Dr. Colin Richman was born in South Africa; graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, and completed his residency in Periodontics at the University of Connecticut. He held a faculty position at Emory University School of Dentistry, until the school closed. He then entered private practice, limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry for the past 30 years. Dr Richman is an assistant professor in the Depart of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia. He is very actively involved in Pre Orthodontic Periodontal Augmentation (POPA), and has been described as a pioneer in the emerging technology of POPA. Dr Richman has delivered more than 350 continuing education programs both in the US and abroad. He is the Director of the Seattle Study Club of Atlanta; belongs to numerous dental organizations including AO. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association.