About the Doctors
Dr. Chuck Hughes has been in the specialty practice of pediatric dentistry since 1989. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry where he was awarded the American Society of Dentistry for Children's - "Student of the Year". He then went on to complete a 2 year pediatric dentistry residency and masters program, also at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. Dr. Hughes has excelled in his specialty and is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Tennessee Dental Association. Dr. Hughes is dedicated to providing all of his patients with the most comprehensive and advanced pediatric dental care available.
During his residency, Dr. Hughes received extensive training in hospital dentistry for children at prestigious hospitals such as LeBonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. He is able to provide comprehensive dental treatment with the use of general anesthesia in a hospital setting for children with severe dental problems as well as emotionally and physically challenged patients. In addition in each of the last 2 years, Dr. Hughes has completed over 100 hours of continuing education in full-face orthodontics and other aspects of pediatric dentistry. Because of his unique pediatric dental training Dr. Hughes makes It possible for children from West Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky to achieve a healthy smile and maintain a positive outlook of dentistry for a continued future of good oral health.
Dr. Hughes avidly enjoys hunting and fishing with his family. He also enjoys cutting grass on his tractor. He plays softball and coaches his little league baseball team, "Dr. Hughes' Mighty Molars".
Dr. Hughes is married to Marla Hughes, who also works
at the office as Chief Financial Officer. The have been
happily married for 12 years and have five children, Courtney, Chris,
Cameron, Olivia, and Charlie.
Dr. Susan Huffstetler Cox joined Dyersburg Pediatric Dentistry in 2002. A native of Union City, Tennessee, Dr. Cox has received degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
A great love for working with children led her
to complete a two year specialty residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the
University of Tennessee in Memphis. Included in her training was providing
surgical and emergency services at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and St.
Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She is an active member of the American
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the
Tennessee Dental Association.
Dr. Jodi Braid is a recent graduate of the Pediatric Dentistry program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During her residency, she spent her time treating children from all walks of life at Children's Mercy Hospital, one of Child Magazine's top ten hospitals. Although she has also earned degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Braid considers herself a life-long student of pediatric dentistry and is always striving to improve her skills and knowledge in order to serve you better.
Dr. Braid always knew that if she were to be a dentist that she would be a children's dentist. She loves working with kids. Their honesty and curiosity can prompt them to say some pretty silly things and that makes for a fun day at work. Dr. Braid considers it a true honor and privilege to have the opportunity to help improve the oral health of your children.
Dr. Braid and her husband, Bryan, were excited about relocating to Dyersburg in 2004 with their son, Billy, and their two labs, Handsome and Russell. They felt as though Dyersburg offered a great place for them to enjoy the outdoors, hunting and taking long walks. The Braid family was anxious to become involved in such a beautiful and friendly community.
Dr. Braid is delighted that you have brought
your child to Dyersburg Pediatric Dentistry to meet this wonderful group
of people. Although she had interviewed many places, she chose to
come here because Dr. Hughes, Dr. Cox, and their staff truly care about
was born December 30, 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Evangelical
Christian School where he was an all-state baseball player and an
all-metro football player. He graduated high school in 1998. He attended
Samford University in Birmingham where he received his degree in
Mathematics in 2002. He taught geometry and coached football for one year
at Cordova High School before starting dental school. In 2003, Dr. Jason
attended the University of Tennessee. He graduated from dental school in
May of 2007.