Upon graduating as Valedictorian from Metter High School, Dr. Mentzer attended the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Chemistry in 1991. She then attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry and became a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1995. While in dental school, she received the Business Administration Award and the Senior Oral Medicine Patient Presentation Award.
After completing dental school, the Air Force moved her family to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, and she practiced for a year in a civilian dentistry. Dr. Mentzer returned to Georgia the following year and practiced in Valdosta from 1996 to 1998 with the late Dr. William “Bill” Broadfoot, DDS. Over the next 15 years, she continued moving with her family as the Air Force directed, including assignments in San Diego, CA, Washington, DC, and Anchorage, Alaska.
Dr. Mentzer has continued to improve her dental knowledge through continuing education courses from the Hinman Dental Meeting, the Texas Dental Association, and the Federal Services Dental Meeting in Anchorage, AK. She has also volunteered locally with the Hearts and Hands Clinic here in Statesboro.
Dr. Mentzer enjoys traveling, being outdoors, going to the lake, watching college football, and spending time with family and friends. She has three children: Savannah, Nick, and Maddie, and two dogs: Koda and Zora.