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Your smile is a glimpse into your personality, and our goal is to help you achieve the healthy and attractive smile you have always desired. The Bay Smile Docs have a professional, friendly, and caring team that wants to get to know you and offers a myriad of innovative dental services to satisfy every dental need. We provide patient care in a gentle and pleasant manner.
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We offer a comprehensive array of services because your needs are our top priority. Our reputation has been established by listening and responding to our patients so that we can effectively diagnose and treat their problems. A regular, scheduled appointment with a dentist is the best way to keep good oral health and to avoid costly bills down the line.
The Bay Smile Docs has assembled a team of professional dental personnel who are highly trained, friendly, and courteous and who want to serve your dental needs for years to come. Our dental practice has been established on patient referrals from family, friends and others. Let's get started on a journey to create your beautiful smile.
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Panama City Beach
Dr. Clay Gangwisch practices in both Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach offices and has been a resident of Panama City for 42 years. Locally attending both St. Johns Elementary and Panama City Christian High School, he graduated in 1976. Traveling northward to the Boston area, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Holy Cross College and postgraduate degree in dentistry from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. He is currently a member of the ADA, ICOI, and the FDA. Dr. Gangwisch has been practicing for 25 years.
A lifelong health and sports enthusiast, Dr. Gangwisch is commonly seen participating in triathlons (Florida Ironman), marathons, including the Boston Marathon, adventure races, doubles beach volleyball, and many other sports. Musically, many in the area recognize him as the keyboard player in "The Captain and the Kid" duo who entertained the beach crowd for over 10 years. Dr. Gangwisch believes in potentiating: "Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability."
Dr. Mike Grandy is general dentist in both the Panama City Beach and Lynn Haven practice locations. Dr. Grandy was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Kissimmee, FL. He received his BS in Biology and BS in Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
Dr. Grandy, his wife, Elizabeth, and two young children, Jacob and Lily, like to travel and spend time with one another. The kids have become quite fond of RV trips to “Mickey Mouse’s House”, outdoor activities and singing/playing different musical instruments. He is a sports “fanatic” in every sense of the word. He also enjoys music on a number of different levels. He can be found in the audience at many different types of concerts and loves to sing and play guitar. He has performed in many different bands and as a solo act over the years and has had the opportunity to open for numerous national acts and play at many different venues, including the House of Blues. He and his wife are members of Destiny Worship Center in Panama City Beach.
Dr. Grandy is an involved member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Bay County Dental Society. His past positions in the FDA include Chair of the Subcouncil on the New Dentist and seats on the Leadership Development Committee and Committee on Dental Education. His past positions include Bay County Dental Society President, Give Kids a Smile Coordinator and Project: Dentists Care Coordinator.
Dr. Daniel Melzer is a dentist in Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach FL. Dr. Melzer grew up in the panhandle. His dad, Dr. James F. Melzer Sr., has been in private practice as a dentist in Chattahoochee, FL for 25 years. His mom, Connie, although trained as an R.N. and certified X-ray technician, has managed their hometown practice for just as long. Growing up in that environment clearly rubbed off, because not only has Dr. Melzer followed in his father's footsteps, but so has his brother, Dr. James F. Melzer Jr., who practices dentistry in Franklin, NC.
Dr. Melzer did his undergraduate work in chemistry and biology at Chipola College. He was then accepted along with his brother, Jamie, to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville. The two brothers were the first sibling pair to obtain D.M.D degrees at the same time from UF, graduating together in May 2003.
Dr. Melzer is an outdoorsman, college football fanatic, and avid golfer. You may find him praying for deer, the Gators, or a better tee-off on many occasions at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church of Panama City, FL. He married his college sweetheart, Holly on November 4, 2006 and they welcomed their baby girl, Bailey Caroline, on April 29, 2009 and their baby boy William James born December 6, 2011. Holly is a graduate of the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin School of Law and is an attorney for Bay County.
Dr. Melzer has been a part of the Gangwisch practice since January 2004 and looks forward to a lifetime of service to the area as a dentist in Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach, FL. He is a member of the A.D.A., F.D.A., and PSI Omega Dental Fraternity. Dr. Melzer is the Past President of the Bay County Dental Society.
Dr. Andy Holtery is a Panama City Beach and Lynn Haven FL dentist. Dr. Holtery was born in Ft. Belvoir, VA, and traveled all across the United States and Germany with his military family. He spent his high school years at Ft. Hood, Texas and attended college at Florida Tech, in Melbourne, FL (Go Panthers!). During the pursuit of his bachelor's degree in Pre-med he also was a four year scholarship athlete in crew. His Panthers lost only twice in four years noting wins over both Yale and Oxford. He dreamed of one day rowing for the U.S Olympic team. However, as fate would have it his beautiful girlfriend Becky accepted his proposal and Dr. Holtery was also accepted by the University of Florida College of Dentistry (Go Gators!). He graduated in 2003 with both Dr. Melzer and Dr. Grandy.
