Dentist – Beverly, MA
Meet Dr. Robert Blake
Beverly Farms’ Hometown Dentist Since 1986
As the son of a small business owner, Dr. Blake was destined to run his own business. He grew up making house calls (to fix broken appliances) with his dad, and he always enjoyed the resulting mix of problem solving and helping others. This common-sense, hands-on approach is what has allowed him to serve as an important member of the Beverly Farms community for more than 30 years.
Please take a minute to read about Dr. Blake. Whether you are a long-time patient or new to the community, you will learn some things you didn't know. Most importantly, you will gain confidence and comfort that he and his team are the right folks to help your family smile.
Why I Became a Dentist
As we know, Dr. Blake enjoyed fixing things and working with his hands – even at a young age. Credit his biology and math teachers at Quincy High School, for turning these interests towards dentistry. It was because of them that Dr. Blake volunteered at Boston City Hospital and the Boston University Dental Clinic to help him decide between a career in medicine or dentistry. Also, it was his teacher’s guidance that led him to McGill University (and its very strong focus on the sciences) in Montreal to pursue his undergraduate degree.
He was honored to be able to take the work ethic and small business attitude instilled by his father and transform it into a career which would allow him to improve the lives of others.
My Dental Education & Training
Armed with a biology degree from McGill, Dr. Blake had his choice of dental schools. In fact, he was accepted at 8 out 10 of the schools to which he applied. He chose Georgetown University School of Dentistry and never looked back. The clinical requirements for graduation were much more stringent, and this hands-on experience gave him the opportunity to earn a post-graduate residency at Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA.
After completing his residency in 1981, Dr. Blake took the opportunity to become an Associate Dentist at an established practice in Beverly, MA. It was a great place to learn, and it provided him with the foundation on which to start his own practice in 1984. In 1996, he moved to his current location and has been helping his friends and neighbors in Beverly Farms smile ever since.
Along with building his own practice, Dr. Blake has played an active role in the New England dental community. He has worked with the Massachusetts Dental Society to help establish The Yankee Dental Congress as one of the preeminent dental education programs in the world, and he has personally completed more than 1,500 hours of clinical education and training. His passion has always been the most-challenging, advanced restorative cases.
Life Away from the Dental Practice
Having grown up on the water of the South Shore in Quincy, Dr. Blake has been boating since the age of 6. His water adventures have taken him from Bar Harbor, ME, to New York City – and everywhere in-between. When not on the water, Dr. Blake can be found buying and selling used cars. His current favorite is his 1998 BMW Z3. Some of Dr. Blake’s favorite times are traveling with his family. Dr Blake lives in Beverly with his wife Alison and their three children – Alanna, Christian, and Lilly.