Dr. Julia Bunker has been practicing dentistry in the USA since 2003, and in 2019 opened her practice, Dental Choice, in Melbourne. Originally from Russia, Dr. Bunker is dedicated to excellence in comprehensive dental care. Before moving to the United States, Dr. Bunker earned a Medical Degree in Stomatology – the study of the mouth and diseases of the mouth – from the from the State University of Bashkiria, Russia.
Dr. Bunker is grateful for the mentors and peers throughout her career who helped her become the professional she is today. The most impactful mentor was Dr. Kuklina ZG in Russia. Dr. Bunker notes, “She taught me a lot about dentistry, but also about compassion, understanding, and empathy for my patients. And for a 21-year-old student, who spent all of her young adult life in a school or library, this was an important lesson.”
Dr. Bunker earned her DDS from New York University College of Dentistry where she graduated with honors and joined the National Honor Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Bunker’s enthusiasm for her profession continues to grow: in recent years, she has traveled internationally to study dental implantology. In 2011, she was awarded a fellowship in implantology by the International Congress of Oral Implantology. She is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Each year, Dr. Bunker takes hundreds of hours of continuing education in order to keep up with the latest state-of-the-art techniques and to provide the highest level of dental care possible.