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About | Richard J. Rogers, DMD

Dr. Rogers completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at Western Carolina University. There he graduated Magna Cum Laude while participating in division I basketball. At Western Carolina University he was twice recognized as an academic all-American. In 1991 he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida where he has been practicing in the beautiful Destin area ever since.


He is a graduate of the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida. He also has participated in multiple Tempromandibular Disorder and occlusal restorative courses offered at the renowned Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study. Each year he continues to attend post-doctoral studies in advanced dentistry. He also maintains membership in many professional organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Northwest Florida District Dental Association
  • L.D. Pankey Alumni Association
  • American Prosthodontic Society
  • American Equilibration Society

Dr. Rogers grew up on the beautiful Emerald coast of Florida where he graduated from Choctawhatchee High School. His parents Bill and Joyce Rogers still reside in Shalimar.  Dr. Rogers married and moved to Destin after dental school and has been practicing comprehensive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry with a focus on Tempromandibular Disorders ever since.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and basketball.

Dr. Rogers and his wife Peggy reside in Destin, Florida and have three wonderful children; Stephen, Kathryn, Jason and one grandchild Colton.  Stephen resides in Wilmington, NC, with his wife Tracy where he is a business owner of a commercial and residental construction company, Masonboro Construction and Development, Inc.  Kathryn is a graduate of Montreat College in Ashville, NC, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services.  She and her family currently reside in Charlotte, NC.  Jason is a graduate of Gardner Webb University in Boiling Spring, NC. Where he is majoring in bachelor of business administration continuing on with his masters degree in trust and wealth management.