Tonya’s dental career began as a senior high school student when she was part of a program that allowed students to work part-time in a field in which they had an interest. She chose the dental field and is still loves it twenty years later! She worked in many areas of a dental office, which include sterilization, assisting, marketing and office administration. After moving to Panama City Beach in 2015, she became a part of Dr. Myers’ team and found a home here. Tonya says, “I love being a part of a practice where the care is patient centered and everyone works as a team.” With her dental experience and degree in Media Technology we have found Tonya to be a great asset to our practice. Her expertise in various areas of dentistry along with her caring spirit and attention to detail make her an exceptional office manager. When she isn’t working, Tonya loves to spend time with her husband and three dogs hiking and camping.
Jill became a certified dental assistant after graduating from Gulf Coast Community College Dental Assisting Program. She continued her education by receiving her Dental Hygiene Degree from Tallahassee Community College. She is an invaluable and respected member of our team, joining with Dr. Myers in 1982. Her expertise and enthusiasm make her a favorite among our patients and staff. Jill remains enthusiastic about her profession and states; “her most rewarding experiences are the relationships she has built with her patients over the years.” She deeply cares about her patients’ dental health and is dedicated to giving the best care she can offer. Jill loves spending time with her family including her precious pups Kiwi and Sadie. A favorite hobby of Jill’s is tennis and she loves playing while enjoying the fellowship of friends at the same time.
As a child, Jassmin was fascinated with everyone’s teeth! She was one of those kids that couldn’t wait to get braces! Her positive dental experiences confirmed her desire to be a dental professional. She began her dental career in 1996 when she graduated from Gulf Coast Community College Dental Assisting Program as a Certified Dental Assistant. After practicing as an assistant for five years she returned to school and furthered her education in the Gulf Coast Community College Dental Hygiene Program. In January 2004, she became a part of our team. Jassmin says, “I truly love my job, the fulfillment of dentistry and the opportunity it gives me to build long-term trusting relationships with our patients.” When she isn’t working in our office she is assisting her husband in their family business and enjoying being “supermom” to their son.
Ashley’s interest in the dental field initially began when she got braces. Later while pursuing a business degree at Missouri Southern State University, a family friend became a dental hygienist. Working part time during college she got her first job in dentistry as a dental hygiene assistant. After receiving her business degree Ashley moved to Panama City and continued her education, graduating from Gulf Coast State College Dental Hygiene Program in 2002. While in hygiene school she became a patient of Dr. Myers and knew she would love working at our office joining our team in 2006. In her spare
In her spare time, she takes care of two dogs and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves her family activities including traveling and watching her children play in volleyball tournaments.
Shonda initially joined our team in 1993 after graduating from Gulf Coast Community College Dental Assisting program. She was a part of our team for 13 years when she left to raise her two children. We are delighted that she rejoined our team in June 2015. Shonda is excited to once again have the opportunity to renew her relationship with patients and help all of our patients have a great dental experience. Her time out of the office is spent with her husband encouraging her teenage children at their sporting events. Shonda brings a great deal of enthusiasm and her fun loving spirit makes her a joy for our staff and patients.
Growing up Bobbie had a wonderful dentist but never really thought much about working in the dental field until she moved to Tallahassee and saw an ad for a dental assistant. She was fortunate to get hired on the spot and was trained on the job. It didn't take her long to know she would stay in this field for many years. In fact, she stayed at that particular office for 30 years! She recently moved to Panama City Beach. We were thankful that Bobbie, with her great personality and experience, joined our team. Bobbie loves Panama City Beach and says, “Everyone here is so kind and caring and Dr. Myers is a wonderful dentist and person”. When she is not working she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her boyfriend.
Chantel has always enjoyed working with people and previously managed a jewelry store where she loved taking care of customers while designing the jewelry of their dreams. She enjoyed being a part of special moments in their lives, remembering the excitement and joy of watching them receive a special gift. She began working in our office when she decided upon a career change. We are fortunate that she provides our patients with that same warm and caring experience. Now she sees the sparkle and excitement of a new smile and the changes it can make in a patient’s life. Chantel states that “she found a place that puts the patients first and everyone that works here is like a family.” Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her fiancé, their children and dogs.
Volker graduated from the Carl Engler School in Karlsruhe, Germany as a Certified Dental Technician. After working in small and large dental laboratories, Volker realized he could best utilize his artistic talents directly with a dentist in a private practice. He joined our staff in 1993 and has attended numerous continuing education courses. He is personally associated with many members of the internationally renowned Oral Design Group. His knowledge and artistry is a tremendous benefit to our practice.