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Dr. Susan Welch Offers Holistic Dentistry in Fort Walton Beach

Feb 28, 2023 05:12PM ● By Jean Pate

Those seeking a dental practice that offers a holistic, whole-body approach to oral health care will want to learn more about Dr. Susan Welch, DDS, FAGD, and her team at Wright Parkway Dental Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. “We are a well-balanced group of women, along with my husband Brian—our fearless practice manager. Our mission is to provide comprehensive oral health care in a compassionate environment with a focus on total body wellness through education and progressive treatment,” explains this passionate healthpreneur who specializes in TMJ disorders, headaches, snoring, sleep apnea, holistic and restorative dentistry. 

Over the course of two decades, Wright Parkway Dental Center evolved into a holistic, mercury-free dental practice as Dr. Welch grew in her knowledge of whole-body care as it relates to oral health and wellness. Her interest in holistic dentistry began while she was dealing with health issues that weren’t being resolved using conventional medical practices. “I suffered from chronic neck and TMJ pain,” she recalls. “In my journey to help myself I began learning about holistic health care—particularly oral health and integrative medicine. I was fascinated by the connection of mouth health to body health, which led me to learn more about airways, focused wellness, and a whole-body approach. I really began understanding how dentistry fits into the overall picture. It’s not just about fixing teeth or keeping teeth clean. It’s much more comprehensive than that.”

The team at Wright Parkway Dental Center continues to grow as a business family. The warm and welcoming environment that’s been cultivated over the years helps their patients better enjoy their visits. “Our philosophy is to be part of our patients’ overall healthcare team. We strive to help each person achieve homeostasis and gain greater health throughout their entire body,” affirms Dr. Welch. “My team really lights me up! They’re the heart of this practice. We constantly learn from each other, and it’s increasing our knowledge and level of service. And I really value my husband for taking on such an important support role. It has really brought us all to a higher level of performance and helped us offer an even better level of focused patient care.”

Dr. Welch realizes that there are countless dentist offices in our community to choose from and she’s always grateful when patients seek out her services. “We pride ourselves in providing state-of-the art options for those seeking alternative choices for themselves and their family. We consult with each patient and provide holistic-based guidance and subsequent care. We’re here, with an open mind, to help our patients with their concerns and desires for individualized oral health and wellness.” 

Dr. Welch has been practicing dentistry in Northwest Florida since 2003 after serving in the U.S. Air Force for over six years. In 2010, she achieved Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry for her continuing education studies. She focuses her continuing education on Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders, as well as snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Appliance Therapy. After extensive training and testing, she also earned Diplomate status with the American Board of Craniofacial Pain in July 2013 and Diplomate status with the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine in July 2014. She also recently earned her Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

“Whether it’s routine preventive care, a dental emergency, or comprehensive procedures, we’re committed to giving you a personal and compassionate experience with a gentle touch,” affirms Dr. Welch. “If you’re seeking a holistic office that focuses on full body health while providing full body care using products with the least amount of chemicals, I invite you to check us out.” 

Wright Parkway Dental Center is located at 106 Wright Parkway SW in Fort Walton Beach, FL. For more information, call 850-243-1534 or visit

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