Dr. Hunt Magee
Dr. Hunt Magee is a Jackson native and the son of a dentist. His favorite thing about practicing dentistry is seeing the way his patients achieve new confidence after successful dental treatment. He enjoys getting to know his patients and developing long-lasting relationships with them.View transcript
I'm actually originally from this area in Jackson. I grew up going to school here. I actually met my wife in high school. We've been together ever since. I went to college in Jackson. So I never strayed far away from this area. I always knew that I wanted to come back to West Tennessee, specifically Jackson, and kind of start my professional career here, as well as starting a family which we have. We have a little girl, May, who's just turned 1-years-old. My dad's actually a dentist in a small town about 30 minutes south of here. So we grew up going to his office pretty much all the time and being a part of that family that was created there in the work environment. And it always just rubbed off on me, and that was something that I wanted to be part of when I got older. I think the thing I enjoy most about being a dentist is kind of seeing the change in people's confidence. You know, having those big smile makeovers that a patient comes in, and sees you, and you can tell they're very self-conscious. They hide their teeth, and they're very self-conscious about the way they talk and look and everything. And you kind of get to the end of treatment, and they smile big, and their personality comes out. They can kind of start feeling like themselves again. So it's a very rewarding feeling. It's your job to make them feel that comfort, and over a period of time, it's like, hey, I actually enjoy being at this place, and I like getting to know everybody here. And it's cool to see that transition from someone who started out not wanting to be here, to now, they do enjoy coming here and being with us.