Dr. Liliana L.C. Calkins: Recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional of The Year

TysonsToday Staff Health & Wellness

In the field of Medicine in recognition of her role as Specialist in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics at Sunrise Orthodontics Facial & Airway Development Center.

Dedicated to providing her patients, with gold standard quality orthodontic services; Sunrise Orthodontics Facial & Airway Development Center, specializes in providing exceptional dental sleep medicine, craniofacial orthopedics, orthodontic and orofacial myology care to those they serve. Utilizing the latest innovations in medical dental technology, the team at Sunrise Orthodontics combines the most advanced techniques with a compassionate approach to cater to the wellbeing of their patients.

With 25 years of experience as a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Liliana L.C. Calkins has established herself as a trusted name in the field of orthodontics. Always learning and growing in her profession, Dr. Calkins has attained extensive experience in all facets of orthodontics. With a commitment to her patients, Dr. Calkins has become well versed in the areas of dental sleep medicine, craniofacial orthopedics, nasoalveolar molding for infants, along with diagnosis and treatment for Temporomandibular Joint disorders. Dr. Calkins is committed advancing her knowledge on her profession and providing for her family. When asked about what keeps her in her profession, she stated, “My passion for learning and improving the quality of life of our patients.”

Graduating first in her class at dental school, Dr. Calkins graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM) and earned her certification in orthodontics with honors.

To further enhance her professional development, Dr. Calkins is an esteemed member of several prominent organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and The Dawson Academy, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine, Piper Education and Research Center, Spear Study Club, and International Academy of Orofacial Myology. Founding member of Sleep and Airway Group of Northern Virginia.

“Pause you who read this and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.”

-Charles Dickens

Charitable to various organizations, Dr. Calkins is an avid supporter of Tysons Youth Center and Girls on the Run where she also participates in marathons for the organization.

In recognition of her many professional achievements, Dr. Calkins was the honorary recipient of the International Association of Dentist-Patient Choice Award and named by Northern Virginia Magazine as Top Orthodontist.

When she is not working, Dr. Calkins enjoys traveling, honoring God at St. Luke Catholic Church, spending quality time with her family, hiking, kayaking, and playing the violin.

Married with two blessed children, Dr. Calkins dedicates this recognition in loving memory of her father, Felipe de Jesus Lopez Bautista; her mother, Maria de Jesus Contreras Cabrera; her sister, Lupita Lopez Contreras, her beloved family: Matt, Sophia and Stephen Calkins. With deep gratitude to the mentorship of Dr. Mark Piper, and Dr. Jim McKee.

For more information, please visit www.sunrise-orthodontics.com/team/dr-liliana/

Facial and Airway Development Center

11490 Commerce Park Dr #430
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 476-3969