After 3 years of full-time teaching at the Jacksonville University (JU) School of Orthodontics and taking over as the chair of the program in June 2010, Marc Bernard Ackerman, DMD, MBA, will depart at the end of the current semester to assume the role of director of orthodontics at Children’s Hospital Boston. According to an announcement from JU, Ackerman will also have a teaching appointment at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Developmental Biology. The national search for his replacement will begin in the next few weeks.
While at JU, Ackerman developed and implemented the 1-year Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research. To date, all of the fellows who successfully completed the program have matriculated to an ADA-accredited residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Ackerman completed JU’s Davis College of Business Executive MBA program in 2009.
“JU School of Orthodontics is far stronger today than when I arrived 3 years ago," said Ackerman, who is also a member of Orthodontic Products‘ Editorial Advisory Board  "With a continued focus on educational innovation and quality of care, the School could position itself as one of the leading residency programs in the country,”
Ackerman will be responsible for orthodontic clinical care, teaching, and research at Children’s Hospital Boston.