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William H. Knapp, D.D.S.

General Dentistry

William H. Knapp, D.D.S.

“What I enjoy about being a dentist is that I have made a difference to a patient, the personal contact you have with your patients and the challenges dentistry presents.”

Education

- Rutgers, New Jersey
- Indiana University, Bloomington
- Loyola University Dental School, Chicago, IL, D.D.S.


 

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Overall Patient Rating

4.4 out of 5 (170 Reviews)
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Accepting New Patients

This dentist is accepting new patients at the following dental center(s). Click clinic's name for hours, map, photos and more.

Dental Associates Appleton - College Ave.
4660 W. College Ave
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 730-0345

Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

press-ganey-data-integrity-dentist.jpgOur Patient Rating scores represent an average of all responses from actual Dental Associates patients randomly surveyed by nationally-recognized patient experiences firm Press Ganey. Learn more about our dentist reviews.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.2
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.4
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.5
My confidence in doctor
4.4
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.3
Time doctor spent with me
4.3
Caring shown by doctor
4.3
Doctor's exam/treatment thoroughness
4.4
Wait time at clinic
4.3

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed unedited in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more

Dental Associates Patient May 29, 2017
He sang by my request. Great sense of humor!!

Dental Associates Patient May 28, 2017
just fine

Dental Associates Patient May 01, 2017
The dentist has always been a little short with me, i think because the amount of appointments he has.

Dental Associates Patient May 01, 2017
the dentist seemed to get defensive anytime I asked a question. I have never had a filling before and didn't know my options or what to expect. he seemed to think I was questioning his ability to do the filling. at one point I asked about a ceramic filling (again just wanted to know my options) he seemed to get offended by that and told me I could go see another dentist.

Dental Associates Patient March 29, 2017
Of course one never understands all dental speak no matter who they see, but I understand all that I need to at all times.

Dental Associates Patient March 27, 2017
My interaction with the Dentist was especially good this time around. He even squeezed me in for an immediate filling correction off schedule!

Dental Associates Patient March 27, 2017
Flexible to schedule cavity filling during the same day.

Dental Associates Patient March 12, 2017
Dr. Knapp was patient and took the time to explain to me my panoramic x-ray, what he was looking for in it, and the state of my oral health. I have never had a previous dentist do this for me. I was pleasantly surprised and thankful that he took the time to explain everything to me. Very nice man.

Dental Associates Patient February 19, 2017
Even though x-rays were taken at this visit, the dentist was giving me recommendations for future dental work based on the xrays taken 2 years ago.

Dental Associates Patient February 16, 2017
was pleasantly surprised! Really like this place so far.

Dental Associates Patient February 06, 2017
said i need a crown and left

Dental Associates Patient February 06, 2017
just had cleaning not much to talk about

Dental Associates Patient February 01, 2017
Concerning a crown. One of the crowns did not fit 2 times. Therefore, I have had three temporary crowns on this tooth. Dentist re-prepped area and took another impression. A temporary crown (3rd one for this tooth) was applied. Within 8 hours this one became loose. I now will have to call again tomorrow and make the trip to have it reapplied. I have travelled to have this crown completed three times in the past three weeks. It still is not completed plus I will have to make another trip tomorrow to have the temporary re-cemented on and another the following week for hopefully the final permanent crown. The first time the crown did not fit at all and it was painful having the dentist try to jam it on. What happened to painless dentistry. I do have the insurance through this year, but doubt I will be coming back after that. It has been a very frustrating process. The other frustrating point is that I need to use pre-medication before procedures. I am not happy with using antibiotics this many times.

Dental Associates Patient January 02, 2017
Did a great job explaining any dental needs I may have

Dental Associates Patient January 01, 2017
this was my first time and it included exam and cleaning. additional work is required.

Dental Associates Patient December 29, 2016
Dentist very professional, knowledgeable. Explained in detail.

Dental Associates Patient December 14, 2016
Very knowledgeable & confident in what he does

Dental Associates Patient December 07, 2016
I was very impressed

Dental Associates Patient November 21, 2016
Dentist and staff very friendly.

Dental Associates Patient November 06, 2016
dentist does very good job!

Dental Associates Patient October 09, 2016
Very good dentist.

Dental Associates Patient September 19, 2016
Dr. Knapp and his assistants are great!

