Mission Statement

The main function of this office is to help those children and adults to improve their dental health and well-being by providing the highest quality of preventive, diagnostic, and reconstructive treatment and health education programs. Quality refers not only to our dental work, but also to our interpersonal skills with patients. Every effort will be made to avoid a misunderstanding, to rectifying an injustice, and to preserve a friendship. Thoughtful consideration with friendly concern and empathy are traits that will be routinely expressed by this office.

Thank You for taking a moment to read about our dental practice. This website will answer many important questions you have about us. It is designed to give you information to help avoid any possible misunderstandings.

We would also like to Thank You for trusting us to provide your family with quality dental care. Quality in dentistry is never an accident. It is always the result of sincere intention, diligent effort, and wise decisions amongst the patient, staff, and doctor.

We promise to keep your trust by talking to you openly and honestly about the dental care we recommend for you, and by making your visits to our office as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.

Since 1977, I have been in the private practice of General Dentistry. My son, Kevin, joined me in July of 2009. We are both graduates of Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

We and our staff have a commitment to you. Caring for your teeth is one of the important factors in promoting good health. By focusing on what makes a mouth healthy, we hope to build for you a picture of optimal dental health and how relatively uncomplicated it is to achieve. Simplified, a healthy, attractive mouth consists of teeth which touch and support each other and are held in position by healthy bone and gums.

Our goal is to help you maintain healthy teeth and supporting tissue. We believe you want to keep your teeth for a lifetime. Prevention of disease is far more enjoyable, less costly, and more rewarding for everyone concerned. Dental health depends upon good oral habits, proper nutrition, and regular dental visits.

Our commitment to you is to keep abreast of the progress in current techniques with a high degree of professional skill and ability. Remember, there is nothing we can do which will overcome what you won't do.

This web site provides you with an overview of our practice. As you navigate the site, you'll find information about our practice's philosophy, our location, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling. Please browse the site at your convenience and feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also request an appointment by clicking here.

You'll find a lot of valuable information on the web site about dental problems and treatments. We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well being. We encourage you to review this information to help you understand any health concerns you may face. If you have any questions, please call and we will do our best to answer them.

Thank You for visiting our website. We hope to see you soon!


Drs. Gerald and Kevin Knierim


Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Gerald Knierim D.D.S.

    Hi, I’m Dr. Knierim. They also call me Dr. K, Jerry and the old guy, since my son, Kevin, joined me. I have been in private practice since 1977. 

  • Dr. Kevin M. Knierim D.M.D.

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kevin. I joined my fathers practice in July, 2009. I went to St. Francis de Sales High School and Wittenberg University. I received my dental degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland in 2009.  I am a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Toledo Dental Society.


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