Dr. Tara M. Griffin, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM, ASBA

Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. Tara M Griffin is the CEO and founder of Emerald Coast Dental Spa and Sleep Medicine and Wellness PCB, a dentistry specializing in dental sleep medicine, general and cosmetic dentistry, whole-body health with nutraceutical supplements and facial cosmetics including Botox and Juvederm.  She has over 11 years of experience creating beautiful smile makeovers and spearheading training other dentists in the field of oral appliances for adults and children with sleep disordered breathing.

Raised in Fairhope, Alabama, Dr. Griffin attended the University of Alabama and continued her studies at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and received her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. She was mentored by Dr. Carlton S. Schwartz and bought his practice in 2007. Since then, she has continued her studies in advanced periodontal therapy, temporomandibular joint disorder, functional medicine and genomics, oral systemic health and orofacial pain. She has received her Diplomates from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

Dr. Griffin has been mentored by Dave Singh, PhD, DDS in the field of Biomimetics using the concepts of Pneumopedics ™ and Craniofacial Epigenetics. She is one of ten dentists internationally certified to train doctors for the biomimetic DNA/mRNA ™ and VIVOS ™ Appliances. She has been published in Medical Journals, including;

  • Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014 – Research Article – Austin Journal of Sleep Disorders
  • Volume 5, Issue 1, 2016 – Research Article – Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Since 2010, she received the nomination of Business Woman of the Year by Emerald Ladies Journal and awarded Small Business Person of the Year by Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, Dr. Griffin spoke at the Harvard Faculty Club at Harvard University as an expert in “dental sleep medicine”. She has built a “state of the art” wellness center integrating Dentistry, Sleep Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, past president of the Bay County Dental Association, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Sleep and Breathing Academy, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, Bay County Chamber of Commerce and on the Board Of Panama City Marine Institute.

Emerald Coast Dental Spa and Sleep Medicine’s Mission is to “Impact our patients in and out of the office while giving $100,000 back to the community annually”.  Their Vision statement is “As Innovators at Emerald Coast Dental Spa and Sleep Medicine, we Envision Promoting and Educating People on Optimal Health and Wellness, Revolutionizing Health Care World-Wide!” Their core values are to be ethical, compassionate, goal oriented, coachable, a team player and have fun. Her passion is contagious as she shares her personal mission to “Revolutionize Healthcare World-Wide through the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Breathing Disorders by Developing People.”