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Friel Ortho



Having a beautiful smile will transform your life. No longer will you worry about crooked teeth; instead, you’ll smile and laugh, freely and confidently, knowing you have an incredible smile. Dr. Hugh Friel and our team at Friel Ortho would love to help you transform your life and smile, and become your friends, too!

You will never be a number on a chart to any of us. Not only will we remember your name, but your comfort, concerns, and smile goals are our top priorities. We want to know who you are, and your interests, so Dr. Friel can design a custom orthodontic plan that’s right for you.

Every bite, every smile, every face, and every patient is unique. You deserve to be treated with respect and compassion, and be celebrated for the individual you are. At Friel Ortho, you’ll receive fast and effective, leading-edge care delivered by people who live in the community. We love creating incredible smiles for our friends and neighbors; we’d love to create a wonderful smile for you!

Some of the care options we offer:

Complimentary consultations are offered at our Whitehall and Macungie, PA orthodontic offices, which serve Allentown and surrounding communities. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Friel today.

The team at Friel Ortho can’t wait to welcome you to our orthodontic family. It will be a pleasure to make the confident, beautiful smile of your dreams a reality.

Dr. Friel is an active member in the following organizations:

Please note, you are responsible for diagnostic records and fees.

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7:30 am-5:00 pm

Or 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM




8:00 am-5:00 pm

Or 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM







Meet Our Doctor

  • Dr. Hugh Friel

    Dr. Friel went on to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1997. During his studies at Michigan, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a dental honor society for students who graduate in the top five percent of their dental class. He also received the Dean’s Academic Scholarship during his senior year.

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What Our Patients Say About Us

  • "You will not find a more knowledgeable or personable orthodontist. Dr. Friel is as good as they come. The entire team is also wonderful—friendly, efficient, and helpful. I highly recommend it."
    Eric DiPaul
  • "Great office. The staff is really helpful and friendly. When you talk to Dr. Friel, he makes it in a way that makes you feel like you’ve known each other for a while. They explain everything and also explain why."
    Andrew Ammary
  • "Good place professional staff works great with children"
    Dan Kline

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