Dr. Joseph Ghafari earned dental degrees from the Université Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and orthodontic education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Forsyth Dental Center. He is a former Professor and presently Adjunct Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Professor and Founding Head of the Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the American University of Beirut, and Professor of Orthodontics at the Lebanese University. Dr. Ghafari is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member and past or present President of many national and international associations. He has received academic and professional awards and recognitions from various professional organizations and academic institutions.