Born and raised near New Orleans , Louisiana, Dr. Neal is a graduate of Louisiana State University for both undergraduate and dental school. She ultimately received a specialty in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the Louisiana State University Medical Center where she met her husband Dr. Craig Neal, a UW dental school graduate and a native of Seattle. Dr. Neal graduated at the top of her class, receiving multiple awards for her academic achievement, including the Chancellor’s Award for most outstanding student. She continues to be involved with many dental and orthodontic organizations and study clubs. She has been featured as both the Best Orthodontist and one of the “Women who move the City” by Seattle Met magazine and has been chosen by 425 magazine as the “Best Orthodontist” on the Eastside. She has also been featured on King 5 “New Day Northwest” for her innovative Invisalign treatment and in Orthodontic Products magazine for her fun charity based patient program. She is an elite invisalign provider and has had many cases featured as one of the best in the country through the Invisalign Gallery program.
After finishing her orthodontics residency, she moved to the Eastside and started her practice in Kirkland. She and Dr. Craig Neal have two amazing children who are the love of their lives. When she is not working, she is an avid tennis player and mom. The kids and their activities keep her busy, and it is so much fun for her to run into her patients along the way! The last two members of the family are their dog Chewy (Chewbacca… not teeth) and their cat Ryker who absolutely love each other.