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Dentist – Needham, MA

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Richard C. Gillis, D.M.D.

Dr. Richard Gillis, the founder of Gillis Dental and a practicing dentist in Needham for over 35 years, has recently retired. As the proud grandparent of three cherished grandsons, he hopes to spend his retirement watching them grow up, traveling with his wife and friends, and improving his golf game!. Dr. Gillis attended Boston College for his undergraduate studies, and continued at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1980. Dr. Gillis was honored with the International College of Dentists Award for outstanding achievement during his four years of study at Boston University. In addition to his family practice, Dr. Gillis has served on the faculty of the Prosthetics Department at Boston University as an assistant clinical professor. 

Dr. Gillis has always cared deeply about his patients and their families. Dr. Ian Fessler has joined the practice to continue Dr. Gillis's legacy of exceptional patient care, and the Gillis team, many of whom have been with the practice for decades, remains committed to providing the quality denistry and exceptional care you have come to expect at Gillis Dental!

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