Jeffrey A. Neal, DDS
Born in Portland, Maine, Dr. Jeffrey A. Neal moved to Virginia at the age of 1 and was raised in the rural town of Nokesville, Virginia. 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 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 (MCV) 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, Virginia, 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 three postgraduate residency programs in TMJ disorders, orthodontics and 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!
Natalie Cavalieri – Dental Hygienist
Natalie became a part of the Who Does Your Teeth 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 Free Dental Clinic, where she enjoys bringing 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 and wildlife refuges and going hiking. They are expecting their first child in June 2022 to join their other “babies,” which are a Chihuahua, Nina, and cat, Luna.
She also has a RYT® 200 certification in yoga and has been a vegetarian for over twenty years.
LeAnne Romascanu – Dental Hygienist
LeAnne was originally born in Portsmouth, VA, but raised in Roxboro, North Carolina, after my dad finished his time in the Navy. She started her college career in Nursing and transitioned to Dental Hygiene, where she graduated from her dream school, UNC Chapel Hill, GO TAR HEELS, in 2012.
She loves the dental field because she cherishes serving people and helping others see the beauty in themselves. She appreciates the extra time she has at WDYT to allow that time to interact with the patients and discover things together.
In her free time you can catch her working in Interior Design/Wedding Planning, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her boyfriend, Matthew and her Shihpoo (Shitzu poodle) named Nova.
McKenna Smith – Patient Coordinator
McKenna is the first smiling face you will see when you arrive at Who Does YOUR Teeth. She is a Caroline County, Virginia native. She joined WDYT with nearly five years of experience in the dental field. She started out as a dental assistant but thoroughly enjoys getting to know new people and organization and decided that administration is her newfound happy place. She comes from a long line of dental professionals with her grandfather being a retired U.S. Navy dentist, grandmother being a retired dental hygienist and mother currently practicing as a dental hygienist.
A couple of things that McKenna admired most about Dr. Neal when they first met were his honesty and dedication to educate, learn and grow. In her opinion, these are just a few priceless characteristics that anyone would want in a practitioner, especially a dentist.
McKenna is always up for a good book recommendation. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling up with her cat, Monica, spending time with her nephews and niece at Maymont Park, and binge watching 90’s sitcoms with her boyfriend, Montay.
Patricia Martin – Financial Coordinator
Pat was born in Miami Florida and moved to Virginia after school. does. She has been in dentistry for over 20 years with experience in all things administrative. We are fortunate to have her knowledge and so are you as she’s here to maximize your benefits. Married to her wonderful husband Gary, she has two daughters, two grandsons, and two granddaughters. She also has 3 Labrador fur babies named Jack, Thor, and Mollie. She loves spending time at their cabin in Cumberland and volunteering with the Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond.
When we asked Pat what drew her to dentistry it was simple. “One of the biggest things that drew me to dentistry was feeling the reward of being a part giving people their smiles back and I get to witness Dr. Neal do just that every day at work.”
When also asked what she loves most about the office she said, “The day I interviewed and toured the office I instantly felt a sense of family. “Dr. Neal and his practice came into my life at the most perfect moment. Coming to work every day never really feels like “work”. It feels like a partnership that you WANT to be a part of and contribute to everyday. He truly loves his patients and the work that he does. They are his family and anyone would be lucky to be a part of that.”
Jordyn Fodill – Dental Assistant
Jordyn was first introduced to Dr. Jeffrey Neal and his team as an intern with the ECPI Dental Assisting Program in September of 2020. She found that she enjoyed the variety of services Dr. Neal’s extensive training allows him to offer his patients and officially became a Who Does Your Teeth team member in November of 2020.
Once she graduated from Atlee High School she stayed in Mechanicsville and worked for her family friend’s restaurant, Kreggers Tap and Table in Ashland, where she was employed for six years as a manager and bartender.
In her time away from the office, Jordyn often goes on vacations with her family and friends, or stays in with her two cats, Skyy and Tito.
Keona Johnson – Dental Assistant
Keona was first introduced to Who Does Your Teeth as an ECPI intern in January of 2019. She enjoyed the atmosphere of the office and how WDYT forms the relationships with the patients that she joined the team in August of 2019. In April of 2021 she got married to her husband Tim and moved to Baltimore, MD. She continued her career as a dental assistant working for a small husband and wife dental office. In March 2023, she and Tim relocated back to RVA and she rejoined our team.
What drew her to Dentistry was her innate love to help people. Seeing people not only learn but improve their oral health while no longer having dental anxiety is something that brings her joy and satisfaction. Since that is her genuine motivating factor she knew she would fit right in with Dr. Neal and the whole team. Being around not just a doctor but a whole office that is dedicated to educating patients about their oral health while also showing them that they truly care about the individual themselves was an environment that she strived to be in.
In Keona’s spare time she enjoys the gym, reading a good book, binge watching different television series, and spending time with family and friends which includes her cat Finn and leopard gecko Sting.