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Welcome to Southern Laser Dentistry with Daniel Knause, DMD. We take patient care and services to a whole new level.


Dear Valued Guest,

We are excited and pleased to announce the opening of Southern Laser Dentistry with Daniel Knause, DMD taking patient care and services to a whole new level.

At Southern Laser Dentistry, we respect the beliefs and needs of our patients who want the most natural and bio-compatible options.  We offer holistic dentistry options such as ozone therapy, safe mercury removal,  Low Radiation Digital X-Rays, Non-flouride Cleanings, Bio-compatible Ceramics and Filling Materials. There are also Natural Products Available.

Dr. Knause is one of a few dentists in South Carolina who uses the cutting edge Solea laser to perform most fillings without the need for drilling or numbing The laser is beneficial for most dental procedures and is a more gentle way of treating teeth and gums. Kids love the laser which has no vibration and usually does not require numbing. Without the dreaded drill, adults love it too!

In addition, Dr. Knause has extensive experience in digital dentistry such as Same Visit Crowns with Cerec technology. Dr. Knause also has years of experience in orthodontics for children and adults, and offers laser-assisted lip and tongue-tie treatments for infants through adults. We will provide natural procedures such as ozone, which is applied on and around teeth and gums to kill bad bacteria, treat gum disease, improve surgical healing, and help with tooth sensitivity.

Even with these new patient services, you will still enjoy being cared for by the same great and dedicated staff that proudly offers our Southern hospitality. Our Mission Statement and core values are excellence in dental care and integrity in service, with gratitude to our guests and teammates.

Dr. Daniel Knause is married and he and his wife, Lacey, have 2 children (Henry age 3 and Andrew born in 2020), and a golden doodle, Charlie. Dr. Knause grew up in Greenville playing competitive tennis and recreational golf. In 2009, he graduated from Furman University with a major in Health and Exercise Science and earned 3 Southern Conference tennis titles. He attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he graduated in 2014. He worked as an associate in another dental practice in Greenville for over 6 years. Dr. Knause is looking forward to serving you in a dental practice that will keep the Southern hospitality and coastal theme of Southern Smiles and combine it with laser and other high tech treatments to provide our patients with superior service, renamed as Southern Laser Dentistry in the future.

Dr. Knause welcomes your questions and concerns about your dental health and he and our team look forward to seeing you soon!

Solea Laser


Don’t put off going to the dentist because of anxiety over the needle or the sound of the drill. Now you have Solea, an advanced new laser dentistry technology that is virtually replacing the needle, drill, and scalpel in the dental office. Solea can accommodate patients of all ages and procedures of all kinds without the need for anesthetic in most cases.



Allows us to do single visit crowns and tooth covering restorations. A digital camera is used instead of impression goop. The dentist at Southern Laser Dentistry has full control over every aspect of the design and fit instead of relying on an outside lab. The restorations are made of high strength ceramics chosen to match any shade tooth. Using Cerec results in excellent fitting, long-lasting restorations, less missed work, and no hassle of a temporary.

Ozone in dentistry


One way we spare our patients from the pain of tooth decay is via advanced ozone therapy. On this page, you’ll learn more about what ozone therapy is and how your dentist in Greenville can use it for your benefit.

Holistic Dental Options

Dr Knause is one of the few doctors in the state that offers true holistic dentistry options.

  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Low Radiation Xray machines
  • Laser Restorations- NO numbing or drilling for fillings.
  • Zirconia crowns- IN HOUSE
  • Biocompatible Filling Materials
  • Dr K Approved Products:
  • Tooth & Gums Tonic®
  • Tooth & Gums Essentials®

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Our Team


Daniel Knause



Jan Nance

Patient Coordinator


Tammy Dobbins

Dental Hygienist


Kim Reed

Dental Hygienist


Kim Bryson

Dental Assistant


Kristy Wilson

Office Manager


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