CDE: [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair’s Lecture Series] ft. Dr. Marianna Evans

Jun, 2021
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Virtually presented via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $50.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $37.50
Military, $37.50
**Payment is made following the program.**

Update on Maxillary Hypoplasia, Periodontal Implications and Management

Course Description

Upper jaw carries a unique anatomic position as part of nasal and oral cavities. Maxillary hypoplasia is reaching pandemic levels today. Patients with maxillary hypoplasia present with compromised occlusion, esthetics and upper airway disfunction. In this lecture we will discuss periodontal implications of untreated upper jaw deficiencies as well as latest advances in it’s treatment.

Learning Objectives
  • Review Maxillary development and remodeling.
  • Review periodontal and implant implications of maxillary hypoplasia.
  • Review reversal therapy for maxillary hypoplasia.

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.

Disclosure: Dr. Evan’s does not have any relevant financial disclosures.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.