Raised in Raleigh, NC, Dr. Shanley Lestini earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UNC School of Dentistry in 2013. She began working with Dr. Richard and Dr. Amy Hunt in 2014 on a part-time basis. In 2016, she was pleased to become a full-time member of the Hunt & Hunt team.
An alumna of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Dr. Lestini has also completed the entire Core Curriculum of the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Education. In addition, she has completed several elective courses covering a range of topics beneficial to patient health, including Sleep Apnea and Total Wellness. Dr. Lestini received an Associate Fellowship award after successfully completing a two-year program with the Academy of G.P. Orthodontics. These hours of continuing dental study reflect her passion for serving her patients with comprehensive and personalized attention.
Dr. Lestini received her Bachelor of Arts in 2009 from Duke University with a major in History, a minor in Chemistry and was named on the Dean’s List with Distinction. While attending the UNC School of Dentistry, she received the Dr. James Baldwin Hancock Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Dental Foundation of North Carolina for academic merit, excellence as a dental clinician, and a strong commitment to continuing education. Prior to attending Duke University, she graduated from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh and received a Secondary School Exchange Scholarship from the English Speaking Union to study in Scotland for a year.
Dr. Lestini is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Junior League of Raleigh. She is an active member of her church and has served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship in Raleigh for many years. Dr. Lestini has also volunteered in both local and international dental missions clinics, helping under-served and impoverished individuals. She enjoys tennis, golf, cooking, reading and visiting the beach and the mountains.