Experienced Dentist — Garland, TX

Get to Know
Dr. Teresa Knott

Dr. Knott is a general dentist with almost 20 years of experience who enjoys providing a wide range of care to people of all ages. Her philosophy is to listen to what a patient wants and use the newest technologies available to deliver the highest quality care. She also strives to be as gentle as possible while cultivating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in her dental office. You can start getting to know Dr. Knott ahead of your first appointment by reading below.

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Why Did You Want to
Become a Dentist?

Dr. Knott was drawn to healthcare from an early age. Her childhood dentist actually asked her to become his dental assistant, and she ended up loving it. She worked for him until she left for college and continued to help out whenever she was home. She ended up going to dental school with his son! Dentistry grabbed her because she liked the idea of helping people, whether it involves getting them out of pain or enhancing their smiles, plus the profession allowed her to have a good work-life balance.

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

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Dr. Knott grew up in Borger, TX, a small town in the Panhandle where she graduated in the top 3% of her class. After spending a year at a local junior college, she attended Texas A&M University. She graduated in 1999 with a bachelor’s in science in Civil Engineering but decided that her true passion was dentistry. She was accepted at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where she graduated in 2003. After working as an associate throughout the Dallas Metroplex, she opened Town Center Dental in March 2006.

Always striving to learn more and improve herself, she is a member of the Texas Dental Study Club, a branch of the Seattle Study Club that is a leading provider of continuing education for dentists. She has also attended classes offered by SPEAR Education in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Outside of the Dental Office,
What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Knott has three energetic boys who take up most of her free time. Aiden, Patrick, and Kyle are involved in sports year-round, so keeping up with all of their games is nearly a full-time job in itself! When she isn’t busy cheering on her kids, Dr. Knott is an avid reader (particularly FBI murder mystery thrillers), and she also likes to paint and walk her Labrador, Lacey.