Samuel D. Knight, DDS
Sam spent his early years working on a farm, learning the many principles of hard work. He fulfilled a two-year mission in Ontario, Canada, where he learned about the joy of serving others. Attending Weber State College, he received his bachelor’s degree in 1985. He was accepted as one of ten students to receive a scholarship in the Dental Education Program at the University of Utah/Creighton University.
After graduating from dental school at Creighton University in 1988, he was accepted as one of three candidates to attend further training in a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City. This allowed Dr. Knight to receive additional training in sedation, root canals, difficult crown and bridge cases, as well as dentures and partial dentures. Periodontal disease and difficult surgical extractions were also part of the training. This has proved to be a very valuable part of his education.
Dr. Knight continues to receive education and instruction on the latest techniques and materials by qualified professors in the fields that they specialize in. It is important to him to ensure that his patients receive the very best procedures and materials available to them today.
Dr. Knight has the latest in laser, implant, and 3D X-ray technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, Utah Dental Association, Weber District Dental Association, Academy of LDS Dentists, and Ogden Academy of Dentists. In addition to his educational pursuits, Dr. Knight enjoys the outdoors. He enjoys running, biking, swimming, skiing, and hunting. He is able to participate in all of these activities with his family, who is his most prized possession.
Spencer W. Knight, DDS
Dr. Spencer Knight grew up watching his father treat patients in his dental office. He enjoyed seeing the happy faces on the patients as they came in to have their smiles restored. From a young age, he knew what dentistry was all about. He served a two-year LDS mission to Lima, Peru where he learned to speak Spanish. He enjoyed his time there and loved the people he served. He returned to attend Utah State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. While attending USU, Dr. Spencer ran a window washing business and was hired at a dental lab. At the dental lab he learned about another side of dentistry that has served him well in his career.
After graduating from Utah State, Dr. Spencer attended dental school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a school with a rich 100-year history. With small class sizes and exceptional clinical experiences, his love and knowledge of dentistry grew even more. While there, Dr. Spencer successfully completed the U.S. dental board exams as well as the Canadian dental licensing exams, enabling him to practice in many places around the world.
Dr. Spencer’s father encouraged him to attend a residency to further hone his dental skills. He applied and was accepted as one of ten residents at the University of Utah General Practitioner Residency in Salt Lake City. While there, Dr. Spencer was able to treat special needs patients and medically complex individuals in clinical and operating room settings. He was exposed to difficult denture cases, crown and bridge work, dental lasers, and advanced root canal techniques. He also studied dental implants, the surgical extraction of wisdom teeth, sedation, and many other procedures. Dr. Spencer loved his experience at the University of Utah, and felt it was well worth his time to receive the advanced training. He feels this will allow him to serve most, if not all, of his patients’ dental needs.
Dr. Spencer is excited to work alongside his father and our staff. He hopes to continue to instill the same trust and confidence in his patients as Dr. Knight. Dr. Spencer also looks forward to creating lasting relationships with his patients.
Meet Our Team
With an establishment of thirty years, our team at the practice of Samuel D. Knight, DDS is extremely friendly and professional. We pride ourselves in being flexible to the patient and accommodating with payments, schedules, and treatment plans. We laugh a lot and are personal, as we like to talk to patients about their families and lives. Please call our office if you have any questions about our team, or about dentistry in Farr West, Utah.
Skyler, Office Manager (MBS)
Skyler began with Dr. Knight as a chairside assistant, and now runs the practice! He completed his bachelor’s degree at Weber State University and went on to receive a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree from Barry University. He truly cares for every patient we see here, and does everything he can to make their dental experience the greatest ever!
Sheila Knight, Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Sheila is the mother of two boys and one girl (Skyler, Spencer, and Sara), and she is the wife of Sam. She attended Utah State University and Weber State College, where she received her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene with a minor in psychology in 1985. She has worked as a dental hygienist in part to help out when Dr. Knight was in dental school and to establish a dental practice; most recently, however, Shelia helps out when she is needed to fill in. Being a hygienist is a wonderful profession, especially with the new laser technology available.
Sheila is laser-certified with the American Academy of Laser Dentistry (AALD). It is great to learn about dental lasers and see the remarkable difference that Sheila and the hygienists make in the practice by utilizing them. Sheila loves to play the piano, organ, and violin. She also loves her church callings and helping her children. A few of her favorite activities include water skiing, snow skiing, biking, and running, outdoors, all of which her husband and children do alongside of her. She has a wonderful family and great coworkers that work with her and Dr. Knight. She truly loves each of them and is grateful for their influence and presence in her life.
Maria, Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Maria worked with Dr. Knight and many other dentists as a Dental Assistant at another facility beginning in 1992. When given the opportunity to work for Dr. Knight in his private practice, she jumped at the chance. Working as an assistant with Dr. Knight and his wife for four years, Maria felt honored to be hired back after graduating from Weber State University with a BS in dental hygiene.
For Maria, it has been wonderful watching Dr. Knight’s practice grow over the past 20 years, watching it start out as a four-person staff to twelve people. She appreciates the opportunity to certify with the American Academy of Laser Dentistry (AALD), and she uses this knowledge for the betterment of her patients. Maria enjoys many long-standing patient relationships, as well as new patients she gets to meet. She is a wife and a very busy mom of four boys. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with family, biking, reading, singing, and watching soccer games.
