Dr. Mendelson earned his D.D.S. from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland. He maintained a private restorative general practice for almost 10 years before ceasing practice due to chronic pain issues in his hand.
Prior to joining Spear Education, Dr. Mendelson spent several years as the director of education at Americus Dental Lab in Clearwater, Fla. This was followed by positions with VITA in North America as their director of professional development and clinical business director. He holds or has held appointments as volunteer/adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California and Nova Southeastern University. He has contributed to leading industry publications, is a voting member of the ADA Standards Committee for CAD/CAM in Dentistry, and has lectured nationally and internationally on color science and dentist/technician communications.