Orthodontics allows me to help people improve their smiles and, by doing so, improve the health of their teeth and their self-image. I enjoy getting to know each of my patients, personally, customizing the individual’s treatment plan, and then delivering the best experience and results possible.
I treasure watching people change during treatment, seeing each gain confidence, and I especially enjoy witnessing this transformation as my younger patients mature. It is a blessing to have opportunities, daily, to make positive, lasting impacts in people’s lives!
~ Dr. Holly Cantrell
Education and Experience
Dr. Holly Cantrell graduated valedictorian from Taylor County High School in Butler, Georgia. She next received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in chemistry from Mercer University in Macon, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Cantrell’s Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) was earned at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) School of Dentistry, in Augusta, where she graduated first in her dental school class. Remaining at MCG, Dr. Cantrell then completed her education by earning a Master of Science (MS) degree in Oral Biology, as well as her Orthodontics Certificate.
In 1997, Dr. Cantrell opened her private practice in Cornelia. She is honored to have served her community for over 20 years, creating lifetimes of beautifully healthy smiles, one person at a time.
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliation
Dr. Cantrell regularly attends continuing education (CE) courses and seminars, staying current on advancements in orthodontics in order to provide patients with the best treatment. Her pursuit of CE ensures she is offering the most effective and efficient options, with predictable, stable, and functional results.
Currently, Dr. Cantrell is participating in an Invisalign® Fellowship Program that involves 17 weeks of in-depth study.
Dr. Cantrell is an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Georgia Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)
- Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
After growing up in Reynolds, Georgia, Dr. Cantrell has resided in Clarkesville for many years. She and her husband, Jeff, who is a native of Habersham County, have two daughters, Abby and Emily.
When not seeing patients, or studying the latest orthodontic research, Dr. Cantrell is most often found with her loved ones. She and her family love playing games, watching movies, enjoying time at the lake, and traveling together.