Dr. David Hughes, DDS

Dr. David Hughes, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
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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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

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. David Hughes, DDS
Dr. Hughes and his staff never let us down. Everyone there is amazing, super nice and really look out for my kids. They constantly give back to the community.
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Samantha Gray in Springfield , VA – Aug 03, 2018
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Took my son to Dr. Hughes for complimentary consultation for Invisalign on July 11th, as soon as we walked in we were greeted with a big smile & warm welcome. The technician who took the X-rays was very friendly and efficient. We really like Dr. Hughes and staff because they do not push you to...Read More
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Hannah in VA – Jul 13, 2018
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Once again a GREAT experience. The staff was genuinely friendly. Our questions got answered thoughtfully and thoroughly. The scheduling was easy, efficient, and worked to the convenience of our schedule. We were seen on time and quickly -- no waiting around just for the sake of waiting. Thank...Read More
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TimberHollowGuys in West Springfield, VA – Jun 20, 2018
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My 11-year-old son went for his 3rd visit to Dr. Hughes, but his very first having orthodontia fitted into his mouth. He was very nervous and both Grace and Dr. Hughes put him right at ease, which I really appreciated.
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Kathleen Dean in Alexandria – May 31, 2018
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My daughter got her braces when she was just 11, and now she's 19. She has a beautiful smile and Dr. Hughes and team were very helpful and supportive throughout her journey. Dr. Hughes also went above and beyond the call of duty in crafting/fitting an artificial front tooth that made my daughter...Read More
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Roger Compton in Alexandria, VA – May 02, 2018
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