About our Leawood Dental Office

Welcome to our practice!

Technology plays an important role in dentistry. It increases comfort, provides patient education, and aids in fast, efficient diagnoses. At Schutte & McKnight Dentistry, we use modern tools and proven methodologies to enhance smiles and contribute to overall wellbeing.

For Your Education

During your checkup or new patient exam, we’ll use an intraoral camera to take detailed pictures inside your mouth. Your dentist will display the images on your chairside monitor to explain her findings and help you become an equal partner in treatment planning.

We create smile previews using wax ups to highlight the proposed benefits of specific therapies and help patients envision their new smiles.

For Efficient Diagnoses

Digital X-rays provide a comprehensive view of teeth and supporting structures for fast, accurate diagnoses. They emit about 80% less radiation than traditional radiography, so they’re safer. In addition, digital images can be viewed on chairside monitors and quickly and accurately transmitted to insurance companies and specialists.

Our Panorex machine delivers a panoramic, two-dimensional view of your oral cavity and may reveal problems not easily identified during a manual or visual exam.

For Your Comfort

In some situations, Drs. McKnight and Konz may use quiet, comfortable air abrasion to prepare a tooth for a filling or restoration. This technology sprays a stream of air and tiny abrasive particles to quickly and efficiently remove early tooth decay. Air abrasion eliminates the heat, noise, and vibration associated with dental drills and is so gentle that most patients don’t require anesthesia.

Our dentists dislike needles as much as you do, so they offer Oraqix needle-free numbing for periodontal procedures, including gum disease therapy!

For patients who suffer dental anxiety, we offer oral sedation to calm nerves and promote a peaceful dental care experience.

A healthy smile is integral to a healthy sense of wellbeing. Call Schutte & McKnight Dentistry today to reserve an appointment with Dr. McKnight or Dr. Konz. We’re proud to provide patient-centered general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to patients from Leawood, Prairie Village, Overland Park, Kansas City, MO and surrounding areas.