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Ask anyone who has had any contact with Federal Hill during the past 50 years about the Doctors Gorfine, and you’re sure to have some reaction.

Either of a childhood dental experience or their parents first exposure to dentistry.

Or should you be talking with an elder, they'll remind you when it only cost 50 cents to have a tooth extracted and that sometimes people couldn’t afford it.

But their tooth was extracted and other dental work done and that later they paid the doctors Gorfine when they were able to.

It was this faith in a community and pioneering thinking that made the Mr. Gorfine Dental office grow from a one person dental office to one of the largest dental facilities in New England.

The Landmarks of Federal Hill: History and Legacy of the Doctors Gorfine