Your Woodland, CA Orthodontist Meet Dr. Richard Portalupi
I have a strong passion for my work and find joy in helping our patients improve their self-esteem by creating a beautiful smile and healthy bites. That’s why I became an orthodontist.
Woodland, CA's Only Board-Certified Orthodontist
In an already specialized field, board certification demonstrates a higher level of dedication and commitment to patient care and a comprehensive treatment approach that uses the latest advances in orthodontic technology. Dr. Portalupi is the only board certified orthodontist in Woodland, CA.
Dr. Portalupi grew up in the small lumber town of Arcata on the northern California coast. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Clara and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
While serving as a part-time clinical instructor at the TMJ clinic of the University of California-San Francisco Dental School, Dr. Portalupi developed an interest in orthodontics and decided to return to school for specialty training. In 1989 he graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School with an orthodontic specialty certificate and a Master of Science degree.
In addition to receiving his board certification in orthodontics, Dr. Portalupi has served on and been a member of several professional and service organizations, including the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Yolo County Dental Health Foundation
- Roth Williams International Orthodontic Society
- Napa/Solano Dental Society, Past President
He also received the Frederick West Leadership Award while at the University of the Pacific Dental School.
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