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Dr. Colin Richman

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.



EDUCATION:

1. Athlone Boys High School, Johannesburg, South Africa
2. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. (1970). Degree: Bachelor of Dental Science (WHO-accredited).
3. Royal College of Surgeons, London, England. (December 1972). Degree: Licentiate of Dental Surgery (WHO-accredited).
4. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. (1975) Higher Diploma in Dentistry (WHO-accredited).
5. University of Connecticut, (1979). Certification in Periodontics.
6. University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut. (1979). D.M.D.
7. Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology – 1988.

AWARDS:

1. University of Witwatersrand Scholarship, 1966 – 1979.
2. University of Connecticut, postdoctoral stipend, 1976 – 1979.
3. Honorable fellow, Georgia Dental Association, 2003
4. Fellow, Pierre Fouchard Academy, 2004
5. Fellow, ITI (2011)
6. Fellow, American College of Dentists (2010)
7. Fellow, International College of Dentists (2011)
8. Charlie English Community Educator Award (Seattle Study Club).
9. Seattle Study Club of the Year Award, 2016

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

1. Private practice, England. 1970-1973
2. Private general practice, South Africa. 1973-1976
3. Private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implantology, Georgia 1980-present

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1. Clinical instructor, Department of Periodontology, University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine 1978 – 1979.
2. Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Emory University School of Dentistry 1980 -1985.
3. Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, Emory University School of Dentistry 1980 – 1988.
4. Emory University, Dept. Graduate Periodontics Graduate Literature coordinator and leader 1988-1990.
5. Augusta University, College of Dentistry Department of Graduate Periodontics, 1995-current.
6. Director: North Fulton Study Group for Excellence in Dentistry. (2003-2005)
7. Director: Seattle Study Club of Atlanta (2004-current)
8. Director: Greater Atlanta ITI Study Club (2011-2013)

ACADEMIC COMMITTEES:

1. Students Representative Council, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 1966-1979.
2. Dean’s Advisory Committee for Clinical Affairs, University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine, 1978- 1979.
3. Dean’s Advisory Committee for Graduate Education, University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine, 1978-979.
4. American Academy of Periodontology, Committee for Geriatric Care, 1979-982.
5. American Academy of Periodontology, Membership Committee 1983-1984.
6. Hinman Dental Meeting – Host Committee 1988 -1989.
7. Hinman Dental Meeting – Host Committee 1991.
8. Perimeter College, Professional Advisory Committee 2000-2010

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
9. Seattle Study Club

CONSULTANTSHIPS:

1. Honorary Consultant and Practitioner – Johannesburg Old Age Hospital, Sandringham, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 1973-December 1976
2. Honorary Consultant and Practitioner – Coronation Dental Infirmary 1973-1976.
3. Honorary Consultant and Practitioner – Kensington Orphanage, Johannesburg, South Africa.
4. Georgia State Retardation Center, Doraville, Georgia, January 1980-1983.
5. Perimeter College Dental Hygienists Advisory Committee. 2001- 2013
6. Director: Seattle Study Club of Atlanta. 2004 – present
7. Director: Greater Atlanta ITI Study Club. 2011 – 2013

COMMITTEES:

1. Chairman, Georgia Society of Periodontists Annual Scientific Session, 1984.
2. President, North Fulton Dental Study Club, 1980-1985.
3. President, Georgia Society of Periodontists, 1987-1988.
4. President, North Fulton Dental Study Club, 1991.
5. Program Chairman, Alpha Omega International Convention, Atlanta, December 1993.
6. Program Chairman, Alpha Omega Atlanta Chapter, 1993.
7. Board of Trustees; Yeshiva Atlanta 1997-2002.
8. Vice president recruitment committee, Yeshiva Atlanta High School, 2001-2003.
9. Program Chairman, Georgia Society of Periodontics – 1986-1989.
10. Executive Council; Southern Academy of Periodontics
11. Periodontal Advisory Committee; Perimeter College, School of Dental Hygiene 1999 – present
12. American Academy of Periodontology; Practice Affairs Committee (2006-2012)

PRIVATE PRACTICE:

1. July 1970-December 1972, White chapel, London, England.
2. January 1973-December 1976, Johannesburg, South Africa.
3. July 1980-Present, Roswell, Georgia.

PUBLICATIONS:

1. Richman, C. S. (1968). Editorial. The time has come for a change in the field of dental education. Diastema, 2(3), 5.
2. Richman, C.S. (1971), Editorial; Diastema #7;5.
3. Richman, C.S. (1971), Recurrent Aphthous Ulceration of the Mouth; Diastema #7,39.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.December (1978)
4. South African Society of Periodontology.”Current Concepts on the Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease”.
5. Richman, C.S. (1979). I.A.D.R. meeting, New Orleans. “Induction of Macrophage Collagenase by Products of A. Viscosus.”
6. Richman, C. S. (2002). Contemporary Periodontics: The State of the Art – The Standard of Care. GDAction.
7. Richman, C. S. (2011). 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)
8. Richman, C. S. (2017). Dental Space Deficiency Syndrome: An Anthropological Perspective. Compendium, March 2017 Vol 38, No. 9, P180
9. Gray, J; Richman, CS, (2018), Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Augmentation for Lower Incisor Advancement in Adolescent patients. J Cl. Ortho.Vol L11, #10, 2018 P513.
10. Haggard, C. A., Pumphrey, B. J., Richman, C. S., Peacock, M. E., & Stern, J. K. (2019). Enhancing periodontal regenerative outcomes with simultaneous orthodontic tooth movement. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 40(1), 36-44.

MISCELLANEOUS:

1. Editor, “Diastema” 1068-1969 (An annual academic and clinical publication of the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Dentistry).

LICENSES:

1. South African Medical and Dental Council
2. British Dental Council
3. New York State License #034651
4. Georgia State Public Health License
5. Georgia State Dental License #9285
6. State of Georgia Conscious Sedation License #000037

COURSES GIVEN/PRESENTATIONS:

>600 courses/lectures given nationally and abroad. These include:

1. American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, Hinman Dental Meeting, Numerous study club
2. Numerous state dental societies, American Academy of Periodontology, Seattle Study Club/Clubs.

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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 periodontal (gum) 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