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510 Third Avenue Duncansville, PA 16635


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DUNCANSVILLE, PA – Dr. Neal Locker, a leader in cosmetic dentistry, has added a Wi-Fi hotspot to the patient waiting area of his practice, Gentle Family Dentistry.

The office implemented the new service for patients in July to entertain patients and to better accommodate patients who are taking off work to complete their dental treatment. The Internet service is free and can be accessed from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

“This new service gives our patients an opportunity to stay connected when they’re in our office,” Dr. Locker said. “So many patients would rather play on their smartphones than read office magazines, so we are keeping up with the times to offer free Internet access.”

Dr. Locker said the office was able to upgrade its Internet service to the highest speed and has received positive reviews from patients since offering the Wi-Fi. In some cases, patients bring their tablet or mobile devices into the operatories if they have longer treatments scheduled.

“It’s exciting to finally tell our patients that they can get on their smartphones at our office,” Dr. Locker said. “This is especially beneficial for parents or visitors who are driving their family members to their dental appointments.”

Gentle Family Dentistry is a modern, five-operatory practice with state-of-the-art equipment. The practice, 510 Third Ave., offers cleanings, smile makeovers, crowns and bridges, dentures and partial dentures, deep bleaching, snoring and sleep apnea appliances, composite white fillings, root canal therapy, extractions and gum disease treatment. Gentle Family Dentistry offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for patients who have a fear of the dentist.

The Duncansville dental practice uses the latest technology to treat patients. The office offers digital X-rays, which reduce radiation by up to 90 percent, and The Wand for painless Novocain delivery every time. Dr. Locker introduced The Wand to help ease patients’ fears of the dentist. Now his patients can expect pain-free Novocain delivery while they undergo restorative or cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Locker takes a special interest in nutrition and naturalistic health maintenance, and he works to educate patients on how their oral health affects their overall health. Dr. Locker writes and manages a blog on his website that provides dental health tips and discusses new studies and trends in dentistry.

Dr. Locker is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He grew up in Passaic, N.J., and attended Rutgers University for his undergraduate studies and then New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine). After graduating dental school, Dr. Locker joined the U.S. Air Force and spent three years at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va. He later joined the U.S. Public Health Service and served one year on the Navajo reservation. Dr. Locker worked for general dental practices in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania before starting his own practice, Gentle Family Dentistry, in March 1994.

For more information about Dr. Locker’s cosmetic dentistry or clear braces, call 814-693-6777.

August 25, 2015