About Your Dentist

Alan Neal, DMD

Dr. Alan Neal, an Oregon native, grew up in Astoria, OR three doors down from “The Goonies” House. He has been the owner of Dental Care of Canby since 2014. He has been a licensed dentist since graduating from University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2003. Dr. Neal hopes to be a great hometown dentist to his patients, and to be able to answer any questions concerning teeth and smiles. Dr. Neal's ultimate professional goal is to own a dental office where he can grow his clinical skills and continue to provide quality care using the latest trends in dentistry.

Military Service

During dental school he earned the USAF Health Professions Scholarship (HPSP), upon graduation he served the USAF for nine years as an Advanced General Dentist. His assignments included: South Carolina, Louisiana, and 3-year tours in Japan and Germany. He is an Air Command Staff College graduate and earned the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. He participated in recovery efforts in Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He separated in 2012 as a Major (O-4). Additionally, Dr. Neal has experiences and photos from 30 other countries to discuss and share.


Dr. Neal graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. The following year he was accepted into the graduating class of 2003 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. While serving in the USAF he furthered his dental education with a successful completion of a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency. This led to him earning a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 2008; which encompasses obtaining 500+ hours of dental continuing education classes and passing a comprehensive exam. In 2021, he completed his requirements for his Mastership in the AGD (MAGD)--this involves completing over 1100 hours of continuing dental education including 400 hours of participation (hands-on) training—less than 2% of all dentist earn this award. Dr. Neal’s real passion is dental implants, he obtained his Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI) and he completed the Oregon AGD 2-year implant course.

Dr. Neal's Dental Vision

Dr. Neal's vision of Dental Care of Canby is to provide gentle and personalized care; to be current in the latest 21st Century dentistry trends; to be committed to the community; and to provide treatment plans conservatively, within the means of the patient's budget. Be gentle. Smile more. Patient, focused dental. Our motto is: “A Lifetime of Smiles Begins Here.

Community Involvement

While on active duty, Dr. Neal participated in humanitarian missions to Honduras, Dominican Republic, Thailand and domestically in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He is an active Canby Rotary member and has contributed to many sports activities in the local community.


Dr. Neal and his wife, Lisa, are considered accomplished world travelers, but their biggest accomplishments to date are their two active sons. Together, Dr. Neal and Lisa bought the Dental Care of Canby practice to settle in a nice community, and be near their parents and extended family. Dr. Neal and Lisa's hobbies include: travel, hiking, reading, photography, Project Life, growing the meanest, greenest lawn in their neighborhood, and going to as many beautiful Oregon State Parks as possible. As an avid moutain climber Dr. Neal is also pursuing his “High-Pointers” goal of summiting the highest in each of the 50 US states and all the Cascade peaks.

Fun Facts About Dr. Neal

  • Favorite Flower: My favorite flower is the Birds of Paradise
  • Favorite 80's Movie: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Favorite Quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Clackamas Country Dental Association
  • American Academy of General Dentists (AGD)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
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Nicole Kemena, DDS

My Mission

“My mission is to create a dental home where everyone feels comfortable and welcome, to collaborate as a team to achieve more together, to utilize technology for the benefit of the community, and to design smiles that last a lifetime.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry – Stockton, California

Bachelor of Science
University of the Pacific – Stockton, California

Dr. Kemena has been a licensed dentist since 2012.

Community Involvement

Committed to community service, Dr. Kemena completed a dental mission to the island of Fiji and has participated in events such as Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile.

Life & Hobbies 

In addition to spending time with her husband, daughter, and dogs, Dr. Kemena enjoys calligraphy, painting, and reading. She also likes to travel and learn new languages and has been to Canada, Korea, Mexico, and Spain.

Fun Facts About Dr. Kemena

  •     Flower: Rhododendron
  •     80's Movie: The Brave Little Toaster
  •     Season: Christmas. It starts November 1st and ends sometime in February.
  •     Quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”   

Professional Memberships 

Dr. Kemena is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Washington County Dental Association. Previously, she was a member of the Pre-Dentistry Club and Alpha Phi Omega, a community service organization.