Dental Staff

Dentist in Parkville, MO

All our professionals at Joan K Knuth DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Joan Knuth

I am Dr. Joan Knuth. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1981.  After I graduated from dental school, I served 4 years on active duty in the Dental Corps of the United States Navy. After release from active duty, I returned to Kansas City where I started practice in Parkville and have served the Parkville area since 1985. I also remained affiliated with the Navy Reserve for the following 21 years.

I thoroughly enjoy dentistry. So many techniques, not to mention products, have changed in dentistry over the years that have made the delivery of dentistry easier and more esthetic for both you and me. I have found continuing education to be very important for me to learn new techniques, stay abreast of current technology and provide the best dentistry possible. If ever you do not understand the rationale for a treatment, please ask for clarification. I believe an educated patient can make the best decisions for their dental needs.


Hello, I'm Donna and I will assist you in scheduling your dental appointments.  To accomodate your busy schedules, we have morning and evening hours available.

For our patients with dental benefits, I will assist you in obtaining the maximum benefit from your insurance plan.  You are responsible for the portion not covered by your policy which would include deductibles or co-payments.  We ask that they be paid at the time services are rendered.

Our office accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  In addition, we offer Care Credit, a flexible payment plan for those who qualify.  Contact me if you are interested in this option!



Hello, my name is Suellen.  I am Dr. Knuth's assistant and together, our caring team will try to make your treatment as comfortable and efficient as possible.  If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask any of our staff, we will be happy to explain.