Board Member Biographies
Dr. Mark B. HughesPresident
- President Elect – CADS Foundation
Dr. Mark B. Hughes was born in Highland, IL. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and his DDS from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He became licensed to practice dentistry in Arizona in 1984, the same year he opened his General Dentistry practice in Glendale.
Dr. Hughes’ service to organized dentistry began when he joined the American Student Dental Association, which elected him National Vice President 1983-84. Since then, he has served in many capacities, including but not limited to President of the Central Arizona Dental Society, Alternate Delegate to the ADA, AzDA Board Liaison to Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine (Glendale, AZ), AzDA Council on Budget and Planning, AzDA Council on Nominations and Elections, and Board of Directors of AzDA Services, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of the Arizona Dental Association.
Dr. Hughes and Mrs. Kris Hughes will celebrate their 38rd wedding anniversary in August 2015. The couple has raised four soccer champion daughters: Brooke (high school science teacher), Brean (Salon Owner), Lauren (Esthetician), and Shannon (Attorney). As of 2015, The Hughes’ have 6 grandchildren: Mason, Carson, Lanie, Brady, Kylan and Hunter who they enjoy spending time with.
As former President of the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Hughes represented AzDA to government agencies and civic/professional organizations. He served on association councils and committees, appointed chairs to those groups and served as a Delegate to the American Dental Association.
Dr. Mark Hughes and his entire team of staff members belong to the Arizona State Dental Associationand are CPR/First Aid Certified. His Glendale dental practice is an (OSHA) Occupational Safety & Health Administration compliant office.