Missouri City, TX Orthodontist
Meet Dr. Cooper
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, respectively. 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, Dr. Cooper became a Texas Longhorn by attending the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where she completed her Doctor 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 and becoming a Billiken. Upon completing the program, she earned an orthodontic certificate and a Master of Science degree. 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. 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 is the 2021 President of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists.
In her spare time, Dr. Cooper loves to go on walks with her husband, daughters, and golden retrievers. When she isn’t walking the trails with her family and friends, you can find her sampling the fare at new restaurants, listening to an audiobook or podcast, or traveling for her volunteer leadership roles.