Dr. Michael S. Blackwood
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.”
Professional Memberships past and present:
– American Association of Orthodontists
– Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
– Maryland State Society of Orthodontists
– American Dental Association
– DC Dental Society
– Maryland State Dental Association – past chairman of the Committee on
the New Dentist and a member of the Membership Committee
– Southern Maryland Dental Society – past president, vice president and
– Pan American Medical Society — past president
Dr. Maya V. Oliver
Dr. Maya V. Oliver helped countless patients of all ages achieve beautiful smiles at Georgetown Orthodontics. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University Bloomington, her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed her postgraduate training in orthodontics at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. Dr. Oliver’s approach to personalized care ensured that patients felt comfortable every time they came to the office. 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.”