Meet Our Team
Meet the team behind Emerald Coast Dentistry!
Dr. Sutton and her TEAM were awarded "Team of the Year" through the Crown Council in 2008.
Erin B. Sutton, DMD
Dr. Sutton graduated with a Bachelors of Science/Biology-Pre-professional Degree from our very own University of West Florida and later received her Doctorate from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Soon after graduation, Dr. Sutton worked in a private practice with an experienced dentist for 3 years. During that time, she returned to the University of Florida to earn her Pediatric Conscious Sedation permit from the State of Florida. Shortly after her second child was born, Dr. Sutton began her own dental practice in Ft. Walton Beach in 2001. Dr. Sutton is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Erin Sutton and her team are also members of the Crown Council. Dr. Sutton has spent many hours on continuing education to keep up with the ever-changing field of Dentistry. Dr. Sutton is married with 2 children. She enjoys boating, fishing, and reading. She also spends her time outside of the office enjoying her family, and friends. Dr. Sutton believes it is a privilege to be able to provide dental care to her patients. She enjoys helping those who are in need especially patients that are unable to be treated in other offices due to their special needs.
Thomas L. Hills, DMD
Dr. Hills received his Associates Degree from the University of South Florida and was accepted into the 7th class of the University of Florida Dental School in 1978. After graduating from the University of Florida and passing the Florida Dental Board Exam in June of 1982, Dr. Hills opened his practice in Fort Walton Beach. With over 29 years of dental experience, Dr. Hills has also trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the world premier post-graduate dental teaching center. He enjoys attending continuing dental education courses to keep abreast of changes in all the dental treatment in today's dentistry. Dr. Hills takes pride in his patients and restoring their smile to their expectations. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing.
Crystal (Concierge and Appointment Coordinator)
Crystal grew up in a small, agricultural community in Kansas. Her kind and friendly personality is an important facet of Emerald Coast Dentistry. It is Crystal who answers questions about hours and schedules appointments, sees to it that patients are comfortable before and after appointments, and helps patients fill out those complicated medical history forms. With almost a decade of experience working in medical and dental practices; Crystal has learned to perform an infinite number of "behind-the-scenes" magic tricks to make things run smoothly for everyone associated with our practice.
Kelly (Billing and Insurance Coordinator)
Kelly is originally from Chicago (Go Bears!) She joined the Air Force in 1999, and was stationed at Eglin AFB, FL. That is where she met her husband. They got orders out to Edwards AFB, California in 2002. She attended Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, CA. and earned her Associates in Business Administration. While in California, she worked as a Billing and Insurance Coordinator at an Orthodontist's office. Her husband then received orders back to Eglin AFB in 2007, and that is when she joined our team at Emerald Coast Dentistry.
Angie (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Angie is a local girl who attended Fort Walton Beach High School, earned an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Florida State College and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Pensacola State College in 2002. She enjoys living on the Emerald Coast with her husband. Her twin sons attend FSU, and they love going to the football games. She joined Emerald Coast Dentistry in 2002 and her professional philosophy is to deliver excellent comprehensive care with a gentle hand and an encouraging word.
Natalie (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Natalie moved to the Fort Walton Beach area from Colorado in 1994. She earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Pensacola State College in 2001. Natalie takes pride in educating her patients, and her gentle hand is always welcomed. Natalie is universally respected for her professional skills, and she is increasingly more involved in the treatment of the oral health conditions of all her patients. Natalie is married and is the mother of two gorgeous children.
Jennifer (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Jennifer is a Destin native who has grown up on the Emerald Coast. She graduated with honors from Ft. Walton Beach High School in 2001. She studied at Northwest Florida College and Pensacola State College. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene in 2005. She has been practicing for almost 10 years and loves her job! Educating and encouraging her patients is her goal and watching them leave with a happy, healthy smile is what it's about! Her husband retired from the Air Force in 2014 after 20 years of faithful service, and they have two beautiful kids. Jennifer is excited to be continuing her work here and looks forward to football season - Go Gators!
Jennifer (Certified Dental Assistant)
Jennifer is originally from Biloxi, MS and moved to the local area in 1997 after her father was reassigned to Eglin, AFB. She is a graduate of Crestview High School. After high school, Jennifer attended NWFSC where she received her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate in 2009. In addition, Jennifer has obtained her National Board Certification in general dental chairside assisting and radiology. Jennifer's warm personality and gentle touch help our patients feel comfortable. Jennifer is very professional when she is educating her patients in dental care. We are glad that she is part of our dental team.
Sandy (Certified Dental Assistant)
Sandy moved to the gulf coast area in 1995. She received her Dental Assisting Certification from Gulf Coast Community College in 1997. Sandy enjoys dentistry and educating her patients. Sandy's dedicated 13 years of service with Dr. Hills shows her passion for the career. Her hobbies include volleyball and softball.
Read what people are saying about us.
Thank you for giving me the best dental visit experience I have ever had in my entire life!
From the time I walked in to the office and the time I walked out, it was first class! Actually, that is an understatement.
This was my first appointment and I had my teeth cleaned, fluoride application, x-rays, and a test for oral cancer as I did smoke in the past. It was with great relief that not only did I pass the oral cancer test, but my teeth and gums received an A+ from Jennifer, the girl who cleaned my teeth.
The x-rays were very comfortable in my mouth. Lightweight and with digital imagery.
The office even has a flat tv screen by my chair with remote in case I wanted to watch tv while getting my teeth cleaned.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is instead of dreading my next dental visit, I am actually looking forward to it!
I wanted to take a moment and share the treatment that my FAMILY has received from Emerald Coast Dentistry. We have been treated with exceptional professionalism, kindness and competency for every dental need we have required. From a son who started his dental requirements at 5 years old; filled with fear, to a father and mother with challenging schedules. Emerald Coast Dentistry has taken the time to truely get to know the invidual needs of our family and actually exceeds expectations for every visit. How often do you hear those words from a long term customer. Imagine, exceeding expectations for over 5 years under challenging circumstances. As a family, we feel very fortunate to be patients of Dr. Erin Sutton and her exceptional staff!
Scott, Beth, and Eric Brubaker
This was my first visit to Emerald Coast Dentistry and I was treated like one of the family. Doctors Sutton and Hills were extremely nice and patient with me and seemed concerned about my past dental problems. They never seemed to be in a hurry and I felt very confident in their treatment and proposed dental plan. I am very thankful I found them.