Jeffrey A. Neal, DDS
Born in Portland, Maine, Dr. Jeffrey A. Neal moved to Virginia at the age of one and was raised in the rural town of Nokesville, VA. He excelled during his high school years and graduated valedictorian of his class. Dr. Neal was voted “most likely to succeed,” which he strives to achieve in everything he does. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary in 1993. However, his passion for learning did not stop there, and he went on to study dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. During his time there, he was able to go to Israel to study and teach dentistry there. He regards this as one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of his life. Dr. Neal graduated in 1997 with the honor of receiving the Society of Dentistry for Children Award. While studying at MCV, he fell in love with the life and color of Richmond, VA, and decided to open his practice in the West-End suburb of Short Pump.
At present, Dr. Neal offers a wide range of general dental services, and unlike most general dental offices, he personally provides orthodontics, treatments for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and now sleep apnea medicine. Devoted to continued learning, Dr. Neal strives to be the best he can be with all of the current technology. Almost every year, Dr. Neal completes over 200 hours of continuing education courses to provide superior treatment for his patients. He finished two postgraduate residency programs in TMJ disorders and orthodontics. He is now beginning one in dental sleep medicine. Dr. Neal feels that to be a great general dentist, you MUST be well rounded and up to date on the latest scientific research and treatment modalities.
He chose the name “Who Does Your Teeth” for his practice because he believes in valuing his patients on a personal level, ensuring it does matter “Who Does YOUR Teeth.” Whether he sees his patients in the office or out running errands, his patients can be sure he will stop and ask about family members by name. He always finds it easy to remember the littlest details because his patients’ lives are important to him, and he always wants to ensure his patient “family” is doing well.
Dr. Neal is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Richmond Dental Society. He is also part of a larger worldwide dental society called the International Association of Orthodontics. There he works with colleagues on a global level to advance the science of orthodontics.
Meet Our Team
Our caring and experienced dental team at Who Does Your Teeth is dedicated to our patients. We make every effort to provide you with comfortable, quality care, and we always put your needs first. We strive to maintain a warm, welcoming atmosphere and to take the time to get to know you and make you a part of our dental family. We invite you to call us today at 804-447-1435 to make your appointment with our dentist in Henrico, Virginia, and to learn more about our dental care. We are eager to meet you!
Adrien McInerney – Insurance Coordinator
Adrien has been with Who Does Your Teeth for 4 years. She loves working in the modern environment with wonderful patients, a great doctor, and a fabulous team. She is one of the first faces you will see when you enter the door to the office, sitting at the front desk to welcome you.
Adrien is an expert at managing insurance claims, helping patients navigate the confusing details of this ever-changing industry, to ensure that they receive the maximum benefits from their insurance providers. She also assists our patients with any financial questions and arrangements.
Adrien is proud to be married to her “amazing” husband, with whom she has 2 grown children, 2 cats, and a bird. She enjoys reading and is part of a monthly book club. She loves to travel and has recently discovered riverboat tours on the myriad of European rivers. She also loves being outdoors; her newest hobby is golf, and (depending on the day) she is really having fun with it!
Jody Sears – Dental Assistant
Jody is an RVA native who grew up loving the Richmond area. Jody was first exposed to the oral health profession when she was a very little girl by her mother, who was a lead dental assistant in the MCV dental programs.
Jody was always fascinated by healthcare and pursued an Associate of Science degree at John Tyler Community College. From there, she entered Bon Scours Radiology program. During her studies in this program, she was re-exposed to the dental X-ray sciences, and at that moment, she decided dental assisting was truly her calling. She promptly enrolled in the J. Sargeant Reynolds Dental Assisting Program, graduating in 2016.
Though she has recently joined the Who Does Your Teeth family, she has felt right at home in the comforting atmosphere and care-centered focus of Dr. Jeffrey Neal and his team.
Jody is happily married to her high school sweetheart, and they have one “fur child,” Oakley, who is a Chocolate Lab. They both love to be outdoors – hiking, camping, and fishing. When she isn’t outside, you will find Jody curled up on the couch with Oakley, watching “The Walking Dead” or the “Freeform” channel.
Marcus Smithers – Dental Assistant
Marcus is a native of Caroline County, Virginia. He was introduced to the world of oral health in high school. Upon graduating, he immediately enrolled in ECPI’s Dental Assisting Program. Through ECPI’s internship program, Marcus was introduced to Dr. Jeffrey Neal and the Who Does Your Teeth team in October of 2014. He loved the office’s atmosphere of fun, education, and compassion, and he was thrilled to be asked to join the team after he graduated with his Associate of Applied Science degree in dental assisting in December 2014.
When Marcus is not in the office, he can be found perfecting his crocheting skills, enjoying the latest movie releases or “The Walking Dead” marathons, and spending time with friends and family.
Parisa Souvannanog – Dental Hygienist
Parisa’s interest in oral health started during her first visit to the dentist’s office when she was very young. The positive experience and praise that she received from her hygienist made her very proud of taking care of her teeth, and that is when she realized the importance of oral hygiene. Her professional path was chosen; after she graduated from VCU with a bachelor’s degree in biology, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at MCV. She wanted to make sure she would have a complete understanding of the oral healthcare profession, so she also minored in both business and chemistry.
Parisa truly loves what she does and continues to give back by volunteering with the Virginia Dental Association Missions of Mercy.
Natalie Cavalieri – Dental Hygienist
Natalie joined Dr. Jeffrey Neal and the WDYT team in the summer of 2016. She found the quality of care and the team environment to be amazing! Natalie strives for a high standard of care and found all that and more with Dr. Jeffrey Neal and his team!
She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the VCU School of Dentistry in 2012. Natalie is currently the Vice President and Continuing Education Chair of the Greater Richmond Dental Hygienists’ Association, and she has held this position since 2014. She also frequently volunteers at the Mechanicsville Christian Center Free Dental Clinic, where she enjoys helping bring care to those in great need.
Natalie’s family moved to RVA from the Philadelphia area when she was young. However, she and her whole family are big Phillies fans! Photography is a passionate hobby of hers, which she combines with her love of nature and birding. She and her husband enjoy visiting different state parks, wildlife refuges, and hiking. Their “babies” are a Chihuahua, Nina, and a cat, Luna.
She also has a RYT200 certification in yoga and has been a vegetarian for over twenty years.
Kim is a native of Florida, and began her professional administrative career 24 years ago at Ocala Regional Medical Center. She attended the University of Florida and has worked in various healthcare industries throughout her career. She loves the soothing, educational, and care-centric atmosphere Dr. Jeffrey Neal and the team provide. She believes that the more personal, one-on-one interaction that his office incorporates ensures that every patient is always given the best possible care. She has a strong belief in better health through preventive care and education.
Kim is a mother of two beautiful daughters, a 22-year-old and an 12-year-old. She is an avid health enthusiast and enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and absolutely anything having to do with the beach. The 2 daughters have ensured that her house is a menagerie of animals, including a guinea pig, 2 goats, and the more ordinary cats and dogs.