Dental Associates Patient September 05, 2016
I understand he had other patients to see, and he may have been having a bad day, but at the same time it felt like he couldn't care less about my problem. the nurse on the other had was VERY kind, understanding and gave me advice on what could be done and answered my questions to the best of her ability.

Dental Associates Patient August 08, 2016
This dentist was exceptional as he gave a very good exam, explained every detail and made sure that I understood treatment alternatives.

Dental Associates Patient July 27, 2016
Very knowledgeable & confident in what he does and always addressing the comfortablity and condition of patient while being attended too.

Dental Associates Patient July 22, 2016
I believe more could have been done, my tooth still hurts. I realize this was a last minute appointment, but I felt like I was rushed out of there.

Dental Associates Patient July 16, 2016
Friend and nice dentist and staff.

Dental Associates Patient May 30, 2016
Minimum time with eye contact and sat the entire time . And hard to hear his explanation from behind me.

Dental Associates Patient May 15, 2016
dr knapp is a very "down-to-earth" kind of guy! he never seems rushed and really cares and enjoys his job!

Dental Associates Patient May 14, 2016
all of your staff has been excellent over the many years that I have been using Dental Associates.

Dental Associates Patient May 11, 2016
I felt the dentist was in a hurry to complete the exam, which I felt was a very basic exam. Not like other exams I've had by other dentists.

Dental Associates Patient May 08, 2016
Dr. Knapp is great. I trust his expertise and he always makes sure I am not in pain, if I am he stops and gives more medication to freeze the area more.

Dental Associates Patient May 03, 2016
This was my first visit. I felt very uncomfortable with the dentist talking at length in clinical terms. He also talked from my back, which was also uncomfortable.

Dental Associates Patient April 20, 2016
The dentist appeared like he was in a rush when I still had questions. I felt like the explanation was cut short.

Dental Associates Patient April 18, 2016
this doctor is very rough. he grabs my jaw and is not gentle. this was a repeat visit to him bc of concern with my root canal. I need a very gentle dentist.

Dental Associates Patient April 14, 2016
Dr. Knapp was very friendly and caring. He explained everything well.

Dental Associates Patient April 06, 2016
didn't even look at my face or say hello, just started yelling that he told me there was nothing he could do for my mouth & that he already told me that.

Dental Associates Patient March 21, 2016
Felt dentist was hurrying and a little rough still have sore gum from where he ground down sharp edge.

Dental Associates Patient March 02, 2016
Always good experience.

Dental Associates Patient February 28, 2016
Wonderful dentist!

Dental Associates Patient February 22, 2016
Very good.

Dental Associates Patient January 19, 2016
Dentist took time to address concerns for son. He explained and showed the X-rays to both my son and me.

Dental Associates Patient December 05, 2015
Dr. Knapp is great!

Dental Associates Patient November 22, 2015
Even tho I had to get to cavities filled. This was a fun trip to the dentist. Dr Knapp is awesome and funny and his assistant is a great person. Very fun to talk to. She is awesome at her job.

Dental Associates Patient November 21, 2015
Excellent

Dental Associates Patient October 29, 2015
The dentist seems to be trying to handle (care for) too many patients at the same time -

Dental Associates Patient October 27, 2015
Worst dentist I have ever been to.

Dental Associates Patient October 27, 2015
Dr. Knapp is very good. Could explain exactly what is going on a bit better, but I trust him even though I do not understand what he is talking about or what is happening. He says something is wrong and this is how to fix it, I believe him and don't ask further questions but simply schedule the appointment he believes is correct.

Dental Associates Patient October 14, 2015
When I was finished with having two cavities filled, there was a spot of blood on the tissue I used to wipe my face afterwards. There was a small cut on the outside edge of my lip. I've applied Neosporin cream to it daily, yet it still has scarred. Now I am applying scar cream, hoping to minimize the scar. I am very disappointed in receiving a facial scar by visiting a dentist. It is also concerning.

Dental Associates Patient September 28, 2015
Always good!

Dental Associates Patient September 20, 2015
I have always had confidence in Dr. Knapp and trust his judgment, skills, and care 100%.

Dental Associates Patient September 13, 2015
Very good experience!

