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Meet Dr. Matthew A. Neely

Making a Difference, One Person at a Time

I love being a dentist! I love knowing I am making a positive, lasting difference in my patients’ lives every day. Serving others is a core part of who I am, and this profession has provided countless opportunities to help my patients and hometown community, as well people overseas through dental mission trips.

I have been practicing dentistry since 2008. Growing up, I knew I wanted to work in healthcare; I have always enjoyed helping and serving others, and I wanted to have time to get to know my patients on a personal level. As a dentist, I am able to build real relationships while helping each person improve their oral and overall health.

Whether I am getting a person out of dental pain, restoring function so they can enjoy the foods they love, or making a smile a little brighter, I am helping that person. It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve people and help them live healthier, happier, more joyous lives.

The Neely Dental Team

My team is wonderful! We are a family: The majority of us have worked together for more than ten years. We are stable, close-knit, and united in our desire to provide a worry-free, comfortable experience and to make sure our patients know we care about them as people beyond their dental concerns.


  • Butler High School
  • Bachelor of Science – Harding University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Tennessee Health Science Center

One of the most exciting things about the dental field is the ongoing development and honing of new technology and procedures. I stay up to date on advances through continuing education, which allows me to broaden the treatments I offer and constantly improve on the treatments I offer.

I regularly attend Ohio Dental Association and Dayton Dental Society meetings. I also take courses through the Midwest Implant Institute and Spear education.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Dayton Dental Society
  • Spear Online

Giving Back

I grew up in Vandalia and have always felt strongly about giving back to the community that has given so much to me. I am an active member of the Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club, Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce, and First Light Church in Vandalia. In addition to strengthening our community, these activities also offer an opportunity to build relationships and serve our patients outside of our office.

In addition to my local activities, I regularly participate in overseas dental mission trips that provide life-changing dental care to underserved communities.

Beyond the Practice

When I’m not in the office, I’m usually with my family. My wife Amanda and I were married in 2001. We have four children, all boys, who keep us busy with their many activities, especially athletics.

While family time takes priority, I also love to read, golf, work in my yard, travel, and serve at my church.