Treating malocclusions in children

to give them a better airway


Dr. German Ramirez.

Dr. German Ramirez, a Certified Pediatric Dentist practicing in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. Author of the book Early Treatment of Malocclusions and many scientific publications in peer review journals.

He is a well-recognized international speaker and co-chair of the course Sleep Disordered Breathing and Orthodontics at the Loma Linda University Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Specialty programs.

Dr. Kevin Boyd.

Dr. Kevin Boyd, a practicing Pediatric Dentist teaching in the Pediatric Dentistry residency at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital, also serves as dental consultant to Lurie’s Sleep Medicine service and Lutheran General Hospital.

He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Anthropology conducting research in anthropology and orthodontics.

Dr. Mariana Evans.

Dr. Mariana Evans is a Board Certified dual-specialist in Orthodontics and Periodontics practicing in the greater Philadelphia area. She received her DMD degree and specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Evans frequently lectures on skeletal expansion, guided facial growth, interdisciplinary care and periodontal plastic surgery. She co-founded OrthoPerio Institute and recently developed 4D Morphotropic Orthodontics™ expansion protocol with the focus on airway and periodontal health.

Dr. James Bronson.

Dr. James Bronson has a general dental practice in Virginia as well as in California, which are limited to Orthodontics and TMD therapy focusing on the treatment with the Advanced Light Force (ALF) appliance.

Dr. Bronson is the founder of the ALF Educational Institute (AEI), where he teaches how to awake inherent life forces by providing structural support and free energy to the compromised Cranial Mandibular Cervical Complex. He combines the ALF appliance with cranial osteopathy, orofacial myofunctional therapy and orthodontics.

Treating malocclusions in children to give them a better airway

Objective: To understand the structural and functional problems associated with malocclusions in children and how intercepting those at an early age improve sleep disordered breathing problems in the child.


  • Dr. Kevin Boyd Pediatric Dentist
  • Dr. Marianna Evans Orthodontist & Periodontist
  • Dr. German Ramirez Pediatric Dentist
  • Dr. James Bronson General Dentist

PROGRAM - Saturday May 29, 2021

8:30 – 8:45 am Registration

8:45 – 10:15 am Early Childhood Malocclusion and Sleep Disordered Breathing Co-morbidity:  risk assessment, diagnosis, referral and treatment options

Dr. Kevin Boyd.

10:15 am – 10:30 am Q & A

10:30 am – 10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm Airway and periodontal rationale for skeletal orthodontic intervention in the primary dentition.

Dr. Marianna Evans.

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Q & A

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Malocclusions in Children: Both of them caused by structural and functional problems that may be identified and corrected at an early age.

Dr. German Ramirez

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Q & A

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Optimizing Airways in Children by Removing the Obstacles to Normal Occlusal Development

Dr. James Bronson.

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Q & A

4:45 pm Adjourn


Treating malocclusions in children to give them a better airway

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