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Meet the Staff at Miramar Beach Dental & Orthodontics

Beth Crocker, Practice Administrator

Beth has a Masters in Science. She has 21 years of managerial experience and joined our team in October of 2016. She is ACLS certified and is blessed to witness and assist in the amazing surgical procedures by monitoring and comforting patients. She feels it is an honor to represent such an awesome dental team of doctors, hygienists, clinical and clerical staff and knows that when she presents treatment plans, that she is surrounded by the best of the best. “This staff truly puts the patient first, offers excellent service, are current and knowledgeable in their field, and have a pure passion for what they do.” Beth is a goal setter and encourages the team to dig in, maximize specific talents and skills, and achieve the impossible for our patients. In the fall you will hear about Beth getting ready for her favorite holiday, Halloween! Otherwise you can catch her doing all things water related in her spare time, including shark fishing… -Eleanor Roosevelt once said “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Cassandra Higgins RDH

Cassandra graduated from Dental Hygiene Gulf Coast in 2007. She has been with Dr. Baker since he opened his practice here on the emerald coast. Cassandra enjoys all aspects of hygiene, but especially building relationships with patients and making even the most nervous patients comfortable with hygiene and any possible necessary dentistry.

Cassandra is recently married and has a dog, Lady. She loves to be outdoors and near the water, especially kayaking and paddleboarding. If she’s not on the water, you will often see her biking or in her garden.

Angela Sheets RDH

Angela received her A.S. Degree from Pensacola Jr. College in 1990. She grew up in Crestview, Fl and has been practicing for 28 years. She has been with Miramar Beach Dental & Orthodontics for 5 years. Angela loves to study hygiene and dentistry and stays up-to-date with continual education classes. She states she learns a lot just from her patients with their own life experiences and characteristics. She feels it’s important to treat each patient with care and to be willing to adapt to individual needs. “My goal is to put each patient at ease and to make sure everyone has a positive outcome.” She loves to be a child’s first dental experience.

Angela has 6 grandchildren that she absolutely adores. She loves going to the beach, dancing, and travel. She especially loves to create new memories and experiences with her grandkids.

Jordan Bridgeman RDH

Jordan received her BS in Marketing in 2010, and her A.S. in Dental Hygiene in 2014 at West Liberty University in West Virginia. She has 4 years of experience, and has been with Miramar Beach Dental & Orthodontics for over a year. Her main focus is to build strong relationships with patients, educate on oral health and it’s connection to overall health. She knows the importance of teamwork between patients and dental care team. In her spare time, you will find Jordan at the gym, skiing, running or spending time with her husband and dog, Sapa.

Sonklin Craghead, Clinical Manager

Sonklin , a native to Okaloosa count, was born on Eglin Air Force Base. She finished her dental assistant education in 2012 at Northwest Florida State College and was trained by some of the most highly qualified instructors in our area.

“Like most patient’s I too had a dental fear so I relate to the patients when it comes to anxiety about the dental office., But, my philosophy is if you can’t beat them, join them!”

I have been called to be a dental assistant and value the time I get to spend with the patients while providing them with excellent dental care, based on integrity and compassion.

Sonklin loves every aspect of dentistry but especially enjoy doing dental surgeries.

When she not providing awesome dental care, she likes spending time with family, working on photography skills, checking out the night sky through a telescope and building gem and mineral collections.

Sonklin has worked with Miramar Beach Dental for 2 years and now is our Clinical Manager.

Erin Machen, Front Office Manager and Insurance Coordinator

Erin has been with Miramar Beach Dental for almost 3 years but has 5 years of insurance experience. She received her BS in Business Management from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. She is excellent at processing claims from start to finish. She recognizes that you work hard for your money and wants to help patients work with their insurance companies. She loves to learn new things and understands it takes a team to provide excellent care for our patients. She enjoys working with people and helping to solve any problems that may arouse. Erin has 6-year-old twin girls that keep her busy and is famous at the office for riding a unicycle!