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Meet Our Amazing Team!

At Laramie Dental Arts, we’re proud to serve as the dental practice Laramie turns to in order to keep their smiles healthy. Whether you’re a longtime local, have a family, are a student, or are simply new to the Laramie area, we’ll provide the dental services you need for your healthiest, most beautiful smile yet.

Take a moment to learn about our team. We love life in Wyoming, we love its residents, and we hope to see you in person soon!

 

Complimentary services

Our Complimentary Services

We offer luxury complimentary services to provide a peaceful experience for our patients. Dental visits can be a stressful time, and our aim is to reduce this with our state-of-the-art facility.

Patient Comfort Features

  • New Patient Gifts
  • Massaging Dental Chairs
  • Internet Radio With Personalized Head Phones – Pandora/SiriusXM
  • Paraffin Hand Wax Treatment
  • Movie And TV Capabilities With Personalized Head Phones
  • Complete Office H2O Filtration System
  • Anesthetic Warmer
  • Cozy Reception Area with Fireplace, Water Feature and TV

Office Features

  • State-of-the-art Sterilization Center
  • Environmentally Friendly Equipment
  • Spacious Treatment Rooms
  • Digital X-Ray Technology
  • Private Consultation Room
  • Surgical Style Suites
  • Large Private Parking Lot

Meet Our Doctors

Our compassionate, gentle dentists are ready to help you! They’ve worked hard to bring you the best care possible, and love what they do. Learn more about each of our doctors below.

Dr. Troy Knaub DDS

DR. TROY L. KNAUB

OWNER/DENTIST

A Wyoming Native from Torrington, WY, Dr. Knaub offers comprehensive, family-oriented, gentle dentistry. His objective is to make patients feel welcome and informed and leave with a better understanding of their oral health and treatment options, which will help them make educated decisions. Dr. Knaub routinely participates in recognized continuing education courses in an effort to remain current on new treatment and upcoming advancements in technology. He has an incredibly compassionate, proficient, and personal team that continually strives to better themselves in an effort to always deliver the highest level of dental care. Dr. Knaub always welcomes new patients to his practice and attempts to accommodate emergencies as soon as possible.

Dr. Knaub enjoys spending time with his wife, Joell, and two boys, Logan and Jaxen. His other interests include: outdoor activities, classic cars, UW athletics, and spending time with family and friends.

Education:

  • 2008:  Univ of NE Med Center-College of Dentistry:  D.D.S. Degree
  • 1996:  Univ of NE Med Center-Medical Technologist:  B.S. Degree (Highest Distinction)
  • 1995:  Chadron State College:  B.A. Degree
  • 1993:  Eastern Wyoming College:  A.A. Degree

Professional Associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Wyoming Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • President of South Central Wyoming Dental Society-Past President
  • Wyoming Dental Association South Central Director-Past Board Member
  • Appointed by dental school course directors as teaching assistant: Undergraduate Removable Prosthodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics.
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and the American College of Prosthodontists Award.
Dr. Amber Welper DDS

DR. AMBER D. WELPER

DENTIST

Dr. Amber Welper is a Wyoming native. She was born and raised on a family-owned ranch in southwest Wyoming. She studied Physiology at the University of Wyoming and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska in 2015. Since then, she has been practicing in Lyman, Wyoming until her recent move to Laramie. Dr. Welper and her family have always loved Laramie and the University of Wyoming. She is excited to become a part of such a wonderful community and plans on cheering on the Pokes every chance she gets!

Education:

  •  2015:  Creighton School of Dentistry:  D.D.S. Degree

    Volunteer Outreach:

    • One World Health Clinic
    • Dental volunteer in rural villages in the Dominican Republic
      Dr. Dave Hokanson DDS

      COMING JULY 2020

      DR. YOUNG C. WANG

      DENTIST

      Dr. Wang is a Wyoming native born in Gillette and raised in Sheridan. His goal of practicing dentistry is to help patients make the best informed decisions for their oral health and to help improve their quality of life.

      He studied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Wyoming and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2019.   Driven by his passion to further his dental knowledge, Dr. Wang pursued an additional year of education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico through an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.  In doing so, he received training in treatment planning, comprehensive care, dental emergencies, pediatric patients, and surgical procedures.

      Dr. Wang and his fiance, Emily, are excited to return to Laramie where they first met at the University of Wyoming.  He and his family enjoy spending time with their dog (Moebee), hiking, biking, reading, cooking, and staying active and involved in the community.

      Education:

      • 2020: Univ of NM: Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate of Completion

      • 2019: Univ of NE Med Center – College of Dentistry: D.D.S. Degree

      • 2015: Univ of WY: B.S. Degree

        Professional Associations

        • American Dental Association

        • Wyoming Dental Association

        • Academy of General Dentistry

          Volunteer Outreach

          • Dental volunteer in Jamaica

            Meet Our Staff

            Our reception staff, hygienists, and assistants are invaluable! They do everything they can to make our patients feel welcome and at ease. Learn more about each of them below.

            Alex Faas

            Dental Hygienist

            Brandi Petersen

            Dental Hygienist

            Jacey Day

            Dental Hygienist

            Brian Smith

            Dental Hygienist

            Vallie Gamble

            Dental Hygienist

            Karen Drew

            Dental Hygienist

            Payton Giehm

            Dental Hygienist

            Jess Williams

            Dental Hygienist

            Christie Kirlin

            Dental Assistant

            Bethany Walker

            Dental Assistant

            Ashley Sexton

            Dental Assistant

            Crissy Schlichenmayer

            Office Manager

            Alissa Schuchardt

            Patient Care Coordinator

            Gayla Lane

            Patient Care Coordinator

            Jennifer Neeman

            Patient Care Coordinator

            Better Dental Care is Our Mission

            So you can smile with confidence

            (307) 745-5020

            Smile@LaramieDental.com

            352 North 4th Street
            Laramie, WY 82072