Dr. James Hunt
Dr. Hunt, who grew up in upstate NY, enrolled at the University of Massachusetts in 1973. There he majored in Biology and graduated with honors in 1977. Beyond enjoying other activites, he ran cross-country and was elected as captain of the Track and Field team at UMass. After graduating from UMass he attended Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He received his doctorate degree in 1981. He specialized in family dentistry and oral surgery. During his time at Columbia, he had the honor of holding the position of President of the PSI-Omega Dental Fraternity. His post graduate awards are from the American Academy of Oral Medicine for Proficiency in Oral Medicine and from the American College of Dentists for Leadership and Proficiency. Prior to graduating he was awarded a National Health Service Corp. Scholarship and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service. He became the dental director of a community center in South Bronx and returned to the Columbia School of Dental Medicine as an instructor in Prosthetic Dentistry (crown and bridge). The community center under Dr. Hunt's leadership became an extern site for Columbia dental and dental hygiene students.
In 1984, Dr. Hunt and his wife Ellen returned to the Amherst area where he opened his private practice and started raising a family. Due to his passion for dental implants, he went to Gothenberg Sweden in 1986 where he completed his advanced education in dental implants from the Nobel Institute.
By attending countless continuing education courses and seminars, Dr. Hunt is able to stay on the cutting-edge of technology in the dental field. His work is often presented and recognized at the continuing education seminars. Outside of work, Dr. Hunt is very active in different professional organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, MDS Political Action Committee, Executive member of the Valley District Dental Society and Hampshire Dental Society. In addition, he represents the Valley District Dental Society at the state level.
Dr. Hunt still maintains a strong affiliation with the University of Massachusetts through education and athletic programs. He is a strong supporter of youth athletic programs. He helps the young athletes by fabricating an extensive number of athletic guards for various sports teams each year that includes UMass and Amherst College football and hockey players.
Dr. Hunt's primary goal is to provide our patients with the best dental treatment. He believes in educating the patient as well as providing the patient with a positive dental experience that they will enjoy.