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Dr. Mark Hughes

Senior Partner & Cosmetic Dentist
(BA BDentSc (Dubl) 1992, GDC: 68580)
Senior Partner and Expert Cosmetic Dentist in the heart of London

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About Founder Dr Mark Hughes

Dr Mark Hughes founded Harley Street Dental Studio in 2004. In 2008 he expanded the business with Dr Adam Thorne and the Harley Street Dental Group was born.

Dr Hughes has impeccable credentials as a cosmetic dentist and these have earned him a well-deserved reputation for being one of the leading dentists in the UK. Dr Hughes' ethos was to create practices and centres of excellence, which embraced only the best in contemporary dentistry and customer service. The vision was to offer state of the art techniques and procedures and the most aesthetically pleasing results, drawing on the skills of only the most talented dentists. This also included the assurance of painless treatment delivered in relaxed, warm and welcoming settings.

Dr Mark Hughes qualified from Dublin’s esteemed Trinity College in Ireland. He gained a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the highly respected Eastman Dental Institute and is an alumnus of the illustrious Pankey Institute in America. Mark has travelled the world to further his education in dentistry, most prominently in the USA.

Dr Mark Hughes in an Accredited member of the British Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry.

The BACD Accreditation includes a thorough process intended to show that technicians and dental practitioners can analyse, plan and execute cosmetic treatment to the highest standard. The accreditation procedure encourages you to rise to the next level of knowledge, understanding and logical creativity in cosmetic dentistry.

He is also an Accreditation Candidate for American Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Other reasons why Dr Hughes is in such demand include:

  • Placement of a large number of dental veneers exceeding 10,000
  • Completion of over 1,000 whitening cases - Dr Hughes was an early pioneer in the field
  • Invisalign® certified with ten years of experience and over 1000 orthodontic cases treated
  • Extensive additional training at a post graduate level, mostly in the US
  • Training from specialists in the fields of aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics
  • Numerous television and radio appearances and brand representative for Sensodyne
  • An early advocate of 5* dentistry
  • A media advisor with appearances on TV (Sky News) as well as newspapers (Independent and City AM), and magazines (Glamour) amongst others.
  • One of the most experienced exponents of cosmetic dentistry and smile transformations.
  • Celebrity endorsements

My Philosophy

My philosophy was for complete dental care in all the practices in the Group. To create centres of excellence, where only the very highest standards in modern dentistry are provided for our patients. To provide the most advanced treatments, the most beautiful and natural smiles and to have the most highly trained and caring team of people in these practices. Our collective aim was to always be able to deliver pain-free dentistry, in a comfortable, warm and friendly environment and to build caring relationships and trust with our clients that lasts a lifetime.

My Work

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Dr. Mark Hughes: Acclaimed Cosmetic Dentist and Dental Practice Owner

Dr Hughes brings years of experience and extensive training as a dentist to be able to support the development of the whole team in all of the Group’s individual practices. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has been the leader of many dental practices and their teams.

Extensive Experience

Dr. Hughes has overseen the development of dentists and dental teams since 1997, starting with his first private practice in London’s Drury Lane. In the last 20 years or so the group of practices he has been involved in has grown to over 10 practices and at its peak Harley Street Dental Group numbered 5 practices with a total of 50 team members.

Extensive Training

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin with honours in 1992, Dr Hughes attended the Eastman Dental Institute (University College London) achieving the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. Since 2002, Dr. Hughes has extensive additional training in team development and dental practice growth. Dr. Hughes has attended training courses at the world renowned Pankey Institute Florida, USA. He has also trained under some of the world's leading dentists and orthodontists, including Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Dr. John Cranham, Dr. Trent Smallwood, Dr. Skip Truitt, Dr. Howard Stean, and others. Dr. Hughes regularly attended the annual meetings of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic dentistry.

Academy Memberships

Dr. Hughes is a full member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Hughes has been a member of the British Dental Association since 1993.

