Dr. Bryn Vaughan Cooper, a board-certified orthodontist, works for more than just straighter teeth – she wants patients to love their smile.
Dr. Bryn Cooper’s road to orthodontic excellence
Dr. Bryn Vaughan Cooper has been a Bear, a Longhorn, and a Billiken on her long path to become a board-certified orthodontist. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from Baylor University in 2005 and 2007, respectfully. While pursuing her Master’s degree at Baylor, she researched water quality controls on the Central Texas Watershed. That research led to presentations to the national and Texas branches of the American Society of Microbiology, and the Texas Academy of Science.
After her stint as a Baylor Bear, she became a Texas Longhorn by attending the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio completing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2011. During dental school, she authored or co-authored nine article reviews.
Finally, Dr. Cooper began the last leg of her orthodontic journey by joining Saint Louis University’s orthodontic residency program, where she became a Billiken. Upon completing the program, she earned an orthodontic certificate and a Masters of Science. During residency, she presented to the American Association of Orthodontists and collected and analyzed genetic data as part of an orthodontic thesis project. The resulting thesis, titled “Genes Influencing Mandibular Size,” was some part of the genetic expression research in orthodontia and led to a pending patent submission.
Dr. Cooper proved her qualifications to a board of her peers in both written and oral form to earn her American Board of Orthodontics Certification. She serves on the College of Diplomates American Board of Orthodontics. And since moving to Houston, she has gotten involved with the local dental and orthodontic communities, including joining the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Texas Dental Association. She looks forward to serving patients and networking with doctors throughout the Houston area.
When she’s not creating beautiful smiles,
Dr. Cooper lives in the Greater Heights Area of Houston with her husband, daughter and golden retrievers. When she isn’t walking the trails with her family and friends, you can find her sampling the new restaurants’ fares, reading a best-seller, and working on her business. After growing up in the DFW area, she is excited to be building deep roots in the city of bayous.