Meet the Doctor

Dr. Benjamin J. Grooters

Dr. Benjamin J. Grooters

Dr. Ben was born in Edina, Minnesota. Growing up, his dad worked in academics for athletes for Division 1A universities, which moved them around the country. They eventually landed at Florida State in Tallahassee during his high school years where he met his wife, Shannon, and married after college. Not long after they were wed, he was accepted to Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and graduated in 2007 working in private practice since.

He and his family decided they wanted to live near the beaches, which ultimately drew them to the area. They have three, wonderful children, Jack, Paige and Barrett and enjoy spending time with them, traveling and spending time outdoors at the beach, boating, paddleboarding, biking, kayaking and snow skiing in the winter months.

He got into to dentistry because it enabled him to use creativity and artistic skills with science, engineering and problem-solving. He also cares deeply about helping others and making an impact in other’s lives. His vision is to serve his patients with humility and to provide the highest-quality care and respect that he would desire from a healthcare or service provider.


As a kid, I hated going to the dentist because of pain, sure, but mostly because they seemed to not really want to see me or welcome me…yes, it helps to be an adult, but how wonderful Palmetto Dental makes me feel! I’m welcomed by friends and I know they’ll take good care of me! And they really do!

Cheryl P

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I’ve been going here for over 5 years, along with my wife and 3 daughters. Dr. Myers was great and Dr. Grooters so far has been just as professional. I highly recommend Palmetto Dental.

Todd H

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Been coming here for 25 years. Great, professional staff.

Sharon M

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You’re In good Hands

We understand that going to the dentist isn’t the highlight of your day. But you can’t blame us for trying!

Because you oral health is an important part of your overall health and wellness, we aim to make your visit a pleasant experience so you no longer dread going to the dentist. We listen to your fears, concerns and desires. We talk with you about your teeth, your health and lifestyle and discuss any risk factors for cavities and gum disease. Then we educate you on how to keep your mouth healthy and vital so that you can enjoy the highlights of your day like, food, laughter and fun conversations with family and friends.

Dr. Ben and his team always aim to make you feel welcome and comfortable in our office and serve your dental needs with humility. Bottom line is, we treat you like a member of our family and take care of people the way we would like to be cared for.

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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.