Dr. Eric R. Claussen DMD

2624 Jenks Ave, Panama City, FL 32405

Following dental school, Dr. Claussen completed a rigorous Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Indiana, receiving his Certificate in 2009. During his residency he gained extensive hands-on experience and served as Chief Resident at Wishard Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Riley Childrens Hospital, and University Hospital.

As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Claussen is dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care, designed to their specific clinical and personal concerns. Rather than dictating treatment, he believes in partnering with patients during the treatment planning process, encouraging each person to be actively engaged in their care.

By ensuring individuals are fully informed about the treatment, and addressing all concerns upfront, Dr. Claussen alleviates anxiety and helps each patient feel at ease during their procedure. He is fully dedicated to making oral surgery care rewarding, so individuals have reasons to share their smiles.

Through the continuing educational opportunities offered by these organizations, Dr. Claussen stays at the forefront of developments in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. By carefully evaluating new methodologies and technologies, as well as the latest research, he is able to incorporate those changes which improve care and outcome into his practice for the benefit of his patients.

Dr. Claussen is happily married and the father of two children. His family also including two cats and a dog. When not in the office, hes most often found with his family, enjoying boating, fishing, golf, and cooking.

Prosthodontists focus on highly specific areas of dentistry and restoration associated with keeping teeth functional and healthy. Dr. Fleigel offers this exacting specialty and takes pride in having helped thousands of people regain function and the confidence to smile again!

The prosthodontic specialty is focused on improving and maintaining oral health, while also addressing aesthetic concerns. In restoring his patients teeth and making smiles beautiful, Dr. Fleigel is able to improve their quality of life. He finds this combination of science and art to be emotionally and intellectually fulling, with the added bonus of meeting so many interesting people.

The advanced specialty training Dr. Fleigel has received makes him an expert in improving appearances by restoring broken, discolored, mal-positioned, and misshapen teeth. By addressing these issues, he is also able to improve function, allowing people to comfortably and confidently eat the foods they love without discomfort. Improving peoples self-image and giving them the ability to properly chew, is all in a days work for Dr. Fleigel!

Dr. Jeffrey D. Fleigel, III was born in Woodbridge, Virginia and raised in Ocala, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 2001, through the Health Professions Scholarship Program while attending the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Dr. Fleigel graduated dental school in 2005 with High Research Honors and earning membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Upon graduation from dental school, he was re-commissioned as a Captain in the Dental Corps and accepted into a residency in Prosthodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

While a resident, Dr. Fleigel earned the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Scholarship Award. In addition to successful completion of his Prosthodontic Residency, Dr. Fleigel earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center in 2008.

Dr. Fleigel is a member of the American Dental Association and the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a published author in medical and prosthodontic clinical journals, and a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Prosthodontics. Additionally, he is the Chairman and Founder of the Andrew J. Semesco Foundation for oral cancer research, a non-profit organization based in Ocala, Florida.

Dr. Fleigel has also delivered continuing dental education presentations as a Training and Education Provider for Biomet 3i Synergy Training Program, a dental implant company, throughout the United States.

In 2011, Dr. Fleigel was a co-presenter at the American Dental Association 2011 Annual Session in Las Vegas, Nevada, Treatment options for the replacement of missing mandibular incisors. This presentation was based on the information in a publication by Dr. Fleigel and two colleagues in the Journal of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Fleigel believes ongoing education allows for growth and a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of complex care. Some examples of complex care include advanced prosthodontics, dental implants, oral surgery, and occlusion. By constantly furthering his own education and gaining knowledge of emerging research, Dr. Fleigel is able to consistently provide his patients with excellent, high-quality care with predictable, stable, and aesthetically pleasing results.

Dr. Fleigel has practiced dentistry since 2005 and Prosthodontics since 2008. He has practiced full-time in Panama City since 2016, with a practice limited to dental implant restorations and removable prosthodontics. He has treatment planned and completed over 1000 complex full arch implant restorations and has extensive experience with dental implant, complete denture, and partial denture treatments.

Apart from his prosthodontic practice, Dr. Fleigel regularly travels throughout the Florida panhandle providing in-residence dental care to individuals at skilled nursing centers. He is grateful for the opportunity to provide this service to his community and feels passionate about helping everyone maintain good oral health.

Dr. Fleigel and his wife, Holly Fleigel, have been married for over ten years. They have two sons, Zach and Ryan, and recently adopted two kitten, Tiger and Nala. Passionate about family, Dr. Fleigel makes a point to spend as much time with his wife and children as possible. He especially enjoys their time outdoors, relaxing on the water and taking in the beautiful scenery throughout the area. During football season, he can be found following his alma mater, University of Florida, as well.

It is deeply rewarding to help relieve an individuals pain and restore their function and oral health. Understanding that the thought of oral surgery can be stressful and even cause anxiety, I strive to reassure my patients, showing that I am attentive, compassionate, and put their comfort and wellbeing at the forefront.

I give my undivided attention to each patient while they are in my care, in order to maximize their results and facilitate their healing process. In doing so, I hope to make their experience as comfortable and worry-free as possible, and for the individual to leave my care healthier and happier.

This practice stands out because of our team and commitment to service. Each doctor and staff member is truly focused on working together to care for our patients. They give of themselves so patients are put at ease and trust they are in the best, most competent and caring, hands possible.

I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). I then obtained my Doctorate of Medicine (MD) at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine. My Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency was completed at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

Staying current on the latest techniques and advancements in the field, including new technologies and methodologies, is crucial to providing patients with the highest level of care. By attending conferences, participating in study groups, and studying the latest journals, I stay up-to-date on emerging research and trends. This ensures each patient receives the most advanced, safest, and comfortable care with predictable, stable results.

Being a CRNA enables me to do what I love doing, which is personally care for patients. Its also an opportunity for me to learn from my amazing coworkers and make a small difference in the lives of our patients. Emily

Emily started her career as a registered nurse in 2005, working in the surgical setting and ICU for six years. She has been practicing as a CRNA since 2014 and joined Dr. Claussens practice in 2016. Emily enjoys the nuances of every patient, knowing that everyones treatment will be different. She feels lucky to be part of a fantastic team that delivers personalized, professional, and most importantly, safe patient care.

Emily has been married for seven years and has three adorable boys. They also have a yellow lab named Mr. Bojangles, a cat named Camper Striker, and at any given time, turtles, lizards, and hermit crabs. Her house is always wild and chaotic! When shes not working, Emily enjoys spending time with family, especially at Philips Inlet.

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