Dr. Julia Jenkins received her DMD from the University of Louisville Dental School after graduating from the University of Kentucky where she majored in Biology. She went on several dental mission trips; Philippines, Jamaica and Belize, but credits her sister who is a dentist with helping to influence her in becoming a dentist. Dr. Jenkins is known for her calm and gentle way with patients and it is very important to her in making patients comfortable and at ease while she interacts with them. Originally from Lebanon, KY, Dr. Jenkins is looking forward to joining the Independence office with it’s small town feel, yet resources of the larger cities. In her spare time she enjoys baking, trivia and board games and as the youngest of five siblings with seven nieces and nephews – spending time with her family.