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Meet the Doctor

With global recognition and a reputation as a top dental surgeon in his field, Dr. John C Collias is one of the most experienced and respected industry leaders in Dentistry and Dental Implantology. He combines his extensive experience in cosmetic and implant dentistry with flawless artistic expertise to supersede all his client’s expectations of a magnificent smile. Dr. John C Collias is one of the most sought-after dental surgeons both in the USA and Abroad.

Dr. John C Collias’s philosophy is that the World always looks brighter from behind a beautiful smile.

Dr. John C Collias firmly believes that everyone deserves a magnificent smile, and his goal is to create smiles for his patient that reflects the true essence of their spirit and personality. Dr. John C Collias has seen first-hand how helping his patients who previously struggled with their teeth, with a great smile, has enhanced not only their self esteem but also the way they interact and engage with others.

Having over 12 years of experience and highly focused specialty training in various areas of Cosmetic, Aesthetic, and Implant Dentistry, Dr. John C Collias has placed in excess of 3000 implants using multiple systems such as Implant Direct, OCO Medical, 3 M, Ace Surgical, Intralock, and Tatum Surgical.

Dr. John C Collias provides various cosmetic and reconstructive dental procedures with an emphasis on extensive full mouth rehabilitation procedures at his state of the art Panama City office. Dr. John C Collias’s patients come not only from the entire Gulf Coast, but also travel from many States in the US to his office to have him provide them with the finest dental care in the world.

Dr. John C Collias has successfully rehabilitated thousands of patients with partial and/ or total edentulism (absence of teeth) as a result of illness, age, tragic accidents or poor oral health, helping them to not only enhance their dental health, but their self esteem and confidence too.

Education and Training

In 1992, Dr. John C Collias graduated from University of Tampa, with a B.S. Degree in Business Management. He became a PADI Scuba Instructor while in school. He spent the next several years teaching all over the World. He has certified over 5000 people in the art of diving. Realizing his strong desire to help others improve their quality of life through their dental health, Dr. John C Collias completed a B.S. in Microbiology with a concentration in Molecular Chemistry at the University of North Carolina. He graduated Suma Cum Laude. He was a teaching assistant and research chemist for University of North Carolina and Duke University. He went on to the University of Pacific in Pacific Heights, San Francisco where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.) in 2000. He was consistently within the top 5 students during all clinical treatment phases. After graduating from the University of the Pacific, Dr. John C Collias received his Board Certifications in California as well as Florida. He has spent most of his professional time post certification practicing and studying the art of comprehensive general dentistry. He enjoys using his greater than two decades of teaching experience to educate his patients on all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry.

Dedicating his career to the advancement of Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry, Dr. John C Collias’s passion for Dentistry led him to further pursue training with some of the worlds most prominent Dental Specialists. Dr. John C Collias completed a one-year Residency program in Implant Surgery, under the supervision of world-renowned Dentist, Researcher and Professor, Dr. Edward Mills. He received training from the Medical College of Georgia and many leaders in surgery and complex restorative treatments using cosmetic dentistry and implant science.

Dr. Edward Mills and the MAXI Course given by the Medical College of Georgia has given Dr. John C Collias the ability, expertise and specialized knowledge of implants and periodontics, necessary for complex restorative treatments making him one of the few highly qualified and truly multi-disciplined Aesthetic and Implant Dentists the country.

Dr. John C Collias currently works with several implant manufacturers in research and development.

Dr. John C Collias is a professional lecturer in cosmetic and implant dentistry.

Dr. John C Collias has been an aid in the design of several teaching and instructional
Systems in regards to implant dentistry.

Up-close and Personal:

Dr. John C Collias is married to his beautiful wife Helen. They have three amazing children, ten-year-old Isabella, three-year-old Sophia, and one year-old Matthew.

Dr. John C Collias loves spending time with his family. In addition, he enjoys numerous hobbies. He enjoys World Travel with his family, Surfing, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Golf and all aspects of home improvement.


State of California Dental Board, 2000.

State of Florida Dental Board, 2003.

Affiliations and Certificates:

American Academy of Implant Dentistry- Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry- Member

American Dental Association- Member

California Dental Association- Member

Florida Dental Association- Member