Hugh Flax, DDS

Dr. Hugh Flax is internationally known for his leadership in cosmetic dentistry. An accredited member and past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has lectured and authored in Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States on lasers, smile design, and advanced restorative techniques to enhance the skills of dental teams in making their care world-class for their patients.

He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has also been the chairperson of many AACD meetings, as well as the founder of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of the AACD, Dr. Flax is a 15-year member of Catapult Education Speakers Group, and a certified Fellow with World Clinical Laser Institute. In addition, he is a Master with the ICOI, an Associate Fellow of the AAID, a Diplomate of the ABAD, and a Kois Center graduate. Lastly, he is visiting faculty at the Dental School of Georgia.

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. 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. He and his practice have been featured in many magazines such as Cosmo, Allure, and Good Housekeeping as well as The Wall Street Journal, Dear Doctor, Productive Dentist Magazine (cover story), The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jezebel, Atlanta Magazine, In Style, and New Beauty magazine. In 2022, he became the Official Dentist of the Miss Georgia USA and Miss Teen Georgia USA.

Recently, Dr. Flax published his consumer book A Smile is Always in Style to help those looking for a better smile and dental wellness to be more educated and savvier with their choices for their best results. Proceeds from the book go to educational scholarships.
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Flax Dental, Atlanta Cosmetic Dentistry
Atlanta, GA



American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Past Board of Directors
Co-Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee

AACD- Atlanta Chapter
Former President

Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Editorial Board
Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry
Practical Periodontics
Restorative Dentistry

World Clinical Laser Institute
Certified Fellow

International Academy of Dentofacial Therapeutics Fellow

International Congress of Oral Implantologists Master

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Associate Fellow

Catapult Education
Speakers Bureau Member
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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.

Recent & Upcoming Courses


Dr. Flax has always delivered engaging interactive lectures, which have received excellent reviews from his students. 
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.
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!

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