Meet the Dr. Katz team
We are a general dental practice striving to provide you with comprehensive dental services in Salem, MA and surrounding areas. Dr. Katz & Co. provides personalized, quality dental care. Professionalism and excellence is the goal shared by our entire team!
Get the smile you've always wanted!
Dr. Katz & Co. has many of the cosmetic dentistry services you're looking for, and is supported by a robust network of oral health professionals. We can get you whiter teeth; create a stronger smile and put together a personalized oral health protocol tailored just for you. We understand that pain thresholds differ with each individual. Our approach is one of COMFORT and CARE. We also offer a Membership Dentistry program in case dental insurance is not available to you. We do all of this, and much more to help keep your smile looking great and your oral health a priority.
Trust and mutual respect
The key to our consistent success is the relationships our team have with one another and you, our patient family. These relationships are based upon trust and mutual respect. Team members average 18 years working together with us and many of our patients have been seeing us for over 25 years. We value your friendship!
Dr. Katz studied mechanical engineering at Tufts University, then did graduate work at Columbia University. After working as an engineer at Raytheon and Polaroid, he returned to Tufts Dental School. Dentistry fulfills his love of hands on activity while combining art and science. Dr. Katz continues his education with regular attendance at the Yankee Dental Association Conference and several other prominent dental organizations. He maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Seacoast Esthetic Dentistry Association.
In his free time, Dr. Katz enjoys boating, skiing, traveling, cars, scuba diving, and photography.
Dr. Onaiza J. McKnight, D.M.D.
Dr. McKnight is also a graduate of Tufts School of Dental Medicine and completed an intensive postgraduate training program, General Practice Residency (GPR), at the Oregon Health Science University.
Member of ADA, MDS, MVDDS
Dr. McKnight’s Philosophy:
'I am here to be the patient's Doctor of the mouth and see that the patient's oral health is maintained. Just Keep Smiling has been my motto and I am here to see that my patients can and want too!”
Linda, Dental Hygienist, B.S., RDH
Linda has been a long time employee of the office. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Pyschology and from Middlesex Community College with an Associate in Dental Hygiene(RDH).
She has been an elementary school teacher , a Flight Attendant with a major airline, and finally found her niche with Dental Hygiene.
When not working she enjoys time with her grandson, working as a volunteer at the Peabody Essex Museum, and loves reading....a LOT.
Kristen, Hygienist, RDH
Kristen is our most recent team addition. She joined our practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist bringing with her over twenty years of experience. She is certified in dental radiology and licensed in the administration of local anesthesia. Kristen enjoys building relationships with her patients while making them feel comfortable during their dental appointments. An approach taken by all team members.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with family.
Diane, Dental Assistant
Diane has been a longtime member of our team, valued for her dedication and attention to detail. She loves the mix of art and science that dentistry provides.
You’d find Diane playing with her grandsons, walking the beach or listening to music when she’s not working.
Dawn, Clinical Administrator
Dawn has been with our office since 1993. After graduating from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Dawn worked in a medical/surgical office for five years. She began her dental career focusing on the clerical and financial management of our practice and has never looked back.
Dawn enjoys reading, cooking, skiing (when her knee cooperates), spending time with her family and laughing with her friends.
Dawn joined our office in 2015 after several years as a Dental Assistant. Prior to working in the dental field, she earned her degree as a Registered Radiologic Technologist and worked as a Coordinator of a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
Dawn’s is the first face patients see when coming to the office. Her care, grace and compassionate approach is revered by all.
Dawn comes from a large, very close family including many medical professionals and loves to spend time with her fabulous friends.