Our Ardmore, Oklahoma Dentist
Robert V. Hughes, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Robert V. Hughes is known for his exceptionally caring attitude toward patients and his work. One way he demonstrates this is the time he takes to carefully get to know you as a person, listening and addressing your particular dental concerns and needs. These personalized relationships are one of the most important ways Dr. Hughes meets and exceeds the needs of his patients. All of his treatment meets exacting standards for function, beauty and comfort. It helps to meet these standards by having an in-house laboratory, allowing total control of accuracy and necessary adjustments as needed.
Dr. Hughes has always shown a commitment to his patients by completing on-going continuing education courses. He has completed three of the available continuum courses in Cosmetic/Restorative Dentistry with the renowned Pankey Institute, earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and logged over 1200 hours of general continuing education credit hours.
After graduating from Healdton High School, Dr. Hughes attended both the University of Oklahoma, where he was drum major of the Pride of Oklahoma Band, and the University of North Texas. He earned the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Baylor University Dental School in 1966. His practice of dentistry began as a Captain in the United States Air Force, where he served for two years, before establishing his practice at his present location in Ardmore in 1969. Dr. Hughes is a Vietnam Veteran having served at Walker Air Force Base and Clinton Sherman Air Force Base.
Professionally, Dr. Hughes is a member of the Arbuckle Dental Society, Oklahoma Dental Association, Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Hughes and his wife, Donna, live in Ardmore and enjoy spending as much time as possible with their seven children, and their 14 grandchildren. Dr. Hughes has always enjoyed being active as a deacon in the First Baptist Church and also has participated in the Ardmore Chorale Society, Kiwanis Club, Good Shepard Dental Clinic, and as a Boy Scout leader.
What it Means to be a Pankey Institute Graduate
As a graduate of the prestigious Pankey Institute, Ardmore dentist Dr. Hughes practices dentistry focused on unparalleled results and clinical excellence. Continuing education is important for any dentist, and Dr. Hughes understands well the need to study continuously. Located in Key Biscayne, FL, The Pankey Institute provides advanced dental education as well as networking and other professional development opportunities for practicing dentists who are interested in furthering their dental education. Dr. Hughes has completed the cosmetic and restorative continuum courses at the Institute, which features state-of-the-art facilities, a supportive environment, and unique learning opportunities for its students. Dr. Hughes puts the skills he gained through his time at the Pankey Institute to use in his Ardmore practice.
In addition to his time at the Pankey Institute, Dr. Hughes earned a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and has logged over 1,200 hours of general continuing education credits throughout his career. He is also a member of the Arbuckle Dental Society, Oklahoma Dental Association, Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.