Meet the Team
There were not enough permanent residents in the 30A area at that time to support another dentist, so I took over an existing dental practice from a retiring dentist in Panama City. My practice in Panama City was very rewarding for the 15 years, but then a dream came true to open my new office so close to our home, our daughters’ schools, and our community.
After 25 years of practicing dentistry, I still love my job. I love meeting and talking to people. I love the privilege of being able to improve each persons’ smile, which often helps him or her regain tremendous self-confidence. I enjoy 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 little girls Gabi and Zoe, and our labrador retrievers Max and Otto. We love strolling on the beach, kayaking in the lake, doing most anything outside, and attending many community events and concerts. On Sundays, you may often find us at A Simple Faith.
I do have a few hobbies as well. I indulge in scuba diving, hiking and travel when I can. Mostly, I enjoy any activities my girls want to do: fishing, kayaking, hiking, soccer, tennis and watching hockey, college football and IU basketball. Seriously, though, I love my two little girls so much; they are what keep me going!
When I met Dr. Hoppe, we found that we share passions in dentistry, values, visions, and philosophies. We also complement each other in much of our professional experience and what we like to do. The place, partner, and time were perfect, and so, with the help of my wife Kim, 30A Smiles is the result.
We are delighted about our partnership and our new state-of-the-art office conveniently located in 30Avenue. Dr. Hoppe and I would be elated and honored to have the opportunity to provide dental excellence and personalized service and attention to you and your family. We hope to have you as part of our 30A Smiles family.
Indiana University – Bachelor of Science in biology, 1991
Indiana University School of Dentistry – Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 1995
Awards and Honors
Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Master of the Implant Prosthetic Section of the ICOI
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
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
It started with some dental problems I experienced as a child, which had a negative effect on my self-esteem. My family dentist when I was growing up in Texas was a great guy, and when he took care of my dental problems, he truly changed my life. I'll never forget that.
My "why" is very simple: bringing that same kind of joy to the lives of my patients also brings joy to my life.
I first visited the Emerald Coast when I was 16 years old. We fell in love with the area and visited as often as we possibly could. My husband proposed to me on this beach in 2001, and we always dreamed of making our home here. While I will always be a Texan at heart (Gig ’em Aggies!), it is truly our dream come true to live here.
When I met Dr. Fleitz, we discovered many similarities in our philosophies—and the concept for our dream practice, 30A Smiles, was born.
When I’m not doing dentistry, I’m hanging around with my two most favorite people: my husband Dirk, and our son Hunter, usually involving something outdoors and with lots of sunshine, or related to college football. Our golden retriever, Annabelle, tags along with us pretty much anywhere we go. I keep my batteries charged through a circle of friends and family I treasure, and a few of my favorite places: Good News Methodist Church, the Children's Volunteer Health Network, the Seaside Neighborhood School and Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast.
My passion is providing cosmetic dental care of the highest caliber; that is, after all, how this journey began for me. I also love improving the health of any smile which has fallen into disrepair.
Whether it’s shooting the breeze at your six-month appointments, or tackling a bigger dental project, it fulfills me to make people happy. If I can alleviate their concerns, and help them to walk out of my office with their head held a little higher, with a little more spring in their step, ready to face the world with more confidence--I've done my job and that is what makes me happiest.
You don’t have to travel far or to the big cities to have your simple or complex dental needs addressed any longer. Come meet me and see our beautiful office. You’ll be glad you did!
Texas A&M University – Bachelor of Arts in biology, minor in chemistry, 1999
University of Texas at Houston – Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2003
Awards and Honors
Fellowship Award, Academy of General Dentistry
Outstanding Achievement Award, American College of Prosthodontics
Hirsch Award, American College of Legal Medicine
Board member, Capital Area Dental Society
Texas Monthly “Super Dentist” each year from 2009-2014, voted by fellow dentists and dental specialists
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Smile Virtual Consult
Powered by the Community
Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast, Advisory Board
Children's Volunteer Health Network, Board of Trustees
Seaside Neighborhood School former school board member
Good News United Methodist Church
I currently reside in Santa Rosa Beach with my husband Joe, our two sons, Mac and Bo, our crazy mutt, Birdie, and neurotic cat, Ivan (the terrible!). I love reading and crafting and creating in my spare time, but if we’re not at home, you’ll find us in the woods or on the water, as my boys are avid outdoorsmen.
