McKnight Signature Dental
Boutique-Style Dentistry in Leawood, KS

Meet the Team at McKnight Signature Dental

Finding a dentist who puts you at ease and supports your goals is essential to the future of your oral health. While great dentistry is an integral part of our reputation here in Leawood, it's our team that patients rave about most. Each of our dentists, clinical, and office staff are dedicated to making your dentistry something you actually look forward to.

We want you to feel at home in our warm, inviting dental office. Our team conscientiously attends to your needs and comfort and will always treat you with respect, honesty, and integrity. We take a personal interest in our patients and enjoy providing quality care for healthy, beautiful smiles.

Abbie McKnight

Dentist

Dr. McKnight grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and went to college in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt. She has lived in Prairie Village, Kansas since 1993 and still calls it home.

Dr. McKnight graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree before going on to UMKC School of Dentistry for her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1997. She rounded out her education at UMKC School of Dentistry earning her AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) in 1998.

Dr. McKnight has practiced dentistry for over twenty years, with ten years in this location, and she has been featured as a Top Dentist in Kansas City for the past seven years.

“I love that I have these long-term friendships with my patients! It feels great to know that I am at the point in my career that the dentistry comes naturally so I can focus more on the relationships with my clients and their overall wellbeing. I also love working with my team every day; they are a great group of women.”

When Dr. McKnight enjoys time away from the practice, you can count on her playing golf and exercising. She also enjoys traveling with her family and friends whenever possible. Her two teenage boys are both athletes, and you can find Dr. McKnight cheering them on from the sidelines.

When things slow down, she loves to create delicious masterpieces in the kitchen.

Megan Konz

Dentist

Dr. Megan Konz grew up in Overland Park, KS and now lives in Kansas City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Creighton University in 2012 with a major in biology along with extensive coursework in psychology. She then went on to UMKC Dental School to complete her dental degree in 2016. Dr. Konz had a membership in the Advanced Restorative Studies Program, where she completed complex dental cases.

Dr. Konz is a current member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Great Plains Study Club
  • Dental Abstracts Study Club

She was also selected from the class of 2016 as the recipient of the Best of the Best Award, which recognizes excellence in prosthodontics and outstanding clinical achievement.

During school, Dr. Konz was selected to serve on an inter-professionalism education grant where pharmaceutical, dental, nursing, and physician assistant students provide collaborative care to patients.

Upon completion of her education, Dr. Konz joined the McKnight Signature Dental team in mid-2016 and has dedicated herself to providing exemplary patient care.

“I love transforming smiles so that patients are comfortable and confident in everyday life. I enjoy being able to become a part of patients’ lives. Every patient of mine is treated like family.”

Dr. Konz spends much of her spare time with her furry, four-legged child. She has a strong desire to travel and have adventures in new places. She also enjoys volunteering and has been coaching a Special Olympics basketball team for five years. Dr. Konz is also passionate about supporting small business and watching our city grow.

Stacey Bequette

Front Office Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Stacey has been a part of the McKnight Signature Dental team for over six years. She took a hiatus and has been back on site since 2017, jumping in to help our patients without missing a beat. She feels that our patients are like family, loves building relationships with them, and helping them put their best smile forward!

A native of California, Stacey grew up in Leavenworth and is now happily settled in Olathe.

When away from the dental office, Stacey spends plenty of time with family. She also works in a local dog rescue and has two dogs at home. She is married to her husband Paul, and together they have three beautiful daughters. They love to check out the local KC events for family fun.

Carol Hutabarat

Dental Assistant

Carol has worked with Dr. McKnight since 2010 and loves the people she interacts with each day. Both the patients who trust us with their smiles and our team have become like family to Carol. Being a part of a close-knit dental practice gives patients confidence and reassurance that they will also be well cared for.

A native of Hutchinson, KS, Carol attended Eaton Technical Institute in Federal Way, WA, graduating in 1995. The bulk of her experience comes from working with incredibly skilled dentists over the last 20 years.

Twenty-five years ago, Carol met and married her best friend, Anthony. They have two wonderful children, Katelynn and Noah, who keep them busy. Carol has two beautiful grandchildren to fill her days with joy.

When away from the dental office, Carol is usually spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandson. She recently went back to school herself, so she spends a lot of time studying and reading.

Carol’s creative side is expressed through gardening and decorating.

Michele Rausch

Dental Assistant

Originally from West Islip, New York, Michele is one of the newest members of our team. As one of our skilled dental assistants, Michele has settled into her role beautifully, helping patients have a positive experience and assisting our dentists in all types of procedures.

Michele says her favorite part of her job is working with patients in such a hands-on role. She is a people person and enjoys a friendly chat and getting to know each patient that walks through our door. She also appreciates being part of a team who provides patients with the highest level of care and can still have silly moments together that makes her job fun.

In her spare time, you will often find Michele tending her garden, staying fit at the gym, and riding her Harley.

Deva Johnson

Dental Hygienist

Deva was born in Whiting, Kansas and now calls Leawood home. She attended Kansas State University with a Degree in Animal Science before continuing on to the University of Missouri Kansas City, graduating with her Dental Hygiene Degree.

Having joined our practice in 2005, Deva says her favorite part of her job is the people – both our team and the patients we care for. She considers herself extremely lucky to be part of a team that provides such high-level patient care and uses the latest technology. It makes her feel confident knowing that every patient who comes through the door will receive excellent dentistry with a personal touch.

To stay fit, Deva practices OrangeTheory Fitness. She also likes to run, bike, and hike. When relaxing, you will often find Deva going to movies, attending sporting events, and spending time with her dogs, cat, family, and friends.

Mindy Bell

Dental Hygienist

Mindy has been a Kansas girl all of her life. She was born in Wichita and raised in Olathe. Mindy began her education at Johnson County Community College and earned an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and went on to the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry Division of Dental Hygiene where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2006.

Mindy believes in focusing on prevention rather than treatment. Dental hygiene provides the opportunity to make small changes in someone’s routine that can have significant lasting improvements in patients’ oral and overall health.

Her favorite part of working at McKnight Signature Dental is building long-term relationships with our patients and the ability to work in the same practice for so many years. Her commitment stems from the dedication of our entire team to help patients feel completely comfortable and exceed their expectations.

When she is away from the dental office, you will most often find Mindy hanging out with friends and family, including her two boys Ethan and Connor and their rescue dogs Max and Benji. Mindy also loves gardening, cooking, biking trails, hiking, traveling, yoga, and dancing.

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