Waco, TX Dentist

Get to Know Rick Cofer, DDS

Waco Texas dentist Doctor Rick Cofer

Dr. Rick Cofer grew up in Irving and has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. He takes great pride in the rich and lasting relationships he has built with his patients and their families over the years, and he feels very fortunate to be people’s trusted partner when it comes to their oral health. Patients from all over Central Texas make the trip to see Dr. Cofer because of his warmth and skill, and he can’t wait to welcome you into our growing dental family.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Doctor Cofer with his family outdoors

Dr. Cofer’s father was actually the first pediatric dentist in Irving. Growing up, Dr. Cofer got to see his dad love his job and being able to help people, and this inspired him to follow in his footsteps.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Doctor Cofer and his wife wearing Baylor shirts

Dr. Cofer studied biology at McMurry University before attending the Baylor School of Dentistry. He admits to being a continuing education addict, and over the decades since finishing school, he has taken up to 40+ hours of advanced training every year. He deeply enjoys learning about new techniques and the most current technology so they can be incorporated into our practice to benefit our patients.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Doctor Cofer taking selfie with his motorcycle in the background

Dr. Cofer’s biggest passion outside of dentistry is spending time with his wife and their three children. They love to go boating and surfing in the summer, and with the kids being young adults now, he cherishes his time with them more than ever. He is a huge Barry Manilow fan and has seen him in concert 10 times! You can expect to hear his music in our dental office whenever you come in. In addition to taking care of smiles and making sure they stand the test of time, Dr. Cofer is the proud owner of a 2000 Harley Davidson that he bought new as well as a 1982 Jeep his father gave him when he was a senior in high school. When you look after things, they tend to last!

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