AA Dental Offers All Aspects of Family Dentistry

Published with permission from the St. Croix Courier

By Wilma Blokhuis


Dental Clinic staff, back from left, hygienist Courtney Day, dental assistants Rachael Spear and Amanda Richard and receptionist Krista Knorr; from left, Dr. Maggie McKnight-Whitford, dental assistant Cora Cole and Dr. Marie McKnight. Absent, hygienist Michelle Black. (St. Croix Courier photo).

A bright pink chair catches the eye at one end of the new modern, spacious open concept dental office of Dr. Marie McKnight and her daughter Dr. Maggie McKnight-Whitford.

At the other end is a purple dental chair, in the middle a green one. Each of the other three operators is a different color.

These colorful chairs will appeal to their younger and young-at-heart patients, and may sooth the jitters of children when they find out they can sit in a pink, green, or purple chair. These colors lift the spirit.

The chairs highlight the clean bright decor of this high tech dental clinic, a 2,500 square foot building constructed by Disher Homes Ltd., at 26 Eddie Lane in St. Stephen. Follow Rte. 170, about a quarter mile from the traffic circle to Disher Lane between Moffitt Dodge and Keith’s Building Supplies and drive past the Boys and Girls Club on Eddie Lane.

The spacious reception and waiting area is calming; it has nine comfortable burgundy chairs, a television set, magazines and a few toys for the children. Natural light flows into the new dental clinic through the many windows on all sides of the building.

Open since September 2012, Dr. McKnight is grateful to the response from the community.

“We’ve had a great response,” says Dr. McKnight. “We have great patients; we appreciate their business.” The new clinic means welcome relief from having no commute to Saint John or Fredericton for emergencies and families with young children.

“We practice all aspects of family dentistry,” she explains, “with a special emphasis on prevention. Services include fillings, root canal therapy, dentures, extractions, crowns and bridges, and orthodontics.” The clinic also provides cosmetic dentistry, implants, tooth whitening, ozone treatments, salivary PH testing and cavitation treatments.

Dr. McKnight and Dr. McKnight-Whitford are strong proponents of painless dentistry. Both are dental surgeons, graduates from Dalhousie University in Halifax.


New patients are welcome, especially children, as well as emergencies. The clinic can be reached Monday to Thursday at 506-466-1115.