Dental Associates Patient September 08, 2015
Dr. Knapp refused to explain the treatment so I could understand it. There were 2 separate issues we were talking about and he did a poor job explaining. After he left, the hygienist did a better job of explaining the process and then Dr. Knapp came back and told her he would take over because our appointment was taking too long and he was getting behind. The next steps are very expensive and I wanted to be clear on what was going to happen. The fact that I was cut off was very disappointing!!

Dental Associates Patient September 02, 2015
Dr. Krapp is great. Wouldn't want to see anyone else. Explains all treatment needed.

Dental Associates Patient July 13, 2015
I enjoyed spending time with my dentist, he was very kind & sweet. Made me feel very at ease, & I usually get very nervous @ the dentist.

Dental Associates Patient July 06, 2015
Really disliked how the dentist was saying things I didn't understand to his assistant, while working on my teeth. Felt very impersonal, & felt like a test subject or object, rather than a patient.

Dental Associates Patient July 06, 2015
He's the best and most appreciated dentist I have ever had the experience of his work.

Dental Associates Patient June 15, 2015
all good

Dental Associates Patient June 14, 2015
I came in because I was having discomfort. I was out of benefits so I did a regular exam instead of an emergency exam. when the doctor came in he was running about a half hour behind and was more concerned just getting through the appointment quickly and not giving me the time I needed to go over what was going on. I felt rushed and like he was just trying to get the appointment over with so he could go to his next. he didn't listen to anything I had to say. I didn't really receive the attention I deserved.

Dental Associates Patient June 11, 2015
Felt very comfortable.

Dental Associates Patient June 07, 2015
Excellent!

Dental Associates Patient June 02, 2015
Everything went very smoothly.

Dental Associates Patient June 01, 2015
Excellent care by this dentist. Thank you!

Dental Associates Patient May 31, 2015
have a rough spot on filling which is tearing my cheek up and have to come back to get it smoothed out bc he did the filling in less than 10 min bc he was running late

Dental Associates Patient May 08, 2015
Dentist quite friendly.

Dental Associates Patient April 29, 2015
I found him to be a very kind and knowlegable

Dental Associates Patient April 27, 2015
good

Dental Associates Patient March 30, 2015
Dr. Knapp has a very engaging personality and he went out of his way to be sure I understood everything being done or planned.

Dental Associates Patient March 09, 2015
I love Dental Associates. I have had a good experience. I was grumpy Saturday morning, so I felt bad for them, because of my predisposition. I hate the phone, so I did not get a message telling me I would have to pay extra for anesthesia.

Dental Associates Patient March 02, 2015
THE DENTAL ASSISTANT, SANDY AND DR KNAPP WERE BOTH VERY THOROUGH. i WAS NOT A NUMBER. I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE. MY CONCERNS WERE THEIR CONCERNS.

Dental Associates Patient February 23, 2015
Always nice to see Dr. Knapp! I have the utmost confidence in him as a doctor and human being since seeing him these number of years.

Dental Associates Patient February 02, 2015
Dr. Knapp explained what he was looking for and what his findings meant.

Dental Associates Patient January 29, 2015
William Knapp was very courteous. Had a root cancel done & it wasn't bad at all. Love these guys! Hope all my visit go this good!!!

Dental Associates Patient January 24, 2015
When the options are spending several thousands of dollars they should explain and give you estimates on them. They should give an approximate estimate on an implant. A better explanation should be given on the bridge as to the implant.

Dental Associates Patient January 19, 2015
I have been going to Dr. Knapp for over 15 years+. He is very good at what he does and I have never had a problem with him or my teeth. He has worked we me to get my teeth in great shape.

Dental Associates Patient January 16, 2015
Need to explain the x-rays better letting me know which tooth is which and which way the x-ray picture is setting so i know which tooth is being worked on and what is happening.

Dental Associates Patient November 17, 2014
Dentist evaluation prior to x-ray may have shown I did not need an x-ray.

Dental Associates Patient October 20, 2014
Dr. Knapp has very good "bedside manner" which is something I truly value. When a dr. doesn't have that bedside manner I tend to not see them again. I work in healthcare and I feel it is important for the workers to give the best level of care to the customer.

Dental Associates Patient October 06, 2014
I just love coming to the offiice, it's like coming to see friends in a way... but a professional way.

