Meet the Doctors

Dr Lichorwich Dennis Lichorwic, DMD

Dr. Lichorwic has been called a "perfectionist" by many of his patients as he spends extra time making sure even the smallest details are taken into consideration. Many of his patients are stars in the film, TV, modeling and music industry. Dr. Lichorwic is a practicing cosmetic dentist serving residents in Destin, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach, and across the Emerald Coast for the past eleven years. He was voted "Best Dentist on the Emerald Coast" eight times by readers of the Emerald Coast Magazine.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Dennis Lichorwic earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Syracuse University, and his doctor of dental medicine degree from the prestigious University of Florida. Since then, Dr. Lichorwic has been the cosmetic dentist of choice for patients in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, and beyond.

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Dr. Dennis Lichorwic is such a sought-after cosmetic dentist along the Emerald Coast because he not only utilizes the most advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials currently available, but because he also provides his clients with warm and friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere. Dr. Lichorwic is proud of the professional cosmetic dentistry staff at his Destin practice, and he is happy to offer those patients who fear their next dental appointment the best in relaxation and sedation dentistry.

As a respected member of the dental community, Dr. Lichorwic maintains membership in a number of accredited and respected dental organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Northwest Florida Dental Society, the Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Lichorwic is proud to be an Emerald Coast resident. In addition to being the leading cosmetic dentist for Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City, he enjoys fishing, boating, tennis, golf, working out, and volleyball. Dr. Lichorwic spends most his free time with his sons Zachary and Jackson.

Dr Skinner Julia Skinner, DMD

Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Skinner earned a BS degree in Biology, a BSES degree in Entomology, and a BSA degree in Environmental Science from the University of Georgia in Athens. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Florida in Gainesville. Over the last four years, she has participated in three mission trips providing dental care to impoverished villages with no access to medical treatment across Central America. She also established and organized a new community outreach dental clinic in Gainesville, Fl providing emergency and restorative services to the local underserved population.

In addition, Dr. Skinner has organized and taught several education programs focusing on the importance of oral hygiene in elementary and middle schools throughout Georgia and Florida.

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Dr. Skinner strives to use the most advanced dentistry techniques and materials currently available, all in a comfortable relaxing environment with warm and friendly service. She is very proud of her well trained professional dental team in both her Panama City Beach and Destin practices.

As a respected member of the dental community, Dr. Skinner maintains membership in a number of accredited and respected dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Northwest Florida Dental Society.

Dr. Skinner is proud to be an Emerald Coast Resident, residing locally with her husband and their three dogs. In addition to being a leading dentist for Destin, Panama City, and Panama City Beach, she enjoys reading, running, her dogs, and of course the beautiful beaches.

Dr. Stephanie Strauss Stephanie Baya, DMD

A native of Destin and a second-generation dentist, Dr. Baya earned a BS degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida and grauduated Cum Laude. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She participated in a mission trip providing dental care in the Dominican Republic and volunteered for several years in a local needs dental clinic in Gainesville, Florida before and during dental school. Dr. Baya believes you should "hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you".

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Dr. Baya along with her dental TEAM strives to use the most advanced dentistry techniques and materials currently available, all in a comfortable relaxing environment with warm and friendly service.

As a respected member of the dental community, Dr. Baya maintains membership in a number of accredited and respected dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Northwest Florida Dental Society.

Dr. Baya is proud to have grown up along the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. In addition to being a leading dentist for Destin, Panama City, and Panama City Beach, she enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, reading and travel.