Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Shannon Mena

Land O' Lakes Office Manager

I began my career at the front desk in 2000 at a pediatric dental office in Massachusetts and continued to grow and develop in all aspects of dental office practices. Since joining Dr. Bee Pediatric Dentistry, I’ve taken over the management of the office, including accounts, customer service, and patient relations.

The most essential part of my role here is cultivating positive patient and staff relationships. It’s so important to us all to make sure that parents are educated in the status of their child’s oral health. Ours is a close-knit group that understands how vital it is to create a family-focused environment.

Originally from Massachusetts, my spouse and I have lived here in Florida for three years. We have two beautiful children and amazing grandchildren; we love spending time with them at amusement parks! Our family is complete with our three dogs and a leopard gecko.

Odair De Oliveira

Wesley Chapel Office Manager

I hold a BS in Accounting with more than 25 years in the field. I have been around dentists my entire life, as my grandfather, father, and cousins are all dentists. I even assisted my father with procedures as a young man! With Dr. Bee Pediatric Dentistry since 2015, I am responsible for our financial reporting and managing the operations of both offices.

Working in pediatric dentistry is a unique and wonderful career. It is special to bring a smile to a child's face. All our doctors and staff share this passion for dentistry. They have a goal to provide excellent services and educate kids to develop good oral hygiene habits and healthy smiles.

I have been married for more than 23 years to my wife who is a social worker/counselor for the Pasco School District. In our free time, we spend time with our dog and love to travel!

Lina Palacio

Design and Marketing Director

I enjoy working with an amazing team of people and seeing how much they care about our patients and families. This makes my job easy, because I am thrilled to promote Dr. Bee Pediatric Dentistry!

I create all the visuals for our practice, print and promotional materials, office decorations, advertising, and media. I also reach out to local schools and medical providers, promoting our practice and what we offer. Additionally, I am lucky because I get to visit schools and teach the kids about oral health, helping them develop healthier smiles!

When I’m not working at Dr. Bee, I spend much of my time with my husband and two young kids. I have a second passion, too: photographing families, babies, and horses!

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