Continuing Education Programs


NVDS CE PROGRAM – “Maxillary Hypoplasia: Periodontal, Restorative and Airway Implications” with Marianna Evans, DMD

  • Fri, Mar 25, 2022 | 8:30 AM - Fri, Mar 25, 2022 | 4:00 PM
  • Location: Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
  • Address: 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA
  • Contact: Erin Matlock
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  • Phone: 703/642-5297

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In-Person Continuing Education Lecture
Registration starts at 8 am
Full Day - 6 CE


The upper jaw carries a unique anatomic position as part of nasal and oral cavities. It plays a critical role in mastication, breathing and speech. Maxillary deficiency epidemics are associated with different types of malocclusion and narrow nasal passages, compromising periodontal health and nasal breathing. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of recognizing the impact of not treating the "LITTLE MAXILLA" and the lifelong effects on oral and systemic health. We will discuss innovations in management of maxillary hypoplasia with maxillary skeletal expansion protocols for different ages.

Course Objectives:

The link between gingival recession and airway health

Restorative needs in patients with OSA

Latest advances in the treatment of maxillary hypoplasia

About Our Presenter:

Dr. Marianna Evans is a full-time practicing orthodontist, periodontist and dental implant surgeon. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and American Board of Orthodontics. Her interdisciplinary training and years of clinical experience allow her to see the interconnectivity of gum disease, malocclusion and skeletal function in a way few specialists can. Dr. Evans was also a Clinical Associate at The University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthodontics from 2010-2016 and a Consulting Scholar at The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology from 2016-2019 where she conducted research on jaw development in humans of the pre-industrial era. She also developed several orthopedic protocols and plastic surgical techniques within her specialties, frequently lectures on orthodontics, periodontics and dental implants both within the United States and around the world.

Locally, Dr. Evans is founder of the OrthoPerio Institute, an advanced education study club that provides courses on developments in dentistry to both clinicians and their staff. Courses are given on all surgical aspects of periodontics, implant dentistry and orthodontics. Unique to the Institute, courses include case study presentations with special emphasis on clinical treatment planning.

The focus of her treatment approach is to create harmony between facial beauty and healthy dentition. Her experience shows that the right diagnoses and treatment of malocclusion in young patients can eliminate the need for surgical and restorative intervention in later years, and even the extraction of teeth. Minimally invasive periodontal plastic surgery is the way of the future and Dr. Evans is expert in bone and cosmetic gum grafting. She also specializes in implant therapy, orthopedic palatal expansion in children and adults, orthodontics for adults and children, diagnosis and management of jaw deficiencies in patients with sleep apnea/SDB, congenitally missing and impacted teeth as well as TMD treatment.

The Northern Virginia Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. See each course description for the number of continuing education credits designated by the Northern Virginia Dental Society.