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Meet Dr. Derek Fleitz

Awards and Honors
Professional Affiliations & Certifications
Professional Affiliations & Certifications
Local Community Recognition
  • Voted “Best Dentist in Bay County” 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 from The News Herald’s Readers Choice “Best of Bay” Awards.
  • Voted “Best Dentist” in the Panama City area in 2008 in Panama City Living Magazine

I grew up in upstate New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and Indiana where I spent most of my youth. After graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1995, I served five years in the United States Navy Dental Corps, both overseas and in the U.S., including a tour at the United Sates Naval Academy. I found my bride Kim in 1999; we married right here on the beach in Seaside in May 2000 and made 30A our permanent home.

I had an exceptional dental practice in Panama City for 15 years before opening my new 30Avenue State-of the-Art practice close to my home, daughters’ schools and our community.

My calling is building trusting relationships and patients’ confidence by providing them Beautiful Healthy Smiles with compassionate care and many years of skilled expertise. My treatment philosophy is a conservative approach of minimally necessary quality treatment options while also offering expansive elective options such as veneers, Invisalign, dental implants and cosmetic makeovers for those who want it. I offer smile enhancement with Botox and Fillers to compliment the package.

I love meeting and talking to people. I love the privilege of being able to help others. I thrive on the blend of the art and science that dentistry has to offer. However, the biggest reward of my career are the relationships forged with patients over the years. That is a true treasure!

When I’m not in the office, you can most likely find me hanging out with my wonderful wife Kim, our two beautiful (not so “little” anymore) girls Gabi and Zoe, and our labrador retrievers Max, Otto and Leo. We love strolling on the beach, kayaking in the lake, long hikes, scuba diving, travel, doing most anything outside, and participating in many community events and concerts. My screen time is watching hockey, college football and IU basketball. On Sundays, you will often find us at A Simple Faith.

I’d like to personally welcome you to my beautiful practice here in Inlet Beach where we offer highest quality of dentistry and customer service. I would be elated and honored to have the opportunity to serve you and your family and friends. Ask for an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you!

Contact Us

Call 850-231-0070 or fill out this form

The dentists and team at 30A Smiles in Inlet Beach, Florida, truly provide “Fine Dentistry for All Ages.” This includes superb cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, family dentistry, and so much more to their patients. They even offer dental sedation for patients that need it.  Located in 30 Avenue, they serve patients from Destin to Panama City Beach, FL, including from the communities of Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Inlet Beach and zip codes 32407, 32413, 32459, 32461, and 32550.