January 2, 2023
Dear Patients and Friends,
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve my community as an orthodontist over the past 35 years. The success of my practice is a result of the loyalty, confidence, and trust you have shown me and my dedicated team. I am thankful to all of you, and also to God, who gave me a talent and a servant’s heart, instilling in me the drive to treat every patient as though they were family.
So it is with both sadness and joy that I announce my decision to step away from the career that I love. Over the years, my team and I have been dedicated to providing our patient family with the highest quality of personalized orthodontic care. As such, I have taken on the responsibility of searching for the right individual, whose orthodontic treatment philosophies are closely matched to mine, to continue that care. This commitment has led me to Dr. Morgan Zwickel, who has an unwavering passion and talent for orthodontics and is the most qualified individual to be my successor.
Dr. Zwickel comes from a wonderful family where dentistry runs deep: her father is a dentist who practices near her hometown in Pennsylvania. Her husband, Dr. Joe Zwickel, is a dentist practicing in our second office location, co-located with DeFuniak Springs Family Dental.
As someone who values strong leadership, I was drawn to Dr. Zwickel’s recent service as President of her dental school’s student association, a role that we have in common. I am confident that with her leadership and the dedication of our wonderful team, you will continue to receive the high level of care that you have come to expect from our office. I will also be working closely with Dr. Zwickel over the coming months to transition your individual treatment plans for seamless continuity of your orthodontic care.
My family and I sincerely thank you for your support over the years. Retiring has not been an easy decision. However, knowing that I found just the right successor in Dr. Zwickel to care for you has made this transition more comfortable. It is my hope that you will welcome her to the Emerald Coast with the same devotion and loyalty that you have shown me over the years.
William D. Neale, DDS, PA