Dr. John Clinebell
Dr. Clinebell was born and raised in Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and attended dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Upon graduation, he was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon. This honorary dental society recognizes those students who finish in the top 10% of their dental school class and show exceptional clinical and didactic skills.
He was also awarded The American Association of Orthodontists Award for Exceptional Interest in the Growth and Development of the Orofacial Complex. He continued at Northwestern University for his orthodontic specialty training, graduating from that program in 1989.
Dr. Clinebell is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This is a voluntary exam that occurs over the course of several years. Potential candidates are tested on academics, treatment planning, and presentation of a variety of cases that they have treated themselves. Only 20% of all practicing orthodontists currently hold this distinction.
Dr. Clinebell is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and locally affiliated dental societies. He has served as President of the DeKalb and Decatur Dental Study Clubs.
Dr. Clinebell and his wife, Julie, have four children: Tyler, Hannah, Carter, and Braden. They are active in their church and community. Dr. Clinebell is an avid fisherman and enjoys traveling, reading, and surfing with his family.