Creating smiles for the entire family with a southern, coastal charm.
Dentist in Panama City Beach, Florida
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10510 Hutchison Boulevard,
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Welcome to Palmetto Dental
Our mission is to enrich the lives of our community, by creating healthy, beautiful smiles in an atmosphere that promotes comfort, integrity, respect, and trust, while always providing the highest-quality treatment with the latest technology.
As a team, we are continuously learning about the latest dental techniques and technology and evolving with the changing landscape of dentistry while providing ongoing education to our patients so they can make the best decisions for their teeth and overall health.
Dental health care is not a one size-fits-all. That’s why we take time to listen to your needs and desired outcomes, give you all of your treatment options and recommend the treatment that best suits your needs and desires.
Full Service Office
Some dentists only do what they want to do, referring everything else out to specialists all over town. We provide a comprehensive variety of dental services for the entire family in-house, saving you valuable time and money.
Meet Our Dentist
Dr. Benjamin Grooters vision is to serve his patients with humility and to provide the highest-quality care and respect that he would want from a healthcare provider. His goal is to create a gentle, caring atmosphere for his patients where they actually enjoy (or at least don’t mind) coming to the dentist.
Dr. Benjamin J. Grooters
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Frequently Asked Questions
What dental services do you offer?
We are a full-service comprehensive dental practice. We offer preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental care services for the entire family. For a full list of our services and explanation of these, click here for more information.
I don’t see my insurance plan listed, does that mean that I cannot be seen by your office?
No. Many insurance plans offer benefits to be seen by out-of-network dental providers. To find out what your insurance covers for out-of-network providers, refer to your policy or contact your insurance directly. As a courtesy, we will file your insurance for you, even if we are not an in-network provider. However, we can only estimate (guess) insurance coverage and cannot guarantee payment from them. We also require upfront payment for any difference in fees. Should your insurance company not reimburse us for their portion, you will be responsible for the full amount. Although it is your responsibility to verify coverage with your insurance company directly, we can help you navigate your insurance and provide various payment options. Give us a call if you have any questions about insurance or payment options we offer and our specialist will be happy to speak with you to help in any way we can.
I am not currently a patient of record, but I would like to be a patient of your practice. Are you accepting new patients and how do I become a patient of record?
Yes, we are accepting new patients. To become a patient of record, you will need to fill out a new patient form here and request a new patient appointment. Or, you may call our office to make an appointment and fill out our new patient form at your first appointment and someone from our office will be in touch to get your appointment scheduled.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes, we are in-network providers for several dental insurances. Click here for a list of the current plans we are on. If you don’t see your plan listed, give us a call to discuss your options as we are constantly updating and adding plans.
Do you see children at your practice? When should my child be seen for their first dental appointment?
Yes, we welcome families, including children to our dental practice. The American Dental Association recommends that children should be seen by a dentist when their first tooth erupts or by age 1. However, it is typically unreasonable to expect that children will sit still for a full cleaning at this age, however we can take a look at their teeth and make sure that you are brushing properly at this age and educate you on how to care for your baby’s teeth or any potential problems we see at this age. We often see children around age 2 or 3 for their first cleaning, depending on how you feel your child will handle the visit. Typically, we try to keep these appointments shorter than normal adult cleanings (around 30-45 minutes) as they typically have a shorter attention span and less plaque buildup and periodontal issues at this age. We recommend bringing young children to your regular cleaning appointments if possible (not major dental work appointments) so that they will know what to expect when they do come for their first cleaning appointment.
I am an out-of-towner or not currently a patient of record, but I have a dental emergency. Will you see me?
Yes, tooth pain is no fun, especially when you are on vacation. We see dental emergencies and always strive to get you in to be seen by the doctor within 24 business hours. Give us a call to discuss your dental emergency and let us help you with your toothache or broken tooth. As a policy, we are not able to verify insurance benefits prior to emergency appointments, so payment is due at the time of service and as a courtesy, we will file your insurance after your visit. Visit our new patient page for more information and to fill out a new patient form.
As always Dr. Grooters and his staff are very professional and it makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
The facility was clean and the staff was kind. I very much enjoyed Dr. Grooters and my hygienist was Jassmin. I can’t say that I have ever enjoyed going to the dentist, but they made sure I was in good hands. Highly recommend.
Pain free experience for cleaning and filling. I don’t have dental insurance and his prices are reasonable. Very nice and professional!
10510 Hutchison Blvd.,
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Monday - 8am - 5pm
Tuesday - 8am - 5pm
Wednesday - 8am - 5pm
Thursday - 8am - 3pm
Free Second Opinion
We believe that you should be comfortable with any dental treatment that is being recommended. We offer second opinion consultations, free of charge. Be sure to mention that you are wanting a second opinion when scheduling an appointment.