Dr. Charles Fine
Dr. Charles Fine knows this neighborhood! He went to both Randallstown and Pikesville High School (he enjoys having many of his high school classmates and teachers as his patients). After high school, he attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and then studied dentistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where he received his D.D.S. in 1981.
Dr. Fine completed a general dental residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He then returned to Baltimore to begin practicing general dentistry with Drs. Howard Goldberg and Norman Highstein in 1982. The three partners founded McDonogh Dental in 1985.
In 1986 he received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. In 1997 he was elected as a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy where he has served as Chairman of the Maryland Chapter for the past 20 years. Dr. Fine was inducted as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists in 2003 and the International College of Dentists in 2006. Less than 1% of all dentists are fellows of these organizations. Dr. Fine has been named one of Baltimore’s Best Dentists by Baltimore Magazine 11 times, with the most votes of all general dentists in 2 of those years. Dr. Fine is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland Dental Association, and the Baltimore County Dental Association. He was a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Oral Diagnosis Department.
Nicknamed “The Baseball Dentist” by Press-box Magazine, Dr. Fine has served as the team dentist for the Baltimore Orioles, the San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox and as a dental consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has treated 10 Major League Baseball Hall of Famers.
Family is very important to Dr. Fine. He has been married to Phyllis Fine for 42 years, has two wonderful children, and two adorable grandchildren. He is very close with his siblings, both in Baltimore, Ileen Bard and Dr. Ira Fine. Practicing general dentistry for almost 39 years has extended his family, having shared life with so many patients for so many years. “The reason I love general dentistry is that over the years I have spent so much collective time with my patients. We have traveled through life together, the good times and the bad times. They know the names of my children and grandchildren and I know the names of theirs. I am beginning to see the fourth generation of some of my patients, checking the teeth of great-grandchildren! What could be better.”