Doctor Meinig received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1937 from the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, now the Chicago College of Dental Surgery Department of Loyola University.
Early in his practice, at a time when few dentists treated root canal infections and only a handful of dental schools gave instructions about the subject, Dr. Meinig practiced root canal therapy and taught the subject at dental association sessions around the Middle West.
These professional activities led to his being one of the founding members who started the American Association of Endodontists (root canal therapists).
Because of his background in root canal therapy and his holistic and nutritional approach to practice, Dr. Meinig was selected to manage the Twentieth Century Fox Studio dental office after World War II service in the Air Corps.
His participation as a member of his dental society s speaker s bureau was the forerunner in lectures he made in many parts of the United States and in six foreign countries.
As a columnist for 17 years, Dr. Meinig s Nutritionally Speaking articles appeared weekly in the Ojai Valley News, and his book, NEW trition----How to Achieve Optimum Health, grew out of that endeavor.
Learning about the meticulous 25-year root canal research of Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS and the serious side effects that result, Dr. Meinig, in consideration of his own opportune, well-suited background, found he was anxious for this information to be made public. The thought of millions of chronic disease sufferers who could be helped was a powerful motivating force.
Along the way, Dr. Meinig has received many recognition citations and awards, both nationally and internationally. They include Who Who in California, and Fellowships in the American College of Dentist, the International College of Applied Nutrition, and The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. From Mexico, he received Certificado de Asistencia, and a similar citation from the Dentaire International, Cologne, Germany.
After he retired from his active practice in Ojai, California, Dr. Meinig delivered the message about the serious side effects of root canal therapy by radio and television appearances, articles in magazines, the press, and by lectures. Through these activities, he had hoped to stimulate contributions for research into how to sterilize and kill these virulent germs, which become locked in the tubules of the tooths dentin.