Our Philosophy of Care

At Chisholm Trail Dental, our philosophy is simple: Healthy Smile, Healthy Body, Live Well. Your smile is more important to your total body health and your overall quality of life than you may realize. That’s why we emphasize patient education to teach our community about the oral-systemic link, as well as the importance of feeling confident in your smile for your mental and emotional well-being. We do what we do because we love people, which shines through in how we practice every single day. The foundation of our practice is our relationships with our patients. When you’re in our care, you can trust you’re receiving the same treatment we would want for ourselves or for our loved ones. We’re here to help!

Meet Our Dentists

Drs. Cindy & Ryan Knight

Dr. Ryan Knight grew up in Grapevine and attended the University of North Texas. He earned his DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry at Birmingham Medical Center in 1999. Dr. Cindy Knight was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995. She earned her DDS degree in 1999 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Cindy met at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio while completing two years of residency for advanced training in general dentistry.

Adventurous in spirit, the Knights moved to Alaska where they practiced dentistry for 13 years. They have twin daughters. The Knight family relocated over five years ago. A desire to be closer to family and a longing for the Texas sunshine led them to call the Benbrook area home.

When Drs. Ryan and Cindy Knight acquired ownership of Chisholm Trail Dental in Benbrook, the practice reopened with new leadership and a fresh start. The Chisholm Trail Dental team hopes to raise awareness of the vital connection between oral health and systemic health to foster wellness within our community.

Meet Our Team



Born and raised in snowy Alaska, her journey in the dental industry began in 2006 with Dr. Ryan and Dr. Cindy. They made such a great team that Brandi decided to move to Texas to continue her dental journey with the Knights. Today, Brandi is the backbone of our team at Chisholm Trail Dental, playing a crucial role in guiding our patients towards healthy oral habits and brighter smiles. Off the clock, Brandi immerses herself in family life, enjoys the serenity of nature hikes, and looks forward to vacation time. In addition to her compassionate nature, she dedicates her time to volunteering at Under the Bridge Ministries, where she serves meals to those less fortunate on a weekly basis.


Registered Dental Assistant

When Alisha was just a teen, she became inspired by dentistry after connecting with with her dental hygienist. Since 2007, she has been transforming smiles and calming nerves in the dental chair. Her journey with Chisholm Trail Dental began five years ago, and she’s been an invaluable part of the team ever since.
Outside of work, Alisha is an outdoors enthusiast who is completely smitten with her four-legged companions. A perfect day for her involves sunshine, fresh air, and playtime with her furry friends.


Registered Dental Assistant

Hailing from Kansas, Brenyn found her calling in dentistry during her high school years. Following her move to Texas, she joined our practice as an assistant, eventually earning her registration as a dental assistant. Brenyn has a knack for making patients feel right at home, and finds immense joy in helping doctors create stunning smile transformations.Brenyn is powered by the personal and professional growth of our patients. Outside of work, her happy place is spending quality time with loved ones and satisfying her curiosity by exploring new places


Registered Dental Assistant

A life-time Texan, Alisha’s path to dentistry was paved by her compassionate nature. Her mission: to help transform lives through beautiful, confidence-boosting smiles. Her approach to dental care since her start at our office over five years ago is rooted in compassion, aiming to deliver top-notch treatment to all our patients. In her downtime, Alisha loves soaking up quality moments with family and feeding her wanderlust through travel. She extends her caring nature to four-legged friends too, volunteering at Friends for Animals, a local dog shelter in Granbury.


Registered Dental Hygienist

A Benbrook native, Kourtnie’s aspirations in dentistry have been clear since her younger years. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at Midwestern State University, Kourtnie turned her vision into reality. Her philosophy focuses on preventative care and the connection between oral health and overall well-being, contributing significantly to our mission at Chisholm Trail Dental. Away from the office, Kourtnie cherishes moments with loved ones, discovering new music at concerts, exploring far-off places, getting her adrenaline fix through workouts, and finding peace by the lake.