Employee Compensation

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The subject of employee compensation came up this week. A patient asked if we paid commissions to employees.

Otego Family Dental has never paid commissions to it's employees.

Some dental practices do compensate employees with a combination of wages and commissions. Dr. Knox believes that commissions could create a conflict of interest.

Her team is paid hourly wages and full time employees are eligible for benefits like insurance, paid vacation, 401K, continuing education and profit-sharing.

Our team is highly motivated and dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality dental care. They do not require the additional motivation that commissions might provide.


Mental Health Day

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The office was closed the last Friday in September because Dr. Knox took her team to Albany for a visit to a day spa and then out to lunch.

She started this annual event three years ago to thank her team for their hard work and to give the team a chance to talk about things other than work.

The first year we went shopping at a mall and then out to lunch. The second year we went out to dinner and then to a haunted hay ride in Pennsylvania. We haven't decided what we're doing next year! Definitely not a hay ride!!!


Zoom Teeth Whitening

Otego Family Dental - Friday, October 03, 2014

We happy to announce that we now offer in office teeth whitening using the Zoom Teeth Whitening system.

At your next visit, please let the hygienist or doctor know if you are interested.

Karen is now a CDA!

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Karen is now a certified dental assistant. She's been working toward getting certified for several years. Please congratulate her when you see her!


Started up a page on FaceBook

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Not much to see, yet.


Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

“Most amazing dental care with compassionate service and exceptionally friendly staff! And the flowers are a great touch!"

– R

Wedding Anniversary

Otego Family Dental - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dr. Knox and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on Friday.

I ordered her some flowers from Lifescapes. Our 'Official Florist'!

A picture of the flowers follows.

Dental assistant joins our team

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, August 07, 2014

We are very happy to announce that Lynn Ives joined our team today.

Job Opening - Filled

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, July 31, 2014

We recently posted an ad on Craig's List for a job opening for an experienced dental assistant. You can view it at:

We filled this position. She starts, September 30th.

Otego Family Dental has a New Website!

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you like our new site and find it useful. We are open to suggestions to improve it so don’t be shy.

A big THANK YOU to the great people at WSI| Brawn Media. Please let them know what you think, too.