Please get to know your ortho family at Hillside View Orthodontics and what sets us apart.

Drs. Ikeda and RighellisDrs. Ikeda and Righellis take pride in our detail-oriented diagnostic process that carefully evaluates each patient’s facial balance, bite function, airway, jaw growth, and jaw joint health. Orthodontics should be more than just about straightening your teeth. We perform facial growth analysis on every growing patient because our faces change with time, and therefore affects our treatment plans. We are committed to providing the best comprehensive care for our patients, which starts with an accurate diagnosis and well-defined goals. Everybody is unique, and it’s important to formulate an individualized treatment plan based on the diagnosis. Establishing a clear treatment plan before starting treatment is key to providing predictable treatment results with the highest efficiency. It’s our privilege and greatest joy to serve the community and offer an efficient, comfortable experience during your journey to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Please take a moment to get to know our team and what sets us apart. We truly love what we do, and it’s thanks to our patients and their families that we get to come to work every day and help put the biggest smile on everyone’s faces. We hope to have you join our one big Hillside View Ortho family!


Renie Ikeda, DDS, MS

When your father is known all over the world as a leading orthodontist and expert in jaw joint growth and treatment and your mother is dual-trained in prosthodontics and orthodontics, dentistry 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 tangible difference for them by helping them achieve beautiful, long lasting smiles, healthy bites, ease of breathing, and comfortable jaw joints that are in harmony with the face.

Dr. Ikeda was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Minnesota on her own at age 12 to study abroad. She fled the Midwest for warmer pastures and has loved the Bay Area since her early days at Cal. She graduated from UC Berkeley in the top 1% of her class with Highest Distinction in Integrative Biology and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, Masters of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, and Orthodontic Specialty Certification from UC San Francisco. UCSF is also where she earned her nickname of “ortho ninja.”

She is a course director at UCSF School of Dentistry and teaches orthodontic residents the technique of 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 volunteers there as an Assistant Clinical Professor to 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. She is also a contributor for an orthodontic textbook written by her father, Dr. Kazumi Ikeda, titled TMJ 1st Orthodontics.

Dr. Ikeda, a board certified orthodontist, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Roth Study Club International. 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 spoiling her French bulldog, traveling, photography, hiking, and snowboarding in the winter.

  • Renie Ikeda, DDS, MS

  • UC Berkeley: Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology
    UCSF: Doctorate of Dental Surgery 
    UCSF: Orthodontic Specialty Certification + Masters of Science
  • 2220 Mountain Blvd., Suite 204
    Oakland, CA 94611

Straty Righellis, DDS

Dr. 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 UCSF. He currently serves as Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF School of Dentistry. He also has lectured for orthodontic programs at Harvard University, Boston University, Arizona School of Dentistry, University of Colorado, and University of North Carolina. He is on the FACE (Functional and Cosmetic Excellence) international teaching faculty who teach other orthodontists around the world.

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 over 40 orthodontic journal articles and serves on Editorial Review Board for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Righellis and his family enjoy many outdoor activities including stand up paddle boarding, snow and water skiing.

  • Straty Righellis, DDS

  • University of the Pacific: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
    UCLA: Doctorate of Dental Surgery
    UCSF: Orthodontic Specialty Certification

  • 2220 Mountain Blvd., Suite 204
    Oakland, CA 94611

Wilson Ng, DDS, MS

Raised in San Francisco, Dr. Ng attended college at UC Davis where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Microbiology and received the UC Davis “Outstanding Senior Award.” He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious UC San Francisco and was elected to the O.K.U. National Honorary Dental Society at UCSF. Proving to be a true “UC guy” through and through, Dr. Ng stayed at UCSF for his additional three years of specialty training in Orthodontics where he served as the Chief Resident of his class and was selected to be the recipient of the Dr. Righellis Endowed Scholarship Award. Upon receiving his Orthodontic Specialty Certification, Dr. Ng also completed his Masters degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at UCSF.

Dr. Ng loves the field of orthodontics as he sees it to be the mindful application of science coupled with the subtleties of art and aesthetics. Above all, he cherishes the opportunity to connect with patients from all walks of life on a personal level. Having tutored both children and adolescents while he was in college, Dr. Ng feels honored to be able to continue guiding his patients in a similar capacity throughout their transformative orthodontics journey.

Outside dentistry, Dr. Ng is passionate about music and singing, having sung bass in multiple choirs and acapella groups all his life. In fact, one of his proudest achievements is having served as the Music Director of the interprofessional UCSF Vocal Chords Acapella group for 3 years. Please ask Dr. Ng about his “back-up job” next time you are in the office!

  • Wilson Ng, DDS, MS
  • UC Davis:Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
    UCSF: Doctorate of Dental Surgery
    UCSF: Orthodontic Specialty Certification + Masters of Science
  • 2220 Mountain Blvd., Suite 204
    Oakland, CA 94611

“Our family loves this office! My son feels that they are ‘careful, gentle, speedy and kind.’ I appreciate how organized and friendly their staff is. From our first visit, they have put my children at ease. I especially appreciate that they take the time to explain each step of the process to both me and my children. Their rewards cards are an extra bonus and motivator for my kids.”
S.B., Parent
“This office is one of the best I have experienced. I am truly amazed at the innovative ways they’ve come up with to incentivize the kids to be responsible in their oral hygiene. If you are anywhere close to the Bay Area, I would highly recommend this office (definitely worth a drive!).”

T.B., Father
“What I observed and appreciated was that Dr. Ikeda and her staff took the time to analyze each of my sons’ jaws and teeth, kept them very comfortable and happy as they did, and they warmly explained TO THEM what they were seeing in a way that was easy for them to understand… After our initial meetings with Dr. Ikeda, I knew that we were in skilled and caring hands.”
A.B., Parent
“From my child: ‘I think this is a really good place because I like all the people who work there. When I ask questions they actually explain to me what is going on. I enjoy being there and I think it’s the best orthodontist for me!’ Great staff, very clean facilities. Everyone is helpful and answers all questions, which is very comforting for parents like me who are new to orthodontics. Highly recommend!”
S.S., Parent
“There is an art to creating the ‘perfect smile’ that is different for each patient. What works on one patient does not work on all, and they approach each patient as a unique individual and thoughtfully craft a treatment program designed to minimize discomfort. They do amazing work.”
J.M., Parent



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