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Marc Ackerman | Professional History

Dr. Ackerman has provided clinical care to patients in full-time private practice in Bryn Mawr, PA from 2000-2007, taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University’s dental schools during the same period, taught full-time at Jacksonville University Department of Orthodontics from 2007-2010 ultimately serving as Chair in 2010 and then came to Boston Children’s Hospital at the end of 2010. He founded the American Teledentistry Association and currently serves as the Executive Director. The ATDA mission is to increase access to dental care through advocacy for and the implementation of innovative teledentistry guidelines and solutions. Dr. Ackerman authored the definitive position paper on teleorthodontics and speaks professionally and to the lay media as an expert on this topic.

Marc Ackerman | Publications

I am a third generation orthodontist. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that aims primarily to enhance appearance affecting psychosocial fitness and in a small subset of cases improve physical oral health as it is affected by congenital or acquired pathology. Orthodontic practice much like cosmetology exists to satisfy patients’ desire to become better than normal to whatever degree they wish.