Dental Associates Patient October 06, 2014
They are commical, really funny people, nice, caring, and thurough! :)

Dental Associates Patient October 06, 2014
Star for the day !!!!! <3

Dental Associates Patient October 03, 2014
Dr. Knapp is the best dentist!

Dental Associates Patient September 29, 2014
Scheduled an appointment with little wait time. Felt confident that dentist did a thorough exam to rule out cause of tooth/gum pain.

Dental Associates Patient September 28, 2014
Everything was very good. Quick service, even as a new patient. Had experienced a broken filling/tooth and Dr. fixed it perfectly.

Dental Associates Patient September 23, 2014
I am very anxious about going to the dentist but feel quite comfortable at Dental Associates

Dental Associates Patient September 20, 2014
Dr. Knapp = EXCELLENT...I am a devout coward with dentists... he was awsome

Dental Associates Patient September 16, 2014
awesome staff

Dental Associates Patient August 29, 2014
He was to rough like he didn't care.

Dental Associates Patient August 19, 2014
Very good.

Dental Associates Patient August 09, 2014
Dr. Knapp did a wonderful job, knew I was in good hands with this team in getting my filling completed.

Dental Associates Patient August 04, 2014
Great experience and very friendly people

Dental Associates Patient August 04, 2014
The dentist explained everything in way that a patient would fully understand

Dental Associates Patient August 04, 2014
Very satisfied, will definitely be back

Dental Associates Patient July 16, 2014
Felt welcomed and comfortable

Dental Associates Patient July 16, 2014
Explained things well

Dental Associates Patient July 16, 2014
Easy to talk to

Dental Associates Patient July 13, 2014
Dr. Knapp and his assistants are professional and personable. I always feel confident in the care that I receive and going to the dentist is an experience that I no longer experience anxiety about.

Dental Associates Patient July 13, 2014
Dr. Knapp is very thorough

Dental Associates Patient July 13, 2014
I have referred several friends and family to Dr. Knapp and his team

Dental Associates Patient July 10, 2014
The dentist did a nice job explaining treatment to me but ... he used dental tool to point to x - ray display. He touched the screen with the tool and then proceeded to use that tool in my mouth. I'm not a huge germaphobe but ... I did lose a little confidence.

Dental Associates Patient July 06, 2014
We were all round VERY pleased.

Dental Associates Patient June 30, 2014
I was very pleased. I had originally planned to go somewhere else RJL dental in Menasha but there was just to much involved, office visit-which determines which cleaning you get, they had 3 kinds-that means two office visits. I had a feeling it was going to be more time and money than I wanted to spend. My son's old sitter went to dental associates and was very pleased. I saw you were 2013 the best of and decided to go with you guys... so glad I did.

Dental Associates Patient June 30, 2014
I am very comfortable with the dentist and assistants!

Dental Associates Patient June 30, 2014
Good!

Dental Associates Patient June 30, 2014
Positive

Dental Associates Patient June 29, 2014
My visit was comfortable.

Dental Associates Patient June 29, 2014
always asking if I need anything

Dental Associates Patient June 29, 2014
I think he was very good

Dental Associates Patient June 26, 2014
Dr. Knapp and his staff is always polite & friendly. They go up & beyond.

Dental Associates Patient June 26, 2014
Entire staff is very friendly.

Dental Associates Patient June 17, 2014
Dentist sneezed and did not clean his hands before continuing with procedure. Not a major issue just an observation.

Dental Associates Patient June 17, 2014
Reason for appointment was pain on tooth with crown added Oct. 2013. High spots taken off has corrected problem. Why did a problem not correctly addressed with original crown cost me $87.00 to fix. Was dentist error.

Dental Associates Patient June 16, 2014
was able to have a cavity filled minutes after finding it in the exam, great time saver!

Dental Associates Patient June 09, 2014
i like dr knapp and his dental hygienist is an absolute delight.. very friendly and makes the visit enjoyable

Dental Associates Patient May 22, 2014
The only things I didn't like were that the encounter seemed all about trying to get 5's on this survey. He also talks very quietly, so it was hard for me to hear him every time he spoke.

Dental Associates Patient May 15, 2014
it was a good experience I like the office hours you keep

Dental Associates Patient May 11, 2014
Every person that I come in contact with at Dental Associates is so professional yet very welcoming and nice. I literally look forward to seeing them. And this is not just one visit, this is every time I go.

