Rick Light, D.D.S.

Dr. Rick Light, Tucson Arizona's Arizona Dental Medicine
Dr. Rick Light, founder of Tucson Arizona’s Arizona Dental Medicine

Dr. Light, originally from Belleville Illinois, is a Vietnam era veteran with the United States Navy. In addition to military operations Dr. Light participated in military-civilian communication recovery operations with the Columbia Broadcasting Company (CBS) aboard the USS New Orleans, the United States Navy’s Primary Recovery Vessel for the Lunar Module of NASA’s Apollo 14 Mission to the Moon.

Dr. Light received his undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts) in Chemistry from the School of Science & Technology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. This was followed by a year of post-graduate studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His professional education at the College of Dentistry includes a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry from the University of Illinois (Medical Center) and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois (Health Sciences Center), Chicago.

Dr. Light continues his post-graduate education in the field of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), Craniofacial Pain (Head, Neck & Facial Pains) and Pain Management as well as Sleep Breathing Disorders (Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apneas). The American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM), a credentialing academy in the field of medicine and dealing with pain management protocols, credentialed Dr. Light in 1996. The American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP), the premier in the field of TMD and Dental Sleep Medicine, board-certified Dr. Light in 2008 and in 2012 appointed him a member of its governing Board of Directors.

Dr. Light has co-authored publications dealing with radiographic interpretations of dentally related conditions for radiologists (MD’s), and dentistry’s contribution to medicine in obstructive sleep apnea patients. He is a Master of Excellence and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) as well as a Fellow of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). His practice is focused primarily on pain & pain management associated with TM Disorders & Craniofacial Pain, and on snoring and assessed obstructive sleep apnea with physicians through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).Dr. Light serves southern Arizona as the only credentialed doctor in the fields of Medicine & Dentistry treating TMD, Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Breathing Disorders..

Dr. Dean Garfield, Dentist at Arizona Dental Medicine in Tucson, AZ

Dr. Dean Garfield, Dentist at Arizona Dental Medicine in Tucson, AZ
Dr. Dean Garfield, Dentist at Arizona Dental Medicine in Tucson, AZ

I was born in Ogden Utah. I have lived in Utah, Colorado, Washington, Virginia and two years in Australia. Attended Bingham Young University where I majored in Zoology. In 1992 I attended Medical college of Virginia where I graduated in 1996 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I have practiced in Tucson, Leesburg and Richmond Virginia as a general dentist for 25 years. I have a special interest in implants.

I have been married for 31 years with 6 children: 3 boys and 3 girls. In my free time I enjoy skiing, bicycling, hiking and the great outdoors. I can’t wait to help you and serve you in your dental needs.

Call 520-297-9069 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garfield.


Dr. Richard Johnson, D.D.S.

Dr. Richard Johnson, D.D.S.
Dr. Richard Johnson, D.D.S.

Young Richard became acutely aware of the pain general dentistry can cause during his first trip to a dentist as a child. Now as a practicing dentist he has been able to take the leadership in southern Arizona by being the very first area dentist to provide laser treatments for a host of dental maladies that would normally require drilling and grinding… and pain.

Dr. Richard Johnson is a 1996 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. After graduation Dr. Johnson and his wife moved to Tucson and started his private practice in Tucson and then eventually Green Valley.

Dr Johnson has three children that keep him busy, but when he does get a little extra time he enjoys golfing, skiing, cycling and photography. Dr Johnson is also very active with the Boy Scouts of America and Flying Samaritans of Arizona.

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