Hi! I’m Dr. Julia Sadove-Lopez, Sometimes life offers you the perfect opportunity at just the right moment. That’s exactly how I feel about becoming part of the Wrigleyville Dental team. I graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and began practicing in my hometown of Indianapolis. My husband and I were deciding where we wanted to put down roots, and as a Chicago native, he suggested that the city might be right for us. Once we relocated from Indiana, I began looking for a practice that was the best fit for me. The Wrigleyville methodology resonated with my own efforts to consider all aspects of health and wellness on a daily basis.
I’m no stranger to the health and wellness world. Eating healthy was always a rule while I was growing up. My mother, herself actually the daughter of a dentist, had never allowed me to have soda, candy or a lot of “fast food”. It turned out I ended up not even liking soda and I also became careful about the rest of my food choices. A few years ago, wanting to also be mindful of my physical well-being, I began to try restorative yoga. When my body was wearing down after long hours working at my previous dental office, I found that this style of yoga offered a workout and a sense of balance. Both health and fitness have always been important to me.
Wrigleyville Dental’s boutique approach enables us to customize cleanings, as well as the specific materials and treatment options that we offer. What I love most about the holistic philosophy is that I am able to teach patients about the way that their oral health relates to and affects their overall health. As an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, I am able to stay on top of recent developments in the holistic health community.
Besides general dentistry, I specialize in a procedure called a frenectomy to help with tongue ties. Removing the little tissue that holds down the tongue makes a world of a difference to infants who unable to latch or when mom experiences painful breastfeeding. I work with lactation consultants, pediatricians, and cranial sacral therapists to help mom and baby’s ability to feed. The results are so rewarding to experience.
Since making Chicago my new home, I have appreciated the liveliness of the city and all of the amazing opportunities that exist here. From the Shedd Aquarium to an endless number of great restaurants, I feel like I am discovering new wonders all the time. I love spending time with my family and adore my two incredible nieces. Some of my other favorite hobbies include playing tennis, watching movies, baking, and spending time with my husband and our dog Alfred.