A New Jersey native, Dr. Mendia attended Rutgers University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and nutrition. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Mendia completed a post-doctoral residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Dr. Mendia’s anesthesia training involved hospital rotations through various specialties. During each rotation, he provided general anesthesia in the areas of dentistry, general surgery, otolaryngology (ENT) surgery and obstetrics. In addition, he received specialized training for office-based anesthesia.