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Delray Beach Laser Periodontics & Implants P.A.

Marissa T. Matthews, D.D.S. & Thomas P. Hughes, D.D.S.

Oral Health = Overall Health (561) 272-5858

Call: (561) 272-5858

Meet The Doctors

Thomas P. Hughes, DDS, MS

Dr. Thomas P. Hughes received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1973 and his Masters Degree in Periodontics also from The University of Michigan in 1976.  He has been specializing in periodontics and implant dentistry in his private practice in Delray Beach since 1976.

Dr. Hughes is an  active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The Florida Society of Periodontists, The American Dental Association, The Florida Dental Association, The South Palm Beach County Dental Association,  The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, The International Congress of Oral Implantology and other organizations. He maintains his license to practice dentistry in Florida and Maine. 

With his wife Sandy, Dr. Hughes lives in Delray Beach.  He enjoys tennis, snow skiing, boating and hiking.

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.  As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients.  As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team.  That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Marissa Matthews, DDS, MS

Dr. Matthews is trained in all aspects of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning in traditional Periodontics with particular emphasis on current literature, knowledge and treatment modalities. She has extensive training in surgical and non-surgical therapy, which includes implantology, regeneration, and conscious sedation.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Religion from Swarthmore College and was inducted into Sigma Xi research organization. She was also the recipient of ITA scholar athlete award. 

She has her certificate in Periodontics and M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. Graduated in the top 10% of the class. She was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental society and was the recipient of the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Student Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding leadership. She also received the Samuel Charles Miller Award for the highest degree of knowledge and skill in the science of Periodontology.

Dr. Matthews was born in Arlington, Virginia. She graduated from Langley High School and was inducted into the National Honor Society, the Science Honor Society, and the French Honor Society. She was the recipient of MVP for Varsity Women’s Tennis, Coach’s Pick for Varsity Women’s Tennis, and the Scholar Athlete Award. 

When not working. Dr. Matthews enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • LANAP Certified Clinician
  • Certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology