On Being a Dentist
Dr. Julie Bailey has enjoyed practicing dentistry for more than a decade. She became a dentist in order to provide care for people in pain and to help those who are afraid of dental work. Dr. Bailey enjoys the challenge of everyday procedures and doing them in the most efficient manner.
She was raised in Tallahassee, where she grew up as a patient in the Smiles by Beck practice. After attending college and then practicing dentistry in Jacksonville for many years, she was happy to move back home where she loves being close to family and friends.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in biology, Florida State University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Florida
- Certificate in a general practice residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Bailey has continuously expanded her knowledge of dental topics over the years. She has attended the annual Hinman Dental Meeting for many years and taken courses in occlusion, treatment for the worn dentition, implant treatment and planning, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Bailey is a provider of Invisalign® and loves transforming smiles. She loves learning new techniques and bringing those ideas chairside to create more efficient procedures and better restorations for her patients.
- Clay County Dental Society, past president
- American Dental Society
- Rotary Club of Fleming Island, past secretary and charter member
- Florida Dental Association
- Florida Study Club
Dr. Bailey’s life centers around her husband and children, Hattie and Henry.
She loves domestic activities such as creating family photo albums, chasing her kids around, and trying new Pinterest recipes. You can find her outdoors on weekends where she enjoys dining out, especially for sushi, and frequenting outdoor festivals and markets. Volunteering in the community is another pastime, as well as supporting the Arts.