Dr. Ellena Kontos Vranas
Ellena Kontos Vranas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Purdue University in 1982 and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in 1986. Dr. Vranas continued her studies by completing a general practice residency at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital and then a hospital dentistry fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
As an associate instructor in the Removable Prosthetic department of Northwestern University Dental School, Dr. Vranas enjoyed supervising students on dental treatment at some of Chicago’s inner-city nursing homes. A second generation dentist, Dr. Vranas worked with her father, Dr. Michael H. Kontos, in Montgomery Illinois, until she joined her dental school classmate, Dr. Horton, in her St. Charles practice in 1993.
Dr. Vranas is diligent in participating in continuing education and earned the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry is an international organization of 35,000 general dentists committed to continuing dental education in order to provide the best possible care to their patients.
Dr. Vranas is a past member of the board of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry and a current member of the board of the Fox River Valley Dental Society. She is a volunteer dentist at The Chicago Dental Society Foundation Dental Clinic and a member of The Hellenic American Dental Society. She is fluent in Greek.
While she enjoys the variety of treatments that general dentistry afford her, Dr. Vranas’ greatest professional joy is taking the time to first get acquainted with her patients and to relieve any concerns they may have about their treatment. She believes in first listening to her patients so as to provide the gentle, thorough care that they deserve.
Dr. Vranas and her husband Nick have two adult daughters and she resides in Naperville. When not practicing dentistry she enjoys keeping fit, traveling, involvement in her church and is co-founder of The Apollo Dance Troupe, a Greek folk dance troupe founder by her mother over forty years ago.