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2200 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Prairie Village Periodontist - McKnight & Oliver Periodontics - Prairie Village Implant Dentist


         Sidney McKnight, III, DDS  &  Randolph Oliver, DDS

When you visit our office, your overall oral health is our top priority.  As a periodontal practice, we are focused on establishing the health of the foundation of your teeth including the gum and bone.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

Regarding your Dental Insurance Benefits

All insurance is accepted in our office. and will be submitted electronically. We will file your claims immediately, and you can expect reimbursement from your insurance carrier within 14-45 days. Although we file claims for you as a courtesy, your dental insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. We are not a party to that contract.

Financial Policy

Payment is expected on the day of service. We accept most major credit cards, check, and cash and offer Care Credit should extended payments be needed. Also, we offer an in-house membership plan. Please ask one of our team members for more information on becoming a member. Should there be an indication for other payment arrangements, please discuss so with one of our team members. 

COVID-19 Information

As a direct result of COVID-19, we recognize that while many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. To stem the transmission of this virus, we are following all recommendations from the ADA (American Dental Association) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to be sure that our infection control procedures are not only current, but exceed the recommended guidelines.

In addition to stringent surface disinfection, we have an automated biodefense system which delivers a continuous flow of dry hydrogen peroxide, which is known to mitigate bacteria, viruses (including COVID-19), and mold in a closed environment. For more information on the Biodefense System, Synexis, please visit their website at

We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing our patients, neighbors and friends in the office!

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Hours:  7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Thursday

McKnight & Oliver Periodontics
2200 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone: 913-649-4978

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A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet.  It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and...

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in...

It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness.  However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health.  Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always...

The term “periodontics” refers to the dental specialty that pertains to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone.  The gum tissues serve to surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place.  Periodontists have completed several years of extra dental training and are concerned with maintaining the function, health and aesthetics of the jawbone and tissues. Reasons for periodontal treatment Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which...

The overwhelming fear of dental appointments can be a common cause of anxiety.  Many people visualize a drill-wielding man in a white coat just waiting to cause pain and remove teeth.  The reality, however, is very different.  The comfort, relaxation, and happiness of the patient are the primary focus of any good dental practice.  The staff at the practice will do whatever they can to reduce anxiety, allay fears, and provide painless, quick treatments. Recent technological advancements have meant that in many cases, dentists are able to replace...

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What should I do if I have bad breath?

Bad breath (halitosis) can be an unpleasant and embarrassing condition.  Many of us may not realize that we have bad breath, but everyone has it from time to time, especially in the morning. There are various causes that attribute to bad breath, but in healthy people, the major source is... ...Read More

Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums.  The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay.  Also, if plaque is not removed,... ...Read More

Over the years, there has been some concern about the safety of amalgam (silver) fillings. An amalgam is a blend of copper, silver, tin, and zinc, bound by elemental mercury.  Dentists have used this blended metal to fill teeth for more than 100 years.  The controversy is due to claims that the... ...Read More

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.  At these... ...Read More

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.  Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal disease without noticeable symptoms.  Having... ...Read More

Brushing our teeth removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria from all tooth surfaces, except in between the teeth.  Unfortunately, our toothbrush can’t reach these areas that are highly susceptible to decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the... ...Read More

With many state-of-the-art dental treatments and prevention options available in dentistry today, there are fewer reasons for having to extract (remove) teeth.  When something does go wrong with a tooth, we try to do everything possible to restore the tooth to its original function.  Removing a... ...Read More

Many people are unaware that having periodontal disease (the destruction of gum tissue and bone that hold our teeth in place) can affect your overall health.  Periodontal disease is one of the most common infections - often more prevalent than the common cold!  Periodontal disease is not only the... ...Read More

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Practice Limited to Periodontics

If you are looking for Periodontic Dentistry, or Restoration Dentistry, Prairie Village Periodontist, McKnight & Oliver Periodontics offers dental implants, fixed bridges, full and partial dentures, bone grafts and more. Please come and visit Prairie Village, KS McKnight & Oliver Periodontics.

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