Neely is a Georgia native born and raised in Rome, GA. After graduating Cum Laude from the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University she continued on to the Medical College of Georgia to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, graduating top 10% of her class.
Neely has always been passionate about learning and applying new principles to her life. She chose dentistry as her career path to help others be more proactive about prevention and wellness in their own selves, and to have a hands on artistic influence on people's smiles and functional harmony.
Neely enjoys being involved in her community and has a natural devotion to the fitness aspect of life. When not practicing dentistry, Neely works as a spin instructor at her local gym. She encourages and influences others to try new things such as triathlons and fun runs. No matter what the environment, Dr. Thornton makes it a fun group effort.
Along with fitness consulting, Dr. Thornton's vision for her practice includes incorporating image consulting and total body wellness. Neely stays actively involved in the dental associations including the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and the Hinman Dental Society. She has served on the NW district's executive committee since 2007.
Neely enjoys spending time with her husband and Porter, their English Mastiff. Neely loves traveling, being active both indoors and out, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends.