Marlborough’s oldest family dental practice turns 75!

Dec 5, 2017 | By: Jacob Lilley
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     The history of our family dental practice spans over 75 years. We are proud to be the longest established Marlborough dental practice starting in 1940 when Dr.Francis opened his Marlborough dental practice in the Corey building on Main Street in Marlborough. Dr. Francis serendipitously happened on his career while working as a caddy at The Marlborough Country Club. He worked as a caddy for a well known dentist working in the area. The dentist took a liking to the affable young chap. He told Frank about the merits of dentistry and how rewarding a career it could be. Frank's interest was certainly peaked. A few years later, Frank entered Holy Cross as a pre-Med student. Upon graduation, he entered Tufts University where he graduated in 1940. After graduation, Frank opened his Marlborough dental practice, still in existence today. 

   Frank and his wife Anne were blessed with 6 children, four sons and two daughters. One of Frank's sons, Robert, took in interest in dentistry. He worked for Dr.Francis in the Marlborough family dental office throughout his boyhood years. Upon entering college, Robert worked diligently at St. Bonaventure University as a biology major. In 1966, Robert proudly followed his fathers footsteps and entered Tufts Dental. He graduated in 1970, thirty years after his father. He worked with his father at the present Marlborough dental office which Frank opened on Highland Street in Marlborough, literally in his back yard. They had many happy years together at the Marlborough dental practice working side my side treating many Marlborough families. 

     Fast forward to the 21st century, Dr.Robert Paglia was proud to walk in the ceremony honoring the class of 2000 where his daughter, Dr. Rebecca Paglia, received her dental degree, thirty years after her father and sixty years after her grandfather graduated. Dr. Rebecca paglia works with her father at the Highland Street Marlborough family practice to date. They have immensely enjoy the time spent together as father and daughter and as colleagues. It has been tremendously rewarding for her to see patients and families grow generation to generation. Dr.Rebecca often marvels at stories patient's tell her about her grandfather and father, alike. The practice has grown over the years but the family atmosphere still exists over 75 years later.

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