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Meet Dr. Patricia Mendez

Children are my kryptonite. I love building relationships and connecting with patients: I always care for each child as if she or he were my own. Every child, and every parent, soon learns that I’m willing, able, and honestly want to go the extra mile to make sure everyone has a healthy, wonderful smile.

Practicing pediatric dentistry enables me to meet so many members of our community and be part of their lives. I love when children share stories about their adventures, tell me about school or plans for a trip, and smile and hug me and tell me they like visiting our practice.

Along with my colleagues and our staff, we’ve created a fun, safe, comfortable office where children are listened to, respected, and cared for with compassion. All of us love helping children learn about the importance of oral health and teaching kids how to keep their smiles healthy and bright!

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of General Science – University of Puerto Rico
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • Postdoctoral residency program in pediatric dentistry – University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine

Right now is an exciting time to be a pediatric dentist. The constant developments in technologies, materials, and methodologies allow us to provide amazing treatment and keep smiles healthy and strong!

Since finishing my residency and starting to practice, I’ve completed many hours of continuing education. I’m passionate about learning and strive to stay at leading-edge of advances in pediatric dentistry.

In addition to attending local, regional, and national meetings, I regularly participate in lectures and seminars. I also read avidly about research findings and discussions of treatment processes in a range of dental journals.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Pan-American Medical Association of Central Florida

Beyond the Practice

I was born and raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico, and am the daughter of Dominican parents. I’m happily married and a proud “dog mom” of two lovely bulldogs who brighten every day. I love staying active and fit, and enjoy running, working out, dancing, eating well, and traveling the world.