Education and Training
DDS - University of California, San Francisco, CA
Orthodontics - Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV
Craniofacial and Special Needs Orthodontics - Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certification, American Board of Orthodontist
MBA - Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV
Titles and Academic Titles
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Orthodontics
Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Departments and Services
Crerand CE, Da Silveira AC, Kapa H, Litteral J, Markey MK, Mercado A, Scott M. Adherence to Orthodontic Treatment in Youth With Cleft Lip and/or Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Aug 8:1055665619867556. doi: 10.1177/1055665619867556. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31394915.
Chang L, Scott MA, Meyers CA, James AW. Pericytes in Sarcomas and Other Mesenchymal Tumors. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1147:109-124. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16908-4_4. PubMed PMID: 31147874.
Khavanin N, Jenny H, Jodeh DS, Scott MA, Rottgers SA, Steinberg JP. Cleft and Craniofacial Team Orthodontic Care in the United States: A Survey of the ACPA. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Aug;56(7):860-866. doi: 10.1177/1055665618822235. Epub 2019 Jan 2. PubMed PMID: 30602292.
Shen J, Shrestha S, Rao PN, Asatrian G, Scott MA, Nguyen V, Giacomelli P, Soo C, Ting K, Eilber FC, Peault B, Dry SM, James AW. Corrigendum to "Pericytic mimicry in well-differentiated liposarcoma/atypical lipomatous tumor" (Hum Pathol 2016;54:92-99). Hum Pathol. 2018 Aug;78:188. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2018.04.021. Epub 2018 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 29958690.
Shrestha S, Meyers C, Shen J, Giacomelli P, Scott MA, Soo C, Dry SM, Ting K, James AW. Ang-1 and Ang-2 expression in angiomyolipoma and PEComa family tumors. J Orthop. 2016 Dec 27;14(1):154-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2016.12.001. eCollection 2017 Mar. PubMed PMID: 28053374; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5196089.
Shrestha S, Shen J, Giacomelli P, Scott MA, Soo C, Ting K, Péault B, Dry SM, James AW. Ang-2 but not Ang-1 expression in perivascular soft tissue tumors. J Orthop. 2016 Nov 28;14(1):147-153. eCollection 2017 Mar. PubMed PMID: 27942190; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5134090.
Smith KS, Henry BT, Scott MA. Presurgical Dentofacial Orthopedic Management of the Cleft Patient. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2016 May;28(2):169-76. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2016.01.003. Review. PubMed PMID: 27150304.
Shen J, Shrestha S, Rao PN, Asatrian G, Scott MA, Nguyen V, Giacomelli P, Soo C, Ting K, Eilber FC, Peault B, Dry SM, James AW. Pericytic mimicry in well-differentiated liposarcoma/atypical lipomatous tumor. Hum Pathol. 2016 Aug;54:92-9. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2016.03.008. Epub 2016 Apr 8. Erratum in: Hum Pathol. 2018 Aug;78:188. PubMed PMID: 27063472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4938739.
Shen J, Shrestha S, Yen YH, Scott MA, Soo C, Ting K, Peault B, Dry SM, James AW. The pericyte antigen RGS5 in perivascular soft tissue tumors. Hum Pathol. 2016 Jan;47(1):121-31. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.09.013. Epub 2015 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 26558691; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4861638.
Shen J, Shrestha S, Yen YH, Scott MA, Asatrian G, Barnhill R, Lugassy C, Soo C, Ting K, Peault B, Dry SM, James AW. Pericyte antigens in angiomyolipoma and PEComa family tumors. Med Oncol. 2015 Aug;32(8):210. doi: 10.1007/s12032-015-0659-y. Epub 2015 Jun 30. PubMed PMID: 26123600.
Chang L, Nguyen V, Nguyen A, Scott MA, James AW. Pericytes in sarcomas of bone. Med Oncol. 2015 Jul;32(7):202. doi: 10.1007/s12032-015-0651-6. Epub 2015 Jun 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 26076804.
