About Us

Dr. Dennis Lockney

Dr. Lockney has a passion for excellent dental health. He truly believes that a healthy, beautiful smile can make a world of difference in one's life. He is dedicated to helping their patients realize the benefits of optimal dental health.

Dr. Lockney is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He has focused much of his post-graduate education on cosmetic and implant dentistry.

"One of the most rewarding things we can do is help give someone the self-confidence of a great smile. This can literally change someone’s life."

As a family man, Dr. Lockney has enjoyed seeing families in the practice, "It’s great to see the kids growing up."

Dr. Lockney and his wife, Norma, have resided in Concord with their three children since 1993.


Dr. Tyler Lockney

Dr. Ty is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went there for undergraduate studies from 2007-2011 and again for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from 2013-2017. Some of his favorite activities are playing basketball, volleyball, scuba diving, wakeboarding and snowboarding. He also loves to keep saltwater aquariums and entertain his crazy Siberian Husky, Waldo. He likes to be involved with his community through fund raisers (like Relay for Life) and Missions of Mercy (MOM) clinics.


Meet the Team


Registered Dental Hygienist

I love meeting new people and building relationships with each of them. Our conversations bring us closer together and form a bond. They also give me insight into how I can best help the person take control of their oral health. I take X-rays and review a patient’s medical history. I also clean and polish teeth and apply fluoride. Much of my focus is on educating patients. When they learn why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy, they become invested in doing so.

I’m a native North Carolinian. I’m happily married and we have one furry child: a lab mix who loves to play. I enjoy walking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. I’m also interested in bee-keeping.



Dental Assistant II

I am happiest when assisting a patient who is very nervous, helping them overcome their fears. I also enjoy helping people who are embarrassed to smile and seeing them leave happy and smiling. I have been providing chairside assistance to Dr. Lockney for over 12 yrs. Acting as a second pair of hands for the doctor, I also make sure our patient is comfortable. At the end, I provide home care instructions and answer questions.

My husband Rob and I have been married for 30 years. We have two adult sons, Ryan and Jordan, and a daughter-in-law. We also have two dogs: Shelby is a Golden Retriever and Bailey is a Yorkie. I love to go antiquing, finding old furniture and treasures, and DIY projects.



Dental Assistant II

I enjoy helping people and my work allows me to do that all day. It’s fun to get to know our patients and learn about their lives. Everyone has interesting stories to tell and I like hearing them. I assist Dr. Lockney as he cares for patients, supporting him and keeping our patient updated on what we’re doing. I also sterilize our equipment and tools, support our hygiene team, and assist at the front desk when needed.

I have two incredible children, a son and daughter, who I love very much, and also two dogs. Spending time with them, along with family and friends, is a priority. I love going to the beach, too, and riding horses.



Dental Assistant

I love coming to work every day and providing the best possible care to all of our wonderful patients. I really enjoy making people happy and comfortable and working at Lockney Dental allows me to do just that. We have a strong sense of community here and it makes for a great working environment. When I am not assisting during treatment, I do my best to help the rest of the team by performing sterilization duties, helping with organization and any other tasks that I am able to perform.

In my spare time I love making things with my hands, whether it is crocheting, knitting, baking or drawing. I also enjoy spending time with my family around the outdoor fireplace.



Office Manager and Dental Assistant II

I love developing relationships with our patients and giving people a reason to smile while we improve their oral health. I have been with Dr Lockney for 16 yrs and I wear many hats in our office. In the treatment area, I work with Dr. Lockney and patients both chairside and administrative during their visits. In our front office, I oversee the practice management and handle all insurance concerns. I also welcome new patients and help them through their first visits.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love being outdoors and riding horses, too.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I love, love, love being a dental hygienist at Dr. Lockney’s office for many reasons. Working here allows me to build relationships and conversate with each individual patient about their dental health. I review medical histories, take x- rays, scale, polish, and floss. When needed I apply fluoride varnish, which helps keep your teeth from developing cavities. I love answering any dental questions from patients and educating each of them on oral health. When I do not have a patient in my chair, you can find me in the sterilization room, organizing something, or helping a co- worker with any task.

Outside of my dental life, I enjoy spending time with my nephews and spoiling them. Some of my favorite things to do include watching FRIENDS, eating, dancing, going on adventures, and spending time with my family (including dogs) and friends.