Straty Righellis, D.D.S.

drStraty.pngDr. Righellis is known as a leading orthodontist in the Bay area. Dr. Righellis earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from UCLA and his Orthodontic Specialty Certification from the University of California at San Francisco.  He currently serves as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He also lectures at Harvard and Boston University Orthodontics programs.

He is on the FACE (Functional and Cosmetic Excellence) international teaching faculty who teach other orthodontists.

Dr. Righellis is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and maintains memberships in the American and California Dental Associations and the Alameda County Dental Society (Past President). He is also the leader of the Spears Study Club and an active member of several aesthetic dentistry and dental implantology study clubs.  In addition to lecturing on the national and international levels, Dr. Righellis has authored numerous orthodontic journal articles and serves on Editorial Review Board for the American Journal of Orthodontists.

Dr. Righellis and his family enjoy many outdoor activities including stand up paddle boarding, snow and water skiing. 

Renie Ikeda, D.D.S.

ReniePhoto-20180511When your father is known all over the world as an orthodontist and expert in Jaw Joint Treatment and your mom is an accomplished orthodontist as well, orthodontics becomes part of your early life. Dr. Ikeda chose to pursue the specialty of orthodontics with the intent to treat her patients like family – to make a real difference for them by helping them gain beautiful, long lasting smiles, healthy bites and comfortable jaw joints.

Dr. Ikeda, born in Tokyo, Japan, has lived in the United States since age 12 and has loved the Bay Area from her early days at Cal. She graduated from UC Berkeley with Highest Distinction in Integrative Biology and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree and Orthodontic Specialty Certification from UC San Francisco. She teaches a course at UCSF Dental School in facial treatment planning for orthodontics using cephalometrics (a special x-ray technique for examining the facial structures and how they can change with orthodontics and growth.) She also serves there as an assistant professor to help give back to her alma mater.

Dr. Ikeda continues her extensive research related to the temporomandibular (jaw) joints and has several publications in highly respected peer-reviewed journals. Her research has direct clinical application to our patient care.

Dr. Ikeda, a Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Roth Study Club International ( a pre-eminent study clubs in the world for orthodontics.)

When you meet her, you will immediately sense her competence in clinical orthodontics and her compassion with our patients. Outside of orthodontics, she loves learning to speak different languages and is fluent in Japanese and English and is working on mastering Korean and French. When she is not in the office, she enjoys traveling, photography, hiking, and snowboarding in the winter.

Dr. Righellis adds, “I have known Renie’s parents professionally for over 20 years and Dr. Renie Ikeda since her early days at Cal! Her calmness, competence and compassion in Orthodontics is nothing but spectacular. Our office is so fortunate to add Dr. Renie Ikeda to our team”.

Evan Brown, D.D.S.


Dr. Evan Brown hails for Michigan, attended the University of Michigan graduating with honors in Electrical Engineering. He switched to his father's profession of Dentistry when he earned his DDS at the University of California at San Francisco.

He attained his Orthodontic Specialty Certification at the University of Rochester in upstate New York.

He has published in Bone Reports for his research of orthodontic forces and effect on the periodontium and was also awarded the TMJ Orofacial Pain award for his research in the field.

Dr. Brown has been affiliated with Righellis and Associates for almost two years ! Those of you who have met him will easily recognize his pleasant, caring attitude with our patients in addition to his diagnostic and technical skills. Dr. Brown has taken the FACE (Functional and Cosmetic Excellence) program, taught by Dr Righellis.

He is a member of the Spear Study Club Network, San Francisco County Dental Society, California Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Brown enjoys many outdoor activities including wake boarding, water skiing, hiking and snow boarding.