Meet Our Doctors

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Dr DonaldDr. Donald A. Drake, II

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 40 years in Sioux Falls where they raised their two sons. Dr. Drake is an avid outdoorsman, and luckily he gets to enjoy spending time with his grandchildren skiing, hunting, fishing and golfing. 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 CoryDr. Courtland “Cory” M. Drake

Dr. Cory Drake 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, South Dakota Dental Association, SEDDS, the Schulman Study Group and the Pitts Progressive Group. He gives back to the community by volunteering his time with the Give Kids a Smile program.

 Dr. Cory and his wife, Jen have three children, two boys and one girl.  Like his father, Dr. Cory enjoys being outdoors- hunting and golfing.  His favorite summertime activity is being on the water and wake surfing with friends and family. During the winter, he enjoys snow skiing and coaching his boys’ basketball teams. He has offered to help with his daughter's cheer routine, but she has been less than impressed with his cheer moves to date.