Meet the Doctors
Dr. Michael Wes Neal
I attended Mt. Vernon Township High School, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for both undergraduate and master's degrees in biological sciences. I also created and coordinated a zoology laboratory manual which was used in SIU Edwardsville's undergraduate introductory classes. While in graduate school I was a teaching assistant for physiology. Upon completion of my master's degree, six of my research posters were published along with a masters degree thesis. In June of 2015 I graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. My passion for teaching carried forward through dental school where I was given the opportunity to be a crown and bridge tutor. I received the Leaders on Occlusion and TMD award while in dental school. Currently, I'm a member of the Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
My passion is dentistry. As a child, I knew that dentistry would become my future career. Dentistry embraces all of my perceptual talents, past work experiences, personal and professional goals, and is the capstone of my professional career.
I enjoy participating in community outreach by actively volunteering for missions both inside and outside of the United States. I have traveled to Brazil once to cater to those in need of dental care along the Amazon River. I have also traveled to Romania twice to serve the needs of orphans. Furthermore, my passion is world missions and I've traveled to Poland and Thailand. While in dental school, I actively participated in community outreach events and the schools' ethics committee.
In my practice I perform all aspects of general dentistry including: full mouth reconstructions, implants, bridges, crowns, veneers, dentures, partial dentures, equilibrations, bite splints, periodontal therapy (including cleanings), endodontic therapy, amalgam restorations, and composite restorations. I believe that teaching people how to properly take care of their teeth and maintain proper oral hygiene is at the cusp of my mission statement for your dental health.
|3 Doctors Park Road • Mount Vernon, IL 62864
ph. (618) 242-5054