I decided to become a dentist because I wanted to help people. And in all honesty, I became a dentist because of the flexibility that it offers. I can dedicate my time solely to my patients when I'm here at the practice, but then when I go home, I have the ability to dedicate myself to my family, so that really gives me the best of both worlds.
I think the most rewarding part of being a dentist is when I can complete treatment for a patient who has come in with a lot of dental fear or anxiety, and we've relieved that anxiety in the process of completing treatment, and they can leave with a beautiful, healthy smile. That's the most rewarding part of my job.
I went to the University of Kansas for my undergraduate, and then I attended UMKC School of Dentistry for my dental training. Continuing education is so important. There are so many new technologies and innovations in dentistry that are happening all the time, so staying up on the continuing education is very important. We love to take our staff with us when we go to continuing education courses. There's, of course, a ton of online training that we can do.
I think our patients are wowed when they walk in our office and they see the technology that we have to offer, and the fact that we have that in our hands, we're capable of using that technology because we've attended continuing education they can see right off the top, right off the bat that they're in good hands, they're confident in the treatment they're going to receive.
Dr. Ashley Knight graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in human biology. Following graduation, she attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. During this time, Dr. Knight was personally awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by George W. Bush for her outstanding volunteer service and willingness to give back to her community. After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, Dr. Knight moved to Denver, where she completed a general practice residency at the local VA Medical Center.
Dr. Knight enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, from routine fillings to restorative care. She continues to grow her knowledge of dentistry by completing continuing education courses. She is always happy to talk with you about any questions you may have regarding your oral health.
Dr. Knight is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Fifth District Dental Society, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
Dr. Knight grew up in Lawrence, KS and is an avid KU fan – Rock Chalk! She and her husband enjoy going back to Lawrence to catch the occasional KU game. More than anything, Dr. Knight enjoys spending time with her two young kids.