Dr. David Neil DDS
Dr. Neil comes from Arizona, where he had a significant dental trauma as a teenager (he caught his front teeth on a basketball net), which gave him a very up-close and personal introduction to most dental specialties as they tried to recreate his smile.
Dr. Neil attended Brigham Young University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Economics. Even more importantly, he met his wife, Alisa, and they began their family and love for all things BYU Cougars.
While attending Dental School at Northwestern University in Chicago, they had their first two children, Madison and Jacob. They also joined the US Navy and enjoyed some great Cubs games (he was a faithful fan long before they won the World Series).
Following dental school, Dr. Neil began his time of service in the US Navy by completing a one-year program of Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Norfolk, VA.
Their little family then went to Italy for two years while he served as a dentist on the USS Emory S Land (AS-39) stationed on the gorgeous island of La Maddalena. While there, they had their 3rd child, Nathan, near Naples. After finishing his Navy, the Neils moved to UCLA, where Dr. Neil completed specialty residencies in pediatric dentistry and Orthodontics. And it was also here that Corinne, their 4th child, was born.
David and Alisa and their growing family made their final big move to the Vancouver area, which has been home for many years…and four more children, Ben, Joshua, Ammon, and Chloe, have joined the adventure. He loves his family time–fishing, surfing, skiing, hiking, reading, and just hanging out together–these guys keep him young. Their latest love is making homemade ice cream often and creating fun new recipes. He enjoys teaching early morning seminary classes for his church to teenagers frequently subjected to his culinary creations and the scriptures.
Dr. Neil considers pediatric dentistry and orthodontics his hobby and his passion. He focuses on early orthodontic intervention to prevent more serious orthodontic issues through education and the most modern treatments.
Dr. Neil enjoys constant continuing education that balances the latest in both specialties. He is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and board eligible in Orthodontics (ABO).