Laura joined the Dr. Menendez team in 2019. Although being the newest team member, Laura brings over two decades of experience to the office and to her patients. Laura started her career in dentistry in 1996 as a general dental assistant before moving on to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant. She then graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2005 as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

In addition to starting her dental career, Laura also met her husband Mark in 1996. Together they enjoy their time off soaking up the Florida sun on their boat. If the sun is shining, they will definitely be on the boat! Laura and Mark are proud parents of two fur babies – a loving German Shepard and a playful cat who they rescued and has now become a part of the family.

Laura’s favorite aspect of dentistry is…”The relationships and trust you build with patients over the years. Nothing is more gratifying than seeing a fearful patient change over time into a patient that no longer fears going to the dentist. I have actually had patients tell me that they were looking forward to their dental visit! That is a huge accomplishment in my book and I am so thrilled to be a part of that!”