A Family Dentist strives to treat all patients as family. We offer a comfortable setting in which you will feel confident in our ability to meet your dental needs. Our staff looks forward to meeting new patients and welcoming you into the A Family Dentist family.
Dr. Cristen Mendoza
- DMD 2009 University of Florida
- Serving NPR and surrounding areas since 2010.
- AS Dental Hygeine RDH Degree
- SPC – 2007
- AA Degree – SPC July 2001
- Certified Dental Assisting
- PHCC – May 2010
- AS Degree – December 2015
- Registered Pharmacy – 2014
- 20 Years of Experience Managing Dental Offices
- Behavior Management Specialist
- 1995 Calumet College of St Joseph’s
- BS in Psychology and Addictionology
- DDS from Marquette University in 2014
Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material which are bonded to the front of the teeth. This procedure can be an ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth by masking discolorations, whitening teeth and/or reshaping a smile.
Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air and in most foods. Fluoride is absorbed easily into the tooth enamel, especially in children’s growing teeth. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is visible.
Radiographs, or x-rays, help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, abscesses, and many abnormal growths such as cysts and tumors. They can help pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination. All health care providers are sensitive to patients’ concerns about exposure to radiation. Your dentist has been trained to prescribe radiographs when they are appropriate and to tailor the radiograph schedule to your individual needs. By using state-of-the-art technology, such as digital radiography, and by staying knowledgeable about recent advances, your dentist knows which techniques, procedures and X-ray films can minimize your exposure to radiation.
Thank you guys so much. You guys are amazing here. We actually look forward to coming back when needed. You made us feel very comfortable.Alycia
Cristen is extremely caring and gentle. Before coming to her office I had such a fear of dentists from previous experiences. It took no time at all for me to feel comfortable and was in good hands the whole timeKristin
It took me 37 years to find a dentist who I could trust. Thank you! Best dentist (and whole office staff!) in Tampa Bay.Marci
Thank you so much for my new smile!!! Lisa