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
The fun staff at Envisia Dentistry are BIG on Smiles! They share those smiles throughout the day as they transform yours into a more healthy and happy one. You’ll relax in this comfort filled atmosphere that’s designed to be like a soothing spa for your smile.
LaDonna | Dental Hygienist
LaDonna has been a hygienist with Dr. Knudson for the past 11 years and practicing hygiene for over 20 years. She is the “Mother Hen” of our team – always looking out for everyone and helping every person in her cares know that they are welcomed, important, and appreciated. She is also a great storyteller of her travels and particularly loves animals and all kinds of outdoor adventure.
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. Positive vibes are all she can radiate. You’ll find no dark clouds in her presence. An avid outdoor hiker and trail runner and a most amazing Mom for her 10-year-old daughter.
Sarah | Dental Hygienist (Mondays)
Sarah has been a hygienist for 7+ years. She cherishes having the opportunity to help patients love their smiles. She enjoys building relationships with her patients so they are comfortable coming to our office. Sarah loves helping them look forward to continuing their dental care.
Alena | Dental Hygienist (Tuesdays)
Alena is a long-time team member here at Envisia Dentistry. Before taking maternity leave, she worked here and in a pediatric practice as a restorative hygienist for about 7 years. Her baby boy is her world! Alena and her husband are currently enjoying making their newly built house their home.
Marea| Dental Assistant
Marea has been Dr. Knudson’s dental assistant since 2005 and had been assisting for many years prior. A Lynden native, she and her hubby have a large family that they love spending time with as well as doing puzzles, traveling, and gardening. Be careful what you say. She remembers EVERYTHING.
Kerry| Dental Assistant
Kerry is a local “Bellinghamster” who graduated from Clover Park Tech in Tacoma for Dental Assisting, she is RDA and CDA certified. She recently joined our team and is always a ray of sunshine. She has an infectious laugh and a bouncy attitude (Think Tigger). Kerry most loves spending time taking her Shiba Inu dog, Boba on walks and playing at the dog park.
Rachel| Administrative Assistant
As the newest member of our team, Rachel is thriving with learning all the ins and outs of the dental office. She will be the smiling face greeting you when you arrive and answering your calls when you phone. 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.
Stephany| Office Manager
Stephany has been a dental office manager since she moved to Washington 3 years ago from Vancouver Island. She loves working with the team at Envisia and helping our patients with their dental options, insurance, and scheduling.
She likes to spend long weekends in Canada with her two adult kids Mark and Haley and spending time at home in Bellingham with her husband Shawn and daughter Mazie. Her passion is art, photography, and photo editing.
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.