Dr. Minelle M. Tendler
Owner, Tendler Orthodontics
Dr. Minelle Tendler is all about smiles. She is the owner and orthodontist at Tendler Orthodontics. Located in the heart of Boca Raton, her focus is providing the highest quality of orthodontic care while delivering exceptional patient experiences. Minelle was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and as the daughter of two physicians, she knew early on that she had inherited a passion for patient care and community service. Growing up she knew that the only way to pursue her passion was through education. Minelle obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College, earned her dental degree from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine, and completed her residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.
Throughout her life, Minelle has consistently sought ways to give back to our community and inspire young students to pursue their dreams by continuing their education. Minelle, along with her family and orthodontics team share a passion of community that focuses on children’s health, women’s health and national disaster relief. Some of the organizations she’s partnered with include the Spirit of Giving Network, Boca Helping Hands, Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Regional Hospital, and the Stronger Better Together program to support victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Minelle has also been a proud member of the Junior League of Boca Raton since 2012. “Promoting volunteerism within my practice and supporting our community, our patients’ schools and their sports programs, has been an enriching and inspiring experience. I feel incredibly fortunate to do what I love, in the community that I love,” she says.
The George Snow Scholarship Fund resonates with Minelle in a special way, specifically, as it supports its scholars with financial assistance, all while implementing programs that treat them like family. “I couldn’t practice Orthodontics had it not been for the opportunity to reach a higher education and the support from my family. It is a tremendous honor to further the George Snow Scholarship Fund mission, support its scholars’ educational journey, and inspire young students to pursue their dreams.”
Minelle is married to Dr. Alfredo Tendler, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and owner of the Tendler Center for Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery. They have two beautiful children, Daniel and Julianna, who have also learned the importance of giving back to the community and with whom Minelle and Alfredo enjoy all the free time they can get! Minelle is thrilled to be a part of this challenge and can’t wait to show everyone her Puerto Rican dance moves! ¡A bailar!