Carl Knox, DDS, PLLC Family Dentistry

Welcome to our Practice

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On behalf of our entire team, welcome to our office in beautiful Spanaway. We hope you will find the atmosphere relaxed and friendly, your surroundings comfortable, and our technical services exceptional. Our goal is to establish and maintain long-term relationships with both our patients and staff based on mutual respect, trust and concern for your individual needs. For this to happen, we need to communicate well and openly with each other, and we hope this site will be an aid to that end.  Rebooted for 2016, the site is now mobile-friendly and we've added a ton of content.  Some of our content will challenge things you may see in other places and distinguish us as a dental office.

Every dental office has a philosophy of how it will operate - usually found in a document called a Philosophy of Practice - that is the foundation for why they do what they do. We also possess our own Philosophy of Practice statement, noting the level of service we aspire to provide our patients, but in this office that document is not foundational. 

Our foundation can be found in the person of Jesus Christ, and our office and operations were formally dedicated as a ministry to Him shortly after opening in 1987. As reflected in 1 John 4:19, our goal is not to establish doctor-staff-patient relationships, but to establish relationships where friends are serving friends in a caring and loving manner. We can't always meet that high goal in our interactions in the office. But we do have an exceptional role model to follow, which elevates our standards and performance above what they would otherwise be.

The most common reaction people seem to have upon entering our office for the first time is that it is comfortable - "homey", but not ostentatious - and clean. We scrupulously follow current infection control standards and have as a goal that the office does not have that "dental office smell."

Dr. Knox will always present treatment options that are the best dentistry has to offer, yet maintain the flexibility to provide options that meet the needs of the patient.

We look forward to the privilege of providing for your dental needs and of being of service to you.


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