About Your Dentist
Native to Astoria, OR, Alan Neal, DMD, hopes to be a great local hometown dentist to his patients. He hopes to 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.
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.
Alan Neal, DMD - Education
Dr. Neal graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor's degree in biology. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine under the USAF Health Professions Scholarship. After receiving his doctorate in 2003, he went to his first assignment at Shaw AFB in South Carolina to meet his future wife, Lisa.
While in the South, for the first time for Dr. Neal, he learned about Southern Cuisine and spent the first two months attempting to say, "y'all," correctly! He continued training with a one year post-graduate Advanced Education General Dentistry assignment at Barksdale AFB, Louisana. This assignment covered a large spectrum of dental specialties.
Dr. Neal's assignments also included 3 year tours in Japan and Germany. Additionally, Dr. Neal has experiences and photos from 30 other countries to discuss and share.
Dr. Neal's Humanitarian Efforts
Dr. Neal recently separated from the USAF in August 2012, after nine years of military service as a general dentist treating America's heroes.
While on active duty, Dr. Neal participated in humanitarian missions to Honduras, Dominican Republic, Thailand and at home in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He achieved the rank of major, two Air Force Commendation medals, and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.
Dr. Alan Neal's Continuing Education
Since earning his doctorate in 2003, Dr. Neal continues his education with over 100 Continuing Education credits per year. He earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), in July 2008, which is an honor bestowed to only 2% of all dentists.
Dr. Neal currently engages in earning the AGD Masters Certificate program and is an active member of the ADA, ODA, and Clackamas County Dental Association.
Alan Neal's Family
Dr. Neal and his wife, Lisa, are considered accomplished world travelers, but their biggest accomplishments to date are their two beautiful 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.
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
• American Dental Association
• Oregon Dental Association
• Clackamas Country Dental Association
• American Academy of General Dentists