About the Office
Otego Family Dental P.C. was founded in April 2010 by Kathy T. Knox, DDS.
Dr. Knox purchased the building, equipment and patient records from Dr. Thomas Barrett owner of Barrett’s Family Dentistry. Dr. Barrett built the building and moved his practice from Bainbridge in 1985. He closed his practice at the end of 2009.
Dr. Knox initiated an extensive plan to upgrade equipment and remodel the clinic and office. Her first purchases were digital radiograph (x-ray) sensors, a digital panoramic radiograph, several computers and an intraoral camera. More recent upgrades include new intraoral cameras, dental distractors (distracts the patient during injections), an automated local anesthesia delivery system, an intraoral scanner, and a Velscope light for aiding in the early detection of oral cancer. She continually evaluates new dental technology and will continue to upgrade when appropriate.
She started with two employees besides herself and the Otego office has grown to 7 full-time employees. She built an apartment under the practice and moved into it with her husband in March of 2012. They are both very happy to be living in the Village of Otego.
On November 26th, 2018, Otego Family Dental PC purchased the practice of Donald F. Lynd, DDS in Oneonta, NY. We are now in the process of updating that practice. Dr. Knox’s (Dr. Kathy’s) son, Alexander J. Knox, DDS (Dr. Alex) is the full time dentist at our Oneonta location. The Oneonta office has one full-time employee and one part-time employee.
Our patients aren’t just from Otego. They’re also from Oneonta, Sidney, Unadilla, Morris, and many other towns and villages within about 40 minutes of Otego and Oneonta.
Our practice is an unrestricted provider which means that we are not in any insurance networks. We do submit insurance claims so that patients may be reimbursed if they have out of network coverage. Many of our patients have found that healthcare cards like CareCredit help bridge the time between payment for their treatment and reimbursement by their insurance company.