We are greatly saddened to have lost Dr. Robert Angorn on January 13, 2014. Dr. Angorn was a dedicated and passionate orthodontist who established his orthodontic practice in Melrose more than 44 years ago.
Dr. Angorn was an honors graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a graduate of the Tufts Post-Graduate Orthodontic Program and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society. He has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics for the Tufts University Post Graduate Orthodontic Department.
Below is a letter he wrote when the practice officially changed hands:
Dear Patients, Families, Colleagues and Friends,
As you all know, I have been fighting an illness since last April. Though I had planned to return to my orthodontic practice along side Dr. Ghazinouri (Dr. G), my recovery is not going as well as originally expected. Sadly, I have come to realize those plans are not possible.
After 47 years of practicing orthodontics, I will be retiring as of today. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have worked with so many terrific young people and their families over the years. Perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences has been having so many former patients grow up and return with their own children for treatment years later! I have truly enjoyed every day in the office, doing what I love, with an outstanding and dedicated staff, Joan, Wendy, Patty, Susan, Lynda, Mary,and Fran and of course, my amazing wife, Ruth.
I am also thankful for the expertise of Dr. G, as she has stepped in gracefully at this difficult time and been able to maintain and further the same outstanding level of care I have always strived for. Dr. G shares my Alma matter as a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with more than thirteen years of experience in treating children as well as adults. The feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive, and it has been quite reassuring for me to know you are in such capable hands. In this regard, given my current health situation, I am now stepping aside so that Dr. G may officially take over the practice and focus full time on keeping the beautiful smiles coming from 21 East Emerson Street.
I want to thank you all for your patience and warm wishes during this challenging time. Please also know how thankful I am for the many wonderful memories we've made over the years, from the first time my many patients see the Treasure Chest to the Halloween Contests, Bike raffles, and more. I am highly confident that with Dr. G, there are many more great memories and beautiful smiles to be made.
Robert Angorn, D.M.D