Welcome to Our OFFICE

Dr. McKnight established her practice in the The Villages, Florida 20 years ago.    She was previously part owner of Marion Dental Group, but realized a large group practice did not allow for a more personalized patient/doctor relationship.  Dr. McKnight, along with another dentist, established Buena Vista Dental.  After 12 years, she decided a solo private practice was how she wanted to enjoy her remaining years in practice.

What sets us apart?

Dr. McKnight is attentive and wants her patients to feel comfortable and at-ease.  She is passionate about providing a judgement-free environment.  You can feel confident knowing that we will treat you with respect, honesty, and transparency.  Her team is considerate and respectful of your time, striving to minimize wait time.   She provides personalized treatment based on her patient’s unique dental needs.  Different treatment options will be provided and discussed so that you decide what best fits your personal goals.

Dr. McKnight and her team strive to erase old stigmas and grow with the community they serve.  She is conscientious and uses only high-quality products and credible dental laboratories. 

We are accepting new patients.

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Kelly McKnight, DMD

    Dr. McKnight earned a Bachelor of Microbiology in 1997 and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2002 from the University of Florida. Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Central Florida District Association.

    Dr. McKnight was awarded The Academy One Hundred Award for Ethics and The Quintessence award in 2002. She has received the honor of being included in top Dentists. She was nominated and selected for inclusion in the American Institute of Dental Professionals. 

Our Location

We are Golf Cart Accessible!

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Primary Location


8:00 am-4:45 pm


8:00 am-4:45 pm


8:00 am-4:45 pm


8:00 am-4:45 pm







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