SAMUEL D. KNIGHT, DDS
Dr. Samuel Knight 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.
After graduating from dental school at Creighton University in 1988, Dr. Knight 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 him to receive additional training in sedation, root canals, and 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®, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Utah Dental Association, the Weber District Dental Society, the Academy of LDS Dentists, and the Ogden Academy of Dentistry Study Club. In addition to his educational pursuits, Dr. Knight enjoys the outdoors. He enjoys running, biking, swimming, skiing and hunting. On his days off, he loves to go on a Harley (motorcycle) ride. He is able to participate in all of these activities with his family, which 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. Dr. Spencer 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 both 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. In addition, Dr. Spencer is certified with the American Board of Laser Surgery for advanced dental laser surgery. He is so excited for all the great ways he can treat his patients with this great technology, minimizing patient discomfort and performing dental surgery with little to no bleeding involved!
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 has. Dr. Spencer also looks forward to creating lasting relationships with his patients.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT
Krystal was born and raised in Duchesne, Ut. and moved to Ogden in 2015. She worked as a pharmacy technician for 7 years where she learned a lot about medicine and serving patients. Krystal enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband, Tyler and two dogs Millie and Rusty. She is an accomplished golfer, enjoys fishing, and archery. Krystal has been a patient of our practice for a long time and was offered a job to come work with us. She enjoys a new challenge and connecting with our patients. Krystal will be one of your first points of contact at our office as she welcomes you to our practice!
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 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 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 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 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.
Hi, I’m Mitzi Bailey. I grew up on a farm and married a farmer myself. We have 5 kids & live in Ogden Valley where we farm kids land & life. I’ve been in the dental world for over 20 years. I worked in pediatrics for 5 years and the rest in general dentistry. I try to look at your eyes when I’m talking to you but most likely am admiring your teeth. I’m a self-help book-listening guru where I love to learn & improve on my gardening, carpentry, and relationships. I start my morning with a good sweat at the gym and I’m ready to hit my day running. My favorite food is bread cookies and protein shakes. I love all the seasons but my most favorite is summer where I can be outside getting dirty and bringing life to new projects and plants.
Meghan has worked here for a year now and she loves the challenge of helping the doctors. Meghan loves to work with kids and has always wanted to be a mom. Meghan lives in a tiny house in Perry. She graduated high school in 2019 and worked at a bank for 2 years. Her favorite things to do are watch movies, hang out with her sister, and go to concerts. Meghan is an awesome addition to our team.
Aylene was born and raised in Ogden, UT. She graduated from Ben Lomond High School and completed the Dental Assisting Program at Ogden-Weber Tech. She came to our practice to complete her externship and was offered a job right after in November of 2022. She always comes to the office with a great smile and positive attitude. She enjoys connecting with our patients and helping in any way she can. Aylene is bilingual, She can speak both Spanish and English. When she is not assisting she enjoys going on runs, hanging out with family and friends, going to live events like sports games, rodeos, and dances. Aylene has been a great addition to our office!
Taylor has been a dental assistant for four years now. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona, moved to Iowa and then made her way to Utah. Taylor has a huge heart and love for the gospel. So much that she catches herself praying for people and patients throughout the day. She’s built a beautiful life filled with 2 crazy hilarious boys and an extremely adventurous husband. They love going on fun adventures together. She loves traveling, hiking, making yummy food, painting and spending time with her family. She is always trying to come up with a plan of how they can live all over the world. Until that dream comes true, she absolutely loves and enjoys working at the Knight office!