Dr. Richard Hunt is a native of Rocky Mount, NC and represents the third generation of dentists in the Hunt family. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1989. Dr. Richard has served his profession as president of the NC Dental Society and the Dental Foundation of N.C. He is also a former chair of the Dental Assisting National Board.
Dr. Hunt realizes the importance of life long learning and attends over 100 hours of continuing education every year in order to remain knowledgeable about current topics and techniques in his profession. In turn, he also enjoys teaching other dentists about the joy, happiness and satisfaction that can be achieved through patient care based on a trusting relationship and clinical excellence. Dr. Hunt has served as a member of the Visiting Faculty of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, FL. since 2002. He returns regularly to teach dentists from around the world about the clinical and behavioral skills necessary to lead a progressive, health centered dental practice. Dr. Hunt is also an active member of the American Dental Association.
The Hunts have lived and practiced in the Rocky Mount community since 1989. Richard and Amy are active in their church and several civic organizations. They enjoy teaching Sunday school classes to the middle and high school students and have led two mission trips to Mexico where they provided care to impoverished and under-served children and adults.
The Hunts strive to maintain a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives. Dr. Hunt enjoys hunting, fly fishing and traveling with Amy and their three children – Caroline, Richard and Charlotte.