Our team


Principle Dentist – Dr Robert J Hughes BDS(hons)

GDC Registration No.: 151884

Graduating from Liverpool University in 2008 with honours and distinctions in dentistry, Dr Hughes was also awarded the Thomas H Bickerton and Philip G. Capon prize for his committed contribution and outstanding study in dentistry with recommendation from the University of Liverpool in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. Since, he has worked in both nhs and private practices on Merseyside with outstanding results in his restorative and cosmetic smile make overs alongside general dentistry and oral health education. In 2010 he made his stand at Dental Excellence Studio, Liverpool. Developing advanced treatments for a high percentage of already established patients and many new patients attracted to his forward and revolutionary ideas to offering the very best of care at Dental Excellence. He has introduced heal ozone and airflow treatments, gum contouring, componeers, six month smile orthodontics and composite edge bonding to name a few.

Dr Hughes then went on to complete a post graduate certificate in dental implant training in 2011 with specialist trainer Dr Dominic Hassel and Dr Robert Adams at Solihull postgraduate training centre in conjunction with The University of Warwick. He also has a second certificate under the same trainers in advanced dental implant aesthetics and soft tissue management. Dr Hughes has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry in which he has completed numerous post graduate courses including an ongoing masters degree at Warwick university, and trips to the USA as a registered cosmetic dentist with the AACD. This combined knowledge of restorative and implant dentistry provides advanced skills for planning full arch rehabilitations and predictable restorative outcomes.

Also since 2011 Dr Hughes has been a clinical partner with Evo-dental an advanced oral rehabilitation centre where he has managed to gain vast experience in the planning and procedures involved in advanced full mouth implant oral rehabilitation with Dr Vijay. Dr Vijay can only be described as a pioneer behind advanced 21st century dental implantology and oral rehabilitation. This ongoing development mentored by Dr Vijay has given Dr Hughes the ability to progress very efficiently with his implant skills and knowledge. In 2014 Dr Hughes was short listed as a finalist for the National Dentistry Awards –Best Young Dentist as his remarkable achievements over 6 years speak for themselves.

Outside of dentistry and when he finds the rare occasion to relax, Dr Hughes enjoys family time with his wife and young son or enjoys playing golf with friends.



Associate Dentist – Dr Craig Dewdney BDS MFDS RCS Ed.

GDC Registration No.: 176550

Craig joined the practice in 2014, and prides himself on his communication with patients, sympathetic manner and enthusiasm for further training to broaden his treatment options he can offer to his patients.

He graduated from the University of Liverpool with formal commendations for his professionalism and merits through his examinations. Since graduation, he returned to the hospital for a years further training developing his skills in Oral Surgery, Implant Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry, and Restorative Dentistry.

He also successfully passed further examinations and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He has managed patients with sedation techniques and his reassuring manner is welcomed by nervous patients.

Craig is experienced in providing patients with solutions to improve their smile, such as straightening teeth, tooth whitening, cosmetic smile make-overs and restoring missing teeth.

He has also been partner to pioneering research in the use of dental lasers for patients; a state-of-the art, newly-emerging treatment to improving patient care with reduced discomfort, vibration and treatment recovery compared to the conventional dental drill.

With a long-term outlook as an associate dentist at Dental Excellence Craig is keen to keep leading our Saturday morning clinics twice a month and continuing to work closely with Dr Robert Hughes (principle) to ensure a high standard and level of care for our patients old and new. Craig currently works Mondays and Fridays 9am – 5:30pm.


Specialist – Dr Emma Varga DMD. LDSRCS. MDS

GDC Registration No.: 49206

Here at Dental Excellence we are privileged to be able to offer the services of Emma Varga- specialist oral surgeon. Dr Varga LDSRCS Eng 1975: MDS Lpool 1996, has both worked and taught at the Liverpool Dental school for many years, and is on the specialist list for oral surgery. As we pride ourselves on providing fully private, complete dental services an internal referral to Dr Varga prevents our patients waiting too long on hospital lists for their treatment. We can also guarantee an expert but sensitive and caring approach with a known team in our exclusive private, relaxed studios to anyone needing surgical care. To compliment our care, Dr Varga also practices medical hypnosis and delivers a fantastic service including sedation for very nervous or anxious patients requiring surgery.



Therapist – Mr Kamran Rasul

GDC Registration No.: 103114

Kamran graduated in 2006 from the University of Manchester, He is a dual qualified  Dental hygienist and Dental therapist.  Kamran has years of experience working in the dental industry having worked in numerous dental practices, the prison services and community dental services.

His hard work was recognised at the 2014 dental awards where he won the title of Dental Therapist of the Year.

Since qualifying Kamran has kept himself updated in all areas of dentistry.  He has attended courses in London, Belgium and with the artisans in Italy.

As a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist he works with both children and adults. He prides himself on his calm nature to help reassure all patients in providing simple treatments such as a scale and polish or just a simple filling, to more complex treatments such as the removal of calculus from below the gum line using local anesthetic, cosmetic teeth whitening and minimally invasive composite bonding on anterior teeth.

We are pleased to offer Kamran’s expertise here at Dental Excellence on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.




Dental Nurses – Holly, Lauren and Jessica

Our fully qualified and experienced friendly team of dental nurses are here to help re-assure and support patients with an excellent standard of care alongside the dentists and therapist.  All our team members are passionate about their roles and have obtained further qualifications to advance their professional and clinical knowledge.