Dr. Joseph Becht
Dr. Joe Becht believes that visiting the dentist should be fun. He grew up on Long Island, New York, looking forward to visits with his own wonderful family dentist. Treating children was the most enjoyable part of dental school, so it was a natural progression for him to pursue specialty training in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Joe loves to create a joyful, fun and safe environment for children and their families so they can develop into adults who are excited and motivated to take care of their smile. He feels so grateful to be a part of the amazing NDOC team.
Dr. Joe graduated cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While at Harvard, he participated in the mentoring program at Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. He then served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. In the Navy he served as the dental officer for a Seabee battalion deployed to Spain and the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Joe completed his pediatric specialty training at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York. Cohen Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAAPD). The FAAPD program rewards and encourages participation in organized dentistry, scholarly activity and community involvement. Dr. Joe has been on staff at Lowell General Hospital for over 10 years. He was awarded the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
In his spare time, Dr. Joe can be found spending time outdoors with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys volunteering at their schools and coaching his daughter’s youth soccer team. When not on a sports field with his kids, he is often shuttling his girls to and from their dance classes. He loves to garden in the summer and watch the Patriots with his family in the winter.
Dr. Becht’s professional memberships include:
- Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- On staff at Lowell General Hospital