East Lansing dentist takes grind out of dental care with new practice

Lisa Knowles believes that the story of your health can be communicated by simply opening your mouth.

As the owner of the new Haslett-East Lansing Dental Health and Wellness, Knowles believes that a variety of health conditions can be spotted through regular dental check-ups. It was a concept she first learned at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, but something that became more and more apparent as she practiced the art and science of dentistry.

"We now know that things like periodontal disease is linked to overall health and heart," says Knowles. "Knowing that, you can sometimes see what is going on with people's health by looking in their mouth."

Knowles began seeing her first patients in mid-April at her new 2,000-square foot practice located at 1451 East Lansing Drive in East Lansing. She had previously worked as a dentist in several practices in Ohio and Northern Michigan. She started her own practice in Charlotte eight years ago before deciding to open the new location.

Before going to dental school, Knowles attended Alma College where she played softball. She majored in communication and had a keen interest in fitness. In between her dental pursuits, Knowles is an occasional speaker at dental and medical conferences, and creates materials for continuing education societies. 

"I've always been about being as fit as you can be and creating a winning mind and body," says Knowles. "I think what we do physically is so important. I hope to inspire others to be healthy, and I've been fortunate to have abilities in dentistry and communication to help."

In addition to traditional dental care from cleaning to extractions, Knowles offers health coaching services for her patients who range in age from children to adults. Knowles is the sole dentist within the practice and employs two staff.

Source: Lisa Knowles, Owner and Dentist, Haslett-East Dental Health and Wellness
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor

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