Chang L, Shrestha S, LaChaud G, Scott MA, James AW. Review of microRNA in osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma. Med Oncol. 2015 Jun;32(6):613. doi: 10.1007/s12032-015-0613-z. Epub 2015 Apr 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 25920607.
Hammoudeh JA, Howell LK, Boutros S, Scott MA, Urata MM. Current Status of Surgical Planning for Orthognathic Surgery: Traditional Methods versus 3D Surgical Planning. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Mar 6;3(2):e307. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000184. eCollection 2015 Feb. PubMed PMID: 25750846; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4350313.
Mravic M, LaChaud G, Nguyen A, Scott MA, Dry SM, James AW. Clinical and histopathological diagnosis of glomus tumor: an institutional experience of 138 cases. Int J Surg Pathol. 2015 May;23(3):181-8. doi: 10.1177/1066896914567330. Epub 2015 Jan 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 25614464; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4498398.
Nguyen A, Scott MA, Dry SM, James AW. Roles of bone morphogenetic protein signaling in osteosarcoma. Int Orthop. 2014 Nov;38(11):2313-22. doi: 10.1007/s00264-014-2512-x. Epub 2014 Sep 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 25209345.
Scott MA, Levi B, Askarinam A, Nguyen A, Rackohn T, Ting K, Soo C, James AW. Brief review of models of ectopic bone formation. Stem Cells Dev. 2012 Mar 20;21(5):655-67. doi: 10.1089/scd.2011.0517. Epub 2012 Jan 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 22085228; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3295855.
Scott MA, Nguyen VT, Levi B, James AW. Current methods of adipogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem Cells Dev. 2011 Oct;20(10):1793-804. doi: 10.1089/scd.2011.0040. Epub 2011 Jun 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 21526925; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3182038.
Mravic M, Nguyen A, Scott MA, James AW. Emerging signaling pathways for future therapies in Osteosarcoma: Wnt, Notch and Hedgehog signaling. Osteosarcoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options. NOVA Publishers. Invited Book Chapter. Jul 2014, 201-225.
Asatrian G, Pan A, Scott MA, James AW. Chapter 1, Safety assessments in mesenchymal stem cell implantation. Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research. Jun 2014, 3-29 (27). Invited Book Chapter.
Nguyen A, Chang L, Scott MA, James AW. Chapter 1, Molecular determination of adipogenic versus osteogenic differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells. Adipogenesis: Signaling Pathways, Molecular Regulation and Impact on Human Disease. NOVA Biomedical, New York. Eds: Y Lin and X Cai. Jul 2013
Posters and Presentations
Scott MA. Current Topics in Craniofacial Orthodontics. Invited Lectureship. University of California Los Angeles Division of Growth and Development. Los Angeles CA. Dec 7 2017.
Scott MA. Nasal Alveolar Molding in the cleft palate and cleft lip infant. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Columbus OH. July 5 2017.
Scott MA. Adherence to orthodontic treatment in youth with cleft lip and or plate. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs CO. Mar 13-18 2017.
Scott MA, Gregory Pearson, Richard Kirschner. Use of Customized Palatal Obturators to Protect Secondary and Tertiary Oronasal Fistula Repairs. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association 73nd Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Apr 2016.
Scott MA. Craniofacial Orthodontics: A Journey for Infancy into Adulthood. Surgical Grand Rounds. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Columbus OH. Feb 24 2016.
Scott MA. Alveolar Bone Grafting: Who, What, Where, When and Why. Doctors and Donuts Cleft Lip and Palate Family Educational Conference. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Columbus OH. May 19 2015.
Scott MA. Long Term Skeletal Changes in Pierre Robin Sequence Patients Treated with Infant Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting. Palm Springs CA. Apr 20-24 2015.
Awards and Honors
2013, Scholarship Recipient for the AAO Yong Leaders in Orthodontics. American Association of Orthodontist Semi Annual Meeting. Palm Springs, CA
2005, NIH Short-Term Research Fellowship Award. National Institutes of Health. PI: Charles Hoover, PhD. San Francisco, CA
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2011-present, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
2010-present, American Association of Orthodontist (AAO)
2004-present, Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity: Iota Chapter
Patient Experience Ratings
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