In-Office Laboratory

Dr. Grooters has worked with a variety of dental laboratories in his career. Even in the best commercial lab, the outcome is dependent upon photographs and models sent from a dental office and you don’t have control over the quality of the materials being used or the attention to detail of the ceramist.

In 1993, Volker Firnkes, a ceramist from Mannheim, Germany joined our practice to create high-quality, natural smiles for our patients. Volker provides our office the unique capability of working directly with our patients and Dr. Grooters during and after fabrication of cases and being on-site for color and fit adjustments. This collaborative process results in a far superior restoration that will last and look beautiful.

Determining the exact shade of a new smile and the ability to customize shaping of crowns and veneers to fit a patient’s personality and function are just a few of the reasons we love having Volker in our dental office. It is easy to modify or make changes to your new smile immediately rather than additional waiting time and office visits.Volker has specific training in the newest esthetic materials including zirconium crowns, which are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.

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Palmetto Dental
10510 Hutchison Blvd.,
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-7080
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Monday - 8am - 5pm
Tuesday - 8am - 5pm
Wednesday - 8am - 5pm
Thursday - 8am - 3pm

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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.