Our History

Dr. Norman Becker began practicing in Revere and in 1947. He moved his dental practice to our current location, 34 Shirley Avenue, in 1962. Dr. Norman also started practicing at 29 Commonwealth Avenue in 1947. In the 1940s and 1950s, Dr. Norman was known as a “jazz dentist,” and his patients included jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Bobby Hackett and Buck Clayton.

Dr. Norman Becker practiced with another dentist until his son, Dr. David Belf Becker, joined him in 1976. They practiced as Becker & Becker until they invited Dr. Charles Silvius to join them in 1991. Dr. Silvius had had his own practice in Revere since 1975. The partnership of Becker, Becker & Silvius was formed in 1992. They were joined in 2005 by Dr. Todd Belfbecker, who is the son of Dr. David and the grandson of Dr. Norman.

Our practice had an office in Back Bay since 1947,  71 of those years were in the same location on Commonwealth Avenue.  Sadly for reasons due to COVID-19 we had to close that location in 2020.  It was hard to leave all that history behind.  However you can continue to visit us in the same Revere location we have always been in on Shirley Avenue.

In 2020 Dr. Silvius and Dr. Becker both retired, but the practice continues on under the leadership of Dr. Belfbecker and our new name, Belfbecker Dental.  He and the staff, some of whom have been there for over 40 years, continue to provide the highest level of dental care to our patients.

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8:00 am-1:00 pm