All our professionals at Emerald Coast Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Richard E. Corley, D.D.S.

Richard E. Corley, D.D.S.

Destin, FL Dentist

Emerald Coast Dental

Dr. Richard E. Corley is a graduate of University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.  He also attended the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he trained in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.  Dr. Corley has also received post graduate training in Emergency and Oral Surgery. Dr. Corley is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Okaloosa-Walton Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry for over 15 years.     


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Hey there! Im Maria Griner a certified dental assistant who has grown up on the gulf coast. I started my profession 8 years ago and joined Dr Corley's team in 2008. I am a cross trained assistant, but really enjoy chairside assisting. I enjoy getting to know the patients and watch the younger ones grow. This is probably because outside of work I'm busy being a full time mommy and wife. Living in the sunshine state we spend a lot of time outside fishing, swimming, and just relaxing!! I look forward to my continued journey in the dental field and hope to help give back a lot of smiles to our community!



Amy has enjoyed working hard as an active Certified Dental Assistant since 2006. Attending school at Okaloosa Walton Community College, and Gulf Coast Community College.

Amy was born and raised in Niceville, Florida and has an excellent work ethic and is also a great team player at Emerald Coast Dental.

On the weekends Amy enjoys serving a tasty treat at L.J. Schooner's in Bluewater Bay. " Best sunset dinner on the bay". In her spare time she enjoys: spending time with her husband and son on the boat, riding four wheelers, playing sports, and going to the creek.



Registered Dental Hygienist, Alecia received her Dental Hygiene license from Gulf Coast Community College in 1997. She has been with our practice for the past 14 years with over 16 years experience. Alecia has a gentle hand and an outgoing personality.

Alecia was born in Panama City, Florida and grew up in Vernon, Florida. She enjoys going to the beach and crab island.



Jennifer joined Emerald Coast Dental in 2007. Enjoys being part of a team that is more of an extended family, both co-workers and patients. Here to help patients schedule appointments that will accommodate their busy schedules, understand treatment estimates, insurance and billing information, as well as helping patients utilize their insurance benefits to their fullest potential.

Jennifer is the mother of two boys, Ian and Xak. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her boys, and her dog Snickers. She also loves to cook and read.



Denise Lade has been a Dental Assistant since 1975. With 20 years’ experience in Pediatric Dentistry and 17 years’ experience in General Dentistry. She is certified in x-rays and expanded functions from LSU School of Dentistry. She thrives on making patients dental visits pleasant and comfortable, and always looks forward to our returning snowbirds.

Denise loves spending time with her husband, their dogs & cats, going to the beach and also loves spending time at their cabin in the woods.



Registered Dental Hygienist Susan received her Hygiene degree from TN State University. Susan has been with our practice since 2006.  She has over 20 years experience as a hygienist including 14 years in Periodontal treatment.  Susan loves educating patients on home care because it is such an important part of their health.

Susan is from Tennessee but has lived in Destin since 1991. She is married and has two children. She enjoys boating, refinishing furniture, and running 10 K's and Half-Marathons.