Robert L Knudson DDS spent his early years in Los Altos, California and Lake Tahoe, Nevada where his father, also a dentist, practiced until 1989. Growing up, Dr. Bob was influenced by his father’s sense of professionalism and the honest concern he saw his dad show for his patients. He and his wife, Rose, have two daughters, Kelsey and Madeline, and he enjoys tending his grapes and making fine wine.
Graduating from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1983, Dr. Knudson received postgraduate training in orthodontics from the United States Dental Institute and continues to keep up to date on state-of-the-art dental techniques by regularly attending hands-on clinical training courses with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Las Vegas Institute, and the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies.
Dr. Knudson helped establish the Give Back A Smile program here in Washington to assist victims of domestic violence. This provides them with the reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry needed to restore their smile. Qualified participants receive care at no cost.
In cooperation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Dr. Knudson provides new smiles to qualified applicants who have been dentally disfigured as a result of domestic violence. If you would like more information about this program, please click_here to visit the “Give Back A Smile” web site. We would very much like to speak to your group, organization, or church about this program. Please call 1-888-290-9937 toll-free.
Our Envisia Team
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our caring, experienced, and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you. Here is some background on our full-time team members…
Stephany | Office Manager
Stephany has been a dental office manager since she moved to Washington in 2017 from Vancouver Island. She loves being a part of the Envisia family and has a real passion for dentistry and helping our patients set up the treatments that they need. Stephany also helps our practice to run smoothly and efficiently by making sure our team has everything needed to perform successful treatments. In her spare time, when she’s not in Canada visiting her kids and new granddaughter, Stephany enjoys art and pursues photography and photo editing as a hobby.
Rachel| Scheduling Coordinator
Rachel is the friendly face greeting you when you arrive and answering your calls when you phone. She is happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. Rachel loves interacting with our patients and working with the staff here each day, because everyone is so wonderful, patient, kind and helpful. Her bubbly nature has been a wonderful addition to our team. Rachel is a newlywed and enjoying getting settled into married life in their new home.
Avah | Dental Assistant
Avah works alongside Dr. Bob and ensures that our patients feel comfortable throughout their entire treatment process and can answer any questions they may have about their procedure. She is a trained registered dental assistant, graduating from NW Technical and Career Academy. She stays current with continuing dental education classes- a commitment she takes seriously to helping patients maintain their dental health. Patients appreciate her gentle and compassionate bedside manner. When not at the office, Avah and her partner Garrett love spending time outdoors hiking or snowboarding and enjoying time with Waffles and Nuni, their dog and cat.
Jeannette | Dental Hygienist
Jeannette is a native of California who moved to Bellingham in 2007 after graduating from hygiene school and has worked in private practice full time ever since. We are thrilled to have Jeannette as a part of our team radiating her positive vibes. No dark clouds in her presence! She is an outdoor enthusiast and the most amazing Mom to her 11-year-old daughter.
Dr. Lowell Hanson (Retired)
In August of 2019, Dr. Hanson retired his bowtie and handed it over to his longtime colleague and fellow veteran Bellingham dentist, Dr. Robert Knudson. He continues to carry on the great tradition of dental craftsmanship and joins a well-established team with high standards of excellence that clients have come to expect and trust.
Envisia founder, Dr. Hanson, started his practice in Bellingham in 1971. Over the course of nearly 5 decades he built one of the premier dentistry facilities in the region and assembled a staff known for their expertise, knowledge, quality, and care.
Envisia remains a state of the art facility at the forefront of dental technology with a growing team of professionals to ensure you receive the very best, most advanced, and most comfortable experience in dental care. We are committed to continuing to grow this great reputation that clients have come to love here at Envisia. It is at the foundation of all that has been built and is the cornerstone that has earned the trust of several generations of healthy smiling faces.