Dr. Julie Lies-Keilty, DDS

Dr. Julie was born and raised in Aurora, IL, and is honored to offer her services to the community she loves. She attended Holy Angels Grade School, Rosary High School and Lewis University for her BSN. She worked as a Nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 6 years in the Cardiac Care, before starting her career in Dentistry.
After graduating from Loyola Dental School in 1990, Dr. Julie joined the practice that her father, Dr. Donald Lies, started in Aurora, IL. Dr. Donald Lies was one of the original dentists that founded the Aurora Dental Arts Building in 1967.
Dr. Julie’s areas of expertise are, Preventative Care, Family Dentistry, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restoration Dentistry and Root Canal Therapy.
Dr. Julie attends the annual Chicago Dental Convention, as well as many seminars during the year, to offer her patients the latest in technology advances. She also takes monthly Invisalign classes. She is excited to offer her patients the newest advances in scanning and digital dentistry.
With her background as a Nurse, Dr. Julie has the knowledge to treat her patients not only for the oral cavity, but is passionate in treating the whole person.
Dr. Julie’s goal is to give excellent and quality dental care to her patients. She enjoys getting to know each and every one of her patients, and she wants them all to feel as if they are part of the City of Lights Dental family.
On a personal note, Dr. Julie enjoys nature, physical fitness, books, Aurora history, interior decorating and cuisine cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, her three adult children, and their two rescue dogs, a Siberian Huskey and a Border Collie.


Loyola Dental School, DDS, 1990

Vice President, St. Apollonia 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

Professional Association:

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

Volunteer Experience:

St. Katherine Drexel Church – “Fully Engaged Committee” – Dr. Julie and her husband John mentor engaged couples. 

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.

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

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:

  • iTero Scanner
  • Laser
  • Invisalign
  • First Fit guided prosthetics delivery system

Favorite Quotes:

“Do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
“Peace begins with a smile.” Mother Teresa

Dr. Satish

Dr. Satish has observed first-hand the devastating effects of poor dental health primarily caused by poor nutrition and exacerbated by limited access to dental care and education. Even at the young age of fourteen he recognized these conditions within his own family, specifically with his grandmother’s struggles, and the subsequent effects to her overall health. He knew he wanted to ensure that others were not similarly impacted. He was further motivated by the stories of his great grandfather who was loved by the community and recognized as a very compassionate doctor that served rural communities that lacked both proper education and access to health care. Dr. Satish was emotionally moved during summer visits to his village listening to the villager’s praises who revered his great grandfather.
Inspired by his experiences, Dr. Satish graduated as a Dentist in 1992 at the young age of 23 achieving the top rank (Gold medal honors) among three regionally linked dental schools. Knowing what inspired him, he started his practice in rural India in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh for 3 years. Focusing on a patient-centered approach, he provided top-level dental services coupled with proper prevention and nutrition instruction to ensure long-term health benefits. He was happy to know that he was having such a positive impact. His practice was growing with many returning patients, but he wanted to push himself to do more.
Dr. Satish subsequently moved to Boston in 1997 to enhance his technical knowledge, graduating from Boston University school of Dentistry in 1999 from the Advanced Standing Program (ASP). In Boston he realized that he had a real passion for applying the latest technological advances of dentistry and incorporating them into his comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient centered approach, which he applied in India.
Utilizing his newfound knowledge, Dr. Satish worked within practices in Boston and Cape Cod until 2004, taking on a large workload. Continuing his drive to be technologically up-to-date, he con-currently studied Dental Implants and Advanced Bone Grafting for a period of 2 years (2001-2003) at New York University School of Dentistry as a part time student. He was becoming an experienced, top-notch practitioner at the forefront of the dental arts.
At City of Lights Dental , he was able to take direct control and apply his passion for dentistry by molding the environment to meet his vision. He implemented a very strong prevention education program that instructs on basic health needs and prevention of dental disease through communicating his hard-earned experience and utilizing the latest technology and practices like minimally invasive laser dentistry to minimize discomfort when treating cavities and some gum procedures.
City of Lights Dental ,is equipped to meet the expectations of a new generation of patients seeking efficient, comfortable and affordable dental services. Dr. Satish combines his experience (gained over 20 years of service) with the application of the latest modern methods to provide the patient with the best solutions, convenience and comfort. Dr. Satish takes pride in carefully listening to the needs and expectations of his patients while ensuring the practice goals align all while striving for excellence and integrity. Dr. Satish looks forward to serving you and your family.


Dr. Dana Akel attended The Ohio State University with a major in Biology for undergrad prior to getting her dental degree at the OSU College of Dentistry with a magna cum laude distinction. Upon graduation, she practiced in Hilliard and Columbus, OH. Currently, she practices dentistry in the west suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Akel educate her patients about their treatment options that best suits them and strives to prevent oral disease before it’s a pain which needs relief. She believes that a strong relationship with her patients is built on trust, honesty, and compassion in a comfortable environment. Dr. Akel is a big advocate of humanitarian work and had led a few dental mission trips. She believes in volunteer work and in giving back to the community. In her spare time, she likes playing the piano, traveling with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.

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