I've worked in the Dental field for over 20 years and have extensive experience in both clinical and administrative roles. I enjoy the time I get to spend with our patients helping them navigate the often confusing world of dental insurance coverage and treatment planning.
I have been married to husband and best friend, Jim for 23 years. We met on a Caribbean cruise and have been happily cruising along together ever since. When I am not in the office I enjoy baking, drinking tea, reading and traveling.
I am thrilled to be a part of this experienced and passionate team, and I look forward to meeting you!
I first arrived at Deleon Family Dental in 2012 as a temporary hygienist, and immediately fell in love with the office. I instantly grew close with the staff, and kept my hopes up that a permanent position would open soon. After 6 years of working for a dentist in the heart of downtown Chicago (my window view was "The Bean"), I was ready to come back to the suburbs. Eight weeks after welcoming my beautiful son, Ethan, into the world, I got the call. DeLeon Family Dental has been an office that has continually encouraged me to become a better Hygienist. The practice provides the newest and best technology, and most updated information regarding oral and whole body health.
My passion for Oral Hygiene and linked Systemic Health is what pushed me to continue my education with Dental Hygiene. I graduated from the College of DuPage Dental Hygiene Program. I have kept up with the most current information by attending continuing education courses on various subjects. I feel very confident in applying the knowledge I've obtained with my patients at Deleon Family Dental. I'll admit that while Periodontal Therapy and Deep Scaling Treatment fuel my daily passion for this job, Pediatric Dentistry is another love of mine. Calming the nerves of some of our smallest patients is what really makes me feel great about my job. I love seeing them smile when they are in my chair.
In my free time, I absolutely love my most important role of being a Mommy to my 2 1/2 year old son, Ethan. Ethan and I are also very proud of my husband, John, who has been a Police Officer for 6 years. In our free time, we enjoy the local food and social scene here in Glen Ellyn, and love morning walks to the park to watch Ethan play. I look forward to treating you here at DeLeon Family Dental!
~ Julie, RDH