Education
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA / Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, 1967
Temple University, School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA / D.D.S., 1971
Temple University/St. Christopher’s Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, 1986-1988
Resident, Pediatric Dentistry
Continuing Professional Development and study of Early Treatment of Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics

1971 – Present
Russel T. Becthloff, DDS, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Dentistry, 1988-Present
General Dentistry, 1971-1988
Established this practice to service the general population. Later focused service on the specialized needs of children, with emphasis on orthodontics.

1978 – Present
Department of Surgery – Staff, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Recognition
John Shankweiler Science Award, Temple University
John Kolmar Medicine Award
James Society for Outstanding Performance in Pathology & Histopathology

Affiliations
American Dental Association
American Academy of Functional Orthodontics
American Orthodontic Society

Fun Facts
“Dr. B,” as patients warmly call him, takes a strong interest in the local community, supporting local charities on a personal level. He is a classical pianist and focuses on local education about music and art, presenting programs and assemblies in the Langhorne-area elementary schools. Dr. B has served as President of the Newtown Chamber Orchestra for the past two years, and has for the past six years directed a free children’s classical concert called “Kids Connect to the Classics,” for elementary school students. His favorite composer is Beethoven. Dr. B is also involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trenton.

Dr. Bechtloff is a native of Freeland, Pennsylvania. He lives in the community with his family, and dog, Jackson.