Education and Experience
Dr. Eric Claussen grew up in Panama City, Florida, and returned to his hometown to establish the Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in 2011.
Prior to practicing in his specialty, Dr. Claussen received a Bachelor of Science (BS) at the University of Florida. Remaining at UF, he then obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2005.
Following dental school, Dr. Claussen completed a rigorous Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Indiana, receiving his Certificate in 2009. During his residency he gained extensive hands-on experience and served as Chief Resident at Wishard Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Riley Children’s Hospital, and University Hospital.
After completing his residency, Dr. Claussen was part of a group practice serving the Orlando area, where he demonstrated strong leadership skills in operating in multiple locations.
Desiring to serve a community he knows, Dr. Claussen chose to relocate to his home town of Panama City and opened his private practice, where he is proud to offer advanced services to his patients.
Personalized, Informed Care
As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Claussen is dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care, designed to their specific clinical and personal concerns. Rather than dictating treatment, he believes in partnering with patients during the treatment planning process, encouraging each person to be actively engaged in their care.
By ensuring individuals are fully informed about the treatment, and addressing all concerns upfront, Dr. Claussen alleviates anxiety and helps each patient feel at ease during their procedure. He is fully dedicated to making oral surgery care rewarding, so individuals have reasons to share their smiles.
Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education
Dr. Claussen is an active member in good standing of the:
- American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Florida Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
Through the continuing educational opportunities offered by these organizations, Dr. Claussen stays at the forefront of developments in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. By carefully evaluating new methodologies and technologies, as well as the latest research, he is able to incorporate those changes which improve care and outcome into his practice for the benefit of his patients.
Dr. Claussen is happily married and the father of two children. His family also including two cats and a dog. When not in the office, he’s most often found with his family, enjoying boating, fishing, golf, and cooking.