Dr. Becker is a life long resident of Maryland. He grew up in Carroll County and graduated from Westminster High School in 1978. He attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where he graduated Cum Laude in Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental studies in 1982. He then studied Dentistry at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (University of Maryland Dental School) in 1986.
Dr. Becker strongly believes in the value of continuing education. He obtains many hundreds of hours in accredited CE courses each year throughout the world. Evidence of that dedication towards continuing education is his receipt of the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1995. Fewer than 5% of active members in the Academy of General Dentistry (whose membership mandates active, ongoing pursuit of CE) achieve that status. This rigorous standard far exceeds the basic requirements for maintaining licensure.