Rick Light, D.D.S.
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.
Rochelle Riley, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Rochelle Riley grew up in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with both a Bachelor of Science in the field of General Biology, and a Master of Science in the field of Human Physiology. She then completed her professional education at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2006 where she received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Having been in the Air Force for the past five years, Dr. Riley is the Chief of Dental Services for the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard. She is also a certified Invisalign provider with Align Technology for invisible braces, a certified Lumineers provider, and licensed to practice dentistry in both Arizona and Washington State. She travels regularly between the two practices and while maintaining her Air Force commitments.
Dr. Riley is married with two step children and five fur-babies. She enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, working out, boating and walking her dogs. She loves to serve her country, spend time with her family and travel. She is known for her hard work, dedication, enthusiasm, and her eye for aesthetics. She is the general dentist with the cosmetic flare!
Stephanie Hartung, D.D.S.
Dr. Stephanie Hartung is a Christian Dentist (DDS) who has been in General Dentistry practice in Tucson, Arizona, for 22 years. She came to Tucson in 1997 to complete a yearlong dental residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry through New York’s Lutheran Medical Center and Tucson’s El Rio Dental Clinic.
Dr. Hartung’s road to her dental career began with a music scholarship to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology while also pursuing her avocation of music through symphony orchestra, Japanese koto and choir. She was accepted into the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School completing her dream of becoming a dentist and earning a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS).
Dr. Hartung’s professional experience has included working in both group clinical and private practice. She has acquired a diverse range of continuing education experiences ranging from pediatric to geriatric dentistry. Stephanie maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association (ADA), the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA), and Southern Arizona Dental Society (SADS).
Remaining in Tucson as a permanent home was an easy transition due to the support from family, friends, colleagues, church
family and the Arizona Sunshine! Originally from Pekin, Illinois, Dr. Hartung has her own family dentist to thank for inspiring her career path through his kind and gentle nature as he cared for her family and others’ dental health.
Dr. Hartung’s extracurricular life includes hiking, biking, swimming, sewing, reading, music, 3 fuzzy kitties, and spending
time with her family.
Dr. Hartung believes in the Golden Rule and feels called to help whenever and wherever she can.