Meet Dr. Earl Bergersen, Innovator for Interceptive Orthodontics
Following his dental degrees as an orthodontist, Dr. Earl Bergersen went on to become an assistant professor at Northwestern University. For 25 years, Dr. Bergersen taught on the subject of orthodontic growth and development, cephalometric radiography and cephalometric analysis. (Cephalometric analysis studies the skeletal and dental relationships of the head, used by orthodontists to plan treatment and determine proper development.)
In 1968, Dr. Earl Bergersen developed the Ortho-Tain® Preformed Positioner, followed by the Occlus-o-Guide® Eruption Guidance Appliance, and the Nite- Guide® Eruption Guidance Appliance, thus spearheading interceptive orthodonics. He holds more than 450 patents throughout the world. In fact, most braceless orthodontics, invisible aligners, and removable braces today utilize the foundation of research studies and FDA clearances earned by Dr. Bergersen as the pioneer of braceless orthodontics.
An expert in the field of development and growth, Dr. Bergersen lectures in many stateside universities such as: Tufts University, Loyola University, Northwestern University, Marquette University, University of Illinois, and the University of Nebraska. In addition, Dr. Bergersen is a guest lecturer in the pediatric post-graduate department of the graduate School of Dentistry at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Bergersen has also presented numerous courses on the use of skeletal age assessments of maturity in relation to facial and body growth; and specifically, its influence on orthodontic treatment and retention timing, (known as Interceptive Orthodontics).
Degrees and Associations of Earl O. Bergersen, DDS, MSD:
- Northwestern University Dental School, DDS degree
- Northwestern University Graduate School in Dentistry, MSD degree
- The American Association of Orthodontists
- The Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- The Illinois Society of Orthodontists
- The Angle Society of Orthodontists
- The American Board of Orthodontists
- The American Dental Association
- The Illinois Dental Association
- The Chicago Dental Society
- Regional Editor, The American Journal of Orthodontics (past)
- President, Northwestern University Orthodontic Alumni Association (past)
As a doctor, Dr. Bergersen is personally dedicated to improving patient health and treatment experience. His approach is a holistic method to naturally prevent problems where possible, through Interceptive Orthodontics and other practices.
Dr. Bergersen also works to promote the success of dental practices through the focus of improving their patients’ well-being. As an expert in his field, Dr. Bergersen remains committed to supporting his partnering dentists and their patients, with his lifetime of knowledge and treatment experience.
Dr. Bergersen has lectured all over the world.