City of Lights Dental

Aurora Dental Arts Building             
1940 West Galena Boulevard Suite 11
Aurora, IL 60506

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Julie Lies-Keilty, DDS

Loyola Dental School, DDS, 1990
Vice President, St. Appalonia Society (Patron Saint of Dentists)

Lewis University, Nursing BSN, 1980
Staff and Charge Nurse, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1980-1986
Internal Medicine , 1980-1983
Cardiac Intensive Care, 1983-1986 

Rosary High School 

Professional Association

  • American Dental Association, ADA
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society, Fox Valley Chapter
  • Aurora Dental Society

Personal Bio
After graduating from Loyola Dental School in 1990, Dr. Julie joined the practice her father started in the 1940's.   Dr. Donald Lies  was one of the original dentists that founded the Aurora Dental Arts Building in 1967.  Her areas of interest are Preventitive care,  Family Dentistry,  Invisalign, Root Canal Therapy, Cerec Crowns, Crown and Bridge, Cosmetic Dentistry and  Restoring Implants.  She attends the annual Chicago Dental Convention , participates in a Cerec Study Club and takes monthly Invisalign classes.  She also attends many seminars during the year to offer patients the latest in technological advances.

Volunteer Experience

 Mission Possible -  A  faith-based non profit organization to serve the people and community of Aurora.

 The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley-  A  faith and hope motivated organization offering a Hand UP. This group helps the needy grow, freeze and can their own food.

 St. Katherine Drexel Church -  "Fully Engaged Committee"  Dr. Julie and her husband John mentor engaged couples. 

Cosmopolitan Club - A club that fights diabetes. 

Operation Gratitude - Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 200,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas,  their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.

ACDS -  The Aurora Children's Dental Service -  A  non-profit organization that provides free dental care to children in need.  

Achievements and Certifications 
Laser, Cerec, Invisalign,  First Fit guided prosthetics delivery system and  ITero Scan. 

Personal Favorites

Dr. Juiie believes in living life to the fullest and encourages everyone around her to do the same.

She enjoys physical activities such, running, biking, tennis and cross country skiing.  She also likes books, art and Aurora history.   

Dr. Julie is married and has three grown children. Dr. Julie's husband,  John helps out with the City of Lights Dental business.  

Her oldest son, Jack,  is an EMT in Lake City,  Minnesota. He will be attending medical school in the Fall 0f 2020.  Her daughter, Katrina,  graduated from Aurora University with a BSN and is currently working at Sherman Hospital in Elgin , IL.   Her youngest son, Sam,  is in  the US Navy aboard the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)

Favorite Quote -   " Do small things with great love."  Mother Teresa

                                 " Peace begins with a smile."  Mother Teresa 












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