Dr. Menaker is close to being a native of Charlotte having lived here since 1969. He graduated from East Mecklenburg High, N.C.State University, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985. He has practiced general dentistry in Charlotte since graduation. All 3 of his sons, Nate, Max, and Ari, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. They are very avid sports fans with special interests in soccer, golf, basketball, and UNC basketball. Whatever you do, do not root against our Tarheels. His wife, Pam, has spent over 25 years working in and managing the practice, and they spent many years helping other dentists with their consulting company, Dentalkarma. Pam has two children, Patsy and Marshall, and she and Dr. Menaker keep busy with their 5 granddaughters, one grandson, 3 great-grandaughters, and their expanding family.
Dr. Menaker received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in recognition of his commitment to continuing education in 1998. He has continued his desire for knowledge with extensive lecture and hands-on education seminars every year with the latest emphasis on the CEREC single visit crowns and dental implants. He is a Certified CEREC Trainer helping educate and mentor other dentists with this technology, and he was awarded Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2014. In 2018, he received Diplomate status in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine recognizing his commitment to help patients with sleep apnea. In 2018, Dr. Menaker published his book “You Don’t Know Spit”, a book written to give sage advice and share his wisdom and experience with young and aspiring dentists.