Dr. Neff graduated from The Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1963. In 1966 he left a lucrative practice in Florida to accept a post as Professor and Chairman of Georgetown’s Occlusion Department which he held until 1990. Dr. Neff has traveled the globe giving hundreds of lectures and workshops to academic and dental schools and organizations. His 1975 book, “TMJ, Occlusion and Function”, which has been translated into 5 languages, is used by dental students around the world.
Dr. Neff’s reputation has attracted patients as high profile as the late King Hussein of Jordan. Grateful for alleviating him of pain and hearing loss that mystified leading dental and medical experts, King Hussein awarded Dr. Neff with his country’s highest honor, the “Alkawab” decoration. During his illustrious career, for his contributions to dental research, teaching, and patient care, Dr. Neff has received dozens of recognitions from countries all over the world. Dr. Neff is on the faculty of The University of Maryland College of Dentistry and Howard University.
Dr. Neff was born of Greek parents in Cairo Egypt. He ran the 100 meter dash in the 1948 Olympics for Egypt. Dr Neff had a distinguished military career in the US Marines prior to attending Georgetown.
Dr. Neff is a member of the Hall of Excellence, and the following organizations: American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, American Equilibration Society, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, International Society of Occlusal Studies, TN C.R.A.N.I.O., American Alliance of TMD Organizations(Chairman). Dr. Neff is past president and life member of the A.E.S., A.A.C.B., A.A.O.F.P. He is a life member of the American Dental Association, A.A.C.O.F.P., and The Society of Occlusal Studies.