Sheila is a Panama City/Panama City Beach native and a graduate of Rutherford High School. She has 20 years in the dental industry managing dental practices. Her in-depth experience allows her the opportunity to coordinate with the clinical and administrative teams to ensure the patients understand their care plans and that they are more than satisfied with the Spa and Sleep customer service. Sheila is an advocate of team work and helps to ensure that the team members and patients feel more like family. On her off-time, Sheila enjoys time with her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoys going out dancing with her husband of 30 years and loves all things outdoors.
Heather joined us from North Carolina. She is a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and has her National Certification as a Dental Assistant (CDA). She provides our doctors with the assistance needed to make our patients' experiences seamless and comfortable. Heather's knowledge and experience makes her an asset to our doctors and our patients. When not at work, you can find her spending time with her children and friends and enjoying outdoor activities.
Mandy grew up in Bay County, a native of St Andrews and the daughter of Art Zediker, DMD. As a daughter of dentistry, she loves the atmosphere and learning the new techniques and technology of dentistry. “I am so happy to be a part of the Emerald Coast Dental Spa and Sleep team of compassionate, fun and kind individuals.” Mandy enjoys her favorite hobby of cooking for family and friends, and more important she enjoys spending time with her precious baby girl, Lily Grace.
Amber has been working in the dental field since 2006 and relocated to the Emerald Coast from her home town of Dothan, Alabama in 2014. She is proud to call Emerald Coast Dental Spa & Sleep Medicine her work home. Amber enjoys interacting with patients to make sure their experience is as great as possible. She also loves finding ways to help people smile including building people’s confidence to share their smile. She enjoys traveling, racing, water activities and spending time with her dog, Layla.
Teresa is a native of Panama City/Panama City Beach and a graduate of Mosley High School. She received her Dental Assistant’s Certificate from Gulf Coast State College. After spending time raising her two children, she returned to the workforce and joined Emerald Coast Dental Spa & Sleep Medicine. On her off-time, she enjoys time with her children and outdoor activities.
Julie rode in from Nebraska on a tornado to land on the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast August of 2017. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University with her BA in English. Julie’s duties include bookkeeping, human resources (favorite part of HR - employee culture), and she is the personal assistant to Dr Griffin.
Nancy is originally from Elgin, Illinois, but has been in Panama City, Florida since a young child. She joined Emerald Coast Dental Sleep Medicine in 2015. Nancy is a Certified Orthodontic Auxiliary member and a Certified Instructor in TMJ training and assisting. With over 30 years of practice experience and her extensive knowledge, she continues to teach the team. When not at work, you can find her enjoying time with her daughters and grandchildren. Nancy also enjoys her hobbies of sewing and decorating cakes, as well as time on her beautiful boat.
Brittany arrived from Tennessee and is now in Dental Hygiene School at Gulf Coast State College. During her working hours, she is in the Call Center as Scheduling Coordinator. When she is not at work or in school, you will find her on a golf course with her husband.
Rico was born in 2015 and had his Therapy Training by Dogmata, an exclusive members only canine facility.
He was nominated Canine Good Citizen and received his Therapy Dog Certification from Dogmata in 2016.
Linda joins our team from Kentucky. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Criminal Justice. However, she decided her true passion was providing dental and administrative assistance. With 18 years of dental and insurance experience, she works with the insurance companies and provides our patients with the insurance information they need to receive the best care possible. Linda loves working with her friends in the dentistry. When not a work, she will be on the water, as she is an avid "water sports" participatant.
Natasha was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas and she is a Hot Springs High School graduate. In 2008, Natasha made Panama City Beach her home and earned her Medical Assistant Certificate. Since then, she fell in love with dentistry and has been a quick study, which makes her a tremendous asset for Emerald Coast Dental Spa and Sleep Medicine. Natasha always has a warm smile and welcomes patients with sincerity. When Natasha is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Amanda was born in Alabama and raised in Panama City Beach. With her education and career in dentistry, she has spent 21 years assisting doctors and providing an optimal experience in the treatment of patients. Daily, she looks forward to providing quality care and strives for the best dental experience for her patients. Amanda has proudly raised 3 beautiful daughters; and now on her off days, she enjoys traveling and long distance running.
Rebecca, is a Panama City native. She has been a practicing Registered Respiratory Therapist for 13 years; educating patients and working to better the lives of those she encounters. She is a “jack of all trades” offering patient care and administrative leadership. When not at work, you can find Rebecca with her Fiancé and teenage son; they enjoy all that Florida offers. They hunt, fish, camp and, of course, soak up the sun on their boat.
Lori, an Atlanta native relocated to Panama City Beach and has worked in the dental field for 20 years. She has served Dr. Griffin on and off as a Registered Dental Assistant for 9 years. She enjoys the ability to move in and out of dentistry and sleep medicine; learning alongside Dr. Griffin. When not at work, you can find Lori enjoying time with her friends and children; she is a kayaking enthusiast and also loves all of the outdoor activities that Panama City Beach has to offer.
Annette was born in Panama City, Florida and raised in West Virginia, but always kept a second home in Panama City Beach. After receiving her BA in Business Management, Dental Hygiene Certification and Local Anesthesia Certification, she met her now husband and made Panama City Beach her permanent home. She’s proud to make Emerald Coast Dental Spa & Sleep Medicine her work home. With her love of animals and children, Annette stays involved with the local charities including Bay County Humane Society and the Boys and Girls Club.