Meet Dr. Poppell

Being an orthodontist is the best way to combine my love for the sciences and detailed artistic creation. I get to work with individuals who are excited about transforming their lives by changing their smiles, and creating unique works of art that everyone can admire and enjoy.

It’s an honor to be part of a person’s journey for the short time they’re in treatment. Every day I meet new people, strengthen connections with established patients, and witness the growth and change of those in my care.

It is good to know that the smiles we accomplish have a positive effect on a person not only while in treatment, but in the future, contributing to their happiness and success. I love being an orthodontist and cannot imagine a more rewarding way to spend my days.  Dr. Timothy Poppell

About Poppell Orthodontics

Dr. Poppell has brought together a team of experienced, compassionate individuals, each committed to making sure patients feel like part of a family. They are warm, welcoming, and strive to foster a fun and memorable experience for every patient.


Dr. Poppell attended the University of Florida. There he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He remained at the University of Florida, completing his orthodontic residency, and then established Poppell Orthodontics in the Debary area.

A large part of Dr. Poppell’s success, and that of his patients, is a due to his ongoing pursuit of continuing education. Through active participation in the St. John’s Orthodontic Study Club, he learns from and with his peers. Together, they share insights and experiences with various treatment modalities, discuss complex cases, and review new approaches to treatment.

Dr. Poppell also participates in Practical Reviews in Orthodontics. This affords him access to a broad spectrum of professional journals reviewing the latest orthodontic research.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

Beyond the Practice

A native of Tallahassee, Dr. Poppell now lives just down the interstate from the office, in Longwood, with his wife, Maggie. His daughter and her husband live in Maitland. When not creating smiles, Dr. Poppell enjoys golfing, though he says he doesn’t play very well. He’s recently developed an interest in woodworking and Bonsais, too: he says it’s like wires and braces for plants!

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