Dr. Pete Claussen relocated to Panama City, Florida in 1978, immediately following his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the world renowned Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.  A Pediatric Dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. As a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Claussen is best qualified to meet these needs and finds great satisfaction in providing optimal care to his patients every day.

Dr. Claussen provides dental services for children ranging from infants to adolescents, especially children who have special needs. His practice is specifically geared toward children who need access to exceptional dental care.

  • Past President of the Bay County Dental Society
  •  Past President of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Board of Florida Healthy Kids
  • Recognized by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow

Dr. Claussen has received numerous awards from organized dentistry including an appointment as a Fellow of the American Society of Dentistry for Children.  He has been recognized for outstanding performance by becoming a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.  He has lectured extensively on the topics of hospital dentistry, as well as operating room performance.

There are seven (7) highly qualified team members who work with Dr. Claussen in his practice.

Dr. Claussen and his wife of 40 years have 4 sons and 4 grandchildren.

  • Son Craig is a licensed plumbing contractor in Bay County, FL
  • Son Grant is an electrical engineer
  • Son Neil is a nuclear physicist for the Navy
  • Son Eric is a maxillofacial surgeon in Panama City
  • Daughter-in-law Dr. Meghann Claussen is a Family Dentist and will be joining Dr. Claussen’s practice in 2014.  (She is currently working within the practice on a part-time basis.)

Panama City, FL Pediatric Dentist ~ Dr. Peter Claussen ~ Gulf Coast Pediatric Dentistry

Copyright © 2005 Peter B. Claussen, D.D.S., P.A.   All Rights Reserved.
Click here to read our Disclaimer.  Click here to read our Privacy Policies and Procedures.

Web Site Designed by Dentists4Kids.com