Welcoming New Faculty: Julio Sanchez

Julio Sanchez, DDS, FICOI
Julio Sanchez, D.D.S., FICOI

After six months teaching as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the UF College of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Julio Sanchez, D.D.S., FICOI, was promoted to a full-time clinical assistant professor role in April 2024 in the Division of General Dentistry, where he’s serving as a team leader supervising DMD students’ clinical activities relating to restorative dentistry, patient management, quality assurance and treatment planning.

Team leaders play an integral role in transitioning dental students from the classroom and simulation laboratory to providing care to patients under faculty supervision.

Sanchez earned his dental degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1997 and has been a career learner ever since, completing a UFCD mini residency in pediatric dentistry in 2005 and implant educator courses in 2011 and 2022, respectively, among other continuing education seminars. He’s currently working towards becoming a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, or MAGD, through UFCD’s Continuing Dental Education program.

Sanchez is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, has experience and expertise in several dental specialties, including implant placement and restoration, bone grafting, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. He’s additionally a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

After graduating with his doctor of dental surgery degree from Marquette, Sanchez went into private practice for two years in Wisconsin before re-locating back to the Sunshine State as a general dentist in Miami for two years.

In 2001, he took the leap — alongside his wife — and opened his own private practice, Sanchez and Fernandez, D.D.S., P.A., in Hollywood, Fla., on the Gold Coast from 2001-2007. The couple relocated the practice to Ocala in 2007 and have called North Central Florida home ever since.