Dr. Orfaly received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1999. While at Tufts, Dr. Orfaly received the Tufts Merit Scholarship for academic excellence. Upon receiving his degree, he successfully completed a general practice residency at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Orfaly has been an active member of the American Dental Society, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the North Shore District Dental Society.
He has served as the membership liaison for the North Shore as well as the coordinator of a mobile dental van that provided dental treatment to underserved areas on the North Shore. In 2009, he was selected as a "Top 10 Under 10" dentist in Massachusetts. This is an honor bestowed upon him by his peers as an active and successful dentist practicing dentistry for 10 or fewer years.
Dr. Orfaly received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University where he was the recipient of the Robert Goddard Merit Scholarship. He graduated with Latin honors in 1995. While at Clark, he met his wife Sharon.
The Orfalys live in Marblehead with their three children. If not at the office, you will likely find Dr. Orfaly at a local baseball field or basketball court coaching his children's teams. He is on the Board of Directors of Marblehead Youth Baseball in which he has served as President. The Orfalys are very active in several philanthropic organizations in the community.
Dr. John Fisher is a graduate of Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, he received an appointment as a clinical instructor in the Fixed and Removable Prosthesis department at the dental school where he taught until he entered the United States Army. Upon completing his military service, he moved on to teach fixed prosthetics at Boston University School of Dentistry and at the same time was beginning his dental practice in Salem, where he has practiced for 43 years.
Dr. Fisher has been active in the community having served as President and Board member of the Salem YMCA for 25 years. He is a member and past President of the Salem Rotary Club. Dr. Fisher is a Board member of Catholic Charities North and an advisory member of the Oral Health Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has served as Trustee and President of the Massachusetts Dental Society and currently chairs the Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition. He lectures on community water fluoridation throughout the Commonwealth and is the State Representative for Oral Health 2020.
Additionally, he sits on the advisory board for Forsythe School of Dental Hygiene. He is a boating enthusiast and past Commodore of the Corinthian Yacht Club. He continues to enjoy skiing, tennis, and golf.
I have been a patient at Dr. Orfali’s for over 20 years. He has always been professional and never performs anything that is not needed. I’ve had a couple of crowns and he has done a great job. My adult son was told by a dentist that he had about $5000 worth of work to be done on his mouth. Dr. Orfali reviewed his x-rays and he did not need any work. I would trust Dr. Orfali with any of your dental needs. He will always be truthful.
Dr. Orfaly is a fantastic dentist. He is professional, caring, and responsive. I appreciate him squeezing me in on short notice and following up to check on me after-hours. The technicians are great, too. I highly recommend his practice.
I could not be any more fortunate and grateful for Dr. George Orfaly accepting me recently as a new patient! I switched over from my previous provider in a nearby community after receiving subpar care and at risk of losing two teeth. He and the entire team at Fisher & Orfaly Dental have made my transition a smooth and comfortable one, setting me at ease and swiftly on the path to a promising prognosis! I also know that both Dr. Orfaly and Dr. Fisher care a great deal about the community beyond the walls of their practice, too, both quite supportive of local nonprofit and charitable efforts. This all makes me feel wonderful about being a patient, one of the best decisions I've ever made. You and your family should consider switching to Fisher & Orfaly!
Needed a new dentist in Salem, picked Dr. Orfaly by location. I met him before agreeing to my first appointment, and so far, have been very happy. I'm a curious sob, and credit Dr Orfaly for being patient with my atmospheric river of questions. He knows how to relate to patients, and seems to be on top of his game. Highly recommend.
Dr Orfaly is the best dentist around! I have alot of anxiety around going to the dentist & Dr Orfaly always makes sure to check in to see how I'm doing & is so nice. If a referral is needed to a specialist, he makes the call for you & gets you an appt quickly (mine was even the same day) I love how they book you with the same dental hygienist for all cleanings.. Adds another level of comfort... Shoutout to mine, Kathy!! 😊
I have had a couple appointments with Dr. Orfaly at this point, and he and his staff have been joys to work with. They always answer my questions in plenty of detail - but not too much as to confuse me - and are accessible if I need anything. Even further, I had a new crown recently and Dr. Orfaly checked in a couple times after the various steps in the procedure (it was multiple appointments) to ensure everything was good. It is a great personal touch.
I’ve been a patient for more years than I’d like to admit. Dr. Fisher and Dr. Orafaly run a professional and first class Dental Office. When scheduling or rescheduling an appointment or having a cleaning and X-rays or needing a filling or having a crown made, you are always treated with care from the minute you walk in to the time you walk out. They also are available to you in case of an emergency 24/7. The support staff, hygienists and dental assistants are important professional, courteous and caring members of the Fisher/Orafaly team. They all work to accommodate your needs. We Their adherence to the new COVID-19 safety measures reflects their commitment to providing the best dental care with the safety, comfort and health of their patients being their first priority.
Dr.Orfaly is great, he listened to all of my needs and wants & matched me to the best solution tailored to my problems. My whole life I have had imperfections with my teeth that I never thought would be fixed & I am now able to smile with 100% confidence thanks to him and the technology he has access too. Even through Covid I was tended and not forgotten. I recommend anyone to this practice, no matter what their dental needs are Orfaly can help you find a solution!
I would give 10 stars if I could! I’ve been a patient of Dr Orfaly for about 20yrs. I was so happy with his work I followed him when he moved to Salem to partner with Dr Fisher. The kindness, compassion and professionalism from each and every staff member is commendable. I have had quite a few issues with my teeth and Dr Orfaly (along with his right hand girl Mirella!) has been there to help fix and support me beyond what one would expect. Aside from being up to date on the latest and greatest in dentistry everyone here treats you like an old friend not just a patient. I look forward to my cleanings with Kathy not only because her humor makes for a great visit but because of her attention to detail in getting the job done. I HIGHLY recommend this practice. It’s a fact...there isn’t anyone better!
I had an amazing experience with Dr Orfaly. He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Dr Orfaly Assistant is very professional and very personable.