Dana has been an integral part of the Meiners Dentistry team since 1978.  She has been
involved in every aspect of this dental office and her professional experience is excellent.  
She has stayed abreast with the advancements and changes in dentistry and continues to
increase her knowledge with yearly dental education courses.  Dana’s ability to help our
patients feel comfortable during their visits is very important to our practice.  She is a
Clinical Dental Assistant and coordinates your visits with our Hygienists for your
professional dental cleanings.  She grew up in Independence, MO, and graduated from St.
Mary’s High School.  She is very active outdoors with kayaking and biking.
Lori has been an important part of the Meiners Dentistry team since 1982.  As our office
manager, she has extensive knowledge and experience to help our patients with dental
insurance questions, financial arrangements and scheduling appointments.  Lori is a
Certified Dental Assistant, is certified in CPR, and continues to increase her knowledge
with dental education courses yearly.  She has a special interest in cosmetic dental
procedures.  Lori grew up in Byesville, Ohio, graduated from Meadowbrooks High School
and is an active volunteer in our community and her church.  When not at work she
enjoys the outdoors and her grandchildren.  Our patients can always count on Lori’s
cheerful and pleasant greetings!
Donna is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and has been with Meiners Dentistry since
1982.  Donna received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1974.  She is a caring and
conscientious dental hygienist.  Patients continually comment on how much they enjoy
the wealth of dental and general health related information she imparts while you are
having your teeth cleaned.  Donna gives health and wellness programs for students K
though 12 at local schools.
Kim is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with Meiners Dentistry since 2003.  
Kim received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of
Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1990.    Kim enjoys the relationships she has
formed with many of her patients, and loves seeing them make progress in their health.  
She enjoys exercising, yoga, Royals baseball, and taking care of her son and watching
him play sports.
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Shannon has been a dental assistant at Meiners Dentistry since 2005.   Shannon passed
her Missouri Basic Assisting Skills test in 2010 and got certified in expanded functions for
fixed prosthodontics (crown and bridge dental work) in 2014.  In her free time she enjoys
raising her three daughters.
Megan joined us in the summer of 2012 as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She was born
in Joplin, MO.  Megan graduated with honors from UMKC with her Bachelor of Science
in Dental Hygiene degree in 2012.  Megan keeps involved with the dental hygiene
community as the treasurer of the Greater Kansas City Dental Hygiene Association.  She
enjoys keeping up on current dental hygiene studies and techniques.  Megan enjoys
helping patients find ways to continually improve their oral health.  Megan receives
compliments from patients about her gentle yet thorough cleanings.
Liz joined Meiners Dentistry in the spring of 2015.   She was born in Lee's Summit, MO
and graduated from Lee's Summit North in 2012.  After high school she went to Fort
Scott Community College and graduated in 2014.  She completed her Dental Assisting
program at Everest College in May of 2015.  In her free time she enjoys cheering on the
Royals and Chiefs and spending time at Lake of the Ozarks.
Melinda joined Meiners Dentistry in 2016, she grew up in Independence and went to
school at William Chrisman.  She has been in the dental field for over 25 years and has
her Missouri Dental Assisting Basic Skills license, and expanded functions in crown and
bridge work and basic fillings.  When not doing dentistry she spends her time at the lake
with her family.