About Us

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 a new intraoral camera, dental distractors (distracts the patient during injections), an instrument washer, 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 practice has grown to five full time employees and two part 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.

Otego Family Dental is a family oriented practice serving patients of all ages and is walker and wheelchair accessible. It is our mission to provide quality preventive dental care with compassion and a gentle touch. Our approach is to treat our family of patients as we would treat ourselves. Our goal is to guide our patient’s to a beautiful smile that will last them a lifetime.

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.

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.

We offer a courtesy for senior citizens and are proud to participate in the ‘Return the Favor’ program for veterans.

Payment is expected at the time of service and we accept: cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, CareCredit Card.

Dr. Knox is proud to be a member of the following organizations:

ADA Member NYSDental Sixth District Dental Society of NY ICOI AGD