About Me

Although I have been in the specialist private practice of Orthodontics for over 40 years, it was not until the early 1980s that I began to develop an interest in impacted teeth. Why? Because these were the cases that nobody else wanted to treat and I decided that, in the immortal words of Harry S. Truman, “…… the buck stops here”! The rest is history. On the basis of more and more treated cases and, together with a small group of dedicated scientific collaborators in Jerusalem, I have published widely in the leading international refereed Orthodontic literature, most of which reporting our clinical research studies on various aspects of this fascinating area.

In the Graduate Clinic of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

In summary................

I am Clinical Associate Professor emeritus in the Department of Orthodontics of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Authored the book entitled “The Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth” – 3rd edition 2012. Co-authored 11 other textbooks. Guest editor of September 2010 issue of Seminars in Orthodontics dedicated to impacted teeth. Published 150 articles in the leading refereed international orthodontic journals and reviews manuscripts for all these journals.

Present or past Editorial Board member of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, Seminars in Orthodontics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, World Journal of Orthodontics, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, Progress in Orthodontics (the official journal of SIDO, Societa Italiana di Ortodonzia), Mondo Ortodontico.

President VIIth Symposium on Dentofacial Development & Function, Jerusalem 1998.

Keith Godfrey Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia, October/November 2005. Cecil Steiner Annual Memorial Lecture laureate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, 2006.

Invited speaker at the national orthodontic congresses of U.S.A. (11 times), U.K (3 times), Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands (twice), Denmark, Australia, Italy (twice), Greece (twice), Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Romania, India, Poland

I present 1-day, 2-day and 3-day courses internationally with Professor Stella Chaushu, on the various aspects related to impacted teeth.

I maintain a website which is a lively and active educational resource for troubleshooting impacted teeth www.dr-adrianbecker.com