Located in 30 Avenue
12805 Hwy 98 E, Suite K-201
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
Derek R Fleitz DDS + Lindsey M Hoppe DDS Purveyors of Fine Dentistry

Meet the Team

meet the team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 


Kim Fleitz, JD, CSO (Chief Smile Officer)

Zookeeper~Multi-tasking Mom

I'm originally from Mississippi, and completed both my undergraduate studies, and earned a degree in law at Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!).  After practicing law for many years, I agreed to help my husband Dr. Fleitz temporarily when he decided to take over the dental office of a retiring dentist in Panama City.  15 years later, I'm still helping out around the office, and I love it.  It was a dream come true for us to open 30A Smiles so close to our home and community. I enjoy making a positive difference in the life quality of our doctors, team members, patients and community.  Life quality is so important.  When I'm not herding our doctors, team or kids, I'm often relaxing with a glass of wine on a patio at one of our many favorite places in this community, shuttling our two precious daughters Zoe and Gabi to ballet, gymnastics, or play dates, or loving on our yellow lab Max. 

Some of our favorite fun facts about Kim:  Her ACT career assessment said she should be a farmer or engineer.  She loves dogs, chocolate and seeing the world through the eyes of her two little girls (it is quite hilarious that way).  She loves to travel and is someone you can always count on to share a glass of wine and enjoy life.

 

Brenda Wheaton, Client Services Coordinator

Sweet Tooth Talker, Bond Girl

I grew up in Nevada, Utah and New Mexico, and went to school in New York and Virginia.  I have been working in the dental field since 1985, and I once heard a quote that sums up why I love dentistry: "Making one person smile can change the world--maybe not the whole world, but their world".  I have worked with Dr. Fleitz since 2005, and I helped him and Dr. Hoppe and the rest of our team open 30A Smiles in 2015. I value the atmosphere our doctors and team have created in our office: it is upbeat and fun, and a place where confidence in our abilities is fostered, and praise and encouragement can always be found.  We all work together to give our patients the best dental care and experience to build lasting relationships.  When the work day is over, you can find me catching up on sleep, reading, riding on the back of my husband's Harley, attending my son's basketball games, or visiting my granddaughters in Tampa.  

Some of our favorite fun facts about Brenda: She once lived in Italy for 4 years! She loves all the Star Wars and James Bond movies, and her favorite musicians are The Eagles and Etta James. When she was younger, she wanted to be a professional ballroom dancer or oceanographer.  She loves the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and if she had to choose her last meal on earth, it would be king crab legs for sure.

 

Allison Rowell, Certified Dental Assistant

Tooth Therapist, Culinary Queen

I was born and raised right down the road in beautiful Bay County, where my family still resides.  I finished my training to become a dental assistant in 1999, and was blessed to join Dr. Fleitz's dental team straight out of school.  Helping Dr. Fleitz and Dr. Hoppe and the rest of our team open 30A Smiles in 2015 was a dream come true for all of us.  I love the exceptional care our doctors provide to all of our patients, and I love feeling like we make a difference in our patient's lives.  When I'm not in the office, I'm often doing something involving physical fitness or enjoying the great outdoors. Come see our beautiful new office--we'll treat you like family!

Some of our favorite fun facts about Alli:  She is a culinary genius, and we are regularly spoiled by all the wonderful things she cooks and bakes for us! Her favorite sidekick is her precious dachsund Riley.  If you ask Alli who her favorite sports teams are, she will likely respond Bloomingdale's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus.

 

Ashley Garrett, Registered Dental Hygienist

Smile Keeper, Boy Mom

I've been working in dentistry since 2004, and when my family and I relocated to the Emerald Coast from Mississippi in 2015, I was honored to become a part of the 30A Smiles family. I'm particularly fond of caring for children, and I love educating my patients about their oral health to ensure they have the best understanding for a better quality of life and healthy smile. I love working with our doctors and team at 30A Smiles because they have amazing hearts, intelligent minds and are the best people ever! When I'm not in the office, you can find me running around with my husband and two precious sons, usually something involving baseball or outdoors. 

Some of our favorite fun facts about Ashley: She always wanted to be a dental hygienist, since she was a little girl. Her favorite movies are comedies, and her favorite sports teams are Ole Miss and Alabama (we probably need to force her to pick just one of those!). Her favorite foods are steak, potatoes and chocolate and if she could meet anyone, it would be Elvis Presley.

