Meet Dr Knight

Dr. Richard Knight, DDS, MS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

We are excited to welcome Dr. Richard Knight into our Pediatric Dental Practice. He has dedicated himself to optimizing and protecting the oral health of all people from infancy through young adulthood. He strives to create a gentle, nurturing environment where families can feel supported in their dental health. He looks forward to getting to know each of you and providing individualized care to your unique needs. Most of all, he wants to provide a fun approach to dentistry that will lead to an office full of smiles.

Dr Knights interest in dentistry stemmed from his experiences as a teenager in Petaluma, California. He worked doing yard maintenance for a dentist, who invited him to explore dentistry as a carrier option. At the time, Dr Knights interests were in art and science, so the thought of doing both was exciting. After achieving a Bachelors degree in Chemistry at Sonoma State University with Magna Cum Laude Honors, he moved to San Francisco where he ultimately graduated dental school fourth in his class at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2002. He continued to follow his passion by specializing in Pediatric Dentistry and attaining a Masters Degree in Oral- facial Sciences at UCSF in 2005. Since then, Dr Knight gained experience as a pediatric dentist by working in the Greater Sacramento Area and Sierra Foothills and has achieved the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is committed to being up to date on new research and products to assure that our patients receive the best and safest treatment available.

Although Pediatric Dentistry has been his passion, he also enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family. His wife (and high school sweetheart) Laurie have three children who have interests ranging from computer coding to the arts. If you see Dr Knight around he will likely be with this crew. Perhaps riding bikes on a local path, hiking and having pie and apple cider in Auburn, enjoying a local community event, or with their dog at the park. If you like movies and video games, you may want to pick his brain... especially if it is retro.

Dr. Knight aims to make your child’s dental experience gentle and fun. He wants to make a trip to the dentist something that can be looked forward to. Seeing smiles in our office is what keeps us going and caring for you child's teeth will provide a lifetime of smiles!


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