Christian studied Dentistry at KULeuven, Belgium and Molecular Medicine at Imperial College London, United kingdom. Begin 2017 he finished his orthodontics specialisation at the RadboudUMC, the Netherlands. Currently he is working towards his PhD at the department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology while also working as an orthodontist in Maastricht. His research focuses on the role of miRNAs in cleft lip and or palate. For this he has currently been awarded 2 research grants.