Meet Dr. Whitney

It is with great pleasure that I announce that my former associate and mentor, Dr. Jim Whitney, has rejoined our practice! As some of you may know, Dr. Whitney originated his orthodontic practice in Cumming more than twenty years ago. In the fall of 2011, he chose me to take over his practice due to necessary medical leave. We are all very excited to have him as a part of our team again.

Dr. James Whitney, called “Dr. Jim” by his patients, earned his bachelor’s degree at the U.S. Military Academy. He then moved on to Case Western Reserve’s School of Dentistry where he earned his dental degree, as well as his master’s in orthodontics. After that, Dr. Jim served seven years as an Army orthodontist in the United States and Germany.

Dr. Jim caught the dentistry bug honestly. His father was a dentist and Dr. Jim always enjoyed being around dentistry when he was young. Today, he gets great satisfaction from working with children and helping children and adults look better, improve their oral health, and feel better about themselves.

Dr. Jim finds orthodontics rewarding and intellectually challenging. It affords him the opportunity to work frequently with surgeons to correct skeletal and facial anomalies. He also enjoys being able to offer treatments such as self-ligating brackets and Invisalign® to shorten treatment time and reduce the number of visits patients have to make throughout treatment.

Most of all, he likes getting excellent, predictable results in a timely manner while incorporating the best technology can offer into treatment.

  • American Association of Orthodontists 
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists 
  • Georgia Association of Orthodontists 
  • American Dental Association 
  • Georgia Dental Association 
  • Hinman Dental Society 
  • International College of Dentists 
  • Team leader of dental missions to Haiti