Meet the team Dr Mark Hughes

  • Lead Clinician, Practice Limited to Cosmetic & Complex Restorative Dentistry
  • (BA BDentSc (Dubl) 1992, GDC: 68580)
  • Expert Cosmetic Dentistry in the heart of London

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About Dr Mark Hughes


Dr Mark Hughes is the founder of Harley Street Dental Studio and our lead clinician.

He has over 25 years’ experience of improving smiles, enhancing the lives of his patients and is one of the UK’s leading cosmetic dentists.

Mark is an extremely caring dentist and takes enormous pride in his work. He provides dentistry of the highest standard and believes in pain free treatment, clinical excellence and superb service. He has embraced digital and high technology dentistry for most of his career and uses the very latest cosmetic dentistry techniques, materials and equipment.

Mark’s philosophy of practice is to provide Relationship Based, Patient Centred, and Comprehensive Care in his dentistry. Mark gained his dental qualification at Trinity College in Dublin in 1992, graduating with Honours at this highly respected institution.

He completed his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, London in 2003.

He continued his dental education in cosmetic and restorative dentistry at the world renowned Pankey Institute, in Florida in the United States, where he completed his training in 2008.


BACD Society

Dr Mark Hughes continues to travel worldwide to further his dental education and is a full member and an Accreditation Candidate for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Dr Mark Hughes is also an Accredited Member the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

The accreditation procedure encourages you to rise to the next level of knowledge, logical creativity and understanding in cosmetic dentistry.

Mark has mentored and helped to train dozens of younger dentists and regularly lectures to his peers and colleagues.


The BACD Accreditation includes a rigorous process intended to show that dental practitioners and technicians can analyse, plan and execute cosmetic treatment to the highest standard and this should be done competently, safely and ethically.

Offering the very highest standards of Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry. BA, BDentSc (Dubl) (Hons)

Dr Mark Hughes is the lead dentist at the practice. He has limited his practice to only cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over 2 decades and as such has gained an incredible amount of experience in this field. He is one of the pioneers of cosmetic dentistry in the UK and has been travelling each year to attend post graduate training courses round the world to further his knowledge, skills and experience in cosmetic and complex dentistry. Mark is the founder of Harley Street Dental Studio and a director of the Harley Street Dental Group.

1000+ Patients treated


Mark has been providing cosmetic dentistry in central London now for over 20 years and is one of the most sought after dentists who provide these treatments. This has included the placement of thousands of porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, cosmetic bonding and aesthetic orthodontic treatments. He was one of the very first cosmetic dentists to introduce Invisalign to his patients in London and has treated over 1000 patients with aesthetic and short term orthodontics. He has won many peer reviewed awards for aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry such as the Aesthetic Dentistry and Smile Awards.

3000 Hours of postgraduate training

Training & qualifications

In the early 90’s Dr Mark Hughes graduated from the world famous Trinity College with an honours degree. He began his further education in Restorative dentistry by attending the Eastman Dental Institute, earning their Diploma in Restorative dentistry. Since gaining both qualifications he has attended over 3000 hours of postgraduate training, attending courses all over the world, showing his drive and passion to become one of the very best cosmetic and restorative dentists in the UK today. He has also trained at the Pankey Institute in Florida and is one of the few UK dentists to continue to be involved in lecturing and mentoring dentists who attend Pankey courses.


Memberships held

Dr Mark Hughes is a full member of a range of prestigious academies including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is an Alumnus of the world famous Pankey Institute in Florida and a full member of the British Dental Association.


Positions held

Mark works as a consultant for a range of dental products and has been a brand-ambassador for both Sensodyne and Regenerate toothpastes. He is one of the key opinion leaders in dentistry in the UK and is one of only two dentists in the UK that are members of the Channel 3 key opinion group in dentistry worldwide. Being one of the very first cosmetic dentists and advocate of 5* dentistry he has many industries asking him for expert advice and opinions on a range of cosmetic dental services. Dr Mark Hughes is on the judging panel for the Private Dentistry Awards. He is also a lecturer on cosmetic dentistry and dental practice growth.


A relaxed, “pain free” & welcoming approach

Dr Mark Hughes has always believed in “Patient-Centred” dentistry. As such his practices are designed such that the patient is offered the very best service and options for their treatment and to have a support team working with the dentists to be able to provide this. The customer experience is top on the list of priorities that his practices offer. This is a philosophy that was then nutured, following his time at the Pankey Institute. Patients who visit us are treated to a luxurious setting, a relaxed atmosphere and a very warm welcome. We use state of the art techniques and technology in conjunction with highly skilled cosmetic dentistry. Harley Street Dental Studio has one of the finest reputations in London and the wider UK but patients travel from all over the word to have treatment with Dr Mark Hughes.


In the Media

Dr Mark Hughes has appeared in a wide range of TV programmes offering his expert opinion, and has featured in newspapers, glossy magazines and even radio stations. Harley Street Dental Studio was the dental practice chosen to feature on the BBC documentary Inside Harley Street and Dr Mark Hughes was interviewed extensively in the show. He has featured in a range of television advertisements for Sensodyne toothpaste and contributed the cosmetic dentistry to the TV show Pop goes the Band.


Customer satisfaction

We believe our results speak for themselves so please feel free to look at the patient testimonials for Dr Mark Hughes and read about all his many satisfied, happy patients. We also have a patient gallery where you can view before and after pictures of some of the treatments he has carried out on his patients. Dr Mark Hughes is the most popular and sought after dentist in the practice.


Highly Recommended

We do not have to sing our own praises; our patient’s testimonials speak for themselves here at Harley Street Dental Studio.

My Philosophy

My approach to providing dental care for my patients has always been about providing excellence when it comes to all aspects of the cosmetic and restorative dentistry that I offer. To use only the finest materials and equipment and to embrace high technology and innovations in dentistry.

Dentistry is a passion and it is my mission to offer my patients the very best treatment and flawless results where possible, but it is just as important to me, maybe even more important, that the patient experience is second to none.

I pride myself on my very approachable nature, my ability to listen to the needs of my patients and on offering a very safe, warm and welcoming environment in which to discuss their concerns and needs.

My aim is to build life-long lasting relationships with my patients and their friends and families. This comes from a strong bond of trust between us.

I welcome anyone seeking advice about what the very best cosmetic and restorative dental treatment can do to enhance their lives and well-being.

My passion is for the enrichment of my patient’s lives through the treatment I can provide and the improvement to their overall health and their greater enjoyment of life as a result of what I can do.


I believe in excellent Customer Service.

I believe in offering Pain Free dentistry.




Private Dentistry Awards 2018

Best Young Dentist – Peter McQuillan


Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2017



Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2015

Highly Commended


Private Dentistry Awards 2014

Highly Commended

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