Who We Are

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Alabama Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Huntsville-Madison Dental Society

Awards & Scholarships

  • National Dental Honor Society – Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Delta Chapter
  • Oregon Dental Association Leadership Award OHSU School of Dentistry
  • Alumni Association Scholarship for Excellence
  • OHSU Dean’s Student Research Scholarship
  • FJ Bettman Diversity Scholarship
  • Davis Scholarship

Research Publications

  • Natural Competence Is Common Among Clinical Isolates
  • Conditionally Induced RAGE Expression

Dr. Steven Knapp

I purchased McKinney Orthodontics in Owens Cross Roads in April 2022. We are pleased the original staff decided to continue with us as we made the transition. I’m excited to continue the excellent orthodontic care provided by Dr. McKinney. Affordable pricing for outstanding orthodontic treatment will remain a high priority in our practice.

Work & Educational Background

In 2014, I attended dental school at OHSU, where I received numerous awards and grants. I also completed a major research project that took more hours than I’d like to admit. I hope someday that research will contribute to something bigger, or it may sit in a science journal collecting dust (sigh…). After graduating, my family and I relocated to Missouri where I practiced as a general dentist. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to understand the mouth better as a whole and to provide care for patients who couldn’t receive or afford treatment elsewhere. 

After our time in Missouri, we moved to Denver, Colorado so I could attend the University of Colorado to specialize in Orthodontics. While there, I also earned a Masters of Science in Dentistry. During my training, I focused on braces and clear aligner treatment, like Invisalign, to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. As a kid, my dentist told me I didn’t need braces. I took that advice until orthodontic school where I finally decided to get braces at 30 years old and experience it myself. It was a fun experience and I completely relate to a pokey wire or not wearing your rubber bands…something my patients would never do.


Don’t get distracted by all those years and time I spent in school studying teeth, I still make time to watch The Bachelor or Bachelorette and make brackets based on who I think will win….oops, I mean fall in love. If I am not preoccupied with a reality tv show, I may be reading an article about how to travel around the world on credit card points. Travel, specifically free travel from credit card points, has been an interest of mine for the last 10.5 years as a broke aspiring Orthodontist. Because of this hobby, my wife and I were able to backpack through Europe for two months before dental school, splitting a baguette as our one meal for the day and washing our clothes in the sink (sorry for the things you are imagining now). Much of my family is from England and Spain which is why my wife and I enjoy traveling — to experience new countries and cultures. In fact, I spent 4 months living in India as an undergraduate student. If you know of any great places to eat Indian food or great restaurants to try, send them my way.

Family Life

Me, my wife Whitney, and our three kids Kenley (5), Crew (3), and Lyla (9 months) moved to Owens Cross Roads to plant roots in this wonderful community. After work you might see me rushing off to the kids’ soccer games or at a park obeying their wishes to push them infinitely higher on the swings. In the summer, I love going to the beach with my family, hiking, ATVing, and camping. In the winter I enjoy skiing in the mountains. 

Our team can’t wait to get to know you and help you achieve that perfect smile! Thanks for stopping by!

Meet The Team

Treatment Coordinator/Marketing Specialist


Accounts Manager


Front Desk


Front Desk


Front Desk


Clinic Assistant


Clinic Assistant


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Clinic Assistant/Marketing Specialist


Lab Technician


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Knapp Orthodontics | Huntsville AL

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