A lifetime of great oral hygiene begins with a great dentist. Unfortunately, a lot of kids suffer from dental anxiety or fear because of previous dull or dispassionate dental visits, causing them to lose out on the care they need and deserve. Shaenfield Pediatric Dentistry is excited to invite you to your new dental home where you and your child can experience firsthand the perks of a personal, compassionate touch in an environment that you both love!
Our team is made up of a wonderful group of friendly people who are deeply passionate about taking care of children. Our philosophy is this: we want your child to look forward to visiting us so they can take an active interest in their oral health care, preventing future complications that could cause unnecessary pain to both your child and your wallet. We want your little one to leave our office with a bright, healthy smile that will last them their whole life one visit at a time!
Dr. Lauren Melendez was born in Gainesville Florida. Growing up in a military family, she has traveled and lived in many places around the world such as Germany and Japan. For college, she attended the University of The Incarnate Word where she received a bachelors degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While in Dental School, Dr. Melendez remained very active in many pediatric extracurriculars and published an article in The American Journal of Dentistry. Following Dental School, she then continued her education at the University of Florida, specializing and receiving her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.Read More