Dr. David Hughes, DDS
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Orthodontics | Male

Care Philosophy

There is nothing better than creating beautiful smiles together with my talented and experienced team! Helping to build my patients self confidence is definitely the most rewarding aspect of our work. Also, getting to know each individual and family is important to me, keeps my practice focused on our patients and their needs. I am proud to have practiced in the Springfield community for over ten years. I love sharing our patients excitement when orthodontic treatment is finished.

Biography

Meet Dr. David HughesEducation

  • University of Virginia – BA, (economics / Italian, 1991)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / MCV – Doctorate of Dental Surgery (summa cum laude, 1999)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / MCV – post-doctoral certificate in orthodontics (2001)

Dr. David R. Hughes is proud to serve the Northern Virginia community by maintaining an orthodontic practice that is known for its friendly service, patient education, and clinical expertise. Dr. Hughes' commitment to area patients dates back to his having grown up in the area with the example of his father, a WWII veteran who was a dedicated family dentist in Annandale.

Lending support to many area school organizations and charitable causes is important to Dr. Hughes as a way of giving back to his local roots.

The valedictorian of his dental school class at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Hughes also led the student government council. Previously, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where he enjoyed singing in an a cappella group, The Virginia Gentlemen. Valuable work experience followed with a four-year position in a local technology firm before he started dental school. Finally, to become an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Hughes graduated from the prestigious two-year orthodontics residency program at VCU.

Outside of private practice, Dr. Hughes is involved with local and national orthodontic societies, as well as the VCU Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, of which he is a past president. Dr. Hughes is also board certified by the ABO, and is an Elite-level provider of Invisalign®.

Dr. Hughes can relate to his patients' families. He now knows the parenting perspective of growing up "around the Beltway"; and having lived and traveled abroad, Dr. Hughes appreciates the diversity of cultures represented in our area. This life experience informs an emphasis on easy and open communication in his practice. However, for the many smiling patients that have "graduated" from his office, Dr. Hughes credits his entire Smile Team, and the second set of experienced eyes that Dr. Mascia brings to the office.

At home, Dr. Hughes enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife, Marcela, and three children, as well as logging miles on area bike trails.

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hughes to family and friends
4.6
based on 17 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Hughes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Ft Belvoir, VA |
We have had our consultation. I could tell from the first minute we were there the staff works as a team helping each other and comminuting. They were kind to my son and explained everything that would happen before doing it. They shared with him the pictures they took and really engaged him in the process which has helped him take a positive attitude toward this new adventure. Dr. Hughes and Samantha explained the diagnosis, treatment objectives, plan and prognosis and estimated time of treatme
Springfield, Va |
High quality of customer service and always very attentive to my daughter's concerns.
in Burke, VA |
Dr Hughes is truly one-of-a-kind - a very honest and genuine man who stands out in his profession. I was so impressed with his commitment to excellence and ethics and his generous character. You will be well treated, I had such a great experience!
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Meet Dr. David HughesEducation

  • University of Virginia – BA, (economics / Italian, 1991)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / MCV – Doctorate of Dental Surgery (summa cum laude, 1999)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / MCV – post-doctoral certificate in orthodontics (2001)

Dr. David R. Hughes is proud to serve the Northern Virginia community by maintaining an orthodontic practice that is known for its friendly service, patient education, and clinical expertise. Dr. Hughes' commitment to area patients dates back to his having grown up in the area with the example of his father, a WWII veteran who was a dedicated family dentist in Annandale.

Lending support to many area school organizations and charitable causes is important to Dr. Hughes as a way of giving back to his local roots.

The valedictorian of his dental school class at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Hughes also led the student government council. Previously, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where he enjoyed singing in an a cappella group, The Virginia Gentlemen. Valuable work experience followed with a four-year position in a local technology firm before he started dental school. Finally, to become an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Hughes graduated from the prestigious two-year orthodontics residency program at VCU.

Outside of private practice, Dr. Hughes is involved with local and national orthodontic societies, as well as the VCU Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, of which he is a past president. Dr. Hughes is also board certified by the ABO, and is an Elite-level provider of Invisalign®.

Dr. Hughes can relate to his patients' families. He now knows the parenting perspective of growing up "around the Beltway"; and having lived and traveled abroad, Dr. Hughes appreciates the diversity of cultures represented in our area. This life experience informs an emphasis on easy and open communication in his practice. However, for the many smiling patients that have "graduated" from his office, Dr. Hughes credits his entire Smile Team, and the second set of experienced eyes that Dr. Mascia brings to the office.

At home, Dr. Hughes enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife, Marcela, and three children, as well as logging miles on area bike trails.

Dr. Hughes' Care Philosophy

There is nothing better than creating beautiful smiles together with my talented and experienced team! Helping to build my patients self confidence is definitely the most rewarding aspect of our work. Also, getting to know each individual and family is important to me, keeps my practice focused on our patients and their needs. I am proud to have practiced in the Springfield community for over ten years. I love sharing our patients excitement when orthodontic treatment is finished.

Dr. Hughes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Orthodontics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion - Short Stature Syndrome
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Loss
  • Underbite

Education

  • Medical School
    Vcu-McV

    Graduated in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Procedures Performed

  • Ceramic Dental Braces
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Dental Brace
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Lingual Dental Braces
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Surgical Orthodontics