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Third Generation Dentist a Part of Elmwood’s Renaissance

Dr. Rick Liftig comes from a family of dentists. He shares why he loves working in West Hartford.


Business Name: Dr. Rick Liftig

Contact Info: 860-232-8466

Business Address: 10 Princeton St., West Hartford


Why choose that location? Why start a business in this town?

West Hartford is a great town. The Elmwood section is blossoming, becoming a great alternative to the Center- and there's free parking!

What do you do?

I am a general and family dentist. You know what dentists do, we poke we clean, we fix up, we help you look your best! I take into account your entire health history and will help you understand how you can maximize your oral health.

What are you most proud of about your business?

I have lifelong relationships with my patients. We have an incredible level of trust in them and it is returned.

What's something people would find surprising about your business or profession?

I am a third generation dentist. i have several patients who have seen all three generations of my family. My dad established his office in Elmwood in 1952 — 62 years later — we're still here!

How are you involved in the community?

I have been very involved in Elmwood's renaissance. Over the past 17 years, I have seen the neighborhood transformed from a borderline, at risk place into a vibrant and trendy one. I am president of the Elmwood Business Association.


This article is part of Patch's series highlighting local businesses in our community. Learn more about the series, and if you're a small business owner, fill out the form to be included, by checking out this link.
Hank the Bank March 14, 2014 at 07:07 AM
Very exclusionary as head of the Elmwood Merchants Association. Close ties to the Town of West Hartford which is sometimes good, but often not helpful to Elmwood businesses.

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