Diane Hughes DDS, 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. In 2007 she relocated to NM to practice here in Rio Rancho. She has been improving New Mexico smiles ever since! Dr. Hughes and her son, Gregory, enjoy skiing and scuba diving together. Dr. Hughes enjoys sitting in her backyard, drinking her coffee, in the early mornings with her two dogs; She is an avid dog lover and rescuer! For many years Dr. Hughes has worked with several dog rescue groups, and she is currently working with A Barking Chance 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 their ‘fur’ever family!
Helen D. Bush, D.M.D., M.D.S.
Helen D. Bush, D.M.D., M.D.S., is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, in the field of Health Related Professions. She earned her D.M.D. dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh as Valedictorian. After dental school, she completed 3 years of specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics also at the University of Pittsburgh, earning a Master of Science degree. Dr. Bush has worked on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico with a non-profit organization serving the Navajo people for several years. As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, she stays current with the latest developments in technology in orthodontics through continuing education courses.
Dr. Bush enjoys spending time with her husband Stew and their two pet cockatoos.
Lori has been in the dental field for 6 years and an EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) for the past 3 years. We are proud to say that she was the 8th person in New Mexico to obtain that license (EFDA). Prior to being an orthodontic assistant Lori was placing and restoring fillings at a general dentistry clinic. Lori values her patients and takes pride in being apart of the process to a healthy, beautiful smile! In her free time she loves teaching her son his ABC's and 123's. She makes it a priority to spend as much time as she can with him! Lori also enjoys baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes with her family. She is the newest member and very happy to be a part of the Cabezon Team!
Camille Varela is 2017 graduate of Rio Rancho High School and is currently attending Central New Mexico Community College aspiring to become a Dental Hygienist. When in high school she participated in JROTC and played softball for Rio Rancho High School. Camille’s hobbies are fishing, camping, going to the gym, and playing cornhole. Camille enjoys keeping the office ‘efficient’ as she helps the assistants and doctor with whatever they need. Camille is grateful to Doctor Diane Hughes for providing her with the opportunity to broaden her experience and build on her dental career.
Danielle is our Marketing Coordinator and Scheduling Coordinator. She has worked in the dental field for the past 6 years, and she has 13 years of marketing experience. Danielle loves to create a fun, interactive environment for all our patients so be on the lookout for her next office event! Danielle and her husband moved back to Albuquerque from the east coast in 2016, and have recently bought a house in Albuquerque. They enjoy traveling, playing with their two dogs, Reagan and Pepper Potts. Danielle’s favorite thing to do is to find new adventure to enjoy everywhere she goes.
Patient and Financial Coordinator
Tiffany joined Cabezon Orthodontists in 2010. She works as our patient and financial coordinator. She is always here to greet our patients as they walk in the door. If you have any scheduling, financial, or insurance questions just ask her. She will be happy to help in any way she can. Tiffany is married with two boys, and in 2017 they rescued their dog named Chester. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her family, watching movies, being outdoors, and taking Chester for his long walks by the Bosque.
Our Treatment Coordinator, Lynn, has been part of the Cabezon team since day one. Lynn shares her expertise with you from her 22-plus years of experience as an orthodontic assistant, a lab technician, and scheduling coordinator. She works closely with Dr. Hughes during your new patient exam and consultation to be sure that all your questions get answered. When Lynn is not working she spends the day with her "fur" baby, Baxter. Lynn loves all things pink and sparkly and of course she absolutely loves Hello Kitty.