About Us:

Dr. Hughes has deep roots here in The Woodlands. He and his wife, Jennie, grew up in The Woodlands and both are graduates of McCullough High School. It has been his long-term goal to return to The Woodlands to raise a family and build an orthodontic practice serving the community.

Upon graduating, Dr. Hughes attended The University of Texas at Austin where he achieved his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology. In 1995, Dr. Hughes attended Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon completing his dental training, he was accepted at The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center where he completed his Residency and achieved his Certificate of Orthodontics in June of 2001.

Dr. Hughes and his wife are proud to have made The Woodlands their home once again. Today, they have three beautiful boys, Hayden, Hudson and Henry. Their family and the practice are longtime dreams come true and are thrilled that their boys will have the pleasure of growing up in a “real hometown”. The Hughes family love being very involved in this great community and strive to make it a wonderful place to live and work.

Professional affiliations include the Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Honor Society, The American Association of Orthodontists, The American Dental Association, The Texas Dental Association, and The Brazos Valley Dental Association.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Hughes has deep roots here in The Woodlands. He and his wife, Jennie, grew up in The Woodlands and both are graduates of McCullough High School. It has been his long-term goal to return to The Woodlands to raise a family and build an orthodontic practice serving the community.

Upon graduating, Dr. Hughes attended The University of Texas at Austin where he achieved his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology. In 1995, Dr. Hughes attended Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon completing his dental training, he was accepted at The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center where he completed his Residency and achieved his Certificate of Orthodontics in June of 2001.

Dr. Hughes and his wife are proud to have made The Woodlands their home once again. Today, they have three beautiful boys, Hayden, Hudson and Henry. Their family and the practice are longtime dreams come true and are thrilled that their boys will have the pleasure of growing up in a “real hometown”. The Hughes family love being very involved in this great community and strive to make it a wonderful place to live and work.

Professional affiliations include the Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Honor Society, The American Association of Orthodontists, The American Dental Association, The Texas Dental Association, and The Brazos Valley Dental Association

Dr. Cozad and his wife Sara grew up in the Houston area. After high school he attended Baylor University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to attend dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas where he graduated in 2011 and was recognized as the most outstanding student in his dental class. He was excited to return home to Houston for residency at The University of Texas and earned his Certificate of Orthodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Cozad is a published orthodontic researcher and part-time faculty member at The University of Texas School of Dentistry.
Dr. Cozad and his wife have a son named Winston and a miniature dachshund named Lulu. They are excited to make their home in Spring and to serve their local community along side Dr. Hughes and the wonderful office staff. When he isn’t at the office, Dr. Cozad enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He is a lifelong soccer player, an experienced woodworker, and an avid Lego builder.



Professional affiliations include the Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Honor Society, The American Association of Orthodontists, The American Dental Association, The Texas Dental Association, and The Greater Houston Dental Society.

Meet Our Staff

I have worked as an orthodontic assistant for over 15 years and I have been with Dr. Hughes since 2006. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son, Dean, and husband, Albert. I also love playing with my puppies Ollie and Raider. I enjoy orthodontics and getting to spend time with each patient. Seeing the end result and these beautiful smiles is a true bonus!!!!

I have been working as an orthodontic assistant for over 13 years and I have worked for Dr. Hughes since the beginning of 2009. I enjoy spending my time with my daughter, son and husband. My family and their extracurricular activities definitely keep me busy!!! In my spare time, I enjoy riding my bike and training for the MS150 bike ride from Houston to Austin.

I have been with Dr. Hughes since 2007. I was in the medical industry for 21 years and orthodontics is a big change…..But I Love It!!! I love meeting new people and putting a smile on their faces. It is a true pleasure meeting new patients and introducing them to our wonderful office staff and helping them get started with their journey to a beautiful new smile. I have 4 wonderful children, Heather, Gerry and twins, Matt and Mike. I also have an awesome significant other in my life, Brian, whom I love spending time with. In my spare time, I enjoy roller blading, gardening and cooking.

I joined Dr. Hughes in April of 2006. The favorite part of my job is getting to know each and every patient and making them feel special throughout their orthodontic treatment. I am a native Houstonian and have lived in The Woodlands since 1993 with my husband Jeff and daughter Melissa. My hobbies include traveling, reading, baking, running, cycling, doing triathlons with Jeff and watching the Houston Astros!

I have lived in The Woodlands for over 30 years and have been involved in the orthodontic industry for close to 20 years. I took some time off to start a family and I am now blessed with two amazing children, Jack and Sara. I have worked for Dr. Hughes since 2007 and I thoroughly enjoy getting to know the patients and their families. I enjoy reading, traveling when possible, spending time with family and friends and being active in my faith and church.