Christina Mendez, Office Manager
Cristy is Dr. Menendez’ wife and handles all office business, as well as processes insurance matters. She has assumed a leadership role in motivating office team members and proactively seeking ways to improve the dental practice. Cristy makes sure the office runs smoothly and ensures that we work in a wonderful environment. She attended University of Miami and Florida International University where she majored in Finance and Taxation. She is especially talented with her communication skills and her contagious enthusiasm is sure to leave a positive impression on anyone she meets. Cristy was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She spends a lot of her “spare time” being the busy mom of three young boys!
LLilian Benitez, Dental Assistant
Lili received her Dental Assistant and Dental X-Ray certifications from the Hialeah Technical Institute in February 1993. She has actually been involved in the medical field for over 30 years, having spent the previous years working for a pharmaceutical company. Lili highly values all of our patients, and they look forward to seeing her on their visits to our office. She is also responsible for all of our clinical inventory. Originally from Guantanamo, Cuba, she moved to the United States over 20 years ago together with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her two granddaughters, Natalie and Leslie, and can also be found helping out at her son’s business.
Alina Arango, Scheduling and Insurance Specialist
Alina’s responsibilities include overseeing our front desk operations, answering the phone, scheduling appointments and doing financial arrangements, and greeting patients. She loves what she does at the office and is a great team player. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and helping them to achieve and maintain excellent dental health. Alina enjoys being part of a professional team that delivers quality care while utilizing the latest technology in processes and procedures within a compassionate and comforting environment. A native of Havana, Cuba, Alina moved to the United States with her parents in 2005. Alina and her husband have one beautiful boy.
Ivelisse Reyes, Dental Assistant
Ive joined Menendez Dental in 2014 and finds it to be an absolute blessing to work in an office where everyone is family and truly cares about each other. A dental assistant since 1997, she specializes in laboratory duties and possess good eye-hand coordination and color perception, as well as patience to attend to detail. Her friendly and gentle personality is appreciated by everyone at the office. She and her husband, Ramon, have two handsome boys, Hansel and Jason. She enjoys traveling with her family, reading and music as her two sons played piano.
Janet Hernandez, RDH
Janet is originally from New Jersey, but has lived in Miami for over 20 years. After graduating from G. Holmes Braddock High School, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Janet graduated from Miami Dade College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011. She is specialized in preventing and treating oral diseases, and provides the professional cleanings for our patients. In addition, she educates our patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. Janet’s wonderful and professional manner provides a warm and friendly atmosphere for our patients and our team. She loves the outdoors! In her spare time you’ll probably find her going out on the boat with her husband. She loves going to church and spending time with her family.