Meet Dr. Julia Vance, DDS
Dr. Julia Vance became fascinated with the field of dentistry after undergoing orthodontic treatment at just 13 years old. Growing up in Upstate New York, she volunteered in local dental offices through high school and undergrad. She developed a love for the field's unique blend of medicine, art, and attention to detail. She attended Rochester Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences with highest honors. She was fortunate to have been accepted into several dental schools and chose to attend her state school, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Here, Dr. Vance's passion for dentistry truly flourished. She had the opportunity to participate in several outreach groups, where she provided free dental care in upstate New York, as well as other rural areas of the country through Remote Area Medical. Upon graduating Cum Laude, Dr. Vance was honored to receive the Academy of General Dentistry Award which recognizes a student with exceptional clinical experience and knowledge in all aspects of general dentistry.
Dr. Vance moved to Greenville following her family, having fallen in love with this beautiful and upcoming area. She worked in group practice for 2 years, during which time she had the opportunity to continue her education through courses in Invisalign, endodontics, laser therapy, oral surgery, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Vance met Dr. Hapney through the Dawson Study Club, and jumped at the opportunity to join the practice as her associate. She shares Dr. Hapney's vision for providing beautiful and functional dentistry at the highest standard. She is excited to be a part of the team at Five Forks Dental Care and looks forward to providing compassionate life-long care to her patients. Dr. Vance enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially endodontics and cosmetic procedures. She is passionate about building relationships with her patients, educating them to make informed decisions about their oral health, and always aspires to provide a comfortable and gentle experience.
She and her husband, Stephen, a native of the area, reside in Simpsonville with their 3 cats, Willow, Meadow, and Oliver. In their free time you can find them at home cooking and gardening, exploring Greenville's newest places or spending time with their church small group. You can also spot them at Clemson games cheering on the Tigers in the fall with their friends and family!
Cheryl did an amazing job cleaning my teeth! Dr Hapney and the entire staff were so accommodating and thorough. So glad I made the decision to come here!
Great job, and the people were very nice
Dr. Hapney, Abi and the rest of the staff here are wonderful. They are very professional in all the work they do, but you still feel as if you are among friends. Very strongly recommended for any type of dental procedure you need.
Michelle St. Pierre
This office is fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff with the latest equipment. The best dental visit Iíve ever had. Laura is the best!
Relaxing atmosphere with professional, well educated, informative people who genuinely care. I definitely recommend this place!