Dr. Kristen Knecht
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Kristen Knecht attended Louisiana State University where she received a BS in Biology. She immediately attended the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans where she graduated 2nd in her class. Dr. Knecht is a member of numerous professional societies for outstanding academic and clinical performance including the C. Edmund Kells Honorary Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society.
Before pursuing her DDS degree, Dr. Knecht knew she wanted to specialize, and began spending time in a local orthodontist’s office. She quickly realized that this specialty was a perfect fit for her and her personality. She is a perfectionist who loves “attention-to-detail”, and she was seeking a professional fit that would allow her disposition to impact peoples’ lives in a profound and positive way.
Subsequently, Dr. Knecht earned her post doctoral specialty degree in Orthodontics from the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Connecticut. UConn is considered to be one of the most prestigious programs in the world with both past and present faculty who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field of Orthodontics. During her three-year residency program, she obtained a Master of Dental Science degree and was privileged to study under pioneers in her field including Dr. Charles Burstone and Dr. Ravindra Nanda.
A Journey Continues
Three years ago, Dr. Knecht decided she wanted to move back South and be closer to family and friends which brought her to the Houston, Texas area. While working corporate orthodontics in surrounding areas, she decided to open her own practice in Mont Belvieu, Texas. One of the things she loved most about the area was that it had a “small town feel” that reminded her of home, but still had everything else she was looking for in a place to live and practice.
She also recognized this unique location would present opportunities that would allow her to become actively involved in supporting the local community. This quality was a priority for her in more ways than one since she values supporting community initiatives and activities.
Dr. Knecht has an engaging and enthusiastic personality, as well as an unsurpassed passion for her profession. As such, her primary goal is to be attentive to the concerns of every patient and develop an individual, evidence-based treatment plan to address those needs in the most efficient way possible. She strongly believes that orthodontics is not just about straightening someone’s teeth, but “improving people’s lives and the way they feel about themselves."
In her spare time, Dr. Knecht enjoys exercising, taking her dog to the park, and traveling when time allows. Of course, she also values spending quality time with friends and family and considers her many satisfied patients among them.
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