Julie was born and raised in New England, just outside of Boston MA. After
high school she ventured away from the cold and went to Honolulu, HI. She married a local Hawaiian and had 2 amazing children.
With a background in car sales but a love for helping people she took a chance and answered an ad for a Dental Practice Manager. It was then she found one of the greatest mentors and leaders in Dr. Wynn Okuda.
Together since 1994, Dr. Okuda and Julie created a unique boutique type practice focusing on Cosmetic Dentistry, and full mouth rehabilitation. It was the most rewarding career, making patients smile as well as giving them long lasting natural results.
In 2001 they built the Dental Day Spa of Hawaii, one of the first in the nation, and in the year 2007 they received the “National Cosmetic Dental Practice of the Year” by Dental Economics. The practice was also featured in the Wall Street Journal, and New York Times magazine as trailblazers in dentistry.
In 1997, Julie co-founded the Give Back a Smile™ program benefiting victims of domestic violence. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry joined forces with Give Back A Smile to create an international foundation, and to date the volunteers across the world have provided more than 40 million dollars’ worth of free dentistry.
Julie has now entered the corporate sector and joined the amazing leadership team at Bedi Dental Group as Regional Manager for BDG’s practices.