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.
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.
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.
Front Office Coordinator
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 Prairie Village.
When away from the dental office, Stacey spends plenty of time with family including her 3 dogs. 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.
Front Office Coordinator
Diana grew up in Kansas City, KS, in the Strawberry Hill area. She and her husband now live in Piper, Kansas City, and have raised their children there. Diana joined McKnight Signature Dental in 2022 and has worked in dentistry since 2018.
Building relationships with patients is one of Diana’s favorite parts of her job, and she has always felt drawn to the healthcare field because she loves helping people.
When she is away from the dental office, you will often find Diana spending time with her husband, Chuck, who she has known since high school. Together, they have three children–two grown kids and one teenager. As a family, they love spending time at the lake or beach when they can get there.
They also love live music and spend a lot of time watching their teen son play baseball.
Diana is a loving aunt and spends lots of time with her nieces and nephews.
Laura Dahlor, RDH
Katie Barrer, RDH
Katie Barrer joined McKnight Signature Dental in 2022. She is a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Program in 2012, where she was the president of her dental hygiene class. Katie is a native of Philly.
Katie loves connecting with people and learning about each of their unique life stories. In addition, she enjoys educating her patients on the importance of preventive dental therapies and practices.
When Katie is away from the dental office, you will find her spending time with her husband and two children, who keep her very busy. She enjoys all things art–from performing arts to visual arts. Staying fit is important to Katie. You will often find her exercising or practicing yoga.
Kim is a newer addition to the McKnight Signature Dental team, but she's served patients in the dental industry for over 35 years.
Kim's favorite part of the job is helping patients feel comfortable and cared for while making a difference in their lives.
When she's not taking care of patients, Kim enjoys taking walks, going on motorcycle rides, and visiting wineries with her husband, Doug. She especially loves spending time with her granddaughters.
Sarah Sluder has been a dental assistant with McKnight Signature Dental since 2020 and studied at Collin College.
She enjoys the consistency and stability of working with a team she knows and interacting with patients each day.
When Sarah is out of the dental office, she loves to ride bikes and spend time with her husband and daughter.