Doctor McLeod is a USC Dental School graduate who has been a practicing dentist since 1972, and has worked both in London and Los Angeles. In his final year at Guy’s Hospital Dental School he was a recipient of the Alfred Rycroft Traveling Scholarship to Tufts University Dental School in Boston. After graduating from Guy’s Hospital Dental School, he continued in hospital service there while working for his primary fellowship in the Royal College Of Surgeons. In 1974 he came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Southern California.
On completing his training, Doctor McLeod acquired an established Hollywood practice in 1976 where he specializes in restorative and preventive dentistry. The focus is on high quality work that lasts, and on helping the patients prevent dental disease. His research, lectures and publications on semi precision and precision retainers gained him acceptance and membership in the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics.
Dr. McLeod was born in Oxford, England, and raised in the British colony of Kenya in East Africa. After returning to Britain for secondary education, Neil studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London, and received degrees from London University and the Royal College of Surgeons.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. McLeod received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California and he now maintains a private practice in Los Angeles. Among his professional associations, are memberships in the International Academy of Gnathology and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. McLeod’s articles on precision attachments have been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He has written and appeared in forty television information spots, and has made numerous radio and television appearances on a number of issues including dentistry. Doctor McLeod has served as a Consumer Advisor for the American Dental Association.
In Doctor McLeod’s dental practice which is over seventy five years old, and one of the oldest in the Los Angeles area, they specialize in fine reconstructive and preventative dental care. The emphasis is on communication with the patients so that they may make informed decisions about how their mouths are to be treated, and what types of materials are used to repair the teeth. This uncompromising commitment to proper care has shown itself to be of long lasting value, and undeniable success, especially when reviewing the treatment of patients who are senior citizens, and for whom the dentistry is still lasting decades after it was installed.
After establishing himself in practice on Sunset Boulevard in 1976, Doctor McLeod involved himself with the Scottish Community. He founded the Clan MacLeod Society in Southern California, was Vice President of the Saint Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles, and also Vice President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Southern California of which he was a founder member. He is a founding member of the San Gabriel Valley Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. He maintains and active involvement in Scottish Country Dancing and with Ann Skipper he has co-authored two books on dancing “The Dances of An Island Clan”, and “If The Ghillie Fits…”.
Dr McLeod is a frequent dinner speaker at the annual Burns Nights in January, where he inevitably gives the toast “To a Haggis”, a selection of songs or one of his well known rebuttals. He has been known to recite the entire “Tam O’ Shanter” from memory.
Neil McLeod has served as the Regional Vice President for the Clan MacLeod Society of the U.S.A., and Membership Chairman for the British United Services Club. He founded the Los Angeles Burns Club of which he is currently the president, and he is presently serving as Past President and Mentoring capacity in the Executive LeTip Club of West L.A. He is married and has two sons and a daughter. Neil is an active professional who understands networking and enjoys participating where ever he goes.
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