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Dr. Cody Hughes

Associate Professor in Residence

Director of Advanced Education Program Pediatric Dentistry

Expertise: Children's oral health, children's dentistry, dentistry for individuals with special needs and medical conditions.

About

Dr. Cody Hughes is a pediatric dentist and director of UNLV’s advanced education program in pediatric dentistry. He's an expert on a wide range of issues related to children's oral health and dentistry, including dentistry for individuals with special needs. 

In addition to his work with UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine, he owns pediatric dental practices throughout Southern Nevada. He is the current vice president of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and has held leadership roles with multiple organizations including the Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Nevada Dental Association.

A graduate of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Hughes completed a pediatric dentistry residency program at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Education

  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University (Indianapolis)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, UNLV School of Dental Medicine
  • Master's in Dentistry, Indiana University (Indianapolis)

Dr. Cody Hughes In The News

Oct 1, 2018

Look, we know sugar — especially the refined sugar in candy — isn't good for us. And sure, we try to avoid it whenever possible... but what about Halloween? Is it really that bad to let kids indulge like this once a year?

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