for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs.  After
graduating from UMKC in 2001, he had the unique
opportunity to join his father in practice.   Dr. Zach has
participated in a  nationwide dental charity day called “Give
Kids a Smile” and volunteers at St. Vincent’s Charity Center
in Kansas City.  Dr. Zach was featured in the Independence
Examiner on February 4, 2005 for his efforts.  He is an active
member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental
Association and the Greater Kansas City Dental Society.  
Outside of work Dr. Zach is married and has two boys, and
actively enjoys the Chiefs, Royals, Missouri Tigers games and
boating on Table Rock Lake.

•  1995 Rockhurst High School Graduate
•  2001 University of Missouri-Kansas City Biology and
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degrees
•  2001-present – Meiners Dentistry in Independence,MO
•  Member of the American Dental Association, Missouri
Dental Association,and Greater Kansas City Dental
Society.
•  2005-2009 – Board of Directors,Greater Kansas
City Dental Society and Delegate to the Missouri
Dental Association
•  Four-time participant in Nationwide Charity:
“Give Kids a Smile”
•  Featured in the Independence Examiner for Charity
efforts on 2/4/05
Dr. Don Meiners was born
in Raytown, Missouri and
has been a lifelong resident
of the Kansas City area.   
He is a graduate of Raytown
High School, then went on
to the University of
Missouri-Kansas City.   At
UMKC, Dr. Meiners earned
his Biology degree and was
an active member of the
Delta Chi fraternity. He then
went on to the UMKC
School of Dentistry, receiving his Doctorate of Dental
Surgery in 1975.   He has been practicing in the
Independence area for over 30 years.  When Dr. Meiners
isn’t working hard creating beautiful healthy smiles for his
patients, he enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid
conservationist.

• 1968 Raytown High School Graduate
• 1971 University of Missouri-Kansas City Biology         
Degree
• 1975 University of Missouri-Kansas City Doctorate  
of Dental Surgery
• 1975-Present  Meiners Dentistry in Independence,MO
•  Member of the American Dental Association,
Missouri Dental Association, and Greater Kansas
City Dental Society.
•  Past President of the University Study Club
•  Four-time winner of Outstanding Program of the
Year with the University Study Clubtimes        
Dr. Zachary Meiners was born
in Raytown, Missouri and has
also been a lifelong resident of
the Kansas City Area.   He is a
graduate of Rockhurst High
School and went on to be one of
only 23 students accepted into a
6 year combined Biology
Degree/Doctor of Dental
Surgery degree program.   While
at UMKC he served as President
of the Student Council and
served as a student instructor
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