Dr. Bill Newell always dreamed of starting his own orthodontic practice, and his dream became a reality when he opened the doors of Newell Orthodontics in March 2007. Prior to opening the practice, Dr. Newell worked for three years with Drs. Waugh and Allen in their Athens, Watkinsville, and Winder offices. He loves working with our fun and talented team members, and he truly enjoys coming to work to see our patients every day!
Dr. Newell loves his job! In fact, he knew by age 15 that he wanted to be an orthodontist. After wearing braces himself, he worked through high school and college for his own orthodontist, Dr. Jeff Jordan, in Alpharetta.
After graduating with honors from Georgia Tech with a degree in biology, Dr. Newell attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, where he achieved the highest score on Part I of the National Boards Exam and graduated at the top of his class.
Dr. Newell completed a two-and-a-half-year orthodontic residency and received his graduate certificate in orthodontics from the Medical College of Georgia. He then went on to become board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Given his strong desire to continually further his education, Dr. Newell spends hundreds of hours attending postgraduate courses around the country. His commitment to excellence and years of clinical experience enable him to manage all types of orthodontic cases, from simple crowding to complex surgical cases and TMJ disorders. A member of several leading study clubs and a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Newell is recognized as an expert in his field, and he enjoys collaborating with other dental professionals to help his patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.