Dr. Ellena Kontos Vranas

Ellena Kontos Vranas grew up in “the world of dentistry”.  While spending her high school summers assisting at her father’s dental practice in Montgomery, Dr. Vranas grew to share his love of dentistry and helping people.  After achieving her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Purdue University, she went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Northwestern University in 1986, where she and Dr. Horton were not just classmates, but became close friends.  After practicing with her father for a few years, Dr. Vranas joined Dr. Horton in her St. Charles dental practice in 1993.

Always striving to stay current, Dr. Vranas pursues several hours of continuing education annually.  She is proud of earning her Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry, an international organization of over 35,000 general dentists committed to furthering their dental education so as to provide their patients the best possible care.

Dr. Vranas is a past member of the board of the dIllinois Academy of General Dentistry and a current board member of the Fox River Valley Dental Society.  She has been a volunteer dentist at The Chicago Dental Society Foundation Dental Clinic and member of The Hellenic American Dental Society.  She is fluent in Greek.

While she enjoys the variety of treatments that general dentistry affords 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 that she can work with them in partnership 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 she isn’t practicing dentistry she enjoys keeping fit, traveling, involvement in her church, and spending time with her husband, daughters, son-in-law and granddog, Shea, Chicago’s cutest goldendoodle!

Call today to schedule an appointment with Drs. Horton or Vranas at our St. Charles office phone number