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Our Dentists

Dr. Amy K. Cooper, DMD

Dr. Amy K. Cooper is a native of South Carolina. Born in Rock Hill, she fell in love with dentistry at the age of eight when she first got braces. From that moment, Dr. Cooper set her goal of becoming a dentist and never looked back.

Dr. Cooper graduated from Presbyterian College. She was chosen for Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Beta Beta, and Delta Omicron Honor Societies. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from PC with a B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Music, and a minor in Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2005. Upon graduation, Dr. Cooper worked as an associate in a cosmetic and family practice for two years. She decided to open her own practice in 2007 in the Park Circle area of historic North Charleston, SC. She has completed additional training for root canals, adhesive dentistry, and Cerec CadCam restorations. Dr. Cooper is a certified member of the American Dental Association.

When she is not in the office, Dr. Cooper can be found teaching Tae Bo® classes in her local community. She is a Billy Blanks Certified Tae Bo® Instructor. Dr. Cooper offers a “pay-what-you-can” Tae Bo® class on Monday and Thursday nights at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall in North Charleston. She also hosts a Saturday morning class at the Orange Spot Coffee House on Chateau Avenue (next door to her office). For additional information and updates, become a Facebook fan of Park Circle Tae Bo® today!

In her spare time, Dr. Cooper enjoys running, cake decorating and playing the saxophone and piano. She also loves spending time with her dogs, Zoey, Rosie, and Dixie.

Dr. Amber Connar, DMD

Dr. Amber Connar is an experienced dental practitioner who has worked with patients of all ages.

While earning her DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Dr. Connar made the Dean’s List from 2009-2013, and won the 2013 AAWD Eleanor Bushee Senior Women Dentists Award. She has spent time volunteering at multiple local dental clinics, and has four years of experience as a Research Specialist at MUSC.

Dr. Connar is married to her college sweetheart, Casey. Together they enjoy boating, travelling, trying new restaurants, and taking their black lab, Briar, to the beach. With her bright personality and proven dental aptitude, she is a natural fit for the Cooper Cosmetic & Family Dentistry practice.

Dr. Jessica Peele, DDS

Having been interested in health careers in high school, Dr. Jessica "Jess" Peele’s love for dentistry blossomed with an international volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic where she was able to gain her first experience in the field. After completing her Biology undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill, she was lucky enough to travel to Europe, for what ended up being 5 months of exploring and working in new and exciting cultures. The main force that drove her back to the states was Dental School!

Heading back to her home town of Chapel Hill for dental school, Dr. Peele was able to expand the reach of her education by organizing a dental service trip to Nepal. She was also involved in local community service throughout her career at UNC and was an active member of her class, serving as Social Chair and Class Secretary.

Dr. Peele completed an extra year of training through a General Practice Residency at MAHEC Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina. At this clinic, she was able to treat a variety of patients with many complex dental needs, ranging from difficult Oral Surgery, Denture and Partial, Endodontic, and Crown and Bridge cases. She is very excited to join the team at Cooper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and explore the “other” Carolina. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Peele can be found enjoying the outdoors, exploring Charleston’s waterways in her canoe, and experimenting with new and interesting recipes.