Dr. Dean McNeel received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Sam Houston University, his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, completed a two-year General Practice Residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1993, and received his Certificate in Prosthodontics from Louisiana State University Dental Division in 1995. He opened Ozark Prosthodontics in Fayetteville, Arkansas in January 1996.
Ozark Prosthodontics operates both a clinic and full-service dental laboratory. Dr. McNeel has a passion for excellence. Excellence in patient care and in dental services. Likewise, Dr. McNeel constantly seeks information and technology which will deliver better and safer healthcare for his patients. Consequently, both the dental clinic and laboratory incorporate many types of precision technologies including PreXion ConeBeam CAT Scans, Nobel Clinician for precision placement of implants, and ZirkonZahn CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing) to create restorations with the highest stability. Most recently, Dr. McNeel incorporated technology which tests for sleep breathing disorders for patients who have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP intolerant, or for patients who have severe wear or grinding which could be caused by sleep apnea.
In addition to his passion for his work, Dr. McNeel enjoys duck hunting and training Buddy, his loyal duck hunting companion, fishing, cooking, fine wine, and cheering on the Razorbacks. One of Dr. McNeel’s more interesting “out of office” accomplishments is that he climbed Mt. Hood, one of the top 10 Wonders of the West.
Dr. McNeel and wife, Lori, have two children; Maggie and Hayden.