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.

Front Office Team | Clinical Team | Hygienist Team 


Front Office Team

Melinda

Practice Manager

Our patients will always be my favorite part of dentistry. My biggest reward is being able to help them renew their smile. Helping a patient with the understanding of their treatment and coordinating their care is always exciting. I manage all three of our dental offices, staffing, and patient treatment coordination. It never gets old to see a patient leave with a huge smile on their face.

My dental career started in 1992. I have a business management degree, along with having completed a dental assisting program. I am also on the dental advisory board of Gulf Coast State College. I have taught classes over the years in how to give patients the best treatment. I enjoy assisting them in care, treatment, and financial advice, and insurance information. I have also attended many dental-related training courses. I started with Bay Smile Docs in 2008. I love that our doctors truly care about their team and patients. Our office is like one big family, and we make sure our patients get the best care possible. 

Originally from Wheelersburg, Ohio, I love living in the Panama City area. Stan, my husband, is the perfect man for me. We enjoy time with our sons, bonus daughter, and their families. Our ten grandchildren are the best part of any day! We travel most weekends to watch them in various activities and sports. I also enjoy church activities, reading, crafting, and watching all sports, especially my Ohio State Buckeyes and my grandchildren’s teams. I truly would not want to be in any other career field.


Danielle

Insurance Specialist

I enjoy working with our patients and seeing how pleased they are with the care our team provides. At the front desk, I answer phone calls, schedule appointments and process paperwork. I also verify insurance coverage, file claims and post insurance payments.

I have worked in the dental field for more than 25 years and enjoy working with our patients to achieve their best smiles. Our doctors are also the best — they are dedicated to serving their patients and care about their patients and staff.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband of 20+ years and my daughter. We also have two dogs! In my free time, I love to travel and to make crafts and cook with my daughter.


Gina

Patient Coordinator

I joined the Bay Smile Docs’ team in 2022 and have been in the dental field since 2003.  I am proud to work for doctors that truly care about their patients' smiles!

As patient coordinator, I enjoy helping our patients with their dental needs and giving them a better understanding of their treatment options.

I have lived in Panama City for the majority of my life. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for over 25 years and we have a beautiful daughter!  My family and I enjoy all outdoor activities together.


Jerica

Patient Coordinator

I truly find purpose and fulfillment in helping others achieve their goals to improve their quality of life.  I have worked in the clinical and medical fields since 2017, trying to help others in any way I can.  I'm new to dentistry and have worked for Bay Smile Docs since 2023.  I'm truly grateful to work with such kind and knowledgeable professionals that want to help change people’s lives for the better, just like I do.

I offer support to our patients by answering all of our patients’ questions over the phone and in person.  My responsibilities include scheduling, verifying insurance coverage, helping with treatment plans, coordinating with other dental and medical offices, recording patient information and most importantly, helping our patients smile again!

In my personal life, I love spending time with my three children and with my sisters and their children as well.  We love adventures like traveling to theme parks and going to the beach or just staying home to play games or paint together.


Josh

Patient Coordinator

I first met Dr. Grandy outside of the dental field.  Not long after, he offered me the opportunity to join the front desk team.  And while dentistry wasn't initially my intended career path, I've found great fulfillment in satisfying our patients' needs. From coordinating appointments to assisting with emergencies, there's never a dull moment.

Outside of work, I enjoy film, photography and leading worship at my church. Spending time with my family, who have played a significant role in shaping who I am today, is also something I cherish.


Clinical Team

Breanna

Dental Assistant

I graduated from the dental assistant program at Gulf Coast State College in 2019 and was hired at Bay Smile Docs before my internship was completed. I work as Dr. Grandy’s assistant and enjoy assisting in all dental procedures. I love meeting new people and helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles!

I am engaged to be married in July 2022. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, fiancé (Ethan), and our fur babies (Tank and Ranger). We love to spend time outside enjoying the sunshine! I’ve grown up and currently live in Chipley!


Catelyn (Catie)

Dental Assistant

I work hard to make sure each patient feels comfortable throughout the visit. In the clinic, I seat and prepare patients for treatment, obtain their dental records, and work chairside to assist the dentists with examinations and procedures.

I graduated from Gulf Coast State College in 2009 and joined Bay Smile Docs in 2011. Dr. Melzer (my doctor), is a very caring and conservative dentist who does what is best for each patient. It’s a great feeling to work with a friendly, supportive group of people who really care.

I was born in Alabama, grew up in Florida, and graduated from Mosley High School. Outside of work, I enjoy time with my husband Justin and daughter Madison. We love camping, kayaking, going to the lake, and watching and attending Alabama football games.


Glory

Dental Assistant

I began dental assisting in a pediatric office back home in Central Florida in 2022. I moved to Panama City in August of 2023 and shortly after began working at Bay Smile Docs. I love getting to know our patients and making a personal connection with each of them, encouraging and comforting them through all their dental treatment. 