My love of dentistry goes way back to childhood and runs in my blood! My father is a retired dentist, my mother his assistant and office manager, and my sisters are both hygienists locally. Having come from a dental-centric family, I was raised with the mantra that dentistry should be fun and something to look forward to and not feared. I chose dentistry as my occupation because I love how multi-faceted it can be. It challenges all parts of my brain, from the creative, artistic side to the problem-solving, analytical side. My ultimate goal as a dentist would be to help establish a healthy, fun view of dentistry, starting at a young age, so that dental fear and anxiety is minimized or non-existent later on. I believe 30A Smiles is such an environment! Our team is here to help people of all ages establish and keep their smiles healthy and I’m proud to call it my home!
University of Florida – Bachelor of Science- Microbiology and Cell Science 2007
University of Florida College of Dentistry – Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry 2012
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dawson Academy graduate
As a dentist and an eternal student, I strive to stay up to date in my field. As part of this resolution, I have completed the Dawson Academy Course Series and can now count myself with the elite few Dawson Certified Dentists. Prior to marriage and children, I was fortunate enough to participate in three mission trips providing dental care to impoverished villages with no access to medical treatment across Central America. I also helped establish and organize a new community outreach dental clinic in Gainesville, FL that provided emergency and restorative services to the local underserved population.
As a child growing up in Atlanta, GA my family would often escape to the beaches of the Panhandle. It was then that I fell in love with the Emerald Coast and am proud to now call it home. It was here that I met and married my husband and here that we are raising our 3 beautiful children.
When I’m not in the office, you will find me herding the Skinner clan. From sporting events, birthday parties, beach, pool, to playground we enjoy all the Emerald Coast has to offer. We are a family of dog enthusiasts, Georgia Bulldog fans and on Sundays you can find us at Simple Faith church. My husband is also an avid hunter and fisher so as the weather cools, we often leave the beach for the woods. I am fortunate enough to call the beach home, am surrounded by loved ones and have an outstanding work family. 30Asmiles is everything I’ve ever wanted to be part of in a dental office and it is with confidence that I say you will feel the same way.
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.
When Amber is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family & close friends, traveling, cooking & reading health science books. Amber resides in the Point Washington, Florida area with her husband Mike of 14 years, and their two active and energetic boys.
Interesting fun fact about Amber is that around the age of 14, she decided she wanted to become a Brain surgeon, after watching the series show, "The Operation ". An advantageous & noble career path but selfishly we are sure glad she didn't...
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.
I began my career in the dental field in 2010. While working in Panama City my life changed dramatically when Hurricane Michael devastated our area in October of 2018. I never knew that such a tragic event would lead to a life changing opportunity for me. I began doing temp work in the 30A area and discovered a great opportunity to join the 30A Smiles Team in 2019. I knew this office was the place I had been searching for. I love building trusting relationships with my patients, as well as providing the best dental care possible. 30A Smiles not only allows me to provide the best care possible to you, but they also value my ideas and my work, and they provide top notch equipment and continued education so that I can be the best dental hygienist for you.
When I am not at 30A Smiles you will find me with David, my partner in life, and my fur baby, Cooper, enjoying life with friends and family! Some other neat things you may not know about me are my love for boutique shopping and maybe one day having my own to share with our area. I have begun to try my hand at golf but I feel I must stay with my passion of hygiene due to a much stronger skill level with my patients than on the golf course! I have also tried very hard to make time for short family getaways and rather than waiting until I am retired to do these special things. We are never guaranteed tomorrow and I want to live life to the fullest each day at work and outside of the office. Looking forward to many great relationships at 30A Smiles!
Fun facts about Jamielyn: She has an identical twin in California, who works as a nurse practitioner. She married her high school sweetheart, she is a photographer, entrepreneur, dance mom and loves to travel.
Some hobbies if needed: shopping, jamming out to good tunes , decorating, playing card games with my family.
Fun fact about Kim is that she was a real life ballerina. Kim also is a Dog whisperer & often house sits many of our patients furries why they are on travel. It is also rumored that her Dog Jack is the most spoiled Dog on 30A...
Interesting fun fact about Tara
She knows sign language very well & you will often find her teaching some of her Co workers how to sign.
Fun fact about Krissy.. Fun fact about Krissy is that she is a certified square, line dancer...
Combined Years Experience
Five Star Reviews
Areas of Expertise
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.