Meet Our Team

Come smile with us!

Each of our talented team members is passionate about providing exceptional orthodontic results and extraordinary customer service. We truly value the trust our patients place in us, and we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to exceed your expectations and make you smile.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and getting to know you and your family!


Kassandra, Patient Relations Coordinator


Kassandra joined our team in November 2019 as a Patient Relations Coordinator, and she is one of the first smiling faces you'll see when you enter our office. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2017 and has 2 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. Kassandra is always excited to see each of our patients and greet them with a warm smile.

In her spare time, Kassandra enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going shopping. Kassandra lives in Pendergrass with her husband Derek, son Asher and daughter Mila.


  • Food: Sushi and Mexican
  • Hobby: Traveling and shopping
  • Vacation: Anywhere at the beach

E-mail Kassandra at


Courtney, Patient Relations Coordinator


Courtney joined our team in August 2020 as a Patient Relations Coordinator. She has 3 years of experience teaching middle and high school and 2 years of medical office experience. Courtney loves to combine both areas of her experience to make every patient's journey with us the best it can be. She looks forward to getting to know all of our wonderful patients!

Courtney married her high school sweetheart Jake, and they live in Commerce. In their spare time they enjoy leading their church's worship team and traveling any chance they get!

  • Food: Cheese Fries
  • Hobby: Exercising and traveling
  • Vacation: Anywhere, anytime!


Stephanie, Patient Accounts Coordinator

Meet our team

Stephanie joined our team in October 2017 with over 5 years of orthodontic experience as a Clinical Assistant and Scheduling Coordinator. Stephanie greets all of our patients with a warm smile, and she is skilled at helping our patients navigate their insurance benefits and choose a payment plan that will fit with their family budget.

Stephanie and her husband have three children, Mason, Carlee and Kollier, and a dog named Sebastian.  She loves spending any spare time at the baseball field, traveling, watching movies or visiting her family in Virginia.


  • Food: Japanese
  • Hobby: Watching movies
  • Vacation: Anywhere warm and tropical

E-mail Stephanie at


Katherine, Treatment Coordinator & Office Manager

Meet our team

Katherine joined our team as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant in May 2015 with more than four years of orthodontic experience. Katherine has always had a passion for making people smile, and her extensive experience in all areas of our practice make her an incredible asset to our team!

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and going on cruises. She lives in Jefferson with her husband Tim, two daughters, and her Husky.


  • Food: Pizza
  • Hobby: Crafting
  • Vacation: The Bahamas

E-mail Katherine at


Brooke, Observation Coordinator & Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Brooke joined our team in July 2018 after working for an orthodontic practice in Gwinnett where she grew up. She graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Brooke is excited to get to know all of our patients and their families along their journey to their new smile.

Brooke and her family love to spend their summer weekends at their family lake house on Lake Hartwell and their fall weekends watching football with friends!

  • Food: Italian
  • Hobby: Anything at the lake
  • Vacation: Ocho Rios

E-mail Brooke at


Linda, Clinical Coordinator & Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Linda is our Clinicial Coordinator and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with more than 23 years of orthodontic experience.  She joined our team in August 2010 and has been a valuable team member ever since.  Linda loves to make our patients and their families smile, and we are very fortunate to have her extensive orthodontic knowledge and experience on our team.

A native of Watkinsville, Linda now lives in Athens with her husband David, sons Tom and Eric, and their dog Reagan. In her time outside the office, Linda enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach.


  • Food: Mexican
  • Hobby: Reading and exercising
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Linda at


Rhonda, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Rhonda joined our team in March 2012 with 13 years of experience as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. Rhonda’s combination of orthodontic experience and friendly personality make her a favorite of our patients.

Rhonda has been married to her high-school sweetheart for more than 25 years, and they have two wonderful children, Courtney and Daniel. Rhonda loves spending quality time with her three grandchildren. She also likes to craft and shop at flea markets in her spare time. She would love to meet Ellen DeGeneres in person one day!


  • Food: Mexican
  • Hobby: Crafts
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Rhonda at


Heather, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Heather joined our team as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant in February 2016 with 19 years of orthodontic experience. Heather’s sweet personality and years of experience make her a valuable addition to our team.

She and her husband Matt have a son Caleb, dogs Duke and Anna, and a cat Coco. In her time away from the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and photography. 


  • Food: French fries
  • Hobby: Photography and crafts
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Heather at


Laura, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Laura joined our team in September 2020 as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with over 7 years of orthodontic experience. She graduated with a diploma in Dental Assisting in 2013 from the Athens Technical College, where she currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Dental Assisting Program. She enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their smiles transform.

Laura and her husband Bill have been happily married for over 11 years. She has three adult children, one grand baby, two dogs and one cat. Laura loves spending time with her family, swimming and reading.


  • Food: Ribeye Steak
  • Hobby: Pickleball
  • Vacation: Beach

E-mail Laura at


Kassidy, Records & Sterilization Technician

Meet our team

Kassidy joined our team in June 2019 after working for an orthodontic office near Charlotte, NC where she grew up. Kassidy has had experience as a records and sterilization technician since she graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina in 2017. She is very excited to be working with such an amazing team and getting to know all of our wonderful patients.

Kassidy recently married her high school sweetheart, Connor, and moved to Athens where her husband is pursuing a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Kassidy is one of six kids and loves to spend time with her family.


  • Food: Crab cakes
  • Hobby: Shopping and watching movies
  • Vacation: St. Lucia

E-mail Kassidy at


Katie, Practice Coordinator & Marketing Director

Meet our team

Katie is Dr. Newell’s wife and our Practice Coordinator & Marketing Director. She enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and working with her husband to grow their family business. Katie loves the friendly atmosphere at our office, and you’ll often see her working behind the scenes with her three little helpers.

Katie has her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to starting Newell Orthodontics with her husband, she practiced corporate and business law.  She loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys playing with her Chocolate Labs, coaching soccer, volunteering, running and traveling.


  • Food: Sushi
  • Hobby: Running
  • Vacation: Petit St. Vincent

E-mail Katie at

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