Modern dentistry can do wonders
During the early 1900s, Drs. N.L. and A.V. Peck had a prosperous dental practice in Stroudsburg, Pa., which they advertised in the local newspaper.
One of the ads, published on Oct. 3, 1907, in the Monroe Democrat, promoted not only the services available at their office, but also dental health.
Today, the ad could be used by a number of local dentists. But some modern-day patients may disagreed with one line. They would not be “pleased … with the prices.”
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In 1914, the same local newspaper reported that Dr. Anna V. Peck of Stroudsburg was the only woman dentist in Monroe County. She is also known to be the first female dentist in the county, according to the book “Women who made History in Monroe County.”
At the age of 16, Peck graduated from Stroudsburg High School and began working in her father’s dental office. Her father was Dr. N.D. Peck. After completing two years of study with her father, she entered the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in Philadelphia. She completed her degree in 1902, according the book.