Forest Lake Family Dental


Doctor Profiles

Dr. Knaff

Dr. Jacob Barthold, DDS

Dr. Barthold, originally from Ham Lake, MN, earned his bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota. He went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2012 where he was the recipient of the J. Raymond Gill Award for clinical excellence. He started his dental career in Redwood Falls, MN where he practiced general dentistry for over five years before relocating close to his home. Dr. Barthold lives in the Forest Lake area with his wife, Anna, and their three daughters.

Dr. Barthold enjoys all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and getting to know each patient to deliver a personal level of care. His compassionate personality and attention to detail serve to provide a comfortable dental experience for his patients. He maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association and Minnesota Dental Association.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Barthold enjoys spending quality time with his family. They love taking in the great Minnesota outdoors, especially on the lake. Some of his free time hobbies include water-skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and biking.

Dr. Knaff

Dr. Knaff, DDS

"I see most patients at least twice a year so you really get to build relationships with people. It's very important to me that I get to know my patients and get a feel for what their needs and goals are. Getting to work in an environment like this with a great team of people around you makes this a great career to be in!  I truly enjoy being a dentist."

Dr. Eric Knaff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, his dentistry degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. After completing his residency he spent one year at a practice in Brooklyn Center. He spent the next seven years at a dental practice serving Woodbury and Cottage Grove. Dr. Knaff joined the team at Forest Lake Family Dental in January 2013.

Dr. Knaff lives in Saint Paul. He enjoys the outdoors and loves traveling and SCUBA diving.

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