Dr. Diane Hughes, DMD

Dr. Diane Hughes, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Diane Hughes, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Rio Rancho, NM. She practices orthodontics.Read her story

2401 Cabezon Blvd SE Ste 104

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia

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Dr. Hughes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hughes "Dr. Diane Hughes, an orthodontic specialist, traded the skyscrapers of New York City for the open vistas of New Mexico in 2007. Dr. Hughes loves living in New Mexico and especially enjoys being part of Rio Rancho's Cabezon community. Dr. Hughes earned her dental and orthodontic degrees from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of numerous academic awards. Dr. Hughes operated her practice in Manhattan, where she treated patients of all ages with a variety of orthodontic needs. In addition to her practice, Dr. Hughes was a faculty member of the Orthodontic Department of New York University School of Dentistry and the Dental Department of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Albert Einstein Yeshiva University. While in New York, she was chosen to represent the American Association of Orthodontists, appearing on the Today Show and CNN news. Dr. Hughes and her son, Gregory, who is in high school, enjoy skiing and scuba diving. Dr. Hughes enjoys early morning runs with her dogs. She is on the Board of Directors of EnchantMutts, a New Mexico dog rescue group. From time to time, you will see one of Dr. Hughes' foster dogs in the office. What better place for a lucky pup to meet her 'fur'ever family! Dr. Hughes is fortunate to work with a highly qualified and caring team. Lynn DiVincenzo, Treatment and Scheduling Coordinator, has over 15 years experience in the orthodontic field and has been with Dr. Hughes since 2009. Tiffany Pennebaker, Scheduling and Financial Coordinator, joined Dr. Hughes in 2010. Diane Aragon, Orthodontic Assistant, has over 20 years in the orthodontic field and has been with Dr. Hughes since 2011. Liz Chavez, the newest member of our team, is not new to orthodontics. She has over seven years of experience! Dr. Hughes and her team enjoy participating in local school and community events. You can see them at fall festivals at Maggie Cordova and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools, and high school sports games, just to name a few. Dr. Hughes supports Rio Rancho community and school teams, and now reads the local sports pages, often seeing her patients' accomplishments reported."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hughes "Our mission is to provide our patients with superior service to ensure each patient feels valued. We design our patients' treatment plans with attention to their individualized needs to achieve the healthy smiles they deserve. We love the relationships we build with our patients and their families, and pride ourselves on excellent communication. We will always respect the busy schedules of our patients and strive to stay on schedule; both daily and with on time treatment finishing."

1  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthodontics
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthodontics*

8  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth

10  Procedures

  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Temple University School of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Academy of Orthodontists Award, 1993
Media & Publications
  • The Today Show with Katie Couric, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hughes to family and friends
68 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have enjoyed my experience with Dr. Hughes and feel that she is knowledgeable. Her back office staff is friendly. I have consistently had poor experiences with her front office staff (Tiffani) in terms of scheduling appointments, financial aspects of treatment and have overall experienced a poor,...more
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We appreciate you taking time to leave us your feedback about our office. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your experience with Dr. Hughes and our staff. We do try our very best to accommodate every patient's needs in regards to scheduling and finances. Our front office will continue to work very hard in order to give the best patient experience they can. We want to thank all our patients for always being willing to work with us in order to schedule any urgent appointments they need.

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