Dr. Timothy Wheeler, DMD

Dr. Timothy Wheeler, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Timothy Wheeler, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Panama City, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Florida / College Of Dentistry in 1985 and practices orthodontics, orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics, and more.Read his story

2202 State Ave Ste 200

Panama City, FL 32405

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This content was provided by Dr. Wheeler "After having practiced and taught orthodontics for 28 years in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, I have relocated to Panama City, Florida to join my wife's orthodontic practice, Advanced Orthodontics. We have a state of the art practice facility to provide care to patients of all ages. Along with the latest technology, we provide the latest techniques based on the current evidence in the literature to provide the most efficient care. My career at UF covered many areas such as teaching in the orthodontic residency program, conducting clinical research and treating patients in my private practice. Wanting to provide the best care for my patients, I was able to receive funding from the National Institute of Dental Research for a 15 year study that examined the timing of treatment for Class II malocclusion in children. This malocclusion is the most prominent type of malocclusion in the US and is frequently referred to as "buck teeth". This study has been published extensively and produced a large amount of evidence to parents to decide when they would like their child to be treated. Having a deep interest in technology, I also have been funded by those leaders of the latest technology such as Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign, OrthoAccel Technologies (Acceledent) and several other companies to conduct clinical trials to examine tooth movement with their products. These studies have all been published and we use this information in our practice to provide the best care to our patients. As I am constantly in the pursuit of providing the best care, I became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and have been board certified since 2002. I am extremely proud of this designation as only 1 in 3 orthodontists in the country is certified and I am the only orthodontist certified by the American Board of Orthodontics in the Panama City / Panama City Beach area. I am a true UF Gator having received a Ph.D. in the Medical Sciences, a D.M.D. dental degree, and a specialty certificate in orthodontics at the University of Florida. I was fortunate to spend my entire academic career at UF and served in many leadership positions such as Director of the Orthodontic Graduate Program, Chair of the Department of Orthodontics, Assistant Dean of Advanced and Graduate Education, and as the Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. I also was named as the third recipient of the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair in the College of Dentistry. Nationally, I have served as a site visitor for orthodontics for the American Dental Association's Commission of Dental Accreditation, as president of The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, as president of the Craniofacial Biology Group of the International Association for Dental Research and on the American Dental Association's Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition. I continue to lecture both nationally and internationally most recently at the 12th Biennial Meeting of the International MEAW Technique and Research Foundation in Miami Beach, FL,the 43rd Annual Moyer's Symposium in Ann Arbor, MI, the 1st Biennial European Aligner Society Congress in Vienna, Austria and the World Federation of Orthodontics 2015 /8th International Orthodontic Congress in London, England. While it is important to disseminate my knowledge at these meetings, I find that I learn much more that I can then bring back to incorporate into our practice. On a personal level, my wife and I love the outdoors and everything from hiking, camping, backpacking, biking and kayaking keep us well occupied. We love the Panama City area and look forward to providing orthodontic care for the families in the community. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wheeler "We treat our patients in the way that we would treat members of our own family.  Since orthodontic treatment usually is done over the course of a year or more, relationships are created that last long after treatment is completed.  We belive in using the latest evidence based literature to provide the best care to our patients."

5  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

10  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Underbite

8  Procedures

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  • Stetson University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Florida / College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Florida / College Of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Florida-Gainesville
    Other Education | Completed 1980

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Timothy Wheeler, DMD
Dr. Wheeler has been such a great orthodontist. He ensures the patient receives the highest level of care and quality of care. He can do amazing things with Invisalign as well. Very experience with patients that need jaw surgery too. Cannot say enough good things about my experience with Dr....Read More
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Alyssa in Gainesville, FL – Jun 21, 2016
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Dr. Wheeler is by far the best Orthodontist to ever exist! My experience was wonderful, and my confidence level has reached a level 100 because of him. He communicates very well and he is very comforting. Thank you Dr. Wheeler for all that you have done for me and everyone who has been blessed with...Read More
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Katie in Gainesville, FL – Jun 10, 2016
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Dr. Wheeler is one of the most dedicated Dr's that I've met in a long time. His dedication to his patients, employees, and practice is amazing, there is never a question on if you will be taken care of. His delegation is impeccable, he knows time management and never keeps patients waiting. It's...Read More
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Kayla in Hawthrone FL – Jun 10, 2016
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He was so kind and a great personality. I cried on my last visit because I am not going to see him and his staff.
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Dawn Howell in GAINESVILLE, FL – Jun 08, 2016
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We all want the best doctors and dentists, with the most in depth knowledge, which perfectly describes Dr. Wheeler. But, even more importantly, he makes you feel that you are important in this process. He describes your options and the procedures in a way that makes it easy to understand. He...Read More
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Renee S in Ocala, FL – Jun 02, 2016
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