Staff

Dentist in Elmhurst, IL

All our professionals at Elmhurst Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

  • Louis A Pahopos, DMD

    Dr. Pahopos, a graduate of the University of Louisville (Kentucky) Dental School, offers patients a comprehensive background in dental medicine.  He grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois and graduated from York High School. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at University of Louisville Dental School. Dr. Pahopos has been practicing dentistry for over twenty five years. He opened Elmhurst Family Dental in 1996. 

    Dr. Pahopos has a passion for dentistry. He is constantly taking continuing education courses to provide his patients with the BEST dental care possible in the most gentle manner possible. He only uses the best quality materials and dental labs. His main goal as a dentist is to always provide exceptional patient-focused care so that their mouth stays healthy not only today, but for years to come.

    Some of his hobbies include basketball, softball, golf and coaching his kids in a variety of sports.

    Among Dr. Pahopos' affiliations are The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of Facial Esthetics, The American Dental Association, The Illinois State Dental Society, The Chicago Dental Society, The Beta Delta Honorary Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Fraternity, The Hellenic Dental Society and The Academy of Sports Dentistry.  

  • Michelle Teramani
    Office Manager

    Michelle has been our office manager for 18 years. She loves to travel, cook and collect coupons.  When she isn't working, traveling or exercising, you can find her in the kitchen experimenting.

  • Debbie Petrakos
    Dental Hygienist

    After working as a dental assistant for four years, Debbie decided she wanted to have more of an impact on her patients. That’s when she enrolled to become a registered dental hygienist. Debbie graduated from University of Illinois. She graduated with a mission of caring for her patients with the utmost respect, care and to provide the latest information. Outside of the dental office, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is fluent in greek.

  • Thalia Rocha
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Thalia strives to make your initial appointment enjoyable, relaxed and educational. She is available to you every step of the way to put you at ease and give you an understanding of what is to come, both financially and clinically. She graduated from York High School.  Thalia is currently enrolled at College of DuPage and studying to become a Dental Hygienist.  She loves her job and the field of dentistry.  She is also fluent in spanish.

  • Jenny Perez
    Dental Assistant/ Marketing Director

    Jenny always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child. In her teenage years she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the dental field. After high school she attended the Illinois School of Health Careers whe she earned her Dental Assistant Certification.  She is certified in expanded dental assisting as well as coronal polishing and sealant placement.  She is so excited to work in a caring atmosphere where the well being of the patient is their first priority, to be part of Elmhurst Family Dental with Dr. Pahopos. On her free time, Jenny enjoys doing arts and crafts with her daughter, going for runs and using her photography skills. Also fluent in spanish.

  • Kalina Spentzos
    Dental Assistant

    Kalina has been a dental assistant in our office since 2020.   Patients love her big smile and warm personality.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Communications.  Attending school doesn't leave much spare time for hobbies, however when possible she likes to read, garden and build office furniture.

  • Rebecca Cortez
    Dental Hygienist

    Becky graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree from  Fox College where she received the “Golden Scaler Award.” As a hygienist, she offers preventive and maintenance care, including thorough and gentle cleanings. She also provides a lot of patient education and encouragement. She believes it is important that everyone understands why they should care about dental health and have the knowledge to improve their home care. When out of the office she enjoys spending time  with her family and friends.

  • Michelle DeCarlo
    Dental Hygienist

    Michelle has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She graduated from Loyola University.  Michelle is passionate about dental health and also loves to give back to the community through volunteer dentistry. She spends a lot of time with patients to educate and encourage them to maintain good periodontal health.

  • Bianca Banegas
    Dental Hygienist

    Bianca graduated from Parkland College. Bianca enjoys educating her patients on their oral health, and giving tips on how to achieve a smile that they will love. She loves spending her time off with her family and friends.

  • Antoneta Qamo
    Dental Hygienist

    Antoneta is a very experienced hygienist. She provides meticulous dental cleanings for all ages and is full of tips on how to improve your home care. She loves children and enjoys introducing them to their first cleaning so it is a fun experience. Antoneta is a graduate from the hygiene program at College of Dupage.  She is also a hygiene instructor at Northwestern College.

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed