About Your Dentist

Thomas Knape, DDS

“A dentist gets to the root of the problem.”

My Mission

"My mission in dentistry is to provide the highest quality of care to my patients throughout their lives for their oral health and overall general well-being, while always holding myself to the highest level of integrity, kindness, and professionalism.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Indiana University School of Dentistry – Indianapolis, Indiana

Bachelor of Science- Biology
Indiana University – Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Memberships

Dr. Knape is an active member of the American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Knape was born and raised in Indiana. During his childhood, he spent most of his time playing sports and enjoying the great outdoors. Most of his summers were spent riding horses out on the trails at a local state park. During his time in undergrad at Indiana University, he attended every basketball game he could in Assembly Hall. Upon graduating, he moved to Indianapolis to pursue his education in dentistry. When he isn’t at the office or enjoying the outdoors, Dr. Knape enjoys watching movies and spending time with his adorable golden retriever puppy, Noodle.

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Pooja Makam, DMD

My Mission

As your provider, Dr. Makam is dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate care to improve the lives of her patients in a comfortable and relaxing environment. She loves all aspects of general dentistry and takes a special interest in cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign, veneers, implants, and implant-supported dentures. She is devoted to life-long learning and loves to continuously attend courses to learn about the latest technological innovations and advancements in dentistry. Dr. Makam is excited to meet her new patients with the goal to build a long-lasting relationship for years to come.

Education & Continuing Education

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Dayton VA Medical Center – Dayton, Ohio
* Advanced training in implants, dental surgery, oral pathology, complex prosthetic cases, CEREC, and management of severely immunocompromised patients

Doctor of Dental Medicine
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine – Greenville, North Carolina

Undergraduate Degree
University of North Carolina – North Carolina

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Pooja Makam was born in England and moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of 6. Since then, they have settled down in Raleigh, North Carolina and are happy to call North Carolina their home.

When she’s not in the office, Dr. Makam loves spending time with her family, daughter, and her rescue dog, Pearl. Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, trying new foods and breweries, spending time with friends, group fitness, and anything outdoors.