At Light and Conforti, DMDs, our close knit team genuinely believes in the power of a strong, beautiful smile. We provide a wide range of dental treatments in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere, and we use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the best results for every patient. With our communicative, informative approach, every step of your treatment is transparent and you’ll feel comfortable throughout the entire process. If you’re looking for a dental office that feels welcoming and warm, call us today to schedule your next appointment.
Dr. Gary Light was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and cum laude from The Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is also a member of the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a former Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Dentistry and has been an examiner for the North East Regional Board of Examiners since 1992.
In addition, Dr. Light is a consulting dentist for the Community College of Rhode Island Dental Assisting Program and his office is a training site for dental assistants enrolled in the CCRI dental assisting program. In 1998, he was inducted into the International College of Dentists, a prestigious honor society for dentists who have made an extraordinary contribution to the profession. He has been recognized by his peers as one of Rhode Island’s “Top Dentists” since the 2005 Rhode Island Monthly Magazine survey. Since 2000, he has been the team dentist for the Providence Bruins Hockey Team and is a member of the surgical staff at The Miriam Hospital in Providence and a member of the Providence Plantations Study Club. Dr. Light practices general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry with a focus on oral rehabilitation/reconstruction and comprehensive dental treatment.
Dr. Jason Conforti is a Rhode Island native who was born and raised in the city of Warwick. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in the science of Zoology. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2009 where he served as the President of his class. Following his graduation, Dr. Conforti participated in a one year general practice residency program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. It was there that Dr. Conforti gained invaluable dental experience in the emergency and trauma department of the UMass Hospital. He also worked in various general practice clinics throughout the city of Worcester and actively participated in a clinic which caters to individuals with special needs.
Dr. Conforti completed a fellowship in Implantology at Columbia University in 2012. He was able to train firsthand with some of the premier dental implant specialists in the country. He is currently a member of the Rhode Island Dental Society, The American Dental Association, the Providence Dental Study Club, the Physicians Health Committee of Rhode Island, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Conforti makes every effort to stay up to date with new advancements in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, and implant dentistry. He has been awarded Rhode Island Monthly’s prestigious “Top Dentist” award consecutively since 2013.
Dr. Conforti has a passion for the outdoors and regularly goes running, scuba diving and boating. He is an avid tennis player and can habitually be found at neighboring tennis facilities around the state. Dr. Conforti looks forward to meeting you and your family in order to provide you with the most up to date, gentle, professional, and diligent dental care possible.
Dr. Joseph Zarrella is a Rhode Island native who was born and raised in the city of Johnston. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Biology. He earned his Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University in Miami, Florida. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in 2020, where he was invited to participate in an honors periodontics program. Dr. Zarrella is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national Dental Honor Society where members are elected from the top twenty percent of the graduating class based on academic success and significant contributions to the art and science of dentistry.
Following his graduation, Dr. Zarrella participated in a one year advanced education in general dentistry residency program at Idaho State University and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. It was there that Dr. Zarrella excelled in the fields of implantology, phlebotomy, oral surgery, cosmetics and full mouth rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Dr. Zarrella’s outgoing personable demeanor is what sets him apart. He has a passion for sculpture, woodworking, hiking and scuba diving. He also enjoys wildlife and underwater photography and has been awarded ‘Editor’s Choice’ in two National Geographic photography contests. He recently went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic where he provided dental care to people in need. Dr. Zarrella’s artistic training and desire for helping others creates a unique foundation for providing you and your family exceptional dental care.
Every member of our team goes out of our way to provide a personal touch that we feel is too often left out of the healthcare process. We call you to remind you of appointments and to check up on you afterward, and we always offer warm smiles to greet you whenever you walk in. Many of our staff have been working with us for over 20 years, and we strive to provide our patients with an experience unparalleled by any other dental office. Our positive attitudes and genuine commitment to your oral health are an integral part of your experience at Light and Conforti, DMDs.
Our dedicated team of dental professionals keeps Forever Smiles Family Dental running efficiently. They do everything they can to create a welcoming environment for every patient who walks in our doors. And they work hard to stay knowledgable on the latest in dentistry, ensuring you're always getting the best care. Come see for yourself!
Our office was founded in 1970 by the late Morris Ostrach, and since then it has long been the home for excellent dentistry on Providence’s East Side. Since our inception, we have maintained a commitment to quality care while staying on the cutting-edge of advancing innovations and techniques.
We view optimal dental health as a key to total body health and well-being, and as practitioners, we strive to maintain our patients’ smiles with personalized care. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and we use the latest methods to ensure that you get the most thorough, accurate diagnosis and treatment. At your initial visit, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation, honest advice from qualified dental professionals, and all the time you need to ask any questions you have about your oral health.