Dr. Silvia Menendez, a native of Lima Peru, has been practicing orthodontics for over a decade. She has extensive training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and a special interest in surgical orthodontics including treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate patients.

Dr. Menendez got accepted into dental school in 1992 at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in her native city of Lima, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Stomatology and DDS in 1996.

In 1999, she returned to the University as a Postgraduate student in the Department of Orthodontics from which she received her Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics in 2002. Shortly after, Dr. Menendez moved to the U.S. when she got accepted into The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center School of Dentistry where she received her MS and Specialty Degree in Orthodontics in 2004.

The following year, Dr. Menendez’s professional career reached yet another milestone when she completed her Craniofacial and Surgical Orthodontics Fellowship at the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Menendez is professionally affiliated with the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Cleft Palate Association, the Southwest Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. She is also a past president at the El Paso District Dental Society.

Her free time is spent with her son, Rafael, who is attending middle school and her two puppies Fluffy and Penny.

Dr. Michael Moore amicably agreed to transfer ownership of his practice and location to Smiles Orthodintics Dr. Silvia Menendez in an effort to continue offering patient services to El Paso residents.