Colin Richman, D.M.D.

Colin Richman, DMD; BDS; LDS.RCS (Engl); H. Dip. Dent.
Department of Graduate Periodontics
The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Private Practice
Roswell, Georgia
10:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
“Esthetic, Restorative, and Functional Success Facilitated by POPA (Pre Orthodontic Periodontal Augmentation)"
Innovative dental procedures – combining regenerative periodontal therapy with orthodontic treatment – enable the dentist to minimize potential iatrogenic risk factors associated with orthodontic therapy. Focusing on favorably positioned teeth and an enhanced muco-gingival complex, facilitate ideal and predictable esthetics and function and minimizes the risk of iatrogenic gingival recession associated with orthodontic treatment. The goal is orthodontic stability and ideal tooth alignment with less need for orthognathic treatment or extractions and less apical root resorption, along with accelerated orthodontic treatment. We will discuss the background and concepts of POPA, its limitations as well as the complications of orthodontic treatment and the logistics of executing a multi-disciplinary treatment. Representative clinical cases and evidence will be presented
Interdisciplinary dental care.
Periodontal regenerative therapy. 
Understanding the fundamental aspects of orthodontic tooth crowding, and periodontal gingival recession and their associations.
Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the intimate relationship of orthodontic tooth crowding and gingival recession
  2. Understand the etiology of orthodontic tooth crowding from the anthropological and genetic perspectives
  3. Understand contemporary thought on alveolar bone regeneration to faciliate decrowding of the crowded dentition and simultaneously avoid future gingival and periodontal recession and associated complications.
Department of Graduate Periodontics, Augusta University, College of dentistry.
About the Presenter:
Born and educated, Johannesburg, South Africa,
Dental Degree, Johannesburg, South Africa,
Post-Graduate Dental Degree, London England; and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Graduate Periodontics, University of Connecticut
Faculty Emory Dental School before closing,
Currently, Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College of Georgia
Currently, Private Practice of Periodontics and Dental Implants, Roswell, Georgia
Director: Seattle Study Club of Atlanta
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology,
Honorable fellow; Georgia Dental Association.
Fellow, Pierre Fouchard Academy.
Fellow, American College of Dentists (FACD)
Fellow of the ITI
Presented over 300 courses, in the US and abroad.