Like his son, Dr. Zach, Dr. Meiners was also born in Raytown and has spent his life in the Kansas City region. UKMC is also his alma mater, and he earned his undergraduate biology degree there and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the UKMC School of Dentistry in 1975. Dr. Meiners is a member of the ADA, Missouri Dental Association, and Greater Kansas City Dental Society. He is a past president of the University Study Club and a four-time winner of “Outstanding Program of the Year” with the University Study Club. In his personal life, Dr. Meiners loves to spend time outdoors and dedicates himself to conservation and beekeeping.