Mark Hughes is a cosmetic dentist based in the heart of London who has been transforming patients’ smiles for more than 25 years. Considered one of the UK’s pioneers in cosmetic dentistry, Dr Hughes has dedicated his life’s work to helping individuals achieve exceptional oral wellness and a smile unsurpassed in natural beauty. As the founder and lead clinician at Harley Street Dental Studio, Dr Hughes has narrowed his practice focus to offering the highest standard of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services for over two decades. In his dedication to discovering the most advanced methodologies, skills, and techniques in both complex and cosmetic dentistry, Dr Hughes travels around the world pursuing post-graduate education courses in order to broaden and refine his expertise. His global training in these fields, coupled with a nuanced understanding of how to obtain impeccable results, has made him a highly sought-after cosmetic dentist in the UK. Whether you seek porcelain veneers treatment or desire a discreet means of straightening your teeth with Invisalign®, Dr Hughes is committed to achieving your ideal smile aesthetic. Above all else, Dr Hughes believes in building lasting relationships with each of his patients in order to meet their dental needs with unfaltering patience, compassion, and superior levels of care.
- Professional Memberships & Affiliations
- Education & Credentials
- Awards & Achievements
- Media Appearances
(BA BDentSc (Dubl) 1992, GDC: 68580)
For Dr Hughes, “patient-centred” dentistry is the doctrine with which he delivers optimal treatment. This involves prioritizing your needs and concerns first and foremost, whilst making every effort to extend a relaxing, luxurious, and caring patient experience. Driven by a desire to enrich the lives of his patients through excellence in all aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr Hughes prides himself on his warm and approachable nature. The strong bond of trust that he strives to cultivate between himself and those seeking treatment is what enables him to listen to and build relationships with his patients. In this way, his primary concern is your overall satisfaction. A believer in pain-free dentistry, Dr Hughes embraces the field’s technological advances and utilises the finest dental materials in the hopes of delivering the most effective and comfortable treatment possible.
Dr Hughes belongs to a wide range of prestigious academies and organizations that work to further the art and science of cosmetic dentistry through ethical treatment and responsible patient care. These affiliations include full membership to the following:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- British Dental Association
Additionally, Dr Hughes serves as a brand ambassador for Sensodyne® and Regenerate Enamel Science™ toothpastes, and is also a consulting dentist for a number of other dental products. As he is one of the UK’s key opinion leaders* in dentistry—along with one of only two dentists in the UK that are part of Channel 3’s key opinion group worldwide—Dr Hughes regularly lends his advice on all matters concerning cosmetic dentistry. He has served on the judging panel at the Private Dentistry Awards and is a frequent lecturer on practice growth in the field, among other subjects.
*Experts in a given field that are essential to the research of new products, innovations, and technologies
Credentials & Continuing Education
Dr Hughes’ educational training instilled his fervent belief in patient-centred treatment and his tenacious desire to continue learning. Since he began pursuing continuing education, Dr Hughes has accrued over 3,000 hours of postgraduate training in courses taught all over the world. Such considerable study reflects his commitment to his patients and his passion for state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry. His background includes extensive instruction from:
- Trinity College in Dublin – Honours Degree
- Eastman Dental Institute in London – Diploma in Restorative Dentistry
- Pankey Institute in Florida
As an alumnus of the Pankey Institute in Florida, Dr Hughes also spends time giving lectures to other dentists who attend Pankey courses. A large part of his passion includes teaching and mentoring up-and-coming dentists on proper technique and procedure in cosmetic dentistry.
Awards & Achievements
- Best Conservative Composite Case – Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2014
- Best Whitening Case – Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2014
- Highly Commended in Conservative Ceramic Case – Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2013
- Best Aesthetic Practice – Smile Awards 2012
- Highly Commended in Interdisciplinary Smile – Smile Awards 2009
- Platinum Doctor Invisalign® Award 2009
The full scope of Dr Hughes’ work can be seen in his comprehensive smile portfolio. Besides his personal accolades, Dr Hughes also maintains an award-winning practice. Harley Street Dental Studio has been recognized on numerous occasions at events such as the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2017 and the Private Dentistry Awards 2014, among others.
Multiple media outlets have recognized Dr Hughes for his work in cosmetic dentistry, including an extensive feature on the BBC documentary, Inside Harley Street (2015). In addition to gaining significant media exposure in newspapers, magazines, and radio stations, Dr Hughes has also appeared in Sensodyne® toothpaste television advertisements and contributed to the cosmetic dentistry on the television show, Pop Goes the Band (2009).