Dr. Amy Light
Pediatric Dental Specialist, Board Certified Orthodontist
I feel truly blessed to have so many young people in my life. Knowing that I have played a role in shaping the smiles of my young patients is the very best part of my job. I believe that a healthy mouth and beautiful smile give people confidence. I have also had the great joy of watching many of my patients grow from cute little toddlers to beautiful young adults. Dentistry for children has rapidly evolved over the last few years, making most dental procedures quick, painless, and easy for patients. I am fortunate that I can make dentistry and orthodontics fun!
I am pleased to welcome you and your family to our practice, and I look forward to working with you.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College 1982
- Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 1986
- Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Training, Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC 1988
- Orthodontic Specialty Training, Fairleigh Dickinson University 1990
Staying on top of the newest and most technologically advanced treatments is key to providing my patients with the best possible care. I am certified in hard and soft tissue lasers, temporary anchorage devices, and Invisalign®. I regularly attend annual AAO, AAPD and ABO conferences to keep updated on the latest techniques.
What an incredible group of individuals I am privileged to work with. My team is highly trained and has the latest certification in expanded functions in dentistry, orthodontics, and radiology. All are dedicated to excellence in patient care from our savvy business team to our gentle dental technicians and hygienists. They enjoy helping patients have a positive dental or orthodontic experience and want to make visits fun. My team enjoys speaking at local elementary schools on the benefits of oral health and educating pediatric nurses and offices on early infant oral care and fluoride.
Outside the Office
I live in Chevy Chase with my growing children, Michael, Gregory, and Olivia, as well as our three dogs, Oreo, Casey, and Snickerdoodle. Family life keeps me busy, but I like to make time to play the flute, sing with the church band, play tennis, and create culinary delights in the kitchen.
I am also involved with numerous community organizations such as the Women’s Dental Society, Maryland Dental Society, American Association of Board Certified Orthodontists, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Autism Speaks, Smiles Change Lives, and the Potomac Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy sponsoring my young patients in Miss Teen Maryland and community sports leagues. Serving others and giving back to the community gives me a great sense of joy and satisfaction.
Dr. Madeleine Goodman
Dr. Madeleine (Maddy) Goodman grew up just around the corner in Bethesda where she attended Seven Locks Elementary School and graduated from Holton-Arms. Dr .Goodman earned her B.A. in Classical Languages from Duke University. She attended the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, where she graduated first in her class. Dr. Goodman completed a fellowship in advanced general dentistry at the New York Methodist Hospital and then continued up the east coast to Tufts in Boston, where she completed her orthodontic residency.
Dr. Goodman is an active member of the dental community. She enjoys furthering her education as a member of local and national organizations. She served for four years as the regional representative of the National Orthodontic Council on New and Younger Members. She is now a director on the board of the Mid Atlantic Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Goodman has lectured on the subject of orthodontics to both general dentists and orthodontic residents.
Inside the Office
In the office, Dr. Goodman loves following her patients from the time they are small until they head off to college with bright beautiful smiles. She also enjoys working with the parents of those same kids and other adults to address their orthodontic concerns. Dr. Goodman works closely with the foundation Smiles Change Lives which facilitates our practice’s pro bono program.
Outside the Office
When not perfecting smiles, she can be found playing soccer, running, and spending time with her husband Tim and daughter Wesley.
Hello, my name is Jenna and I coordinate treatment for our orthodontic patients, review financial options with parents, and coordinate treatment appointments. I truly enjoy being able to assist families with their financial options to make that the easiest part of their orthodontic experience. We are a very patient-friendly office and we all love to create fun relationships with the children and teenagers here.
Caryl has worked with the practice since April 2002 as the practice Business Manager. Caryl is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in economics. Caryl’s three kids started as patients almost 20 years ago and have grown up in the practice. They are all adults now and have graduated with bright, beautiful smiles. In her spare time, Caryl likes to spend time with her family and friends, working out, traveling and going to the theater.