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Family, cosmetic & implant dentistry, Vero Beach, FL | Art of Smiles - Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D.

Where Your  Smile Shines Brighter & Healthier

For an intimate, friendly, and all-encompassing dental experience, Art of Smiles awaits you. Located in beautiful Vero Beach, FL, Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D and his team are committed to helping you achieve your healthiest and most beautiful smile.

Compassionate, Modern Dentist in Vero Beach, FL

About Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D

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Dr. Knowles was born in Fort Hood, TX, and grew up in Tampa, FL. He moved to Tallahassee after his parents took jobs there. While in Tallahassee, he attended high school at Alfred B. Maclay, a college preparatory school. After graduation, he attended Florida State University and transferred to the University of Florida in his junior year, where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1986. He then attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree in 1990. In 1991, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) Residency Program. He then worked as a Clinical Instructor in the Community Dentistry department of the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

He and his wife, Alejandra, moved to Miami in 1992, where he practiced for seven years before moving to the Fort Pierce and Vero Beach area. While in Miami, he was an Assistant Professor in the Miami Dade Community College Dental Hygiene Program. In 2002, he purchased the dental practice of Dr. Richard Bancroft in Fort Pierce, where he practiced until 2017. He moved his practice to Vero Beach, where he now practices full time. His son, Emilio, graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School and he is a mechanic in Port St. Lucie, FL. His daughter, Adriana, graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School and she is a full-time student at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Dr. Knowles remains active in the community and enjoys family activities such as boating, wakeboarding, ATV riding, skateboarding and shooting sporting clays. He also enjoys playing bass guitar with local musicians and was a member of the 5-4s. Dr. Knowles is very interested in digital technology and its applications in dentistry and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Treasure Coast Dental Society, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, Florida Society of Dental Anesthesiology, and the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is always striving to find better ways to produce better dentistry for his patients in the most relaxed, comfortable manner possible using the most modern, up to date materials available.

Norman d. knowles, d.m.d, art of smiles, vero beach, fl

Dr. Knowles looks forward to meeting you!

Meet the Team

Our dental team embodies compassion, friendship, and a collective drive to provide dental care of the highest quality. We’re happy to answer any of your questions, explain your treatment options, and help you achieve a healthier and brighter smile.



Office Manager

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Addy was born in Cuba and came to the United States when she was 9-years-old. She started her career in dentistry in 2013. She knew immediately this would be her lifelong career.

She loves helping people, as well as making everyone smile. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children and her husband, David.



Front Desk

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Joseline joined this amazing team here at Art of Smiles in November 2018. I love meeting and interacting with all our patients and watching as their smiles transform throughout their treatment. I love working with the staff every day.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.



Lead Dental Assistant

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Xochitl received her Associate’s degree in Dental Assisting Technology & Management from IRSC in 2017. She has been with our team ever since. She enjoys seeing patients’ smiles transform, and seeing their happiness when big cases are complete.

In her spare time, she enjoys outings with her son and husband.



Dental Assistant

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AJ is a hardworking, dedicated, and passionate dental assistant with so much charisma. AJ graduated from Everest University Dental Assistant program in 2016. She plans on going back to school to get her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

In AJ’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, seeking awesome thrills at theme parks, road tripping across Florida and different states, bowling, and doing makeup.




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Kat is a very passionate person who loves providing hygiene services to her patients. Her professionalism exemplifies what Art of Smiles is all about.

Kat graduated from Indian River State College with her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Central Florida.

She has a passion for traveling the world with her husband, Mauricio.




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Meimei graduated from Indian River State College with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2018, she became part of our team and enjoys working with patients. She was born and raised in China and moved to Vero Beach in 2009.

In her spare time, Meimei enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Our Dental Office

We believe in inspiring our patients to thrive with excellent overall health. We believe in developing trust by providing thorough, individualized care. For a compassionate dentist and dental team that’s committed to excellence, Art of Smiles – Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D is the practice for you.

General Dentistry

A lifetime of happy smiles begins with optimal oral health. Discover our preventative & general dental care.

Implant Dentistry

Losing a tooth can alter your natural smile. Learn why implant dentistry might be the solution for you.

Smile Gallery

Take a look at our smile makeovers & see the results our patients are smiling about!

Restorative Dentistry

If your natural smile has changed, let us help you restore it to health and radiance. Read more about our restorative dentistry services & all we have to offer.

Sedation Dentistry

If you’re uneasy about your next appointment, sedation dentistry can help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

What Our  Patients Are Saying

“I started seeing Dr. Knowles in early 2018 after moving to Vero Beach… He's great and knowledgeable. His staff is friendly and do their jobs well. I have zero complaints about my experiences here.”

– Patrick H.

“The only dentist who has ever had me laughing while he’s drilling away. He’s the best in Vero Beach; does great dental work with a great bedside manner… His dental assistants are very sweet and funny and the front desk staff is great! I highly recommend this dental practice!”

– Sarah H.

“I love Art of Smiles! The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Knowles provided me with excellent care and advice outlining all available treatments to make the right decisions. I will continue to use them!”

– Cheryl S.

“Very accommodating!!! I was 15 minutes late today, due to traffic tie up, however I was seen with no problem. Dr. Knowles is always kind & very genuine. Kat, as always, is a terrific hygienist! The office staff are very welcoming & helpful. Thank you! 🤗 🤗”

– Clara B.

“Best dentist I have ever been to. I had to get quite a bit of work done and their entire team made me feel very comfortable and it was a very easy simple process. Definitely recommend to anybody.!!”

– Sonia R.

“So glad I was referred this afternoon and his staff! Very nice people they are experts in their field in the front desk up to the top! Excellent!”

– Vince D.

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Art of Smiles - Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D.

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for Lunch)


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