We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I am the mother of two girls. Both have been through orthodontic treatment with Dr. Hughes and have beautiful smiles to show for it. I am the wife of a 20-year Navy veteran and enjoy being settled in Northern Virginia, as well as working in orthodontics. I look forward to meeting you, helping you throughout your time with our office, and doing my part to help create your new smile!
Financial & Insurance Coordinator
I have over 20 years of experience with the healthcare front office administration and I joined Dr. Hughes’ orthodontics team in 2003. The best part of my job is meeting and greeting all of our patients and helping them coordinate their appointments. Their smiles brighten my day!
Born and raised in Washington DC, I moved to Northern Virginia to be with my husband. We share two wonderful children and a friendly dog named Brandy. Both our children are patients of Dr. Hughes and I am truly thankful to have become a part of his Smile Team. One of the many things I like about working here is seeing the amazing transformation that occurs during and especially after our patients finish treatment. I enjoy traveling, movies, music, reading, dining out and spending time with family and friends.
After 23 years as an Air Force family, we settled down in Northern Virginia. I have two children, both patients of Dr. Hughes. I enjoyed the environment here each time I came for appointments and decided to join the Smile Team when an opportunity became available. After a year at the front desk I am now using my bachelor’s degree in business management as treatment coordinator. I am enjoying getting to know our new patients, families, and orthodontics!
Community Relations Coordinator
I love orthodontics! Almost 40 years ago, I began assisting at an orthodontic office in San Diego, CA, and fell in love with it! (I was five!) I went to school in the field so I could become board certified, and here I am today, still enjoying the art of creating beautiful smiles! I’ve moved my enthusiasm from the clinic to the community, and help our office keep involved with our patients’ passions, our local schools’ programs, and the community events around us. My husband and I have three grown children and a beautiful granddaughter. We spend a lot of time traveling to spend time with each of them.
I was raised in the Northern Virginia area. My employment career has led me from retail to hospitality to general dentistry and now orthodontics. I have been with Dr. Hughes for over ten years now, and love the opportunity it gives me to meet so many people. I am one of the first people you will meet. I enjoy welcoming you and helping you feel comfortable, which is what makes me smile! As you will see when we meet, I very much enjoy working with everyone!
I’ve been an orthodontic assistant for 20 years and enjoy working with children. Besides assisting Dr. Hughes in creating beautiful smiles, I coordinate our treatment area. It is a priority to keep our patients, doctors, and assistants on schedule, and constant communication is crucial. Building relationships with our patients is my favorite part of my job! I am the mother of a beautiful daughter currently in college and married to the love of my life!
I have been with Dr. Hughes since 2011. My inspiration to work in the dental field is my mother, who is also a dentist. I graduated from dental school in my country, Bolivia. I love and feel honored helping to improve people’s lives by giving them a beautiful smile. I enjoy working with our patients and making personal connections with people, and many patients become my friends over time. My husband and I have three wonderful children and a granddaughter that keep us very busy! In my spare time, I enjoy working out, family, and eating lots of chocolate!
I feel so privileged to be a part of Dr. Hughes’ Smile Team! Being a part of giving someone a perfect smile, one they are proud of for life, makes this the most rewarding job. I love getting to know our patients and making their orthodontic experience comfortable and fun. I’m the mother of two beautiful daughters and love spending time with them!
I was born and raised in Texas! I have worked in orthodontics almost 25 years, ten of which have been here with Dr. Hughes. I really enjoy people, especially kids, so this is a great career for me! As a clinical assistant, I strive to put you at ease and make each appointment something you look forward to. I have an adult son and love to volunteer at my church with the kids because I’m a kid at heart!
I have 15 years of experience and extensive training as a clinical assistant. Being able to help improve a person’s quality of life through their smile is my professional love and passion. I take pride in participating and sharing the journey of transformation with my patients. I am a high-spirited, energetic kid at heart! In my fun time, I enjoy cycling, dancing, baking, craft projects, and lots of quality time with family and close friends.
I am responsible for the fabrication of retainer and orthodontic appliances. With a combined experience of over 14 years in dental and orthodontia, nothing is more gratifying than being a part of creating life-changing confidence with a new smile. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four children, and using my creative side for sewing, baking, and photography.