Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry, PC

Your child is special. We specialize in children.

Sean A. Cooper, DDS Amanda E. Day, DDS, MS Michael J. Purcell, DDS
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
(503) 363-5865
1105 12th Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

Meet the Doctors

Sean A. Cooper, DDS

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Being a parent myself, I know how important it is to choose the right dentist to trust with your child's oral health. It is my goal to provide the best care possible in an environment that is comfortable and non-threatening. I am always pleased when a child leaves our office knowing that there is nothing to fear when going to the dentist.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry
  • Pediatric Residency – University of Nebraska Medical Center

In order to provide the highest quality and most up-to-date care, I continue my education by taking courses and attending seminars throughout the year.

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Outside the Office

My family and I attend Salem First Christian Church in downtown Salem where we are involved in several activities, such as choir, Sunday School, and Men's Fellowship. In accordance with my Eagle Scout pledge to "give back to Scouting all it has given to me" I have been a Cub Scout leader since my oldest son entered the Pack. Together with the daily rituals of raising a family, I stay quite busy.

To relax, I enjoy such activities as camping, flying small aircraft, wakeboarding, watching cartoons with my children, and of course, sailing.

 

Amanda E. Day, DDS, MS

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Born in California, Dr. Day moved around the country with her family growing up, living in California, Virginia and Tennessee. She attended Duke University and majored in English with every intention of becomming a high school teacher. After college she followed a passion for adventure and spent three years teaching English in Miyagi, Japan. Life took unexpected turns and there she met her husband Justin from Somerset England and started thinking about dentistry as a career. She returned to America and graduated at the top of her dental school class from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Always loving working with children she went on to study pediatric dentistry at Unviersity of Illinois at Chicago earning a Master's Degree in Oral Sciences. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Biology - Duke Universtiy
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
  • Pediatric Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

Outside the Office

Following her husband's English passion for cool temperate weather, she moved to Eugene, Oregon to practice pediatric dentistry, exploring the mountains and the coast on weekends. Currently she enjoys spending time with her 15 month old, taking him on walks in the woods, and mashing up vegetables and fruits for him to try. She and her family are excited to be moving to Salem and joining Dr. Cooper and his team.

 

Michael J. Purcell, DDS

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Dr. Michael Purcell is a native of Pueblo, Colorado and an East High School graduate. In 1993, Dr. Mike earned his dental degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Mike was awarded the Quintessence Award for academic achievement and the Operative Award for excellence in practice teaching. After graduation, he returned to Pueblo to practice general dentistry for three years.

In 1996, Dr. Mike was accepted to a hospital based pediatric dental program at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Mike’s studies consisted of oral management of bone marrow transplant patients, pediatric medicine, oral surgery, anesthesiology and he was a member of the cleft lip and palate team at Boys Town. For the next 18 years, Dr. Mike was self-employed, seeing patients in multiple practices throughout Southeastern Colorado. This year marks the beginning of a new path for his career and he is looking forward to continuing his pursuit of excellence in dental care with his new patients in Salem, Oregon.

Professional Associations

Dr. Mike is a proud member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Outside the Office

In his free time, Dr. Mike enjoys hiking, mountain biking and motorcycle riding. He has a daughter, Meghan and a son, Christopher.