About Practice

Dr. Michael S. Blackwood has been specializing in orthodontics since 1994. He is a third-generation orthodontist in the practice began by his grandfather and his father Thomas. He began his higher education by studying at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He then went on to Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., and earned his doctorate of dental surgery degree. Finally, Dr. Blackwood attended University of Detroit Mercy where he earned his specialty degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and a master of science.

Dr. Blackwood grew up in Potomac, Md., where he and his wife, Heidi, raised two sons. When not in the office he enjoys hiking and camping with his family. For many years he has coached middle school soccer and lacrosse.

Dr. Blackwood says, “I truly enjoy practicing orthodontics and creating beautiful smiles. Every time I see my patients, I am pleased to know that I am helping them achieve the ideal smile they have always wanted. The best thing about being an orthodontist is building personal relationships with each patient. I meet such talented and gifted young adolescents, fascinating and remarkable adults, and wonderful families. At the end of treatment, it is amazing to see how a transformation in an individual's smile has such a positive change in that person's overall attitude and confidence.”




Dr. Maya V. Oliver has helped countless patients of all ages achieve beautiful smiles at Georgetown Orthodontics.After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University Bloomington, Dr. Oliver was accepted into dental school. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Oliver furthered her academic excellence at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC, where she completed postgraduate training in orthodontics.

Patients of Dr. Oliver appreciated her willingness to spend quality one-on-one time with them during each appointment. Her personalized care ensured that patients felt comfortable every time they came to the office. Although her enthusiasm for orthodontics and love for the profession shone through with every visit, in spring 2021 Dr. Oliver transitioned out of Georgetown Orthodontics to be closer to her family out of state. Dr. Oliver said, "It has been an honor to serve this community and I am incredibly grateful to each of you for the trust you placed in me serving as your orthodontist."

Georgetown Orthodontics is located in a residential area. The office has ample free parking available.

Paying for your orthodontics is easy at Georgetown Orthodontics!

At Georgetown Orthodontics, we offer in-office financing in the form of monthly, no-interest payment plans to create flexibility for our patients. Additionally, we are happy to offer CareCredit. Contact our office to learn more!

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    "Dr. Oliver is in a league of her own! Her expertise and professionalism was evident as she thoroughly explained the treatment process to my 8 year old daughter."

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    "I’ve been a client for a little more than a year and the process has been amazing and painless. I highly recommend Georgetown Orthodontics."

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    "It was so hard finding an orthodontist to continue my care as I got my braces done overseas. Dr. Oliver and her team have been absolutely amazing!"

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Georgetown Orthodontics
4434 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-400-3186
Fax: 202-333-2260
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