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Qualifications and Experience
I pride myself on my conservative, yet comprehensive treatment philosophy in caring for my patients. I believe first and foremost that educating and informing my patients is the foundation of developing a trusting and long-term relationship that will lead to a lifetime of dental health.
It is my goal to provide patients with the highest quality, affordable, up-to-date dental care. I am committed to continuing education and to providing my patients with state-of-the-art services.
Dr. Knabe grew up in the greater Philadelphia area and headed to the Midwest when her family moved during high school. She earned her undergraduate degree from Aquinas College, a liberal arts college in Michigan offering great diversity and a well-rounded education. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Illinois in 1999.
Dr. Knabe worked as an associate before going out on her own in 2003, wanting to provide an intimate practice that supports patients in an urban setting. In 2008, she opened a beautiful new space with brand-new equipment. Also, for seven years, she worked part time at the Northwestern Dental Center, located in Northwestern Hospital. Her time at Northwestern has given her a deep understanding of the link between dental and medical health.
Running is one of her greatest passions outside of the office. She has completed eight marathons so far, with more to come. She is an avid Yogini, and loves being outside enjoying sports. She is also an avid reader, traveler, and cook. Although it's hard to figure where she finds the time, she also considers herself a movie buff.
Verified Patient Reviews
She's very thorough and does a great job!
I have been a patient of Dr. Knabe's for close to ten years. She is thorough, professional, easy to contact and went out of her way to help me when I had a dental emergency. She is the best!
I am a new patient to Dr Michele Knabe, DDS. She will be the only person there doing x-rays, measurements, cleanings, fillings, etc. Basics: She does a very thorough job of cleaning. She took a bit longer cleaning than other dentists so if you don't mind the dentist being in your mouth for a long time, then this one is a good choice for you! Personality: She always talks through what she sees, whether you have plaque buildup in certain areas, unclean areas, or any other odd observations she sees. Education: She took time to explain to me the things that harm my gums and teeth, why they happen, and how to best prevent them. If you have any specific questions I feel welcomed to ask them - she is really nice.
Dr. Knabe did an excellent job. She was very thorough with her explanations and took her time to make sure I was comfortable.
No one likes going to the dentist, but Dr. Knabe makes the experience comfortable and easy. Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Knabe was the most personable doctor I have ever encountered. I felt very comfortable and taken care of, I felt that Dr. Knabe truly cared about me and my knowledge about my own teeth and mouth. This was by far the best dentist experience I have ever had and I wish more doctors were as compassionate as Dr. Knabe.
Dr Knabe is now my all time favorite dentist. The office staff is very professional and courteous. Scheduling an appointment was easy and quick. Dr Knabe is very knowledgable in the field and professional. She explains procedures and what to expect thoroughly. If there was 6 stars, I would have rated that across the board!
The very best Dentist. Very thoughful and takes her time to professionally treat her patients. She also has a good outside view of Chicago from her office. Michelle is a pro.
Great visit, just like last time!
Dr Knabe was very nice and taught me the reasons I should floss instead of just that I should. I learned a lot!
She is a great dentist. Very easy to talk to and did a great job. I will definitely go back again for future visits!
She was very welcoming and knowledgeable by helping me learn about what is going on with my teeth rather than just telling me. Highly recommended.
Michele is a wonderful dentist. She is very professional, has great bedside manner and runs a small, very efficient office. I will go back fo her for future work when/if needed.
She is Great!
She was amazing!
My visit with Dr. Knabe was excellent. A great personality and Dentist. My Dentist for many years.
I got in right away and Dr. Knabe was extremely professional, welcoming and truly seemed to care about making sure that I came out with a healthy smile and that all my questions were answered. I would absolutely recommend her!
Dr. Knabe is the best dentist that I have personally seen in over 30 years of going to the dentist. It's refreshing to see a dentist invest so much of her time into the health of my teeth. If you're looking for a fantastic place to go for your oral health, this is the place for you!
Dr. Knabe was friendly, professional, skilled, and clearly explained my treatment plan I highly recommend her!
Dr. Knabe is thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and highly personable. I always know I am in good hands with her and even look forward (!) to my routine checkups.
It was the best dental experience! Shes the best dentist I've ever had!
Dr. Knabe was very thorough and explained what she was doing and looking for, and the explanation provided me with a better understanding not just regarding what she and other dentists do but also a better understanding of what I can do to maintain better dental health. I would highly recommend her to others.
very friendly and makes new patients feel welcome!
Very informative, and very nice!
Dr. Knabb is the most delightful and professional dentist I have ever visited. I would highly recommend her to anyone!Hands down the best experience I have had at a dentist office.
Look no further, Dr. Knabe is the best dentist ever.
Fantastic. Highly satisfied.
Professional, easy to talk to, listened to my concerns. I would recommend Dr. Michele Knabe to anyone looking for a dentist.
Dr. Knabe was absolutely terrific. Answered all my questions, very patient, very smart and took the time to explain everything to me. This was a great experience. I will definitely go back for my next cleaning and recommend her to my friends.
She is fabulous,knowledgeable unpretentious and skilled and competent. Dr.Knabe is definitely my new dentist!
Dr. Knabe spent time going over all of her findings and explaining everything in lay terms. Great experience.
I thought Michele was very thorough during the procedure. She was a conversator, personable, and very knowledgeable and explanatory. I had a great experience!
Michelle is the best ever! Cute too!!!
Excellent service and very informative with preventative care.
I think Dr. Knabe is very kind, very professional and very thorough. She obviously cares about her patients' dental health and needs. She is also the first dentist I have ever had who checked separately for lumps in the salivary glands, lymph glands and gum area. She's also fun to talk to!
She's amazing! Felt like she was an old friend :)
It was very informative and beneficial! She was very nice and explained things in a clear manner.
Very personable and professional
She is the best dentist I have had in a very long time; the amount of time she takes to explain things to you is amazing. Highly recommend.
She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her job! would come back to her again.