Dental Associates Patient May 11, 2014
You actually have a good time going to the dentist. I laugh a lot. I also know that nobody is pretending or having to work at being nice. They are genuine people.

Dental Associates Patient May 08, 2014
Good - but pushy.

Dental Associates Patient March 27, 2014
Dr. Knapp makes me feel comfortable and I tell people to come to Dental Assoc. to see him. For crowns he does very quick and good work.

Dental Associates Patient March 19, 2014
Dentist took his time & made me feel comfortable.

Dental Associates Patient March 05, 2014
I was confused after my first appt. in January, but he took the time to explain everything to me again.

Dental Associates Patient February 27, 2014
It was a pleasant experience.

Dental Associates Patient December 19, 2013
Dr. Knapp is a great dentist. I just think he has too many patients scheduled too close together.

Dental Associates Patient December 09, 2013
Dr. Knapp is always cheerful and friendly.

Dental Associates Patient December 02, 2013
Dentist seemed rushed, really didn't explain procedure. Was pleasant though. Would see again.

Dental Associates Patient November 11, 2013
I was referred to a Peri Dentist for my next appt in a month for the pain source I'm having occasionally.

Dental Associates Patient November 05, 2013
Have seen Dr. Knapp for many years now; he and I are on the same page regarding my dental health plan

Dental Associates Patient October 30, 2013
Dr. Knapp was great! I really appreciate all the years of experience he has!

Dental Associates Patient October 23, 2013
Dentist spent Much time between myself and other s at the same time.

Dental Associates Patient October 21, 2013
Dr. Knapp is very good!

Dental Associates Patient October 14, 2013
excellent! Like I said I was extremely nervous, I had 2 crowns replaced and had bad experiences elsewhere about 12 yrs ago. this was a piece of cake compared to before and they were great!!!!!

Dental Associates Patient August 09, 2013
This is the 3rd time in a row that the hygienist didn't floss during my cleaning. The first time I thought it was just a mistake but now it has happened

Dental Associates Patient July 08, 2013
Dr. Knapp was not caring at all. He did NOT explain my treatment options very clearly & did not address my concern & worries & questions. He did not spend time discussing my needs. He seems to be in a hurry.

Dental Associates Patient May 16, 2013
Dr. Knap excellent.

Dental Associates Patient April 25, 2013
Greatest dentist - I have been to.

Dental Associates Patient April 08, 2013
I was pleased with the way the dentist handled things and got my explanation.

Dental Associates Patient April 03, 2013
good

Dental Associates Patient March 04, 2013
very patient giving me my options for treatment

Dental Associates Patient February 25, 2013
Good experience.

Dental Associates Patient February 21, 2013
I have been a loyal patient and my confidence is eroding badly after a host of very bad family events. This includes a very bad root canal procedure, no explanation of services, and very unprofessional comments made and demonstrated.

Dental Associates Patient February 12, 2013
I was not happy with the way I was treated by Knapp. He was actually pretty rude and I addressed the issues I had and he did nothing at all about them.

Dental Associates Patient February 05, 2013
The dentist drew me a picture explaining exactly what happened. Dr. Knapp is very good! And his staff are wonderful.

Dental Associates Patient February 04, 2013
nice dental asst. megan

Dental Associates Patient January 28, 2013
I prefer explanations of what is going to happen, i.e. we are going to administer a numbing agent to your gums with a needle now. I don't like it when someone just does it. I also feel like we are on an assembly line which in some ways is good to address

Dental Associates Patient January 04, 2013
I drilled when I wasn't even frozen yet.

Dental Associates Patient December 28, 2012
I think Dr. Knapp is an excellent dentist.

Dental Associates Patient December 19, 2012
I had William Knapp as a dentist before. He was very good than and he is very good now.

Dental Associates Patient November 16, 2012
I like this dentist.

Dental Associates Patient November 14, 2012
Best dr. I ever had!!

Dental Associates Patient November 14, 2012
I realize that I have had a LOT of dental work & poor quality in the past 68 years. I do not need it pointed out & discussed & commented by assistant.

Dental Associates Patient November 14, 2012
The assistants spent the most time with me.

Dental Associates Patient November 07, 2012
Great experience!!!

Dental Associates Patient October 26, 2012
Dr. Knapp had lots of time with me.

Dental Associates Patient October 03, 2012
OK.