40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JEFFREY A. NEAL

  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Who Does Your Teeth?

Age:

40

Name of Practice:

Who Does Your Teeth?

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Medical College of Virginia; B.S. in chemistry from William & Mary


Why He Was Nominated

His experience. After 15 years working in two group practices, Dr. Neal finally opened his own space. Within five months, he had 450 patients.

Inspiration

The idea that the office can be an extension of the home. “I want to know my patients so well that I can ‘read’ their comfort level by their tone of voice,” he says.

 

Biggest Challenge

Insurance companies.

Exciting New Trend

Implementing systems like dry vacuums, oil-less compressors and biodegradable sterilization wraps that make
a smaller impact on the environment.