Dr. David Hughes, DDS

Dr. David Hughes, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. David Hughes, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Springfield, VA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Vcu-McV in 1999 and practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

8314 Traford Ln Ste A

Springfield, VA 22152

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  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • United Concordia

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Dr. Hughes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hughes "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hughes "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."

2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

10  Conditions Treated

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

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Vcu-McV
    Medical School | Graduated 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hughes to family and friends
22 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Hughes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr.Hughes is very friendly and takes his time in explaining things to his patients. His staff is very friendly and polite.
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We could not be happier with Dr. Hughes and his staff. They were always on time, friendly and knew who we were. The staff was wonderful with our daughter, speaking to her and telling her about her teeth, not talking over her to us. They put the patient first.
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Had a great experience here with the initial consultation. The staff was very friendly and professional and answered all our questions.
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Dr. Hughes is a wonderful Orthodontist and always gets my son in when needed. The appointment times are very flexible to our schedule and the staff is the best and make my son feel calm ( he does not like dentists usually). Thanks for being a great provider!
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We are extremely pleased with Dr Hughes and all his staff. We are always greeted with a smile by the front office staff and the technicians in the back are eager to answer any questions. They are great with kids! My son had to get braces at an earlier age (11.5) and I have never had any issues. ...more
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