2023 Winter Meeting Speaker

Colin Richman Dr. Colin Richman, DMD

Dr. Colin Richman graduated from Wits University South Africa and completed his residency in Periodontics at the University of Connecticut. He practiced General Dentistry in London and Johannesburg, South Africa. He held a faculty position at Emory University School of Dentistry and had a private practice, limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, for many years. Dr Richman is on faculty at both the Department of Periodontics at Augusta University, College of Dentistry, and the Georgia School of Graduate Orthodontics. He is actively involved in Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment and has been described as a pioneer in the emerging technology of SFOT. He has delivered more than 800 continuing education programs both in the US and abroad. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a Fellow of the ITI, the American Academy of Dentistry and the International Academy of Dentistry.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships: None

Saturday Lecture

Why Don't Our Teeth Fit Our Jaws and What Can We Do About it?

Surveys suggest that up to 80% of the population demonstrates malocclusion, the majority associated with orthodontic tooth crowding. The consequence of this situation is that following orthodontic arch expansion, the dominant form of orthodontic treatment provided, up to 80% of treated patients may experience iatrogenic gingival recession, orthodontic relapse, apical root resorption, and/or white spot lesions when evaluated decades later. Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment (SFOT, a.k.a. PAOO, POPA and Wilckodontics) are innovative dental therapies combining generative/regenerative periodontal therapy with orthodontic treatment. This enables the dentist to minimize the potential long-term iatrogenic risk factors listed above that are associated with orthodontic therapy. Favorably positioned teeth, plus an enhanced mucogingival complex, facilitate ideal and predictable long-term dentition, esthetic, and functional stability, together with enhanced restorative outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the etiology of gingival recession, apical root resorption, iatrogenic white spot lesions, and orthodontic relapse from an anthropological, functional, dietary, and genetic perspective.
  • Discuss the benefits, limitations, and complications of orthodontic treatment and the value of SFOT as a necessary adjunct to this therapeutic modality.
  • Review how to effectively introduce SFOT into your general and specialty dental practice and community, including marketing and patient management strategies.
  • Become familiar with the evidence supporting the concepts of SFOT.

Teaching Method: Lecture


Sunday Lecture

Incorporating SFOT into Daily Clinical Practice; Clinical and Administrative Perspectives

This fun-filled interactive and interdisciplinary session will utilize three actual case studies to demonstrate the educational objectives listed below. One case will be presented by Dr. Richman, one by a member of the group and the third by a senior periodontal/orthodontic resident team. Members of the group will then gather in small 'interdisciplinary' clusters and treatment plan the case, with respect to biological, including periodontal, structural, esthetic and myo-functional, parameters. A representative member of each group will present their team’s treatment strategy to the group.

Learning Objectives

  • Review comprehensive records of a comprehensively treated interdisciplinary case.
  • Practice interactive treatment planning using various parameters with all members of each dental team, including hygienists. (Examples of varying treatment planning parameters might include: no financial restrictions, modest financial abilities, or no orthodontic therapy).
  • Review any complicating issues that occurred during treatment and present the case as treated.
  • Discuss administrative and motivational factors associated with each case.

Teaching Method: Lecture/interactive case study

 

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