Meet Dr. Bill Newell

Meet Dr. Bill Newell

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!

Training and Continuing Education

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. Dr. Newell is currently the only board-certified orthodontist in Jefferson and Watkinsville. 

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. 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. 

Professional Associations

Awards and Honors

  • Received Best Orthodontist in Jackson County Readers' Choice Award from Jackson Herald, Commerce News & Braselton News in 2016 - 2024
  • Selected as a Finalist in the 2018 - 2023 Online Athens Best of the Best Awards 
  • Selected as the 2018 Best of Jefferson Business Recipient by Main Street Jefferson
  • Received Best Orthodontist in Athens Readers' Choice Award from Athens Banner-Herald in 2017
  • Honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International
  • Received the AAO Business Mastery Certificate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

In Our Community​

Family Life

Dr. Newell and his wife Katie lived in Jefferson for sixteen years and currently reside in Oconee County with their three children and two Labrador Retrievers. Newell Orthodontics is truly a family business; Katie is the Practice Coordinator, and her three helpers are frequently seen around the office. Dr. Newell enjoys spending time with his family, golf, backpacking, traveling, cooking, and volunteering in our community.