Michael S. Meilink, D.D.S.
Dr. Michael Meilink earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a UMKC University Scholar. He then attended the University of Missouri School of Dentistry, earning his D.D.S. degree in 1981 and also being awarded the Student Clinician Alumni Award from the ADA the same year.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Meilink practiced as an associate dentist in Eastern Jackson County from 1981 to 1990 and then started his current practice in 1991. At Dental Smilemakers, he focuses on providing individualized care to his patients, taking the time to get to know them and learn about their lives. It is this personalized touch that makes patients proud to not only call Dr. Meilink their dentist, but also their friend.
Dr. Meilink is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Kansas City Dental Society, Better Business Bureau, and the Northland Chamber of Commerce. He has been married for 33 years and has two children, both of whom hold master's degrees. When not spending time with his family and his rescued cat, he is an avid long-distance cycler, fly fisher, and trout fly tyer.
Connie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Connie started her career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant and later attended UMKC to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in the dental field for over 30 years and became a member of Dr. Meilink's team seven and a half years ago. Connie's patients love her because of her dedication to improving both their oral and overall health. When she is not sharing her extensive knowledge of dental health with patients, she spends time with her Yorkshire terrier and is an avid runner.
Jennifer, Registered Dental Hygienist
Since 2011, Jennifer has been a Hygienist with Dental Smilemakers. She earned her degree at Miami Dade University and has since earned her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate (EFDA) with a focus on dental technology, periodontal therapy, whole body health, and esthetics. She performs charity work with the Missouri Mission of Mercy and Clay Center Dental Charity and is a member of Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys landscaping, piano, zumba, baking, and spending time with her husband and two cats.
Cindy, Business Administrator
Cindy has been with Dr. Meilink's office since 2007, ensuring that business matters run optimally in our busy practice. She enjoys making patients feel welcome and comfortable as a part of the Dental Smilemakers family. Cindy is a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, where she volunteers with the Food Pantry. She also volunteers with Rebuilding Clay County. When not working or volunteering, Cindy enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and six grandchildren.
Rhonda, Business Administrator
Rhonda is also a Business Administrator at Dental Smilemakers and works hard to make our office run efficiently. A valued member of our team since 2005, she enjoys interacting with the patients, getting to know everyone personally and providing individualized attention to help them feel at ease. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her husband, two children, and two grandsons, as well as her dog “Daisy Duke” and her close-knit friends.
Carmen, Dental Assistant
Carmen joined Dental Smilemakers in 2003 as a Dental Assistant. Her friendliness and gentle approach with patients makes them feel comfortable every time they sit in the dental chair. Carmen loves spending time with her husband and two daughters and playing with her pets. She also loves shopping and sports and especially enjoys cheering on the University of Kansas and the Plattsburg Tigers.
Shelly, Dental Assistant
Another highly-valued member of our team, Shelly began working for Dental Smilemakers in 2009 as a Dental Assistant. Her continuing education includes an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate. When she is not assisting Dr. Meilink and making patients feel comfortable, she enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs, boating and watching movies.
Make Your Appointment Today
For exceptional general, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry in Kansas City, contact Dental Smilemakers at (816) 436-8949 or fill out our online appointment form. Dr. Meilink and his professional staff look forward to providing state-of-the-art dental services for every member of your family in a friendly, personalized environment. We serve patients from Kansas City, Gladstone, Smithville, Tiffany Springs, Parkville, Liberty, and the surrounding Northland areas.