Meet Dr. Richard Portalupi

Richard H. Portalupi, DDS, MSD

doctorDr. Richard Portalupi grew up in the small lumber town of Arcata on the northern California coast. He attended the University of Santa Clara for his Bachelor’s degree. From there, he proceeded to dental school at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

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. While at UOP, Dr. Portalupi received the Frederick West Leadership Award.

Dr. Portalupi continues to pursue excellence in orthodontics through continuing education.

He 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

Dr. Portalupi is happily married with seven children. His interests include traveling, hiking, bicycling, photography, and studying the Italian language.