Helping You Achieve Your Best Smile
About Our Practice
At the dental practice of Dr. Mili E. Hunt, our motto is simple:
Treat others as you would have them treat you, with ethics & respect.
For over 35 years, patients from Valdosta, GA and surrounding communities have trusted Dr. Hunt and her team to not only improve their smiles, but their oral health. Since the start of her dental career in 1981, she has focused on providing patients with compassionate, gentle care and treatments. Throughout the years, she has fostered a reputation for personalized services and beautiful results for her patients’ smiles. We welcome patients of every age in our practice, including those with special needs and accommodations.
The Perks of Being Our Patient
Every member of our team knows the importance of helping our patients feel safe and comfortable. We have a very low turnover of staff — one of our staff members has been with Dr. Hunt for over 30 years! Dr. Hunt and her staff love what they do. We have worked diligently to create an inviting, welcoming atmosphere for every patient. We play soothing music in our exam rooms and offer blankets and neck pillows to make sure you’re comfortable. For extra comfort, we warm anesthesia and have an iPod to listen to for those who need to be distracted from their procedure.
You can trust in the fact that Dr. Hunt truly loves what she does. For your convenience, we electronically file insurance claims and incorporate the latest dental equipment and products to ensure you’re always receiving up-to-date care.
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Mili Hunt
Dr. Mili Hunt has been practicing dentistry for 37 years. Growing up she was a Missionary kid. She started school at Mars Hill University, in North Carolina at the age of 17, majoring in Chemistry. She obtained her master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas. Dr. Hunt studied breast cancer research at MD Anderson Hospital & Medical College of Georgia until she started Dental school. In 1981 she was the first female dentist in Valdosta, GA. In 1991, she opened her solo practice, Mili E. Hunt Family Dentistry. Her gentleness and ability to listen to concerns of patients have resulted in a lifelong commitment to patients. She is often found humming tunes through the office. She is also a certified Yoga instructor.
Gail Felts – Hygienist
Gail Felts has worked with Dr. Mili Hunt for over 31 years with a degree in Dental Hygiene from the school of Darton in 1980. While in high school she was a member of a medical career club. She was intrigued by a volunteer dentist who talked about careers in dentistry. Gail loves getting to know her patients and families as well as watching them grow. There are many patients in the practice that have been able to see Gail since their first tooth to seeing them off to college, getting married and having children. There are 3 generations of families within the practice in which milestones have been shared. She also has a gift for remembering names. Gail and her husband Ed have two children and 2 grandchildren.
Heather Shoup – Hygienist
Heather Shoup started as a dental assistant in 1990. She went back to dental hygiene school in 1996 at Valdosta State University and Wiregrass Technical College. Heather has been with Dr. Hunt for 13 years. She has two daughters who play softball for Lowndes High School.
Joann Wallace – Dental Assistant
Joann Wallace is one of our Dental Assistants with over 12 years with Dr. Hunt. Joann was a Nurse’s Aide, who attended North Florida Community College before she became a dental assistant in 2006. The reason this field is important to her is
Liz Wilson – Office/Accounts Manager
Liz Wilson had the opportunity to learn dental assisting when her husband, Brian Wilson was assigned, with the Air Force, to England 28 years ago. It was there that she enrolled in the Red Cross Certified Dental Assistant program. She assisted in various locations due to her husband’s job relocations. Liz has been with Dr. Mili Hunt for 6 years and is our office/accounts manager. Her primary concern in the field is to demonstrate to patients in a way that alleviates anxiety. She and her husband have 2 grown children.
Heather Wells – Dental Assistant
Heather Wells became a dental assistant 15 yrs ago at Valdosta Technical College and has been with Dr. Hunt for 4 years. Her favorite thing about dentistry is that she loves smile makeovers and working with patients. Her efficiency helps the patient’s time go by quicker. She has 2 children.
Kimberly Hudnall – Receptionist/Hygienist
Kimberly was born and raised in our Nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida. She graduated in 1990 from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree. Since obtaining her degree and license, she has always practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist in each office that she has worked at until her employment with Dr. Mili Hunt. Since joining our team, in July 2019, she has enjoyed learning a completely new and different side of the dental office to her, the upfront action, with her role here as office receptionist. She continues to keep her hands in Dental Hygiene when she fills in for the Dental Hygienists in our office. She and her longtime husband have twin sons.
We have received recognition from:
- Easter Seals
- Special Olympics
- VSU/local schools
- KB Horse Camp
- Kappa Lambda Chapter OKU
- Yoga Certified Instructor
- SW District
Our Service Area
Our practice is centrally located in Valdosta and welcomes patients from all surrounding communities.