Lauren Kovaleski, DMD, MS

Dr. Lauren Kovaleski was born and raised in Panama City, FL and is a graduate of Bay High School. She continued her education at the University of Florida and went on to receive her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She then completed a three-year orthodontic residency at the University of Florida and received her MS degree and certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Lauren’s personal goal is to ensure that each patient receives the most advanced, customized treatment that will best suit their needs.  She stays up to date on the latest treatments and continues to learn by participating in continuing education yearly.  She also maintains active membership in several organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association.

Timothy Wheeler, DMD, PhD

Dr. Timothy Wheeler was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to South Florida as a teenager.  He graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Biology and continued his education at the University of Florida earning a PhD in microbiology and a DMD before completing his specialty residency in Orthodontics.

Dr. Tim has over 30 years of dental and orthodontic expertise treating everything from mild cases to complex craniofacial surgical cases.  He was a world-renowned professor, lecturer, and researcher before moving to Panama City to start a family.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is active in many organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, and the prestigious Angle Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Tim and Dr. Lauren have been married since 2014.  When they are not busy creating beautiful smiles, they are actively involved in their church and enjoy hiking, camping, cheering on Gator sports teams and spending time with their family.