Dr. Rebecca Radfar
Raised in Chicago, Dr. Rebecca Radfar graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Radfar continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, on an academic scholarship. A year into dental school, she enrolled in the dual-degree program, thus earning a Master’s of Science in Education along with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Radfar practiced general dentistry for five years before returning to the University of Pennsylvania to complete her orthodontic residency. Her research on the relationship between the maxillary transverse dimension and palatally impacted canines was published in the May 2015 issue of “The Angle Orthodontist.”
One of Dr. Radfar’s long-term passions has been badminton. As a top ten nationally-ranked player, she spent countless hours training, working toward a spot on the Olympic team. However, she retired from the sport prior to the Olympics. After finishing her Orthodontic residency, she returned to the sport. She coached high school badminton players and played for the USA team in Israel at the 2013 Maccabiah Games. Having earned three bronze medals in the 1997 Maccabiah Games, Dr. Radfar was eager to bring home a medal once again. This dream came true, as she came home with two, a gold and bronze. More recently, Dr. Radfar was honored with the Larry Connor Sports Legend award for the most talented Badminton Player ever to play at her high school.
“I love what I do! Each day, I have the opportunity to meet interesting parents, neat kids and to be a part of some wonderful families. I find it extremely rewarding whenever I see the positive changes that a beautiful and healthy smile can give our patients.” Dr. Rebecca Radfar