Dr. Coope was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona in 1961. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1988 to 1991 where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Distinction. Dr. Coope joined the Air Force after dental school and met his wife, Laurie, at his first duty station in Grand Forks, North Dakota. While in the Air Force, Dr. Coope completed a two year advanced general dentistry residency and became a Diplomate of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry in 2002. He then became Board Certified with the American Board of General Dentistry in 2004. By completing over 500 hours of continuing education Dr. Coope became a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007 and then went on to receive their highest award of Master in 2013.
Dr. Coope moved his wife and son, Byron to Dover, DE in 2001 with the Air Force. Shortly after arriving in Dover they adopted their daughter, Katana, from China. Dr. Coope and his family really enjoyed Dover and the surrounding area so decided to leave the military and open a private practice. He has been practicing in Dover since 2004.