Marc Bernard Ackerman

Dr. Marc Bernard Ackerman

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

Dr. Marc Ackerman received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1998. He received his certificate in orthodontics from the University of Rochester-Eastman Dental Center in 2000. Dr. Ackerman later completed his MBA in executive leadership at Jacksonville University Davis College of Business in 2009 and his fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School in 2014. He is a fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians, the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Ackerman received the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Alumni Award of Merit in recognition of his loyalty to his alma mater, leadership in the dental profession, and community involvement. He is director of orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital and teaches residents in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at HSDM.

Dr. Ackerman has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in orthodontics and professional ethics and his monograph, Enhancement Orthodontics: Theory and Practice, was released in 2007 by Blackwell-Wiley. He is a co-recipient of the 2004 B.F. and Helen E. Dewel Award from the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, which is given annually to the highest-rated clinical research article published in the previous year. Dr. Ackerman has been the editor-in-chief of Special Care in Dentistry Journal since 2013.

Fields of Interest

Dr. Ackerman specializes in the orthodontic treatment of children with dentofacial deformity, intellectual and physical disabilities, and sleep disordered breathing.

Contact Information

p: 617/355-6571

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