• Care for Your Smile
    and Let it Brighten Your Day!
  • Healthy Mouth
    Happy Life
  • Discover your smile
  • Changing Lives
    One Smile at a time

Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to North Florida Dental Care, Your Dentist in Panama City, FL

Our purpose is to provide a genuine and understanding dental experience for our patients while achieving the highest quality dental care.

We strive daily to give our patients as well as each other a passionate, positive, and respectful atmosphere.

We are dedicated to our patients and will serve them with integrity, creating one healthy smile at a time.

North Florida Dental Care dentists welcome you to our website! Our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

North Florida Dental Care offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or implants. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Panama City.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented Panama City dentists and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at North Florida Dental Care. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile.

Meet Our Doctor

  • Dr.
    Susan Steverson Hawkins

    “My short-term goals change daily, but my long-term goal is to be a skilled health care provider in dentistry and to be an equally upstanding person.  I believe my greatest accomplishment is that throughout my life I have been able to keep the values I hold so dear:  hard work, faith, and perseverance.” 

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What Our Patients Say About Us

  • "Best dental team in town!"
    Ryan R.
  • "My husband and I both had our teeth cleaned by Joy today. She was wonderful ! So professional and caring. She's a keeper, Dr. Hawkins."
    Cathy R.
  • "I HIGHLY recommend Susan Hawkins. She and her staff are the most thorough, friendly and caring team that I have ever experienced. I am a lifer."
    Susan B.
  • "My husband is so pleased with this dental office. The staff are so friendly and tend to sing as they work! Don't look at the outside or the big dental office next door- this Is the place to go!!"
    Kate B.
  • "Best dentist and staff I’ve ever experienced. Been a patient for over 5 years/ will go no where else! Gentle and caring- efficient as well as friendly. Never had to wait more than about 10 minutes. Very comfortable. SO professional. Insurance is never a problem. YAY!!!!"
    PJ W.
  • "Best dental office in town! Love the staff and the dental work by Dr. Hawkins!"
    Aand H.

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Our Location

1010 Harrison Ave Panama City, FL 32401

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

North Florida Dental Care




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