The Dr. John Hughes Story
By the time he was in his mid teens, the boy who would grow up to be Endodontist Dr. John Hughes was already paying his own way.
He raised chickens, a hundred at a time. He made quite a business of mowing lawns and did his share of walking down Main Street selling newspapers. This business man began as a business boy making his own way because he really had no choice. John grew up in the home of a church starter. Being the son of a church starter doesn’t put money in your pocket, but it can build rich values in your character.
His parents were givers and the son they raised is a giver too — but also a compassionate philanthropist. He gives his money, but he also gives his time. He serves his church, helps our community and builds houses for people in Mexico even poorer than he was growing up. He says, “When I retire from dentistry I think I’m going to do more of that.”
Where dentistry is concerned, it’s been 30 years since John Hughes finished his studies at Boston University and moved his wife, Thompson, and two sons to Tucson to found Southern Arizona Endodontics.
How can someone do the same thing for 30 years and sustain such a passion for it? Click here to read our founders story:
“I like helping people, especially people who are in a lot of pain. I can make them feel better fairly quickly.” That says it for Dr. Hughes and it explains why he has attracted a team of world-class doctors and staff who share the same concern for you and your pain.
Dr. Hughes’ Credentials
- Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: Endodontics, Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, Boston University, Boston, MA
- Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree: University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
- Member: American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Southern Arizona Dental Society, PIMA Dental Study Club, Mont Blanc Endodontic Study Club
- Lecturer: “Growing a Practice,” American Association of Endodontists Convention, Honolulu, HI; Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, Boston, MA
Dr. Hughes’ Team