Rochelle Riley, DDS, MS
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® aligners provider with Align Technology for invisible braces and a certified Lumineers® provider, and she is licensed to practice dentistry in both Arizona and Washington State. She travels regularly between the two practices while maintaining her Air Force commitments.
Dr. Riley is married with two stepchildren 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 eye for aesthetics. She is a general dentist with a cosmetic flare!
Craig Brandon, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Brandon is a fourth-generation Washingtonian who received his Bachelor of Arts degree in science from Seattle University in 1989. He then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1994. Following graduation, Dr. Brandon went on to earn a Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.
As a practicing dentist, Dr. Brandon has completed extensive post-graduate educational courses in comprehensive dentistry, as well as full-mouth reconstruction with a special emphasis on complex crowns and bridges and implant and aesthetic dentistry. He has training and certification in oral sedation, orthodontics utilizing Invisalign aligners, dental sleep medicine and laser dentistry including fellowship certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute.
Dr. Brandon takes great pride in building personal relationships with all of his patients. It is his belief that the role of the dentist is to not only empower patients to understand their dental needs but provide them with the opportunity to take an active role in making treatment decisions that are truly best for them.
Dr. Brandon lives in Puyallup with his wife, Rachael, and their two daughters. In addition to filling the role of “prop dad” for his girls’ dance team, he and his family enjoy outdoor activities ranging from sea to ski including hiking, surfing, skiing and everything in between.
Rick Light, DDS DABCP DAIPM DABCDSM
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 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 Doctor of 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 and facial pains) and pain management, as well as sleep breathing disorders (snoring and 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, the board 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 (MDs) 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 and pain management associated with TM disorders and 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 and dentistry treating TMD, craniofacial pain and sleep breathing disorders.
About Our Team
At Northwest Dental Medicine, your best interest is our only interest. We do this because our dentists and team are committed to treating you like family. When you meet with Dr. Rochelle Riley, Dr. Craig Brandon or Dr. Rick Light, you will be treated to the highest level of comfort and care because we believe that dentistry should be a positive and enjoyable experience. We are a general dental practice, but we treat each case with a cosmetic flair so that you can leave our office smiling confidently. If you have any questions before coming to our dental office in Puyallup, Washington, call 253-845-9507 to speak with a member of our team.
We also offer bilingual services in English and German at this office.