“I love seeing the changes that orthodontic treatment provides, from beginning to end result. It's gratifying to play a role in developing happy, healthy smiles for all my patients!” – Dr. Knudsen
Originally from southwestern Minnesota, Dr. Knudsen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 from North Dakota State University and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2013 from the University of Minnesota, finishing first in his class. Upon graduation, Dr. Knudsen was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. In 2015, he earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree, also from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Knudsen was drawn to the profession of orthodontics because of its unique combination of art and science, and he finds great satisfaction in achieving beautiful smiles through orthodontic treatment. To provide the very best care for his patients, Dr. Knudsen places emphasis on obtaining continuing education in the latest orthodontic techniques and technologies. He also volunteers at the St. Cloud Hospital Cleft & Craniofacial Center, has served in the Minnesota Dental Association House of Delegates and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), American Dental Association (ADA), Great River Study Club and St. Cloud Dental Society.
Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Knudsen has varied interests. Growing up on a farm, he raised and showed purebred Hampshire sheep. However, he also appreciates experiencing new places and cultures, highlights of which include traveling across India, teaching English in Mexico and studying in Denmark. Dr. Knudsen is an avid slalom and barefoot water skier, and is a past member of the Little Crow Water Ski Team in New London, Minnesota. Additionally, he enjoys music and is an accomplished saxophonist and pianist.