Posts Held

Dr Hughes is a consultant for several national cosmetic surgery groups (including the Transform cosmetic surgery group), the Buy Association independent consumer advice group, the actors union Equity, the British Performing Arts Trust, the Musicians' and Actors' Benevolent Fund, and two other prestigious cosmetic dentistry practices in London. As one of the pioneers of 5-star dentistry service in the UK, Dr. Hughes is regularly asked for his expert opinion as a cosmetic dentist on television programmes, national newspapers, and glossy magazines, most recently including Sky News, Independent News, City AM, and Glamour magazine. He is also an experienced provider of facial aesthetic procedures and often combines these treatments with smile makeovers to produce amazing results. He has lectured at many public beauty and cosmetics exhibitions, including an appearance at Body Beautiful at London's Olympia, as well as other London beauty centres.

A Relaxing Dental Experience

Harley Street Dental Studio, located in the heart of London, has Dr. Hughes' patients raving. Dr. Hughes has designed a dental practice with superior customer service for an experience like no other. Its architecture and décor create a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere that sets patients at ease. As part of our commitment to providing only the best general and cosmetic dentistry, we use the most advanced equipment available. Harley Street Dental Studio stands out among cosmetic dentistry practices in the London area, as evidenced by the responses of our satisfied patients and positive attention in the media.

Media Exposure

Dr. Hughes' skill as a cosmetic dentist has the media's attention in London and overseas.


Dr. Hughes and the entire team at Harley Street Dental Studio are highly recommended by their satisfied patients. Please read the testimonials and recommendations from some of our many happy patients on each page of our website. Feel free to visit our practice, meet our staff, and view our patient gallery, where many of our patients, including many celebrities, have personally signed their photographs.


At Harley Street Dental Studio, patient satisfaction is the highest compliment. Our patients' recommendations speak for themselves!

Questions to Ask in Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

Why choose us for cosmetic dental treatment?

In order to meet all your dental needs in the convenience of one dental practice, Harley Street Dental Studio has assembled a team of the highest calibre dental professionals, including implant dentists, specialist orthodontists, hygienists, dentists with special interests in periodontics, endodontics, visiting specialists, and cosmetic dentists. We use a team approach at our London practice to treat any dental problem without referring patients to outside specialists. Each of our staff members are experienced in their field and have outstanding credentials and references.

Is every dentist as good as the other for cosmetic dentistry?

While cosmetic dentistry is a highly competitive field, not every cosmetic dentist in the London area has the same qualifications and experience. Achieving the phenomenal results patients dream of requires both training and artistry. Dr. Mark Hughes possesses both of these, making him a prime candidate for your cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Which cosmetic treatments work best and have years of research behind them?

In order to meet all your dental needs in the convenience of one dental practice, Harley Street Dental Studio has assembled a team of the highest calibre dental professionals, including specialist dentists covering a range of disciplines, implant dentist, Dr Nick Fahey, and referral dentists like Dr Johann Styger, and Dr Zaki Kanaan, president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). We also have specialist orthodontists including Dr Darsh Patel, the number 1 Incognito provider in the country, a periodontist, endodontist, and dentists with special interests in periodontics and endodontics, as well as BACD accredited cosmetic dentists.

Contact the Skilled Cosmetic Dentist at Our London Practice

If you are considering your cosmetic dentistry options in the London area, our cosmetic dentist would be pleased to speak with you. Contact our London-based dental practice today to schedule a consultation.

My awards & achievements

Featured in BBC 2 documentary ‘Inside Harley Street’ April 2015

Dr Mark Hughes won awards for the best Conservative Composite Case and best Whitening case

Dr Mark Hughes with Khristo Ivanov who were both Highly Commended in Conservative Ceramic Case

Dr Mark Hughes receiving the Invisalign Platinum Doctor Certificate

  • As Seen on TV. Featured in BBC 2 documentary ‘Inside Harley Street’ April 2015
  • Dr Mark Hughes won awards for the best Conservative Composite Case and best Whitening case
    Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2014
  • "Highly Commended" in the category of Conservative Ceramic Case
    Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2013
  • "Best Aesthetic Practice"
    Smile Awards 2012
  • "Highly Commended" in the category of Interdisciplinary Smile
    Smile Awards 2009
  • Platinum Doctor Invisalign® award