About Us:

Welcome to Whitney and Robertson Orthodontics, where we proudly serve the orthodontic needs of patients in Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Buford, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Dacula, Flowery Branch and Duluth, Georgia. Drs. Elaine Whitney and Tricia Fussell-Robertson work together as a team to help our patients achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

We are dedicated to offering our patients only the latest treatments and technologies available to ensure they receive optimum results, including:

Invisalign® & Invisalign Teen® – The Clear Alternative
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen clear aligners are ideal for mature teens and adult patients looking to enhance their smile without the use of traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom aligners that work hard to straighten your teeth and twice as hard to keep others from noticing.

Clarity™ – Clear, Ceramic Braces
For patients with aesthetic concerns of metal braces, we offer Clarity™ braces. Made of translucent ceramic material, they are most popular with professional adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.

Self-Ligating Braces
Self-ligating braces uses sliding door technology that allows the wire to slide back and forth in the bracket providing a more comfortable and faster treatment option for patients.

At Whitney and Robertson Orthodontics, your smile is our top priority! If you have any questions about our practice, feel free to call us at our Sugar Hill Office serving Gwinnett County including Sugar Hill, Buford, Suwanee, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Flowery Branch, Gainesville and Dacula. Our friendly staff is always available to serve you, answer any questions you may have and schedule appointments.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing you smile!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Elaine Whitney opened her exclusive practice of orthodontics in Sugar Hill, Georgia in 1989. She graduated with top honors from Case Western Reserve University with an undergraduate degree in nursing, and then went on to Case Western Reserves School of Dentistry where she graduated in the top two percent of her class. She then pursued her specialty training and master’s degree in orthodontics from the Baylor College of Dentistry at Baylor University in Dallas. Prior to starting her practice in Georgia, she worked for several years as a civilian orthodontist for the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Whitney is an active member of several professional organizations, such as the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Society of Orthodontists, the Georgia Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Hinman Society.

Elaine is married to orthodontist, Dr. Jim Whitney, and in addition to their common interest in teeth, they have three children- Meg, Elise, and Carolyn. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, reading and traveling.

Dr. Tricia Fussell-Robertson is a Nashville native who completed her undergraduate and dental degree at the University of Tennessee. She graduated with high honors receiving numerous scholarships and awards for clinical achievements. Dr. Tricia then pursued her Orthodontic Specialty degree at the University of Detroit – Mercy, where she did a master’s thesis on bite discrepancies and temporomandibular joint disorders. She has been with our office since 2000 and strives to provide all her patients with the most comprehensive and advanced orthodontic care available.

Dr. Fussell-Robertson stays active in her profession and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Southern Society of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association.

Meet Our Staff

Heather is our patient appointment coordinator, marketing director, and office cheerleader. She has been with our practice for over eight years. Heather knows no strangers and enjoys getting to know everyone in our practice. As a mother of two young children, she understands how hectic life can be and brings this perspective to our practice. When she is not chatting with someone at the front desk, she is busy marketing with local schools, charities, and dental offices. Her second career is shopping-there is no bargain she can't find!

Lyn-Nell is the newest member of our front office team. She just came out of early retirement after her children passed their drivers test. She is the perfect fit for our team after having been a part of our practice with her two children and her husband. Lyn-Nell has shown that her multi-tasking as a household micro manager has been helpful in her current position at the front desk in our office. There is no task she can not handle. Lyn-Nell prides herself in finding creative ways too accommodates our patients scheduling needs in order to suit their families busy lives.

Financial Coordinator/Office Manager
As our office manager with 16 years of experience with Drs. Whitney and Robertsonl, she makes sure the business side of the practice works smoothly. Birdie's southern charm and hospitality will make you feel right at home. Her expertise in billing helps make sure our patients receive their maximum insurance and flex plan benefits. She enjoys traveling with her husband Marvin and spending time with her children and active grandsons.

Treatment Coordinator
Joan is the first person you will meet with in our office. She has been the Treatment Coordinator for Drs. Whitney and Robertson for 10 years and has been in the dental field for 36 years. Joan takes pride in making sure all of our new patients leave our office with a clear understanding of their orthodontic treatment plan. She is very detail-oriented and wants to make sure that your first visit is not only a pleasant experience, but an informative one as well. In her spare time Joan enjoys hiking, reading,and spending time with her family and most importantly she makes the BEST guacamole in the south.

Social Media/Appointment Coordinator
Deb is the first person you will see as you enter our office. She made the long journey south after being a native Long Islander. Deb is a professional multi-tasker and can answer the phones, greet patients, drink coffee, and update our facebook page all at the same time. Deb brings many years of expertise in the industry and enjoys thinking outside of the box to help our office operate efficiently. When not multi-tasking at the office, she is multi-tasking at home with DIY projects with her husband, or spending time with her puppy and two sons.

Clinical Assistant
Look at Megan's beautiful smile! She is not only the newest member of our clinical staff, but was a former patient of our practice. Having been through the process herself, she has firsthand knowledge of how life changing orthodontics can be. She loves being a part of the smile transformation and having fun with our patients. When Megan is not busy helping create beautiful smiles, she teaches dance classes to young students.

Clinical Assistant
Celia has been with Drs. Whitney and Robertson for 11 years, and has been in the dental industry for over 20 years. Patient education is a top priority for Celia. It is important to her that patients have a clear understanding of oral hygiene during treatment to ensure they finish their treatment on time with the best results. When Celia isn't busy at the office, she enjoys gardening, sewing, spending time with her family, and her favorite past time outdoor watersports.

Clinical Assistant
Kim is not only a Clinical Assistant with our practice for 12 years, she is also a professional clown. It is her fun-loving spirit and great attitude that ensure our patients have a positive and enjoyable experience every visit. Kim also moonlights as "the Tooth Fairy" when visiting local schools, and takes this job very seriously as well. When Kim is not busy having fun with patients, she is having fun with her daughter, and participating in marathons.

Clinical Assistant
As a parent of two of our previous patients, Lisa understands both sides of the orthodontic experience. She has been with Drs. Whitney and Robertson for seven years. Lisa loves being a part of the transformation of beautiful smiles and watching our patients as they grow up. Having gone through the process with her own children, she gives our practice a unique perspective. As a mother of two teenagers, she stays busy with their activities. She still finds time to be an avid tennis player-look out if you meet her on the courts!

Staff Support
Carol has been with our practice for thirteen years and has been in the orthodontic industry for over 30 years. Carol takes care of the back end office of our practice ensuring all of our correspondence is handled. She is also our technology liaison to ensure all of our state of the art systems are operating efficiently. When Carol isn't busy with her many jobs in the office she enjoys gardening, walking, and spending time with her family.

Clinical Assistant
Susan has been an orthodontic assistant for 36 years and with our practice for seven years. She is an invaluable part of our team, and uses her many years of expertise to provide positive experiences for our patients. Susan is also our office decorator. From spooktacular halloween decorations, to fanciful Christmas decor and everything in between, Susan makes sure our office is always festive and fun! She is also in charge of our patient contest board to make sure our patients always have something fun to do in our office. When not decorating our office, Susan is shopping, gardening, and spending time with her husband and new puppy. Susan is also an avid exerciser participating in boot camps, and half marathons.

Clinical Assistant
Shonna has spent her entire career working in the dental industry. She has been with Dr. Whitney for over 18 years and her expertise is evident. She is very well-rounded in the dental world after working as a lab tech and general dental assistant before making our practice her permanent home. Shonna is very passionate about oral hygiene and ensures our patients make this a priority too. Shonna is also very passionate about NASCAR and loves to spend time with her son.

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