You could say some people are born into their professions. Julia has been in dentistry her entire life. She is the daughter of a dental technician and she grew up in her dad's lab. He used to put both her and her sister to work with small tasks like putting case boxes together. When she started driving she delivered cases to dental offices. A trip to her pediatric dentist's office was always filled with laughs and hugs as her mother and aunt both worked there. The dental profession has always felt like home to her.
When it came time to chose a career, dentistry was a natural choice. She went to the University of Southern California for her Bachelor's in Science in Dental Hygiene and then she further went on to achieve a Master's in Public Health at the University of Southern California. It was at USC that her passion for teaching and coaching others in the profession really flourished while having a "little" sister in the class below her and tutoring sophomore dental students.
In the nine years that she has been practicing she has been exposed to many different avenues in dentistry. She has been in multiple private practices, worked not only as a hygienist but also as treatment, financial and hygiene coordinator. She has helped manage multiple private practices; as well as hire and on board new employees. She worked with a nonprofit for a year where she ran multiple clinics and daily operations. She is passionate about patient care, specifically the patient care that a hygienist can deliver. She believes the hygienist is the heart of the practice and they can make all the difference when it comes to helping a patient achieve their oral health goals.
Julia is originally from the Bay Area in Northern California and still calls it home today. She got married in 2012 and she and her husband have two dogs named Scout and Peanut. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, as well as wine tasting in the Napa Valley, she plays bocce ball every Friday night during summer with her husband and friends, she likes golfing and shopping truly is her cardio.