Comprehensive Restorative & Esthetic Dentistry :: Derek H. Wall, DDS, PA.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Wall completed his dental degree from the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry in 1995.  Dr. Wall has maintained a private practice in Lynn Haven since 1997.  He has a true passion for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.  His desire to serve his patient base at a very high level is reflected by his commitment beyond his formal training in school.  He completed a multilevel coursework program at The Peter Dawson Institute of Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg.  The courses he studied there focused on Occlusion, Occlusal design, and TMJ dysfunction and stability.  He also completed a Cosmetic Dentistry continuum in Charlotte, North Carolina under Doctors Ross Nash, Robert Lowe, and Ron Jackson.

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Our Clinical Staff

Certified Dental Assistant

Tonia has been a Certified Dental Assistant for twenty four years with the Dental Assisting National Board.  She has assisted Dr. Wall for eleven years to provide exceptional dentistry.  Her studies include Cerec Crown design through Patterson Dental and Sirona, as well as Cosmetic and Restorative Dental Training at Spear Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She completed a course in Dallas, Texas studying orthodontics, sleep apnea, and TMJ dysfunction.

She also attended Plan Meca University training on the state of the art E4D system allowing our patients to receive same day porcelain crowns.  She attended a course through The University of Florida and was trained in assisting with Dental Implant Therapy.  Tonia has been married for twenty two years and has two boys.  She and her family enjoy spending time at the baseball field, fitness training, hunting and fishing.  They attend Hiland Park Baptist Church.  Tonia is passionate about dentistry and its excellence.

Certified Dental Assistant

Kristen is a DANB certified dental assistant.  She graduated at the top of her class at Gulf Coast State College in 2015.  She has been dental assisting for several years, but now is at the front office as our Insurance Coordinator.  Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband that is in the Air Force, two children, and three dogs.  Her family enjoys going to the beach, playing mini golf, and barbequing on the weekends.

Certified Dental Assistant

Cara is a recent graduate of the Gulf Coast State College Dental Assisting Program. She is super excited to be working in her new career as a Dental Assistant and looks forward to the many opportunities that await her.  Cara is a graduate of A.C Mosley High School as well as a member of City Church at Northside.  At City Church she is involved in both the children and youth ministries.  In her spare time, Cara enjoys organizing, spending time with family and friends, playing board games, and shopping.  Her favorite college football team is the Alabama Crimson Tide!

Office Manager

Maggie’s professional experience began in 1997 as a Dental Laboratory Technician.  She continued in the dental field as a dental assistant for many years, then to become an Office Manager.  Maggie received her Expanded Functions and Radiology Certificate from The University of Florida College of Dentistry.  Patients appreciate her confidence and knowledge of dentistry. Maggie was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida and loves Gator Football!  She is married and has two children.  She enjoys being with her family and friends when away from the dental office.

Dental Hygienist

Jen began her dental career in 2004 as a certified dental assistant in Idaho. Jen worked as a lab technician for an orthodontist in Oregon then transferred to a family practice in Idaho working as a hygiene assistant. After her parents moved to Florida, Jen followed in 2009 to fulfill her dream of becoming a dental hygienist. Jen earned her degree in dental hygiene at Gulf Coast State College in 2014. Jen graduated with academic honors and received many awards including Clinical Honors and the prestigious Golden Scaler. Jen has a strong passion for using dental treatment to improve the health and lives of her patients. Jen enjoys spending time with her family and has recently become a mother. She and Dan are loving all of joys that come with being new parents.

Dental Hygienist

Claudia has seventeen years of experience in the dental field.  She is bilingual in English and Spanish.  She has a degree in Dental Surgery from the Science Institute of Health in Medellin, Columbia.  Claudia obtained her Dental Hygiene license in 2007.  She has vast experience in periodontal disease and enjoys educating her patients.  She has been a registered dental hygienist in our office since 2012.  She loves spending time with her husband of fourteen years and their son Nicolas.

Financial Coordinator

Gina lived in Texas for twenty eight years. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  She is proud of Texas heritage, but now considers Florida her home.  Gina has enjoyed working in the dental office for over twenty years.  Derek and her three children keep her very busy with work, school and outside activities.  She loves traveling, shopping, boating, and spending time with family.

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