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2651 Oak Grove Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Brian J. Hockel DDS

Life Dental & Orthodontics

Brian J. HockelDr. Brian J. Hockel
Dr. Brian J. Hockel is a graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry (’89).  After graduating, he practiced with his father for eleven years, and has continued the family traditions.  He learned gnathology, the study of the jaw movements and how they relate to the teeth, as a senior in high school.  He was a dental technician for several years before attending dental school, at which time his brother Steve took over the laboratory.

The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Brian has focused on cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic care, and is active in the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.   He combines his cosmetic, orthodontic, airway treatment and gnathology skills to bring about great changes in people’s smiles and health.  Check out some of his orthodontic results- often done invisibly with Crozats or other inconspicuous appliances.  See also a sample of his cosmetic / restorative results.  Dr. Hockel is one of the only northern California dentists who practices and teaches orthotropics, a method of facial growth guidance for young kids that can result in amazing changes.

Dr. Hockel and his wife Beth have eleven children, ages from 10 to 26 – six boys and five girls.

Dr. Rebecca Jardine Dr. Rebecca Jardine
Dr. Rebecca Jardine graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry in 2002. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in both private practice as well as served in public health in community dental clinics.  With her many years of experience in restorative, cosmetic and pediatric dentistry, Dr. Jardine provides personalized, gentle, and compassionate care to all ages, from young children to seniors.

Having grown up in the Bay Area, Dr. Jardine loves to travel, explore new places, and go hiking on a bright sunny day with her husband and three children.

AdairDr. Kevin S. Adair
Dr. Kevin S. Adair graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1998. After practicing as a general dentist for 9 years he realized that orthodontics was his passion. He sold his practice and attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry for his Certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Adair has taught orthodontics with the IAO and at UOP and has conducted research at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Like Dr. Hockel, Dr. Adair follows an airway-friendly philosophy, and is skilled at Orthotropics®. His approach evaluates the airway and facial balance of each person, while producing dazzling smiles.

Dr. Adair is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics, the International Association of Orthodontics, the International Association for Facial Growth Guidance, the California Dental Association and many others. Staying active in the local dental societies and charitable organizations are an important outlet for Dr. Adair to give back to the community.

Dr. Adair and his wife have a spunky 2 year old that keeps them busy.

Dr. Jack L. HockelDr. Jack L. Hockel
Dr. Jack L. Hockel, now retired, limited his practice to orthodontic treatment for many years, especially non-extraction Crozat orthopedics. He also led our on-site orthodontic study club for many years, and is currently the editor for a national orthodontic journal. A graduate of UCSF (’59), he practiced as a general dentist in the area over 40 years. He has published and lectured extensively (including a book published in 2008) about this unique approach to orthodontics, especially through the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics. He published Crozat Arch Development in 2008, a definitive explanation of Crozat mechanics. Dr. Jack’s hobbies include saxophone, gardening, cooking, and computers. He and Judie have six children and twenty-six grandchildren.

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