 

Lindsay Frazier, Front Office Administrator

Stunning Smiles Coordinator

I was born and raised in Knightstown, Indiana and relocated to our area in 2015. I have worked in the dental field since 2005 and was thrilled to become part of the 30A Smiles team shortly after my husband and I moved here. It's a privelege to work with a highly talented, motivated and caring group of individuals who all strive for the common interest of treating and caring for our patients. Some of my favorite things to do besides taking care of our team and patients include biking, watching football, crafting and cooking. 

Some of our favorite fun facts about Lindsay:  She is energetic, fun, and caring! Her favorite sports team is the Hoosiers of Indiana University (something she and Dr. Fleitz have in common!). She loves to eat stone crab claws and she is a dog person (she loves labs the most). In her down time you can find her relaxing at the beach and her favorite local restaurant is Cafe 30A.  

 

Christine Mitchell,  Registered Dental Hygienist

Smile Keeper, Photography Chick

I am originally from Georgia, and have been in the dental field since 2009.  My career is so rewarding on so many levels! I absolutely love the one-on-one interaction I have with patients. Not only do I enjoy seeing their oral health improve, I love hearing their stories about everything, from their grandkids, to their recent travels and more. I have a great love for people, and I couldn’t imagine being in any other field that is as rewarding as this one.  I was so excited to join Dr. Hoppe and Dr. Fleitz and the rest of our amazing team when 30A Smiles opened in 2015.  When I'm not in the office, you can find me spending time with friends and family, walking on the beach, riding my bike or doing photo shoots around our beautiful community.

Some of our favorite fun facts about Christine: Her favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and Baylor Bears. She is a talented photographer and we are always taking advantage of her skills! She loves seafood and she is also a dog lover.  

 

Audra Martin, Certified Dental Assistant

Animal Lover, Shopaholic

I'm originally from Minnesota and was thrilled to relocate to the beautiful Emerald Coast with my family in 2014. I started working in the dental field in 2012 and was thrilled to join Drs. Hoppe and Fleitz and the 30A Smiles team in the spring of 2016. I really enjoy interacting with our patients and being able to take care of them and ensure they have the best possible dental experience.  I love how genuine and passionate every person on our team is, especially our doctors, not only with our patients, but with each member of our team. Creating a family atmosphere while working makes the day run smoothly and allows us to wake up in the morning looking forward to a job we love. Things I enjoy doing when I'm finished taking care of my patients include paddle boarding, spending time with my family, my husband Jameson and our crazy dog Mochi.

Some of our favorite fun facts about Audra: She is a total foodie and loves trying all of the fun places on 30A. Audra is super easygoing, laid back and caring. When she was younger, she always knew she wanted to work in the dental field. She loves going shopping and watching funny movies. 

 

Linda Edlund, Certified Dental Technician

Smile Architect, Wannabe Golf Pro

I have been in the dental field for over 40 years.  It is a great privelege to provide in-house laboratory services for such a high caliber dental practice.  I have worked with Dr. Fleitz since the year 2000 and am thrilled about our new state of the art facility at 30A Smiles.  I'm detail-oriented and particular about my work.  I truly enjoy designing and creating dental restorations and appliances that are customized to each patient's unique needs and desires.  Collaborating with our doctors and patients and utilizing the finest materials available allows us to provide our patients with one-of-a-kind, beautiful and healthy smiles we all take pride in.  When I'm not making teeth for our patients, I love to travel and to spend time outdoors.

Some of our favorite fun facts about Linda:  To call Linda a perfectionist would be an understatement! She is quite a good golfer and is known to at times "make things interesting" by placing wagers on golf games. She is very handy and can fix almost anything around the office.  She has a travel trailer and loves to get out and go places.

Brooke Hobbs, Registered Dental Hygienist

Smile Steward & Protector

I've been working in the dental field since 2010 and I love my job. I was thrilled when the opportunity arose for me to join the 30A Smiles team in early 2016. My favorite part of my job is building friendly and fun relationships with my patients day to day and improving their overall confidence through a beautiful smile. I can describe my feelings about my fellow 30A Smiles team members and doctors in one word: awesome. I love coming spending my work day every day with such a fun and compassionate group of people. Come see us and let us take care of you. You will be glad you did!

Some of our favorite fun facts about Brooke:  She grew up right down the road from us in Milton, FL. Our favorite words to describe Brooke are: cheerful, adventurous, genuine. She loves romantic comedies and says her music taste proves she is an "old soul"--her favorite bands include Alabama, Keith Whitley, Van Morrison, and Steve Miller Band.