Meet the Doctors

Dr. Donald A. Drake

Dr. Donald Drake has been creating beautiful smiles since 1976. He is one of only 13% of all the orthodontists in the country that have achieved the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Drake earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loyola University School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. After graduation, he completed his residency in orthodontics at St. Louis University Medical Center where he received his M.S.D. degree, graduating first in his class. He was selected to "Who's Who in America." He is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Blue Key, both of which are national honorary fraternities.

He and his wife, Celi, have lived for more than 30 years in Sioux Falls where they raised their two sons. Dr. Drake is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys skiing, hunting and fishing and tries to play golf. He has over 22 years coaching experience in Sioux Falls youth sports. He is an active member of the American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, and many other orthodontic societies. Dr. Drake periodically gives lectures and furthers his education by attending seminars.

Dr. Courtland “Cory” Drake

Dr. Cory attended Creighton University for his undergraduate studies, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University Dental School. He went on to complete his orthodontic residency at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, receiving a Masters in the Science of Dentistry.  Dr. Cory is board eligible having completed two of three phases required to become board certified.

Dr. Cory is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and the SEDDS. He gives back to the community by volunteering his time with the Give Kids a Smile program.

Like his father, Dr. Cory enjoys being outdoors – skiing, hunting and playing golf. He has been married for five years and has three children, two boys and one girl.