Demonstrating longstanding commitment to dental health and orthodontic excellence, Dr. Justin Hughes has completed rigorous training and follows the legacy of his family in superior dental and orthodontic care.
Having received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University (Go Deacs!), his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (Go Rams!), and his Master's in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) he has had outstanding academic preparation (even remaining committed to his school colors of Black and Gold throughout his training!).
In addition, Dr. Justin also completed a one-year dental residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City prior to beginning his orthodontic residency in Iowa.
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Dr. Justin was recently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO) and is a Key Opinion Leader and national speaker for 3M Oral Care.
Continuing The Tradition
Continuing the tradition of his dedicated family, Dr. Justin is a 3rd generation orthodontist and 4th generation dentist. He is grateful and proud to join his father in carrying on the legacy of Hughes Orthodontics: creating beautiful smiles and providing excellent care to patients in Alexandria since 1958.
Dr. Justin and his wife, Laura, live in Waynewood with their children – Caleb Alexander, Juliana Grace, and James Hamilton. What a blessing it has been to become parents and to be an active part of our close-knit community.
He loves being physically active and has completed the Richmond Marathon, two Tough Mudder adventure races, and placed in a regional powerlifting competition. These days you can find him at 6:15 AM doing a CrossFit workout at Mount Vernon Fitness.
He also enjoys reading, hunting, good beer, DC sports, strong coffee, and being active in his local church and community. He is a deacon at Del Ray Baptist Church.
Dr. Justin regularly speaks across the country. Some of his recent locations include:
- Vienna, VA
- Park Rapids, MN
- St. Paul, MN
- Irvine, CA
- Miami, FL
- Breckenridge, CO