Meet Our Periodontist

Dr. Dr. Julio Obando

Dr. Julio Obando moved to Detroit as he fell in love with the city and it’s people while visiting family and is one of the only Periodontist’s located in the city of Detroit. Dr. Obando was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. He graduated from University of Costa Rica as a Doctor in Dental Surgery. He then matriculated to the University of Illinois at Chicago where he completed the Periodontal Residency Program and earned a Master in Oral Sciences. He was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Research o Genetics Basis in Gingival and Periodontal Pathologies at UIC.


Dr. Obando is an active member of:
• Michigan Certified Periodontist
• Member of American Academy of Periodontology
• Academy of Osseointegration
• Costa Rican National Dental Association

Dr. Obando education:
• Periodontal Residency  (University of Illinois at Chicago)​
• Master in Oral Sciences (University of Illinois at Chicago)       ​
• Certificate in Moderate IV Sedation (University of Illinois at Chicago)
• Post-doctoral Fellow in Research of Genetics Basis in Gingival and Periodontal Pathologies (University of Illinois at Chicago)
• Periodontal Post-doctor Externship Program (University of Illinois at Chicago)  
• Licentiate in Dentistry (University of Costa Rica)
• Doctor in Dental Surgery  (University of Costa Rica)
• Business Administration Studies (University of Costa Rica)

Dr. Obando’s academic achievements:

• Thesis Master’s defense: Evaluation of the Clinical Utility and Validity of IL SNPs as Genetic markers for Periodontitis (University of Illinois at Chicago)
• 2nd Place for Poster presentation: Assessment of the Clinical Validity and Clinical Utility of​IL SNPs as Predictors for Periodontitis
• Head and Neck Anatomy Teacher Assistant for Post-Graduate Programs (University of Illinois at Chicago)
• Poster presentation: Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) and a periodontally involved patient: a case report (University of Illinois at Chicago)
• Poster presentation: Assessment of the Clinical Validity and Clinical Utility of IL SNPs as Predictors for Periodontitis (University of Illinois at Chicago)
• IADR 44th Annual Meeting,, Poster Presentation: Efficacy and Efficiency of SNPs as a Genetic Test for Periodontitis
• IADR 43th Annual Meeting,, Poster Presentation: IL-6 SNP rs1800795 Is A Poor Genetic Test For Periodontitis  
• Poster presentation: Assessment of Damaging SNPs in Aggressive Periodontitis Associated Genes
• DDS thesis defense: Anterior-Posterior Dimensional (University of Costa Rica)                
• President of Dental Student Association (University of Costa Rica)
• Academic Excellence Scholarship (University of Costa Rica)​

Dr. Obando enjoys playing soccer, traveling to the beach and spends time with his family.