Dr. Julia Batres was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Germantown, MD. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Batres further completed a general practice residency in Washington D.C. at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she treated veterans with complex medical conditions and extensive dental needs. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Maryland State Dental Assocation. Dr. Batres practices all aspects of dentistry, with particular emphasis on root canal therapy, extractions, fillings, crown and bridge, implant restoration, removable prosthodontics, and periodontal treatment. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and likes to explain treatment options in a way that keeps the patient educated, active, and involved with their own treatment plan. She takes great satisfaction in taking the time to counsel patients to help them achieve and maintain a bright and healthy smile. While in dental school she completed a summer internship, called “Bridging the Gaps”, where she assisted members of the community in attaining oral health education and awareness. She also volunteered her dental services for the residents of Mavis Bank, Jamaica on a week-long dental mission trip.Dr.Batres understands that many patients are hesistant about dental procedures and makes every effort to make patients comfortable so their experience in the dental chair is not an unpleasant one. She encourages patients to bring an Ipod or MP3 player so they can listen to their favorite music during treatment. In her spare time, Dr. Batres enjoys jogging, kickboxing, cooking, spending time with her husband and their Dachshund Vienna.