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Dr. Colin Richman

EDUCATION:
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.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

Clinical instructor, Department of Periodontology, University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine January 1978-December 1979.
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Emory University School of Dentistry January 1980-1985.
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, Emory University School of Dentistry January 1980-July 1988.
Emory University, Dept. Graduate Periodontics Graduate Literature Co-ordinator and leader 1988-1990.
Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly Medical College of Georgia), Department of Graduate Periodontics, 1995-current.
Director: North Fulton Study Group for Excellence in Dentistry. (2003-2005)
Director: Seattle Study Club of Atlanta (2004-current)
Director: Greater Atlanta ITI Study Club (2011-2014)

AWARDS:

    1. University of Witwatersrand Scholarship, January 1966-December 1979.
    2. University of Connecticut, postdoctoral stipend, January 1970-December 1979.
    3. Honorable fellow, Georgia Dental Association. July, 2003
    4. Fellow, Pierre Fouchard Academy, Feb, 2004
    5. Fellow, ITI (2011)
    6. Fellow, American College of Dentists (2010)
    7. Fellow, International College of Dentists (2011)
    8. Seattle Study Club Awards: Rookie Club of the Year, 2005
    9. Seattle Study Club Awards: Charlie English Community Education Award, 2013
    10. Seattle Study Club Awards: Seattle Study Club of the Year, 2015

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

    1. Clinical instructor, Department of Periodontology,
        University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine
        January 1978-December 1979.
    2. Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology,
        Emory University School of Dentistry
        January 1980-1985.
    3. Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis,
        Emory University School of Dentistry
        January 1980-July 1988.
    4. Emory University, Dept. Graduate Periodontics
        Graduate Literature Co-ordinator and leader
        1988-1990.
    5. Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly Medical College of Georgia),
        Department of Graduate Periodontics,
        1995-current.
    7. Director: North Fulton Study Group for Excellence in Dentistry. (2003-2005)
    8. Director: Seattle Study Club of Atlanta (2004-current)
    9. Director: Greater Atlanta ITI Study Club (2011-2014)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

    1. American Dental Association
    2. American Academy of Periodontology
    3. Federation Dentaire Internationale (F.D.I.)
    4. Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
    5. Georgia Society of Periodontists
    6. Northern District Dental Society
    7. Pierre Fouchard Academy
    8. ITI (International Team of Implantology)

PUBLICATIONS:

    1. Richman, C.S., 1971, Editorial; Diastema #7;5.
    2. Richman, C.S., 1971, Recurrent Aphthous Ulceration of the Mouth; Diastema #7,39.
    3. Richman, C.S., Robertson, P.B., Trummel, C.L., Patters, M.R., 1979, Induction of Macrophage     Collagenase by Products of A. Viscosus; I.A.D.R. Abstract #107.
    4. December 1978 – South African Society of Periodontology. “Current Concepts on the
        Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease”.
    5. April 1979 – I.A.D.R. meeting, New Orleans. “Induction of Macrophage Collagenase by
        Products of A. Viscosus.”
    6. Contemporary Periodontics: The State of the Art – The Standard of Care. GDAction, October,
        2002
    7. Is Gingival Recession a Consequence of an Orthodontic Tooth Size and/or Tooth Position
        Discrepancy? “A Paradigm Shift” Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Vol 32,
        #1 P 62-69) Jan 2011.

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Signs and Symptoms of Advanced Dental Disease Including Periodontal (Gum) Disease


Chronic disease anywhere in the body is insidious, thus advanced symptoms may only appear late after significant damage has occurred. Warning signs of advanced dental disease include:

- Redness, tenderness, pain, swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or biting into an apple
- Insufficient long term flossing over a lifetime
- Receding gums, frequently described ‘getting long in the tooth’
- Teeth moving or shifting
- Loose teeth
- Appliances no longer fit comfortably
- Previous history of tooth loss including parents
- History of smoking, diabetes or other metabolic diseases

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