Choosing to become an orthodontist takes education, training, dedication, and a passion for helping people change and improve their lives. Dr. David Hunter is an orthodontist because he truly cares about the patients he treats. Every smile he and his team creates is a new challenge, and a new opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life. When you choose to work with Dr. Hunter and his talented staff, you’re not just a patient; you’re a part of his orthodontic family!
Dr. Hunter moved to Arizona as a young boy in 1963. He grew up in North Phoenix, graduating with honors from Sunnyslope High School in 1973. He then served a two-year mission for his church in Japan and returned to complete his B.S. degree at Brigham Young University in 1979. He completed dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia in 1983. His honors include membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), an honorary society for academic excellence. In 1986, Dr. Hunter completed a general practice residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thereafter, he pursued a three-year program in graduate orthodontics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received his specialty certificate. Practicing in Arizona since 1989, Dr. Hunter is a well-known Glendale orthodontic specialist.
Dr. Hunter has served as the Arizona director for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and is the past president of the Arizona State Orthodontic Society. He has also served as a board member for the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group and is actively involved in several other local, state, and national orthodontic societies, which include the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and the Central Arizona Dental Society.
Dr. Hunter and his wife, Susan, are the parents of four children: Jennifer Florence (husband Landon), Jason, Jordan, and Joel, and proud grandparents to four grandchildren: Hunter, Claire, Jackson and Josie. Dr. Hunter has been in private practice for 30 years and says he will continue on, as he loves what he does and who he works with.