About Us:

Welcome to All About Smiles Orthodontics, the orthodontic office of María C. Méndez, DMD, MS, conveniently located in Orlando, Florida. Dr. María C. Méndez is proud to offer outstanding orthodontic care for patients of all ages. We offer a wide range of braces and orthodontic treatment to meet the needs and desires of each individual patient. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that ensures our patients receive optimum results.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Maria Mendez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After graduating from high school she went on to attend college at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Anthropology. She was on the Dean’s List and received the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award for academic excellence. Dr. Mendez furthered her education at the University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her dental degree in 1995.

Dr. Mendez then graduated from the University of Michigan, where she received her Master’s degree in the specialty of Orthodontics. She started her career working as a general dentist in Michigan. In 2001, Dr. Mendez began working as an orthodontist in Central Florida. In 2008, she started her own orthodontic practice in Orlando, All About Smiles. Dr. Mendez is married to Dr. Arturo Ydrach, an oral surgeon at Oral and Facial Surgery Center. Together they have two wonderful boys and enjoy spending time as a family.

Meet Our Staff

I have been in the orthodontic field since 1988 and have clinical, as well as administrative, experience. Currently, I am the Public Relations Administrator, managing our marketing and community outreach. I grew up in Winter Park, FL, and now am raising my family there too. I have a wonderful husband, two sons, and a daughter. In my free time, I enjoy cycling, paddle-boarding, running, my church, creating art out of foam, and, most of all, being with my family. As an adult, I had braces with Dr. Mendez, along with my three children. I enjoyed sharing my positive experience with them and others.

Having braces myself has given me a better understanding of what we do. We are not just straighrtening teeth; we are changing lives! A beautiful smile can open doors and increase your confidence. All About Smiles Orthodontics is not only a fun place to get braces but a wonderful place to work!

I have been a certified orthodontic assistant since 2009. I assist Dr. Mendez in the clinic and am in charge of the orthodontic appliances that are made in outside labs. I was born in Puerto Rico, in a little town called Vega Alta, and came to Florida with my two children in 1995. I love Florida weather and the opportunity to become a professional. I love to go to the gym, sports activities and outdoors activities, as well as spending time with my friends and family. I love All About Smiles because it is a nice environment, it gives me an opportunity to further my career, and we make our patients feel like a family member.

i am originally from New York and have been a certified orthodontic assistant since1995. I chose this field not only for the hands-on work that we do, but also for the relationships that I form with my patients. I also think the transformation from start to finish with each patient is amazing and the smiles are so rewarding. I am married and have two kids and two grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy spending time at the beach, traveling, and just being outdoors. Most of all, I love spending time with my family. I joined All About Smiles in May 2012. I enjoy working for Dr. Mendez. She is awesome...We have a great team and we all get along and support each other. We all have fun doing what we love. All About Smiles is my extended family.

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Stephanie Stires was born and raised in Orlando, FL. I have worked in the orthodontic industry off and on for 17 years as well as with Dr. Maria Mendez through out many of those years. I am the Financial Coordinator at All About Smiles. A mother of two wonderful children Aiden, 12 and Lily, 10 I enjoying spending time with my kids, family and friends. I am a loyal friend and I enjoy taking care of others. I also love going to the beach and try to spend as much time there as I can.

Sharen Quist moved to Florida form California in 2004 with her two children, Aryn who's now 20 and Anthony, 17. I adore my children and my two dogs Maggie & Mollie.
When not at work or with my family which also includes the love of my whole life of 12 years, Billy Joe, I am most likely spending time doing the things I enjoy which typically includes something artistic. I even have a silly obsession with reality TV. One other love of mine is Austin now 10 (son of one of BJ's 3 adult children) whom I am Mimi to. I have been in the dental profession for about 18 years and have my RDA. I would like to continue my education as I enjoy learning new things! I consider myself an avid animal lover. I believe in being authentic, transparent and while not always easy, open minded. Each and every day I try to be a better person than I was the day before. I enjoy helping people which is one of the reasons I enjoy being the Treatment Coordinator at AAS.

I'm currently a sophomore at Valencia College. I am taking classes online and working full time as a receptionist here, at All About Smiles. I love animals, working out, and eating healthy. When not at work or studying, I spend my free time enjoying The City beautiful. I also enjoy hiking trails, site seeing and nature. I am a dedicated and loyal individual who is working towards securing a professional career.

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