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Dr. Mark B. Hughes was born in Highland, IL. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and his DDS from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He became licensed to practice dentistry in Arizona in 1984, the same year he opened his General Dentistry practice in Glendale.
Dr. Hughes' service to organized dentistry began when he joined the American Student Dental Association, which elected him National Vice President 1983-84. Since then, he has served in many capacities, including but not limited to President of AzDA from 2010 to 2011, President of the Central Arizona Dental Society, Executive Director Search Committee in 2008, Alternate Delegate to the ADA, AzDA Board Liaison to Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine (Glendale, AZ), AzDA Council on Budget and Planning, AzDA Council on Nominations and Elections, and Board of Directors of AzDA Services, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of the Arizona Dental Association.
As former President of the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Hughes represented AzDA to government agencies and civic/professional organizations. He served on association councils and committees, appointed chairs to those groups and served as a Delegate to the American Dental Association.