Dr. Neely has taught Periodontology at both undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 28 years. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally on topics ranging from the relationship between systemic disease and oral disease to implant dentistry. His research interests include longitudinal progression of periodontal disease, the relationship between systemic diseases and periodontal and oral health, and determinants of peri-implant bone loss over time. He has published numerous scientific articles and has presented the results of his research locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Neely is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He earned a Bachelors’ of Science in Education (BSE) Degree in Biology from Arkansas State University and a DDS Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. His Masters of Dental Science Degree in Periodontopathobiology and Certificate in Periodontics were earned at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He earned a PhD in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health. He recently completed 18 months of training in the Ignatian Colleagues Program at the University of Detroit Mercy. In addition to these duties Dr. Neely maintains a part-time practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.