Meet Dr. Buttram

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Meet Dr. J. Randal Buttram

For more than 30 years, Dr. J. Randal Buttram has given his patients the best possible experience. Whether it’s learning new orthodontic technologies to making sure our office runs efficiently and smoothly, Dr. Buttram cares for each patient like they’re part of his own family.

He loves seeing young patients grow into confident adults and the moment when an adult patient sees their new smile in the mirror. Dr. Buttram chose to pursue orthodontics because it gave him the opportunity to witness patients reach these milestones in their lives.



Born in Alabama, Dr. Buttram grew up in Central Florida. He attended Harding University in Arkansas on a football scholarship and completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology with honors.

He then went on to earn his DMD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, also with honors. He completed a 12-month hospital-based advanced general dentistry residency at University Hospital in Jacksonville.

Dr. Buttram received a specialty Certificate in Orthodontics after successfully completing a two-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He works to make sure he has to most up to date orthodontic knowledge.

He devotes more than 20 hours each year to continuing education focusing on developing efficient orthodontic treatment, cosmetic options like Invisalign® and clear braces.

Dr. Buttram is devoted to using his expertise to help you discover the right solution for your smile.


Personal Life

Dr. Buttram grew up in Central Florida before attending college in Arkansas, where he met his wife Angie. They’ve been married for more than 30 years and are delighted to live in Florida’s most beautiful community – Panama City.

Their two daughters give them plenty of reasons to travel. Emily is a physician’s assistant and lives in Nashville, Tennessee with husband Ray. Ellie lives in Dallas, Texas with husband Hayden.

In his free time, Dr. Buttram flies planes, golfs, cycles, stand up paddleboards, reads and surfs. He is actively involved with his church, local youth sports program as a team sponsor, and the local dental society.

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