He is married to his wonderfully supportive wife Becky and has three kids: Andy Jr., Lilian, and Hailey. All three kids are highly involved in sports, music, and church. On any give weekday or weekend you can find Dr. Holtery attending one of many of his child's activities: softball, track, or cross country. Dr. Holtery is an avid fisherman and likes to work on his truck. Dentistry is his passion and he firmly believes that we have the ability to not only give people beautiful smiles, but also touch and change our patients' lives for the better.
Dr. Miller is a periodontist in Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach, FL. Periodontists emphasize the health and function of the supportive structures of the teeth. Dr. Miller has a special interest in all phases of dental implant surgery. He is an honors graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, completed his dental degree at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and a certificate in periodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia.
Professional memberships include: The American Academy of Periodontology, The Southern Academy of Periodontology, and The American Dental Association. Dr. Miller was honored by the Straumann Dental Implant Company to be selected as one of their clinical advisory board members and has served as such since the group's inception. He is the only member for Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Dr. Miller has long been a strong voice for the Advancement of Dental Implant Knowledge Utilization. He has been a postdoctoral instructor at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and has given many continuing educational lectures on periodontal and dental implants.
Dr. Miller is a native of Alabama and resides in Port St. Joe, Florida. He practiced in Dothan, AL for 25 years and is excited to now be serving the Florida Panhandle. Along with his wife Kim and their wonderful dog Hemi, John spends most of his spare time fishing and exploring the beautiful waters of the "Forgotten Coast". Dr. Miller is also an Eagle Scout and proud member of Rotary International.
Besides her husband and children, dentistry is a true passion of hers and has been a major part of Laurie's life for many years. She attended the "Florida College of Dentistry" in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1987 where she earned her "Expanded Functions Certification." In 2004 she received her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) through the DANB (Dental Assisting National Board). Throughout her career in dentistry she attended many lectures, seminars and study clubs of some very profound dentists in the United States which furthered her education. As a fairly new resident of Bay County she has been employed by Dr. Gangwisch for over 9 years. Her mission as a CDA is to make sure each of her patients receive 100% of her attention and the best treatment possible in our office!
Karen has been in the dental field for 30 plus years, 20 of those years with Dr. Gangwisch. She has taken a great deal of pride assisting and helping the elderly patients over the years. She tries to provide a positive atmosphere to help lighten the patient's anxieties. The teamwork between her and Dr. Gangwisch provide their patients with quality dental work in a thorough and as pain-free method as possible. Their professional and personal attention to detail has kept their many, many patients returning over the years. Karen is an avid Louisville Cardinals fan and when not cheering the Cards to victory, she enjoys the beach by their home with family and friends
Catie was born in Alabama and moved to Florida at the age of five. She is a 2008 graduate of Mosley High School and graduated from the dental assisting program at Gulf Coast State College in 2009. She worked two years at the local pediatric office before coming to work for Dr. Melzer in 2011. Catie enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family. She also loves watching and attending Alabama football games.
Miranda was born and raised in Tennessee and relocated in Lynn Haven in 2011. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2005 and is DANB certified. Miranda's love of dentistry started at a young age and she is very passionate about treating her patients. She enjoys spending time with her family, movies, and going to the beach.
Stephanie was born in Birmingham, Al and moved to Panama City in 1986. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Gulf Coast State College in 1991. She loves working in the dental field and helping patients care for their great smiles. She is an animal lover and has three golden retrievers. She is the proud mother of one eighteen year old boy Zack.
Jade has been a member of Dr. Grandy's team since 2014 and has been a Dental Assistant for 9 years. She graduated with high honors from Northwest Florida State College and is working towards a degree in business management.
Jade has been in the Panhandle of Florida for over 20 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, their three boys, Mason, Kaeden, and Rue and their pup, Juniper. Jade's hobbies include kayaking and astronomy and she is also an avid Doctor Who and Star Trek fan.
Melinda is originally from Wheelsburg, Ohio. She is a graduate of Shawnee State University. Melinda has been working as a business manager for the past 29 years with many of those years as a Dental Team Manager. She has attended many different Dental Training venues such as Gulf Coast Community College, The Nash Institute in Charlotte, NC as well as the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia and Florida National Dental Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Melinda has been a member of Dental Advisory Board of Gulf Coast State College for several years running and is always excited to see the new advancements in Dentistry.
