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Experience

Dr. Normand Boucher is a board certified orthodontist and an affiliate member of the Angle Society.  He practiced as a family dentist for five years before seeking specialty training in orthodontics and periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.  The last twenty-nine years have been a rewarding balancing act between family life and his wife Lynda and daughters Anne-Marie and Patrice, the practice of orthodontics, teaching, volunteer work and a never-ending commitment to learning. 

Dr. Boucher was appointed Chief of Orthodontics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 1982-1987.  He subsequently established a full-time private practice in Wayne and Westtown in 1987.  His teaching responsibilities with the orthodontic department at the University of Pennsylvania reflect the values of his private practice and include teaching diagnosis and treatment planning for the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony Orthodontics Philosophy.  This approach to treatment emphasizes the health and stability of the bite while achieving optimal esthetic outcomes. 

Continuing Education

With his experience as a general dentist and additional training in the specialty of periodontics, Dr. Boucher is also recognized for his expertise in adult orthodontic treatment.  His teaching responsibilities include the orthodontic management of the complex patient with multidisciplinary needs.  Over the last decade, Dr. Boucher has received extensive training in hard and soft tissue imaging of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint).  Since many “TMJ” patients have less than optimal bites that can contribute to their TMJ condition and facial pain pattern, this added clinical dimension has enhanced the level of patient care.  This new direction led to the purchase of a low radiation, digital, three-dimensional imaging system to provide the state-of-the-art diagnostic capability for adolescents and adults. 

Most recently, Dr. Boucher and the entire clinical staff completed a course in “Myofunctional Therapy” which is the study of the function of the tongue, swallowing, and speech.  The principles of myofunctional therapy are now dovetailed into the orthodontic care of most of the adolescent and adult patients in his practice and provide added value to treatment outcomes by improving breathing, the health of the TMJ’s and the stability of the bite.

In The Community

With a belief in the importance of “giving back” to his profession, Dr. Boucher has been active as a volunteer in orthodontics.  He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontics, as a delegate to the American Association of Orthodontics, is currently a director with the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics and has recently been appointed to serve on the Council of Insurance with the American Association of Orthodontics.  Locally, he has served as President of the Academy of Stomatology, President of the Main Line Dental Society and has served as a board member for the French International School of Philadelphia. 

Outside The Office

During his spare time, Dr. Boucher is committed to rigorous physical exercise which includes occasional local road races.  He is also a blissfully happy high handicap golfer and low key bridge player. 

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