Nicole, Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Nicole began work for Dr. Knight as a dental assistant in October 1999. In May 2002, she graduated from Weber State University with a BS in dental hygiene. Since then, she has been a dental hygienist, loves working for Dr. Knight, and enjoys the relationships she develops with her patients as she provides for their oral health.
Nicole is continually improving her knowledge and skills with continuing education, and she is laser certified with the American Academy of Laser Dentistry (AALD). Nicole is married and has four busy children. She has many hobbies and loves spending time with her family camping, riding ATV’s, and boating.
Stephanie, Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Stephanie Hudman has been in the dental industry for 19 years, working as a chair-side assistant and orthodontic assistant. Being in the dental profession was always her goal in life. She graduated from Weber State University dental hygiene program in May of 2000 with an Associates of Science degree. She is laser certified with the American Academy of Laser Dentistry (AALD), and she has been employed with Dr. Knight for 12 years as a dental hygienist.
Stephanie loves everything about her job: the life-long relationships with loyal patients and staff, being able to make a difference in patients’ through their oral homecare, and the continued increase of knowledge she gains every day. She feels privileged to be a part of an office staff that is always encouraged to stay current with the latest technologies. Stephanie has many passions in life, such as spending time with her husband and children, water and snow skiing, and of course – shopping! But, more than anything, Stephanie enjoys watching her children succeed in their various activities.
Leesa, Front Office Assistant
Leesa, born and raised in Ogden, UT, graduated from Stevens-Henager with an AAS in Business Management and Accounting. Her extensive and proficient experience in record keeping, Accounts Payable and Receivable, and public service have all attributed to her success in the front office. Leesa has held her position with Dr. Knight since 2015. She attributes a large portion of her continued achievement to the warming nature of Dr. Knight’s office, its staff, and clients.
She is both a wife of 27 years and a mother of 2 daughters and a son. She has two grandsons and another on the way. In addition to being a grandma, Leesa loves to camp, boat, four-wheel, garden, and, most importantly, spend time with her family.
Trudy, Front Office Assistant
Trudy was born and raised right around the corner. She has been married for 35 years and has four amazing children and five adorable grandchildren. Trudy has been working in the dental field for over 35 years and enjoys helping patients and meeting new people. She will work hard to work with you and your insurance company to ensure you get the maximum benefits for all your dental needs. She is a people person and a problem solver. She loves cooking and enjoys trying new recipes. She also enjoys spending time with her family 4-wheeling and going on family trips together. We are happy she has joined our team!
Alesha, Front Office Assistant
Alesha has been a valuable part of our team since 2009. She started working here as a dental assistant and did a terrific job assisting and helping patients feel comfortable. She recently has moved to the front office, and she is one of the first faces you will see coming into our office. She has enjoyed the challenge of working in the front. She loves her family above all else and is an excellent mother and wife. She enjoys sports, reading and spending time with her family. She is personable and is quick to build friendships with her work colleagues and patients at the office, and she can usually be found at the center of all the laughter at our office.
Capri, Dental Assistant
Capri joined Dr. Knight’s team in June 2007, where she enjoys working in the dental field, learning, and experiencing new things as a chair-side dental assistant. She enjoys being able to help our patients feel comfortable while in our office. She cherishes the friendships she has made with the girls on our team and with Dr. Knight. Her free time is spent camping and relaxing with her husband, two active boys, and beautiful baby girl.
Jana, Dental Assistant
Jana has been a dental assistant with Dr. Knight’s team since March 2001. She is proficient at assisting in all dental procedures, some of which include extractions, implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. She has made herself a valuable part of our team. Jana is happily married with one son and two daughters, and they all keep her very busy. Jana enjoys the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, yard work, watching her kids play sports, and, most importantly, spending time with her family.
Kim, Dental Assistant
Kim has enjoyed working in the dental field with Dr. Knight’s team since 2006, and she is grateful for the opportunity to work as a dental assistant alongside Dr. Knight. She also assists the dental hygienists, takes pride in her work, and loves getting to know the patients. Kim considers her co-workers her extended family and values their friendship. Kim is wife to a great husband and has three children. She loves to be outdoors, travel, and spend time with her family.
Meg, Dental Assistant
Meg has been a marvelous addition to Dr. Knight’s team, bringing a positive smile and a happy heart to the operatories each day. The patients feel so welcome when she is around. Meg has worked at the office sense October 2015 and has grown in her positions, leaps and bounds, in such a short time. She has enjoyed working with great individuals who are so talented at what they do. In her spare time, she loves to be with her family at the ballpark. She also has a passion for quilting and thrives on good vibes. We are so grateful to have her here.
Peri, Dental Assistant
Peri recently graduated from Fremont High School. While there, Peri could be found on the tennis courts; she loved to play tennis competitively and still enjoys playing with friends and family. She currently is attending school at Weber State University. Peri started at our office while completing her externship for her dental assisting program. She works hard and enjoys dentistry.