Louis A Pahopos, DMD

Dentist - Elmhurst
585 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 993-0780

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585 N York St,
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 993-0780

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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

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.  Dr. Pahopos attended University of Illinois at Chicago for his Predentistry.  He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at University of Louisville Dental School.  Dr. Pahopos has been practicing dentistry for over twenty years.  He opened Elmhurst Family Dental in 1996.  He is a member of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce as well as a member & Supporter of The Oral Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Pahopos is married with two children, and loves traveling with his family.  Some of his hobbies include basketball, softball, golf and coaching his kids in a variety of sports.  He also volunteers in many charities and fundraisers.  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.

Among Dr. Pahopos's 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.  


Office Staff

Michelle Teramani, Office Manager 


Michelle loves her job. She has been a dental assistant for 20 years and a office manager for 14 years. She is constantly continuing her education in office management and insurance claims. Her passion is traveling the world and is currently a member of the Krewe of Nyx. She enjoys helping and interacting with patients.  She greets our patients with a beautiful smile and positive attitude always making anyone who enters Elmhurst Family Dental feel at home. She mostly values quality time with her Fiance and a great group of friends.

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.

Jennifer Billadeau, Dental Hygienist 

She graduated from Parkland College.  When she isn’t working, traveling or exercising, you can find her in the kitchen experimenting. Jennifer enjoys educating her patients on their oral health, and giving tips on how to achieve a smile that they will love. She loves spending time with her husband and enjoys watching her two sons play baseball.

Karla Mercado, Dental Hygienist 

Karla graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the Prairie State 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 you can find Karla at the gym or snuggling up with her dogs,


Thalia Rocha, Dental Assistant/ Receptionist, 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, Receptionist, 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.