Our Team

Kathy T. Knox, DDS

Kathy T. Knox, DDS

I began my career in dentistry as a dental hygienist in 1981 when I graduated from Southern Illinois University with an A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene. I worked in both general and periodontal practices for many years. I graduated from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in May 2003 and was a resident for one year at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. I continue my education every year, beyond state requirements.

I worked as an associate dentist at a dental practice in Cobleskill, NY for five years and then at a practice in Naples, NY for one year.

I started Otego Family Dental P.C. in April 2010. I've been building the practice and my team ever since. I’m very happy to be living and practicing in Otego and I look forward to many years here. I enjoyed decorative painting for many years and plan to resume painting soon.

Dr. Knox is a member of: American Dental Association, NYS Dental Association, 6th District of the NYS Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Robert Knox - Office Coordinator

Robert Knox


I am Dr. Knox’s husband. We met in high school in 1974 and were married in 1981. I graduated from RPI, in Troy, NY where I studied chemistry and materials engineering. I had my own business, before working at Otego Family Dental, providing information technology support to small businesses in the capital region.

We live in an apartment under the practice and we have two children, both grown, one married. I love working with my wife and her great team at Otego Family Dental.

Karen Hurley - Licensed Certified Dental Assistant

Karen Hurley CDA, RDA

Licensed Certified Dental Assistant

I graduated from Oneonta High. I am a dental assistant and recently became certified. I joined Otego Family Dental in June 2011. I really enjoy coming to work every day.

I have two children and three grandchildren. I love spending time with my family and enjoy shopping, walking and time at the beach.

Courtney Gibson - Scheduling Coordinator

Courtney Gibson

Scheduling Coordinator and Office Assistant

I graduated from Oneonta High School in 2007 and from there went to SUNY Herkimer College for three years where I earned an Associate’s Degree in Travel and Tourism (Hospitality and Management) as well as a Small Business Management Certificate.

I started my position at Otego Family Dental in August 2011. I work with a great team and a great group of patients. I love coming to work every day with a team and patients that make work fun and enjoyable. Having a job that I enjoy is very important to me.

I am lucky to work every day with my mother, Karen and my husband Matt. Outside of work I enjoy going to the movies, out with friends, shopping, traveling, and spending time with my husband.

Matt Gibson - Front Office Coordinator

Matt Gibson

Office Coordinator

I graduated from Oneonta High School in 2008 and then served 5 years in the US Marine Corps Infantry. I learned many valuable skills, traits, and lessons during my service as a Marine and they have translated well into my civilian career.

I started my employment at Otego Family Dental in late February 2014 and consider myself lucky to be part of such a close knit team. I look forward to contributing to a successful future here.

Kayla Fletcher - Registered Dental Hygienist

Kayla Fletcher

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Downsville Central School in 2008; from there I continued my education earning an associate's degree in individual health sciences and dental hygiene.

I started my career as a registered dental hygienist in 2013, and began working at Otego Family Dental part time in 2014. After a year and a half I was afforded an opportunity to work full time at another office.

In October of 2016, I returned to Otego Family Dental, accepting a full time position. I was very happy to be welcomed back into the office and to be able to work with such a great team.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and son. We love camping, traveling, and spending time with family.