Dr. Rishi Popat’s hands-on classes are not a part of the StraightSmile Solutions membership. Please contact Popat Orthodontics with questions or concerns.

Advanced Hands-on Classes and Academic Ortho Courses with Dr. Rishi Popat

Orthodontic Classes and Courses

StraightSmile Solutions clients who sign-up for Dr. Popat’s courses will get a credit of 10% of their purchases towards any lab fees at The Orthodontic Lab.
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In-Office Observation (Doctor)

I welcome you to my private practice (Popat Orthodontics) to spend an entire day with me to observe our systems, patient experience and level of care. Feel free to open all of our drawers, take pictures, ask questions to our staff and see first hand how an orthodontic office runs.

Live Patient Tutorials

  1. Phase 1 bonding
  2. Comprehensive – Direct bond
  3. Comprehensive – Indirect bond
  4. Cementation of Expanders Lunch included!

In-Office Observation (Staff)

I welcome you to my private practice (Popat Orthodontics) to spend an entire day with me to observe our systems, patient experience and level of care. Feel free to open all of our drawers, take pictures, ask questions to our staff and see first hand how an orthodontic office runs.

Live Patient Staff Tutorials

  1. Phase 1 bonding
  2. Comprehensive – Direct bond
  3. Comprehensive – Indirect bond
  4. Cementation of Expanders Lunch included!

LIVE: Canine Exposure & Ligation Surgery

This live course will teach you the diagnosis, treatment planning, mechanics and opportunity to observe a canine exposure and ligation surgery. This course will teach you how to identify impacted canines, management of canines palatally or labially, setting up your orthodontic biomechanics and various exposure and ligation techniques. Please contact me first before selecting this course to provide dates for live training.


Orthodontic Journal Club

Are you interested in learning the science and the research behind the clinical application? Do you wonder what the literature says regarding “growing the mandible” and moving the mandible forward with elastics vs various Class 2 appliances? Join me to informally discuss various articles orthodontists must-read during their orthodontic residency to understand the fundamentals of various concepts relating to diagnosis, treatment planning, mechanics, and clinical outcomes. Once you subscribe to the Orthodontic Journal Club, I will send you a list of over 100 American Board of Orthodontic recommended published articles. Please select which one you would like to discuss via Google Meet and how that article applies to the understanding of clinical orthodontics.


Review of Orthodontic Textbooks

Don’t have 3-4 years to go to orthodontic residency and read every orthodontic treatment published? Let me him you filter through all the “boring” literature and handpick select orthodontic textbooks in diagnosis, treatment planning, mechanics, and retention protocols to better help you understand the science, theory, and application of orthodontics to your practice. After you select this service, we will discuss what aspect of orthodontics you would like to learn more about and I will recommend a few books for that specific area. You will have to purchase the textbook and we can review key elements that I have previously highlighted. We will not read page by page or chapter by chapter, just the main take away points so you can understand the rationale of why and what we do for our patients.


Orthodontic Mentorship Program

“With a little help from our friends”, we can learn various clinical and practice management pearls to deliver better clinical results and a memorable patient experience. All of us at various levels in our orthodontic practice and understanding of biomechanics. This mentorship program is tailored to your need to help you either launch your orthodontic division or to improve your clinical and practice efficiency. We will connect via Google Meet monthly to discuss your orthodontic needs and how we can achieve your practice goals.


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