the dental industry since 1996 and has worked with Dr. Cooley since 2006 as treatment and scheduling coordinator. Her friendly face is one of the first you will see when visiting the office. Gayla's primary focus is to assist patients with impending treatment and to offer the best customer service possible. She is also very involved in marketing and social media. In her free time Gayla enjoys walking and the occasional bike ride on the Shelby Farms green line and spending time with her husband and family.

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Deana Russom

Financial Coordinator

Deana is a native Memphian and a graduate of The University of Memphis with a background in business and customer service. Prior to joining Team Cooley, she was a patient and has enjoyed getting to know all current and new patients. In her free time, Deana loves spending time with friends and family.

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Becky Iosue

Registered Dental Hygienist, BS

Becky graduated from UT Memphis in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. She has worked as a dental hygienist for the past 26 years, the last 16 years with Dr. Cooley. Becky's passion is treating her patients with the latest and best that dentistry has to offer in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere.

Becky is a native of Collierville. She is married to John, her husband of 26 years. They have two daughters, the oldest is at Spring Hill College in Mobile, the youngest is entering Mississippi State. During her free time, she enjoys visiting home bound members of her church and practicing yoga

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Stephanie Lawrence

Registered Dental Hygienist, BS

A native Memphian, Stephanie started her dental career in 1992 as a dental assistant. She pursued her dental hygiene degree, graduating from University of Tennessee Memphis in 1997. Stephanie has been a proud member of the team since 2001, growing increasingly passionate about connecting with patients and building lasting relationships with each one, and making sure their time spent here is as comfortable as possible. She takes pride in the mission work & extensive continuing education completed over her career. Visiting the dentist can cause anxiety for some people so it is Stephanie's goal to deliver the best possible dental experience to each and every person in an atmosphere of comfort, care and trust.

Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her 3 kids, traveling, and enjoying life to the fullest!

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Stacey Darnell

Registered Dental Assistant

Stacey has been in dentistry for 26 years. She graduated from Memphis Vocational School in 1991 and has been registered through the State of Tennessee since graduation. Her top priority is making patients feel comfortable and confident about the care they are receiving. She loves playing golf and spending time with her family.

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Bonnie Spears

Registered Dental Assistant

Bonnie has worked in dentistry since 1973, She has been a member of Dr. Cooley's team since 2004. She received her training and has her RDA with coronal polishing in the state of California and Tennessee. She loves to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys gardening.