Panama City, FL Dentists

Gangwisch, Grandy & Melzer

Gangwisch, Grandy & Melzer has been offering quality dentistry services to the Panama City, FL area.  Since 1985 our quality staff has been committed to excellence. We realize that going to the dentist is not commonly one’s first choice of things to do so we make every effort to make your visit as pleasurable as possible. Three friendly doctors with varying backgrounds and a large staff of 16 employees will provide a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for you.

Gangwisch, Grandy & Melzer's Services Include:

We assist in insurance filling and we accept CareCredit Financing.

Meet the Doctors:

Dr. Clay Gangwisch

Dr. Gangwisch has been a resident of Panama City for 42 years. Locally attending both St. Johns Elementary and Panama City Christian High School, he graduated in 1976. Traveling northward to the Boston, Massachusetts area, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Holy Cross College and postgraduate degree in dentistry from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. He is currently a member of the ADA, ICOI, and the FDA. Dr. Gangwisch has been practicing for 25 years.

A lifelong health and sports enthusiast, Dr. Gangwisch is commonly seen participating in triathlons (Florida Ironman), marathons (including the Boston Marathon), adventure races, doubles beach volleyball, and many other sports. Musically, many in the area recognize him as the keyboard player in “The Captain and the Kid" duo who entertained here for over 10 years.  Dr. Gangwisch believes in potentiating: "Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability.”

Dr. Mike Grandy

Dr. Grandy was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Kissimmee, FL. He received his BS in Biology and BS in Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Grandy and his wife Elizabeth like to travel.  He is a sports “fanatic” in every sense of the word.  He also enjoys music on a number of different levels. He can be found in the audience at many different types of concerts and loves to sing and play guitar. He has performed in many different bands and as a solo act over the years and has had the opportunity to open for numerous national acts and play at many different venues, including the House of Blues.

Dr. Grandy is an involved member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Bay County Dental Society.  His current leadership positions include seats on the FDA’s Sub Council on the New Dentist and Leadership Development Committee and Bay County’s Project: Dentists Care Coordinator.  His past positions include Bay County Dental Society President and Give Kids a Smile Coordinator.

Dr. Daniel Melzer

Dr. Melzer grew up in the panhandle.  His dad, Dr. James F. Melzer Sr., has been in private practice as a dentist in Chattahoochee, FL for 25 years. His mom, Connie, although trained as an R.N. and certified X-ray technician, has managed their hometown practice for just as long.  Growing up in that environment clearly rubbed off, because not only has Dr. Melzer followed in his father’s footsteps, but so has his brother, Dr. James F. Melzer Jr., who practices dentistry in Marianna, FL.

Dr. Melzer did his undergraduate work in chemistry and biology first at Chipola College, then at Florida State University.   He was then accepted along with his brother, Jamie, to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. The two brothers were the first sibling pair to obtain D.M.D. degrees at the same time from UF, graduating together in May 2003.

Dr. Melzer is an outdoorsman, college football fanatic, and avid golfer.  You may find him praying for deer, the Gators, or a better tee-off on many occasions at the First Baptist Church of Panama City, Fl.  He married his college sweetheart, Holly on November 4, 2006 and they welcomed their baby girl, Bailey Caroline, on April 29, 2009.  Holly is graduate of the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin School of Law and is an attorney with Barron and Redding law Firm.

Dr. Melzer has been a part of the Gangwisch practice since January 2004 and looks forward to a lifetime of service to the area. He is a member of the A.D.A., F.D.A., Psi Omega dental fraternity, sits on the FDA Council on Membership, and is the Past President of the Bay County Dental Society.


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