About Us:

Choosing Orthodontics is a major investment in the future and your overall dental health.
Selecting the right office for you is a very important part of that decision. At Neale Orthodontics in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the entire staff is highly trained and dedicated to providing a superior level of orthodontic treatment. It is our number one goal to provide our patients with the best possible orthodontic care. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your BEAUTIFUL SMILE!

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Neale received his Doctorate from Emory Dental School in 1985 where he served as the President of the student body. He received his Certificate of Specialization from Emory as well, specializing in Orthodontics and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ) for children and adults. Dr. Neale is a contributing member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Neale has a unique, scientific understanding for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. This enhanced knowledge and experience allows him to treat each patient for their specific needs with maximum improvement in the least amount of time and expense.

Dr. Neale has served as President of the Northwest Florida Dental Society and the Okaloosa/Walton Dental Society and is currently an active member. He attends continuing education courses regularly to stay informed of the latest techniques and procedure innovations and also receives valuable information by being a member of the Okaloosa County Orthodontists study group. Dr. Neale and his team work with area schools and hold seminars on oral hygiene and the career fields of dentistry and orthodontics.

Being active in our community and "giving back" is important to Dr. Neale. He is involved in the "Children's Volunteer Health Network" and the "Give Kids a Smile" program which provides charitable orthodontic work for children who do not have the economic means for treatment, ensuring them a lifetime of beautiful smiles and a positive self- image.

Dr. Neale grew up in the Ft. Walton Beach area and is the 5th of 7 children. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristi and their family and friends. Before attending Emory University to further his studies in Dentistry, Dr. Neale attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. This has helped him with his position on the financial committee at his church. Dr. Neale is also involved in the Choctawhachee Touchdown Club, his high school alma mater. He also supports all the local schools for various projects and fundraisers. Dr. Neale is an avid Gator fan and boating enthusiast.

Dr. Neale is Invisalign® and Damon™ System Certified.

Meet Our Staff

Kristi has been helping create Beautiful Smiles for 13 years. She works as the Co-Marketing Director and Accountant for Neale Orthodontics. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and loves the GATORS! While not at work, Kristi enjoys being with her family and friends. For fun, she enjoys running, boating, and the awesome beaches on the Emerald Coast.

Karen Aldrich joined Neale Orthodontics in 2014 after moving to the Emerald Coast from Missouri. She has been a Certified Orthodondtic Assistant for over 16. She loves to watch patients reaction when they see their new smile at the removal of the appliances. Karen and her husband Phil have one son Ishmel and 2 dogs, Nadia and Moosie. She loves the beach, fishing, paddle boarding and enjoys living on the best beaches in the world.

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Allie joined the team at Neale Orthodontics in 2010. She is the Clinical Coordinator and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. She graduated from Central Florida Institute in June 2010 after completing a rigorous dental certification program. She is originally from California and moved to Florida while she was in elementary school. She is an alumni of the BEAUTIFUL SMILES CLUB! Allie was so inspired by the transformation that orthodontics brings she decided to make it her career. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Kay Pendergraph has been the Laboratory Technician at Neale Orthodontics since 2001. She is originally from the Phillipines and moved to the United States with her husband, Dave. They have 3 wonderful children, Raymond, Angela, and Jason—all alumni of the BEAUTIFUL SMILES CLUB. Kay enjoys cooking, Zumba, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter Lilly.

Growing up in nearby Andalusia, Alabama, Deborah always knew she wanted to live in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She and her husband moved to the area in 2010. Deborah has over 15 years experience as a front office coordinator in orthodontics. She truly loves getting to know each and every patient family and the exciting atmosphere. When she is away from the office, she enjoys playing golf, kayaking, and spending time with her family and friends.