Tara graduated college in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of
Missouri-Columbia. A year later she moved to Palm Harbor to obtain her Associates Degree in Hygiene from St. Petersburg College. Upon graduation in 2007, she began working full time and has been practicing hygiene in the Tampa Bay area ever since.

As a periodontal therapist, Tara’s goal is to provide patients with quality, gentle dental care. She also educates patients on how to achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Tara is very enthusiastic about contributing to the exceptional care that Dr. Menendez and his team have been providing to patients for more than 35 years.

Outside of work, Tara loves spending the weekends with her husband and three sons, enjoying all that Florida has to offer. She enjoys reading, food/wine tastings and spending time at the beach.