I am an assistant for Dr. Grandy. I appreciate his warm spirit and selflessness with his patients. He is conservative and precise in all of his dental procedures.

In my off time, my husband Tyler and I enjoy hunting together, spending time with our two dogs River and Bean, and most importantly we enjoy worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are weekly church-goers as well as hosts of a bible study at our home once a week. Family and friends are very important to us also and we have been blessed with the life that we live.


Karen

Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Karen! I have been a dental assistant for 40 years. I have worked with Dr. Gangwisch for about 28 of them. I absolutely love what I do!

While I’m away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Gary. We have three granddaughters we enjoy spending time with. We love to travel, visiting our family back home in Louisville, Kentucky, and our family in Georgia.


Karent

Dental Assistant

I have a passion for oral health and patient care, bringing over 5-year's experience as a dental assistant. I strive to create a welcome and comfortable environment for every patient.

In 2019, I graduated from Northern Virginia Community College earning my dental assistant degree.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dog and hanging out on the beach.


Maria

Dental Assistant

Originally from Venezuela, I am a dental assistant certified in expanded functions and radiology since 2017.  I recently moved to Panama City Beach and feel blessed to be part of the Bay Smile Doc friendly team.

I assist in dental procedures for Dr. Melzer, Dr. Grandy and Dr. Gangwisch, of whom I feel fortunate to be by their side and learn every day from three great professionals. They are very kind people with their team and their patients.  My satisfaction is the smile that the patient gives us when leaving the dental chair.

In my free time, my husband Rodolfo and I enjoy the beach and the beautiful sunsets in this city. I love cooking Italian food, playing volleyball and racquetball!

 


Terry

Dental Assistant

I enjoy seeing someone’s life change by improving their smile and dental health. I assist Dr. Melzer with all dental procedures: working chairside and supporting our patient during the visit.

I started working in the field in 1983, completed the AL dental hygiene program in 1992, and joined Bay Smile Docs in 2008. We are like a big family: supporting and encouraging each other as we provide outstanding care to our patients.

My husband Dewayne and I have three adult sons and I’m a Mimi to an awesome grandduaghter. Outside of work, I love being on or in the water: fishing, paddle boarding, and scuba diving. I also love to cook and bake.


Haden

Dental Hygienist

I was born in Alabama and grew up in Marianna, where I graduated from Marianna High School in 2012. I graduated from Chipola College in 2016. From there, I attended hygiene school in Alabama and completed that in 2018. I started working with Bay Smile Docs in 2020. It’s been such a wonderful experience working for and with such great doctors and staff.

I like to joke a lot and make my patients laugh, and seeing my patients smile is the best part of my job. I am committed to educating patients on the importance of good oral hygiene. Everyone on our team goes above and beyond to make sure each patient has a great dental experience and is comfortable every step of the way.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tyler and our two fur babies (Chief and Willy). My hobbies include hunting, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family.


Jennifer

Dental Hygienist

I started my dental career in 2011 when I enlisted in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman Dental Assistant.  I graduated from Pensacola State College in 2018 with my AS in Dental Hygiene. I continued to pursue my education and received my BASDH at St. Petersburg College in 2021.

I joined Bay Smile Docs in 2021, then again in 2024. The most rewarding part of my job is building relationships and rapport with my patients, as well as seeing improvement in one's oral hygiene.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé (Zack) and my two dogs (Benny and Bella). My hobbies include kayaking, shopping and coloring.


Katie

Dental Hygienist

My awesome patients are the highlight of my days. I appreciate all they bring to our office and partnering with them to achieve a healthy smile. I take radiographs, clean teeth, place sealants and apply fluoride. I also offer a patient education and encouragement.

I graduated from Gulf Coast State College in 2010, earning my dental hygiene degree. I found my perfect practice and coworkers at Bay Smile Docs in 2012. I enjoy working for honest and caring doctors and alongside people who really care about our patients.

I am a loyal wife and mom. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outdoors at the beach, on a boat and kayaking. Spending time with family and friends is always a priority.


Sharon

Dental Hygienist

I enjoy working closely with patients to improve their oral health. In addition to offering preventive and maintenance care, I teach patients about dental health so they can keep their smile healthy and strong.

I have an AS degree, am certified to administer local anesthesia, and started in the dental field in 2010. In 2014, I joined the amazing doctors and team at Bay Smile Docs. They make our office enjoyable and a positive space for our patients.

I am happily married and have a beautiful daughter. I love my family, my church, and the beautiful beach we are fortunate to live near.


Tiffany

Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Panama City. I attended Mosley High School before earning my certification as an expanded functions dental assistant from Gulf Coast State College in 2003. After working as a hygienist’s assistant, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in dental hygiene. I returned to GCSC and graduated with an AS in dental hygiene in 2008.

I joined Bay Smile Docs in 2008 and never looked back! I enjoy making my patients feel comfortable as I provide them with thorough yet gentle cleanings.

When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my husband and our two kids, exploring God’s creation, listening to music, and being in the kitchen.