Dr. Lawrence Hughes, DDS was born and raised in Clintonville. Graduating from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 1977, he worked at a pediatric dental office for 10 years while growing his practice with Dr. Joseph Massaro. In his spare time he enjoys waterskiing, snow skiing, and time with his wife and two daughters.
- Ohio Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Columbus Dental Society
- Excellence in Dentistry Study Club
- Constitution and Bylaws Judiciary Counsel for Columbus Dental Society
Commitment to Excellence
Our dental practice is committed to providing superior oral health services to our patients. We foster patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service, and the best personalized patient care available. Our team is devoted to restoring, enhancing and maintaining your teeth using conservative, state-of-the-art dental procedures.
Prevention and Oral Health Maintenance
At our office, we believe preventative dental care and maintenance is vital to your dental health. Through regular scheduled exams we check the overall health of your teeth and gums, perform oral cancer screenings, and perform x-rays to detect problems before they worsen. Routine dental cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments help prevent cavities and dental disease. We review your medical history to assess your overall health and identify any illnesses that may have an impact on your dental health.
Office Sterilization and Safety Procedures
We want to ensure the health of our patients and our dental team. Our practice follows safety procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Using disinfectant hand soap
- Wearing gloves, masks, glasses and/or face shields
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all non-disposable instruments and equipment before every use
- Chemical disinfection of all items which cannot be sterilized
- Use of disposable plastic coverings and sheath over surfaces with high contact such as the dental chair, equipment, air/water syringe and light handles.
As your dental health care provider, we want you to be confident knowing that we take the responsibility of your health and safety very seriously.
Training & Expertise
Our dental team is comprised of highly trained and skilled professionals who are licensed and certified. At our practice, we are committed to continuing education and learning. We regularly attend training classes, dental lectures, and dental conventions so we can offer the latest dental techniques, procedures, products and equipment to our patients. We are also active members in various dental associations – this helps our office keep up with changes and advances in the dental profession.
The goal of our practice is to provide superior dental health care while creating lasting relationships with each individual patient. We appreciate the opportunity to be your dental health care provider, and we look forward to seeing you!