Dr. Cooper, Jr. is a native of Savannah, Georgia. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College – School of Dentistry. In addition to practicing dentistry, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Investigator for Smiles Are Meaningful, Inc., a research organization whose focus is the impact of Sleep Apnea on growth and development in African American Children.
Dr. Cooper taught in the public schools of North Carolina, and at Armstrong State College (Armstrong Atlantic State University), in Savannah. He has conducted seminars for school districts, including pre-k and the elementary grades, child care centers and community groups in the areas of Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Development.
Dr. Cooper is the author WHY? AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN CAN NOT READ, which emphasizes the impact of Sleep Apnea on children’s ability to learn to read. He has presented and served as keynote speaker for multiple audiences on the subject of Healthcare Disparities and Learning Disabilities, Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Neurological Brain Development.