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!