Julio Sotillo, DDS, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry

Julio Sotillo

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-659-4900

MD, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (DDS), 2012

University of California, San Francisco (Pediatric Dentistry), 2015

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (PhD), 2012

University of Minnesota (Biology), 2002


Dr. Julio Sotillo finished residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and joined the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota as fulltime Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Sotillo earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry concurrently with his PhD in 2012 as a fellow in the Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training Program.

During his graduate training, his research focused on skeletal biology and bone remodeling. His future interest includes advancing pediatric dentistry through research, teaching and clinical practice. Dr. Sotillo’s research interests include hospital dentistry, prevention and restorative dentistry, and craniofacial biology.

Dr. Sotillo enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, a variety of sports and the outdoors.



Pham L, Beyer K, Jensen E, Rodriguez JS, Davydova J, Yamamoto M, Petryk A, ?Gopalakrishnan R, Mansky K. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 signaling in osteoclasts is negatively regulated by the BMP antagonist, twisted gastrulation. J Cell Biochem. 2011 Mar; 112(3): 793-803.

Sotillo Rodriguez J, et al. Enhanced osteoclastogenesis causes osteopenia in Twisted gastrulation-deficient mice through increased BMP signaling. JBMR. 2009 Nov; 24(11): 1917-26.

Halvorson K, Kubota K, Sevcik M, Lindsay T, Sotillo J, Ghilardi J, Rosol T, Boustany L, Shelton D, Mantyh P. A blocking antibody to nerve growth factor attenuates skeletal pain induced by prostate tumor cells growing in bone.Cancer Res. 2005 Oct 15; 65(20): 9426-35.

Rodriguez de Sotillo D, Hadley M, Sotillo J. Insulin receptor exon 11(+/-) is expressed in Zuker (fa/fa) rats, and chlorogenic acid modifies their plasma insulin and liver protein and DNA. J Nutr Biochem. 2006 Jan; 17(1): 63-71.


Board Certifications

Board Eligible - American Board of Pediatric Dentistry