Meet Our Marietta, Georgia Dentist
Neely Davis Thornton, DMD
Dr. Neely Thornton is a Georgia native born and raised in Rome, GA. She attended Darlington School and continued on to Vanderbilt University where she graduated Cum Laude from the School of Engineering. After college, Dr. Thornton ventured out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to enjoy an outdoor adventure for a year, while working as a dental assistant and reinforcing her desire to pursue dentistry. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2006, 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 lives, and to have a hands-on artistic influence on peoples' smiles and functional harmony. Dentistry is a great way to reach individuals on a level of discovery. Being happy is a choice and so is being well. Dr. Thornton and her team pride themselves in joining with you in a co-discovery process by educating, creating awareness, and advocating your health and confidence.
Dr. Thornton has been practicing dentistry in Cobb County from the beginning. She established Thornton Dental Wellness in 2009 near the Marietta Square. Dr. Thornton enjoys being involved in her community and joined the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta to remain active and to better serve and lead her community. She is on the committee for the annual Mardi Gras 5k, which takes place each February on the Square. This is fitting considering her devotion to fitness health for life.
Dr. Thornton's fitness background started at a young age. In the second grade, she began her joy of cheerleading, which she continued into the college level. Her energy and excitement for health has kept her at the gym. A few years ago, Dr. Thornton stumbled into a position as a spin instructor and has loved every minute of helping people achieve their fitness goals in the gym. She has encouraged and influenced 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. Her background includes growing up in a family of small business owners and entrepreneurs. One of which, her mother, owns a salon and image center, where Dr. Thornton worked providing exceptional customer service and observing beauty makeovers. This early influence sparked desire in Dr. Thornton to incorporate wellness and beauty into her dental business model providing a unique service for her clients.
Dr. Thornton enjoys spending time with Brad, her husband, Sydney, their daughter born in October 2013, and Porter, their English Mastiff. She loves traveling, being active both indoors and out, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.