Hugh Flax, DDS

General Dentist

Atlanta, GA
Flax Dental, Atlanta Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Flax is known for his leadership in cosmetic dentistry. A Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has lectured and authored in internationally on lasers, smile design, and advance restorative techniques to enhance the skills of dental teams in making their care world class for their patients.
Hugh D. Flax received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1983 following undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa honors. While doing a residency he did Posterior Composites research at LSU Dental School in 1984-1985. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994 and became accredited in 1997. He was President of the Atlanta Chapter of the AACD (1996-1998) and founded the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Flax served for two years as Co-Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee for 2003 AACD Scientific Session in Orlando. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Practical Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has been the Chairperson of the AACD Private Education Advisory Council, the 2008 AACD Meeting, the 2010 AACD European Meeting, and was a member of the AACD Board of Directors for over 8 years. Outside of the AACD, Dr. Flax is a member of the AAED, ADA, AGD, ALD, AAID, ICOI, Catapult Education, and the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association. He is also a certified Fellow with World Clinical Laser Institute. Clinical Instructor at Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine. Lastly, he is a Fellow of both the International Academy of Dentofacial Therapeutics, Master in the ICOI, Associate Fellow of the AAID and a graduate of the world renowned Kois Center.
Dr. Flax practices full time in Atlanta, Georgia focusing on functional-appearance related conditions and advanced laser dentistry as well as writing and lecturing on how to help others do the same for their own practices. For 4 years in a row, his website has been rated one of the best by Dental Economics magazine. In 2003, he was’s expert on Cosmetic Dentistry as well as appearing on FOX News demonstrating the miraculous benefits of laser dentistry. He has been the expert dentist on the “Meet the Products” television show, H2O Magazine, and Best Self. Lastly, he and his practice have been featured in many women’s magazines such as Cosmo, Allure, and Good Housekeeping as well as The Wall Street Journal, Dear Doctor, and Productive Dentist Magazine (cover story), The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jezebel, Atlanta Magazine, In Style, and New Beauty magazine


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Courses Offered

Hugh Flax, DDS is an accomplished speaker available to speak at your event for half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, custom courses, and hands-on workshops.
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Recent & Upcoming Courses

Latest Presentation Slides

ESTHETIC IMPLANTOLOGY Basic Principles Innovations / Controversies

Swedish Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry - March 17 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden

Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry

Swedish Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry - March 16 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden

The Magic of Laser Assisted & Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry

Swedish Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry - March 16 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden


Dr. Flax has always delivered engaging interactive lectures, which have received excellent reviews from his students. 
Kelly Radcliff, former Director of Professional Education, AACD
Dr. Flax is an excellent clinician and a superb teacher. His commitment to innovative technology and expertise in laser and cosmetic dentistry make his programs "must attend" events. Thanks, Hugh, for your practical approach and willingness to share your knowledge of effective use of lasers in dentistry.
Dr. John Rowe, Jonesboro, Arkansas
I have the honor of working with and learning from Hugh in the area of laser dentistry and it's applications in esthetic dentistry. Hugh consistently amazes me with his knowledge and talent. Anyone who is interested in maximizing their laser dentistry AND learning how it applies to cosmetic dentistry will benefit from Hugh's experience and knowledge!
Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, CO, International lecturer and writer
If you want to learn some real world applications and insights into how laser / esthetic dentistry can help you and your patients, Dr. Flax is the one to see. His clear and enjoyable presentation style makes it a pleasure to learn. You'll take information back to your practice that you can apply immediately.
Dr. Dean Lodding, Past President AACD
As past president of the North Georgia Dental Society, I would like to give my highest recommendation for Dr. Hugh Flax. Dr. Flax spoke at our annual full day AB Cooper dental seminar and made a lasting impression on all in attendance. Dr. Flax will have your audience excited about getting back to the office on Monday. In addition, he will shed light on how to offer very viable options to your patients that make sense now and lead to better choices in the future; all while improving your bottom line.
His unique style brings enjoyment to the lecture and will keep your attendees on the edge of their seats. He will engage your audience so much so that many will be asking for his return.
It is without reservation that I recommend Dr. Flax for any dental association meeting that wants to combine education, excitement and participation to its attendees.
Dr. Gordon Fraser - Pure Perio, CEO 
April 6, 2021 Webinar- "Designing Smiles Can Be Fun"
Great information that can be applied to cosmetic cases
Great and very resourceful information! I'm glad there's an option to re-watch!
Well presented with good study cases.

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