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March 5, 2020

Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT)

Explore the intersection of orthodontics and periodontics during a presentation by Dr. Colin Richman.

One of the ideal ways to set up a patient for long term health is proper positioning of teeth.  Ideal occlusion and alignment of teeth make everything that we do easier.  Many patients fear the cost of treatment, but even more are concerned about how long it will take.  But what if treatment time could be cut in half? Through research and clinical trials, surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) has proven time and time again to help patients move through orthodontic therapy in a fraction of the time.  It can also help to increase the thickness of bone and tissue around teeth that may be otherwise compromised.  Dr. Richman will present on his experience treating patients with this therapy, and explain how it can help to increase acceptance of the orthodontic care you recommend for patients.


Colin Richman, D.M.D., B.D.S. attended dental school in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England and completed his periodontics program at the University of Connecticut.  He maintains a private practice in Roswell, Georgia limited to the treatment of periodontal disease, oral medicine, oral implantology, and a focus on pre-orthodontic periodontal augmentation (POPA).  Dr. Richman has held teaching appointment at the University of Connecticut, Emory University, and Georgia Health Sciences University.  He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fouchard Academy and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).