Dentist in Elmhurst, Illinois

  • 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.  

  • Elaina G.
    Financial Coordinator

    With 15 years of experience managing dental offices, Elaina brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for dentistry to help patients get the most out of each visit. Elaina's deep understanding of dentistry and warm, caring approach create a professional yet welcoming environment for patients.

     A longtime resident of Elmhurst, she grew up in the community and is now raising her large family of 6 children, 4 cats, and a rabbit. When she's not busy managing the office, Elaina enjoys cooking, spending quality time with her loved ones, and saving money through couponing. 

    Fluent in Spanish

  • Michele T.
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Michele joined our team in 2022. She has over 25 years of experience in both Medical and Customer Service.

    You will find her welcoming you with a comforting warm smile. She loves interacting with patients and seeing them smile when their treatment is done.

    When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her Family and Friends, trying new restaurants and drinking her favorite coffee! Her joy is walking and playing with her Morkie, “Gracie Sam”

  • Samira V.
    Patient Care Coordinator

    With over a decade of experience in dental care coordination and office management, Samira is a true asset to our team. Her impressive background as an IT analyst allows her to adeptly tackle any challenge that comes her way, which further adds to her multitalented repertoire. Samira's passion for helping patients, managing operations, and solving problems makes her an indispensable member of our dental practice.. Samira's diverse skill set enables her to excel in a variety of roles, making her our office's jack of all trades. When she's not at the office, you can find Samira shopping or traveling the world. 

    Fluent in Azerbaijani and Russian

  • Debbie P.
    Registered 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. 

    Fluent in Greek.

  • Rebecca C.
    Lead Registered Dental Hygienist

    Becky graduated dental hygiene 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.

    Certifications - 

    * Administration & Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide

    Fluent in Spanish.

  • Michele D.
    Registered 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.

    Hobbies include traveling, spending time with her daughter and eating out with friends. 

  • Bianca A.
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Bianca graduated from the College of DuPage Dental Hygiene Program with a goal of educating her patients on the importance of oral health, allowing them to become more confident with their smiles. Bianca provides thorough and gentle cleanings and recommends methods of oral care her patients can implement in their daily lives.

    She hopes to build strong relationships with her patients, leaving them excited and satisfied to be a part of the dental family.

    Bianca enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, especially, her nieces and nephews.

  • Antoneta Q.
    Registered Dental Hygienist

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

    In her free time, she loves to travel, be with family, and dancing!

    She is also a hygiene instructor at Northwestern College.

    Fluent in Albanian.

  • Jenny P.
    Lead Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    Jenny has been in the dental field for 10 years and joined EFD in 2018. She creates a caring atmosphere where the wellbeing of the patient is her first priority.

    Jenny's passion inspired her to further her education by getting certified in coronal polishing, sealant placement and coronal scaling. 

    Outside of work, Jenny enjoys doing arts and crafts with her daughter, going for runs and capturing Chicago's beauty with her camera. 

    Certifications -

    *Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealants

    Fluent in Spanish.

  • Lissette R.
    Dental Assistant

    Lissette joined the team in 2023 with 15 years of experience in the dental field. 

    Fluent in Spanish

  • Charlene C.
    Dental Assistant

    Charlene joined the team in 2023 with years of dental experience.

  • Kalina S.
    Marketing Coordinator

    Kalina has been a dental assistant in our office since 2019. She has been a patient of Dr. Pahopos since she was 2 years old. Kalina has seven years of experience in dental and realized that her passion is in dentistry.

    Kalina earned her bachelor's degree in communication from Aurora University. Patients love her big smile and warm personality.

    Outside of work, Kalina enjoys traveling, ceramics, cheering on her favorite Chicago sport teams, and spending time with family and friends. 

Directions to our office: 314 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL. 60126

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