Dental Staff

All professionals at Washington Endodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Jamie Paul

Dr. Jamie Paul was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois.  She graduated from Guilford High School and went on to attend University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Microbiology and minor in Chemistry.  

Dr. Paul started her career in dentistry by attending Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois.  She graduated cum laude receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.  Dr. Paul practiced as a general dentist for four years; she associated in dental offices in Maryland Heights, Fenton, O’Fallon and Gerald, Missouri.  

Dr. Paul went on to specialize in Endodontics and attended a two-year residency program at Saint Louis University.  She earned her Master of Science degree and her Certificate in Endodontics.  She practiced at Wentzville Endodontics and with Dr. H. Groves Cooke at Southwest Endodontics in Washington, Missouri as an associate endodontist. 

Dr. Paul recently purchased the Washington location of Southwest Endodontics.  As of January 1, 2017, the practice name was changed to Washington Endodontics.  Dr. Paul will practice at this location full-time and Dr. H. Groves Cooke will practice part-time for the foreseeable future. 

Dr. Paul resides in University City, Missouri with her husband and two young daughters.  They enjoy traveling, Cardinals baseball and spending time with their friends and family.  

Dr. Groves Cooke

Dr. Groves Cooke graduated from DePauw University with a BA degree. After graduating from Washington University School of Dental Medicine with a DDS degree, he was commissioned into the United States Army. During his active duty, he attended an Endodontic Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and received an MS degree from George Washington University. After seven years of active duty Dr. Cooke returned to the St. Louis area and taught Endodontics at Washington University until the school closed in 1991. Dr. Cooke remained in the active reserves of the United States Army until 1995. He is retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel.

In 1980 Dr. Cooke started an endodontic office in Washington, Missouri. For the first 15 years this was a one day a week endeavor. In 1995 he opened a new office on Wainwright Street and soon began practicing 3 to 4 days a week. In 2008 the office moved to its present location at 709 Jefferson.

Dr. Cooke is a member of the American Dental Association and its components, the American Association of Endodontics, the American College of Dentists, and The International College of Dentists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include golf, fishing, gardening, and fussing with old tractors.

Ashley Lane

My name is Ashley and I’ve worked for the practice for 8 years as a chairside dental assistant.  I love what I do!  I grew up here in Washington, Missouri, and attended Washington High School, so I know a lot about the community and our patients.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, attending concerts and spending time with my beautiful daughter Maddie.  

Alexis Tolliver

I’m Alexis and I’m a dental assistant at Washington Endodontics.  I’m new to the practice, but I’m really enjoying working in this field and I love working with Dr. Paul, Dr. Cooke, Robin and Ashley.  I’m from the Washington area and I attended Washington High School.  When I’m not working, I like spending time with my family, friends and my dog, Layla.  I love outdoor activities as well.