Elaine Neal, DMD, PABorn and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Elaine Neal was graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (home of Jimmy Stewart!) with a degree in elementary education. She taught along with her husband Frank in Chincoteague, Virginia, and then in the Eskimo village of Atmautluak in western Alaska. Following a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware she completed her studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where she was graduated with honors. Elaine, Frank and daughter Kat moved to the Upper Valley in 1988. She began her dental career as associate of Dr. Red Logan in Hanover, NH, one of the finest dentists she has ever known. She purchased his practice in 1991 and practiced with him until his death in 1995. As her mentor, Dr. Logan was instrumental in Elaine’s membership in the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators and the Academy of Operative Dentistry where she remains active today. Elaine is an avid gardener and hardscaper. She is also a world-record holding powerlifter (helps in moving all those rocks!) She lives with her husband Frank, two huge dogs, a cat and three miniature donkeys at Frog Pond Farm in Lyme, NH.
Dr. Tanner Wallace, DMD
An Upper Valley native, Dr. Tanner Wallace, DMD was born in Hanover and raised in Lyme, NH with his five younger siblings. After graduating from Hanover High School in 2005, Tanner continued to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2009, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During his undergraduate summers, Tanner shadowed Dr. Neal, sparking a passion for dentistry. After graduating college, Tanner returned to Hanover, NH to work as a full time dental assistant for Dr. Neal for a year while he applied to dental schools. Tanner spent the next four years studying dentistry at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ, where he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Upon completing his studies in dentistry, Dr. Wallace was graduated as valedictorian from Midwestern University in May of 2014 and returned to Hanover, NH to work as an associate dentist for Dr. Neal. As a new graduate, Tanner has a fresh perspective on dentistry and could not be more excited to join Dr. Neal’s dental practice. He desires to adopt the philosophy that Dr. Neal has implemented in the practice, including treating patients like family and building lifelong, trusting relationships. Tanner thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients, and hopes to bring his compassion and empathy to the practice in order to gain trust from his patients and alleviate any dental anxiety. Tanner considers himself incredibly lucky for the opportunity to kick start his career in dentistry with Dr. Neal, using her as a mentor and role model to provide the highest quality of care and comfort. Tanner’s passions outside of dentistry include running, hiking and camping with his fiancée, snowboarding around NH and VT, and playing his electric violin. His greatest enjoyment comes from spending time with family, friends, and his wife Sara Kate.
NancyBorn and raised in New Hampshire, Nancy took a temporary position at the office in 1973 and is still here! In her free time, Nancy keeps busy with her 11 grandchildren.
HollyA resident of Vermont, Holly has been with the office for 8 years. Holly enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors with her family and pets.
AndreaAndie was born and raised in the Upper Valley. She earned her degree at the University of Vermont School of Dental Hygiene, and has 32 years experience as a dental hygienist. Andie keeps busy with her 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
BarbBarb has been Dr. Neal’s dental assistant for the past 19 years. Having grown up in the Upper Valley, Barb loves doing outdoor activities. Barb lives in Wilder, Vermont and has two grown daughters.
KrisBorn and raised in Vermont, Kris has been a dental assistant for 27 years the past 20 of those working for Dr. Neal. Kris lives in Wilder, Vermont with her husband and has a grown daughter. Camping, kayaking, reading, rug hooking, and walking with her dog are activities Kris enjoys outside of work.
TraceyTracey joined Dr. Neal in the summer of 2000. She graduated from NHTI with an AS in Dental Hygiene. Tracey lives in Grafton, NH, residing in a great old 1850’s cape for the past 30 years. She raised her 2 children there and has many fond memories. Tracey has a precious grandson who loves to enjoy the outdoors with her. Tracey enjoys riding her horses, gardening, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, and just being outdoors.
MicheleMichele has lived and worked as a Dental Hygienist in the Upper Valley since 2003. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she now calls Lebanon, NH home. Michele has two wonderful grown sons, Brandon and Ian. She enjoys yoga, skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, and riding her Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe Nostalgia. Michele thoroughly enjoys her job and gets satisfaction seeing her patients’ oral hygiene improve with the proper clinical and at-home care.
Dr. Neal and Dr. Wallace are members of the following dental associations:
- American Dental Association – http://www.ada.org/en/
- Grafton-Sullivan Dental Society
- American Academy of Gold Foil Operators – http://www.aagfo.org/
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society – http://www.oku.org/