Palm Harbor Dental Team

At Comprehensive Dental Care, we provide qualified family dental care services ranging from routine preventative dentistry to advanced cosmetic procedures. Our dental office staffs experienced dentists and dental care professionals to ensure that you receive the best dental care in Palm Harbor. Learn more about our dental team below!

Oscar Menendez, D.D.S., MAGD

Dr. Menendez was born in Havana, Cuba. His family immigrated to the United States when he was 1 year old, moved to Lake City Florida where he, his 2 brothers and sister grew up. Homegrown in Lake City, he later graduated from Columbia High School.

Dr. Menendez had a desire for dentistry as long as he can remember. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, Dr. Menendez graduated from the Colombian School of Dentistry. He began practicing Dentistry in Pinellas County in 1983, while continuing his studies with a two-year Comprehensive Dentistry 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 (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) where he has earned the status of “Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)”. The status of “MAGD” is bestowed to those individuals who have completed a requisite of 1100 hours of continuing education in determined disciplines above the requirement of Fellowship. Mastership reflects his ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education.

Dr. Menendez was inducted in 2014 as a “Fellow of the American College of Dentist”. This is an honorary recognition for leadership by serving dentistry and community through Excellence, Ethics, Professionalism and Leadership. He also proudly served as the 2012 President of the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association and in 2018 as the President of the West Coast District Dental Association.

Dr. Menendez is passionate about continuing his advanced dental courses to be at the forefront of dental technology. He recently graduated from the Implant Continuum course through the University of Florida and is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also very passionate about giving back to his community through organized dentistry. He is actively involved with philanthropic works for Gulf Coast Dental Outreach, Homeless Empowerment Program, Clearwater Community Dental Clinic and Give Kids a Smile. He was Co-Clinical coordinator for the first Mission of Mercy event in the state of Florida, held at the Tampa Fairgrounds in 2014. Dr. Menendez is currently serving as FDA Foundation statewide coordinator for this event.

Dr. Menendez married the love of his life, Denise in 1984, and together they have two children, Kevin and Ashley. Dr. Menendez and Denise have lived and raised their family in the Palm Harbor area since they were married in 1984. Outside of work, Dr. Menendez enjoys fishing, spear-fishing, scuba diving, boating, golfing, skeet & trap shooting and snow skiing. He is also a strong supporter of the Tampa Bay Rays and the University of Florida – “Go Gators!”

Meet our team

  • Laura Viola

    Laura joined the Dr. Menendez team in 2019. Although being the newest team member, Laura…

  • Catherine Rutherford

    Catherine proudly joined Dr. Menendez’s team in February of 2019, as an Administrative Assistant. She…

  • Nicole Stone

    Nicole started her dental career with Dr. Menendez over 20 years ago. While she received…

  • Tara Guear

    Tara graduated college in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of…

  • Karen Castillo

    Karen began working full-time at Comprehensive Dental Care after Dr. Menendez presented her with a…

  • Sara Gentzler

    Sara proudly joined Dr. Menendez’s team in 2008 and has loved every minute of being…

  • Kathy Daniel

    Kathy is the amazing Assistant Manager at Comprehensive Dental Care. She has been an outstanding…

  • Doris Gentzler

    Doris is an amazing part of the team with Dr. Menendez! She joined the team…