The Faces of Mahan Creek

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Every member of our team is dedicated to ensuring your time with us is as pleasant as possible. Continue reading below to find out more about Dr. Mendez and his team.

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Our Dentist

Dr. Derrick Mendez


  • Professional Info
  • Personal Info

Dr. Mendez graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2014 and joined Mahan Creek Dental in 2016 after practicing in Montgomery for two years. Before he began his career in dentistry, Dr. Mendez attended Auburn University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in software engineering. He completed a second major in biology at UAB in 2010. Though he enjoys working with technology and the software behind it, Dr. Mendez realized during his time in Auburn that his true passion lay in his childhood dream of becoming a dentist.

In just the last few years, Dr. Mendez has shown a high level of involvement within the dental community. During his dental training at UAB, he served as a class officer and was very active in the American Student Dental Association. Dr. Mendez is a member of the American Dental Association and has quickly become a leader within the Alabama Academy of General Dentistry. In 2018, he was inducted as the President of the Alabama AGD; he is the youngest AGD member to have attained that honor.  Having logged over 200 hours of continuing education in just the last three years, Dr. Mendez is well on his way to earning Fellowship status within the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Mendez grew up in McCalla, Alabama and attended McAdory High School.  He now lives in Clanton with his wife Erin and their son Ian, who just had his first birthday. They love dogs and have a heart for animal rescue; their family includes Avery, a yellow lab, and Henry, a black shi-tzu. Dr. Mendez enjoys many outdoor activities, especially running. He has participated in Birmingham’s Mercedes Half-Marathon in past years and plans to train to run it again soon.


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Office Manager

Amy Hathaway


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Dental Hygienist

Crystal Payne, RDH


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Hygienist & Dental Assistant

Katie Jackson, RDH


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Hygienist & Dental Assistant

Kristy Edwards, RDH


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Dental Assistant

Sandy Jackson



Traley Dimenna (photo coming soon)


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