Meet the Doctors

Dr. Brian J. Hockel

Dr Brian HockelDr. Brian J. Hockel is a graduate of 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 9 to 26 – six boys and five girls.

Dr. Rebecca Jardine

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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.

Dr. Jack L. HockelDr Jack


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.