Frans P. G. M. van der Linden
received his orthodontic education at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), the University of Vienna (Austria), and the University of Washington, Seattle, (USA).
From 1962 to 1995 he was Professor and Chairman of Orthodontics at the University of Nymegen (Netherlands).
He was the initiator and coordinator of the Erasmus program for postgraduate education in orthodontics which, since its introduction in 1962, has been implemented worldwide.
His main interest is incorporating basic and clinical research results into the theory and practice of orthodontics.
He has published more than 175 papers and 10 books including a series of 6 textbooks on orthodontics.