Dr. Rachel Clay
Dr. Rachel Clay attended Hendrix College in Arkansas receiving her Bachelor’s in Chemistry with Minors in Biology, Art and Accounting. She continued her education at University of Tennessee graduating with her Doctor of Dental Science (DDS). Dr. Clay did her Residency at Brookdale University Hospital.
Dr. Clay had many accomplishments during her time at University of Tennessee include being a part of Student National Dental Association and receiving awards for Highest GPA in her class. She also received the Pediatric Dentistry Award of Excellence.
Dr. Clay is married to K. Chad Clay. They reside in Athens and in their spare time enjoy camping, hiking and spending time with their dog. Dr. Clay and her husband love SEC football and you will find them cheering on the DAWGS during football season.
Dr. Clay has been serving the Athens area since 2012. She loves expanding her expertise by taking many hours of CE each year, she is a member of the ADA, GDA and Eastern District Dental Society. Dr. Clay loves meeting new patients and enjoys helping to make a difference in each patient.
Dr. Deck Neisler
Dr. Deck Neisler is a native Georgian. The son of a large animal veterinarian, he was born and raised in the small town of Forsyth, GA. Dr. Neisler followed in his father’s footsteps and attended Auburn University, graduating with honors in 1977. He attended Emory University School of Dentistry, graduating with honors in 1981. He has practiced dentistry in Atlanta, Decatur and since 2005, in Athens.
He has been married to Brenda since 1976. She is a retired educator and a local yoga instructor. They have two adult sons, Andrew and Justin. Dr. Neisler enjoys following Auburn sports and the Atlanta Braves!
After 41 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Neisler continues to develop his skills. He feels the most important aspects of dentistry are providing quality care, being compassionate to his patients and responding to their needs. Dr. Neisler’s Southern charm and humor are part of who he is. He looks forward to caring for the patients at Athens Smiles.