Choosing a dentist can be a difficult task because you want to make sure you’re receiving the best oral care possible. Here are a few tips to help you choose your Waco dentist!

  1. Patient Relationships – Our team is committed to building relationships with our patients built on trust and respect. We are devoted to helping you understand your mouth and encourage you to ask us any questions or address any concerns.
  2. Patient Comfort – We want you to feel comfortable and confident about your mouth and your visit. If you express fear, embarrassment, anxiety, or any other situation that prevents total relief in the dental chair, ask Dr. Locke about his sedation and relaxation techniques. Sedation dentistry can help relax your body and ease your nerves so you won’t have to panic about your treatments.
  3. Trained Dentist – You need to make sure your dentist has the training, credentials, and qualifications to treat your mouth. Dr. Locke has over 25 years as a general dentist and is a firm believer in prevention and early diagnosis. He also stays up-to-date with current innovations. His trainings come from the Pankey Institute and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He also maintains an involved membership with the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and other industry organizations.
  4. Cosmetic Options – In addition to keeping your smile healthy, Dr. Locke is devoted to keeping your smile beautiful. His cosmetic services can alter and improve the appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers, composite resin fillings, dental implants, bonding, and tooth whitening can all change and beautify your grin.
  5. TMJ Therapy – Dr. Locke has advanced studies in treating TMJ disorder to help relieve pain and realign your bite. He is one of the few dentists in the country to practice both Centric Relation and Neuromuscular Dentistry to keep your jaw joints in their proper positions. He will customize his TMJ therapy techniques to fit your needs.
  6. Comprehensive Exam – At your appointment, Dr. Locke will take a comprehensive exam to help diagnose any problems. He will also evaluate your full medical health history. Your dental health is connected to your overall health, so your medical history will help us determine your risk of certain conditions.
  7. Technology – Our office uses current advanced technology systems to help fully diagnose and treat your mouth. Our dental X-rays and intraoral photos can help detect problems early on, preventing the need for painful, complicated procedures in the future.
  8. Online Presence – We believe that dental education needs to be available to our patients at all times and in as many ways as possible. Our blog, website, and YouTube channel provide our patients with news, updates, and information.
  9. Payment Options – Don’t let budget concerns prevent you from getting the dental care you need. Our front office staff can help you handle your insurance policies. We also accept cash, checks, credit cards, and monthly financing payments to assist anyone with their dental costs.
  10. Customized Treatments – Dr. Locke doesn’t just offer a general treatment. Our team will sit down with you and discuss your dental needs, preferences, and concerns. We will present all your options so we can help you choose the treatment that works best with your situation.

To experience our dental services for yourself, contact Dr. Locke at our dentist office in Waco, Texas, at (254) 776-4888 to request a consultation. We welcome patients from Waco, Woodway, McGregor, Hewitt, and surrounding communities.