HSDM’s Ackerman Named Editor of Special Care in Dentistry
Marc Ackerman, DMD, MBA, FACD, an HSDM assistant professor of developmental biology and director of orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital, was named by the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) as the next editor-in-chief of SCDA’s peer-reviewed journal, Special Care in Dentistry. Ackerman assumed the role in January 2013. Special care dentistry is the branch of dentistry that provides oral care services for people with physical, medical, developmental, or cognitive conditions that limit their ability to receive routine dental care. In his new role, Ackerman reviews the literature and evidence to guide best practices for oral health care providers who treat patients with special needs in their everyday practice.