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Meet the Doctors – Tompkins Family Dental Group

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Dr. Tania Tompkins, DDS, MPH

Dr. Tania Tompkins, DDS, MPH has found a true dental family serving her patients at Tompkins Family Dental Group. Dr. Tompkins believes it is her passion in art that inspired her to become a dentist as she sees dentistry as the perfect union of art and science. She strives to provide top-quality dentistry and to create the ideal dental home for all her patients.

Dr. Tompkins is originally from the Chicago suburbs, and completed her undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies at The University of Iowa. Dr. Tompkins and her husband moved back to the Chicagoland area to place their roots in 2018 with their two dogs, Twin & Lexie. Dr. Tompkins’ husband, Sean, is currently a Resident Physician in Internal Medicine at The University of Illinois Chicago, in pursuit of completing a GI specialty training program there as well. In October 2021, Dr. Tompkins and her husband welcomed their daughter, Olivia, to the world, and they now are enjoying the journey of parenthood, everyday. It has been particularly special to share the journey with her wonderful patients!

Dr. Tompkins is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA), the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), the Fox River Valley Dental Society, the Aurora Dental Society, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE).


Dr. James C. Pauly, D.D.S. – Retired 2019

Dr. James C. Pauly had been a full-time presence in our office for over 40 years. For almost a century, the Pauly family had a history of providing quality dental care in the Aurora area. Following his graduation from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry at Chicago, Dr. Pauly began his practice of dentistry here at the Aurora Dental Arts Building, joining his father’s practice, just as his father did. In 2018, Dr. Pauly found his successor in Dr. Tania Tompkins, DDS, MPH, and officially passed the torch, knowing his patients would continue to obtain quality care as they had been for almost a century. As of Summer 2019, Dr. Pauly officially retired from practice in dentistry. Dr. Pauly will utilize his new-found free time to master his golf swing and enjoy family time with his wife and children.