Cooley Prosthetic Dentistry is a Rapid City prosthodontic specialty practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dental equipment.


We also perform services that include bonding, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. David R Cooley DDS and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 605-716-9061 and experience why our patients think Cooley Prosthetic Dentistry is the best dentist in Rapid City.



Meet our Team


David R. Cooley, DDS, MS

David R. Cooley, DDS, MS

Board Certified Prosthodontist

Dr. Cooley is a 4th generation South Dakotan, growing up on a ranch near Springfield. He is a graduate of SDSU and the Univ. of Nebr. School of Dentistry (1976). David received his Master's degree in Prosthodontics from the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio in 1990 and was assigned to Ellsworth AFB in the early 1990's. He received the John J. Sharry for prosthodontic research by the American College of Prosthodontists in 1990. After his Air Force retirement in 2003, he returned to Rapid City. He was employed with the Soderstrom Implant practice where he increased his expertise and proficiency in numerous implant systems.

After its closure in 2009 he opened his present office in November of 2009. During his leisure time, he is an avid hunter and is currently assisting his wife Maia in renovating their 1970's era house. David and Maia are also active gardeners and agate hunters.
Jessica Lilleskov

Jessica Lilleskov

Receptionist & Front Office Administrator

Has been working at Cooley Prosthetic Dentistry since April 2010. Jessica enjoys getting to know the patients, their families and providing the best customer service possible. She is a native of Rapid City where she is married and raising two children. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the before and after results of the patient treatment-it's just "amazing".
Krysta Scott

Krysta Scott

Krysta Scott grew up in Gillette, Wy. She has been dental assisting since 2002 and received her CDA license from Western Dakota Tech in 2004. Krysta enjoys the diversity of dental assisting and meeting and getting to know all of her patients. She enjoys boating with her husband, two young children and their two boxer dogs.

Our Facility


A Beautiful Practice For All Your Dental Needs

We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.

We are a Rapid City dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that result in beautiful and long lasting smiles!

We Have High Standards

A Standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

We Encourage Education and Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams- checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, preforming oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed on your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety is Our Goal

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves. We strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination process using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the center for Disease Control (CDC).

We are Committed to Continual Training and Growing in Our Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art care. Also being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

We Aim to Provide a Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visit and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visit as comfortable as possible.