Dr. Menendez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1955. His family moved to Lake City, Florida in 1956 where he, his two brothers and sister grew up. Dr. Menendez has had a desire for dentistry since he can remember.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1977, Dr. Menendez attended the Colombia School of Dentistry and graduated in 1982. He began practicing Dentistry in Pinellas County in 1983 while continuing his studies with a two- year Comprehensive Dental Program at the University Of Florida School Of Dentistry which he completed in 1988.
Today, Dr. Menendez is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry where he has earned the status of “Fellow of the Academy”. The status of “FAGD” is bestowed to those individuals who have completed a requisite of 600 hours of continuing education in determined disciplines. He currently serves as the 2012 President of the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association and is a member of the Seattle Study Club through its local affiliate, the Pinnacle Advanced Dental Implant Study Club.
Dr. Menendez continues his advanced dental courses for the forefront of dental technology. He is currently working toward his Mastership in the Academy and is passionate regarding giving back to his community through organized dentistry. He is actively involved with philanthropic works for Gulf Coast Dental Outreach, the Homeless Emergency Project, Give Kids a Smile and the Springtime City Kiwanis Health Fair.
Dr. Menendez married his wife Denise in 1984, and have two children, Kevin and Ashley. Dr. Menendez and Denise have lived and raised their family in the Palm Harbor area since 1984. He enjoys fishing, spear-fishing, scuba diving, and boating. Dr. Menendez is a strong supporter of the Tampa Bay Rays and the University of Florida ~ “Go Gators!”