Our OrthodontistS


Dr. William Harrison is a native of Southern California and has maintained an orthodontic practice in Newport Beach since 1995. Dr. Harrison received his Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1976 and went on to the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned his Doctorate or Dental Surgery degree in 1980. Dr. Harrison then completed his orthodontic specialty training at the University of Minnesota in 1982.

Dr. Harrison is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the California Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and Tri County Dental Society. Dr. Harrison attends continuing education courses and professional meetings to stay on the forefront of technological advances in orthodontics.

Dr. Harrison was a professional race car driver in the 1990’s and has competed at Daytona, Sebring and numerous other tracks across the United States and Canada. He also enjoys skiing, cycling and traveling. Dr. Harrison currently resides in San Clemente with his wife Michelle, his daughter Paige, and twin sons Andrew and Ryan.


Dr. Waite earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from BYU-Hawaii. He then attended the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry, and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Following dental school, Dr. Waite completed a General Practice Residency at the University Of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received additional training in treating complex cases within the fields of pediatric dentistry, cosmetic and implant dentistry, and oral surgery. Continuing to pursue his dream of becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Waite then embarked upon the final phase of his education at Vanderbilt University. It was there that Dr. Waite received his advanced specialty certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Throughout the course of his entire education, Dr. Waite has received numerous awards and honors for his academic excellence and superior patient care. Dr. Waite is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.               

Dr. Waite demonstrates his commitment to his field and his patients by maintaining active involvement in continuing education courses, study groups, and memberships in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Waite remains on the cutting edge of his profession by staying current on the latest orthodontic research and employing the most effective orthodontic techniques. Dr. Waite’s involvement in his specialty extends beyond the doors of the practice – he works both locally and internationally in providing basic health and dental care to impoverished communities. Dr. Waite strongly believes in serving those in need, and he has had the opportunity to provide much needed dental treatment in Nicaragua, Mexico, and the central valley of California.

Dr. Waite was born and raised in Orange County, California. He has been married to his wonderful and supportive wife for over fifteen years. They are the proud parents of three children (Myles, Mia, and Ford). Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Waite enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church, surfing, golfing, and running.

Newport Beach, California

400 Newport Center Drive
Suite 701
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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