Dr. Hunt received her BA in Physiology/Cell Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981. She graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1985, with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. In June of 1987 she graduated from the University of California at San Francisco, School of Dentistry, receiving a Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry. She continued her studies at UCSF, School of Dentistry, receiving her certificate in Orthodontics in June 1989. Dr. Hunt was a Dean's List Scholar at UCSB the entire time she studied there, and graduated with High Honors. She received an Outstanding Service Award from UCLA.