Layton & Syracuse Pediatric Dentist

Chris Neeley, DDS

Chris Neeley

About Chris:

Dr. Chris was born and raised right here in Utah.  He grew up playing in the mountains no matter what the season.  Whether it’s golfing, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, dirt biking, running or hiking, as long as he is outdoors, he is happy.  Dr. Chris knew early on that dentistry would be a good career path for him.  Dentistry allows him to provide a service and to help others while being creative and working with his hands.

Dr. Chris graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Medical Biology.  He pursued his 4 years of doctorate training at the Ohio State University.  After his dental school training, he returned to Utah and practiced general dentistry for 6 years.  It was during this time in private practice that he found the joy of working with kids and realized that being a pediatric dental specialist was a goal he wanted to pursue. Dr. Chris, with his wife and four kids, moved to the east coast for 2 years to pursue his specialty pediatric dental training.  Dr. Chris completed his pediatric residency training at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.  He is a board-certified specialist in pediatric dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Chris’ favorite part about being a pediatric dentist is obviously the kids. He enjoys watching the kids build confidence at the dentist and treasures the relationships that he builds with the children.

“Kids are the spice of life.  There is never a dull day when working with children.  The ingredients to providing a positive experience and superior dental care to children starts with a positive attitude, a personal, sensitive, and understanding approach, sprinkled with a little crazy.”  Dr. Chris




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DDS, Ohio State University, 2007



Parent Feedback

My Daughter had a fever late in the evening when she was a few months old. I called Wee Care at 11 pm and they were able to get me in before they closed for the night. And I just think that is the best thing for a new mom who just needed some assurance about my babies wellness. The staff is super nice every visit. Dr. Jennifer Gilsoul is the doctor we visit with and she is so good with my baby. She's very informative and nice. And she is also so patient with my husband and I when we have so many questions as first time parents.

—Melissa Topchi.

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