Melinda is happily married to Stan the perfect man for her. They enjoy spending time with their sons and bonus daughter and their families. Their six grandchildren are the best part of any day. She also enjoys spending time with church activities, reading, any type of crafting, singing and watching sports especially her Ohio State Buckeyes!
Danielle is the Patient/Insurance Coordinator. She was born in Indiana and moved to Florida 27 years ago. She graduated from A. Crawford Mosley High School and attended Gulf Coast Community College on a School Scholarship. She has been in the dental field for 12 years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Darlene is originally from Grand Bay, Alabama. She received her Dental Assisting Certification through the Red Cross Program at Eielson AFB, Alaska. In 1992, she and her family moved to Eglin AFB where she worked as a dental assistant and eventually in administration for a private practice for 16 years. In 2008, she followed a calling to teach and joined Patterson Dental Company and taught technology to dental offices. Darlene is also a graduate of Northwest Florida State College obtaining a degree in Environmental Science.
Family is the most important thing to her and she has two children and two grandchildren (grandchildren are the best!). On the weekends, she can be found out on the water, in the garden, cross-stitching, or in the kitchen cooking.
Debbie has spent most of her life in the Panama City area and is a Mosley High School graduate. After high school she studied business at Gulf Coast College and boasts over four years of experience in the dental field. She is a faithful worshipper of God and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also bleeds orange and blue!
Terry was born and raised in Florida. She moved from Alabama for 18 years. She is a 1984 graduate of Rutherford High School; she is a 1992 graduate of the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. Terry has worked in dentistry for 26 years. She has worked for Dr. Melzer as an assistant since moving back to Florida. She likes to spend time with her family and enjoys all types of outdoor activities. Going to the beach and fishing are at the top of her list of things to do. She and her husband have three children.
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Jamie was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but has spent most of her life in the Panama City area and is a Rutherford High School graduate. After high school she attended Gulf Coast College where she studied Business. Jamie is an avid Arizona Cardinals fan and animal lover. She enjoys spending her off time with her family, friends and her dog Apollo.
Angela was born in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Panama City in 1985. She is a 1994 graduate of Mosley High School and is a 2005 graduate of the Gulf Coast State Dental Hygiene Program where she received the Student Total Achievement Recognition award. In addition to her degree in dental hygiene, Angela graduated from the Gulf Coast State College Dental Assisting Program in 2002 where she received Student of the year honors. Angela's mission is to provide her patients with the best possible preventive care and forge lasting relationships with her patients. Angela loves spending time with her family, crafts, bike riding and Gator football. She and her husband have one handsome son named Rhett.
Tiffany was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. She attended Mosley High School before earning her certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant from Gulf Coast Community College. After working as a Hygienist's Assistant, she decided to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. She then returned to Gulf Coast and Graduated with an A.S. in Dental Hygiene. With fourteen years of experience (and counting!) in the dental field, Tiffany still enjoys making her patients feel comfortable as she provides them with thorough yet gentle cleanings.
Katie was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. She graduated from Mosley High School in 2003 and went on to pursue her education at Gulf Coast State College in 2005. After working as a dental assistant for a few years, she went back to school and completed her dental hygiene degree in May of 2010. Katie has an affinity for the dental field because she really enjoys helping others and she looks forward to many more years as a hygienist.
Sharon was born in Pennsylvania but has called Panama City Beach home since 1996. She is a 2010 graduate of the Gulf Coast State College Dental Hygiene Program. She is also licensed to administer local anesthesia in the state of Florida. She enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing by the pool or on the beach, and is an avid Florida Gators fan. She loves being a hygienist and likes making people smile!
Shelby was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida (Go Gators!) where she graduated PK Yonge Developmental Research School in 2006. She then went on to attend Santa Fe College where she received her AA in Nursing. After two years of nursing school, Shelby decided that it was not the career choice for her and applied to the Dental Hygiene program to which she was immediately accepted. She spent the next two years on the Dean's List for exceptional grades and graduated in April of 2016. During this time she also received her expanded functions and local anesthesia certifications. She worked in Gainesville for six months before getting married to the love of her life and moving to Panama City Beach. Shelby is always eager to continue expanding her knowledge so that she may provide her patients with the best possible care at Bay Smile Docs. She is excited to meet new people and looks forward to creating lasting relationships with her patients.
Clene is from Los Alamos, New Mexico, and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. She moved to Florida in the fall of 2012 to further her education in dentistry, graduating from Gulf Coast State College's dental assisting program in 2014. Clene is also a DANB certified dental assistant. In 2016, she graduated from Gulf Coast State College's dental hygiene program, earning academic and clinical honors. Clene has developed a real passion for dentistry and has enjoyed volunteering in the community to promote dental health. She is delighted to join The Bay Smile Docs team.