Our Team

Dr. Ellen Hoffman 

Growing up in a "dental family", Dr. Ellen Hoffman was exposed at a young age to the importance of treating each patient as an individual. She is dedicated to treating the patient's personal needs and she strives to give the highest quality dental care in a warm and friendly environment.

Dr. Hoffman is a graduate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduation she continued her education at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in their General Practice Residency. There she co-supervised all inpatient dental care and had extensive exposure to emergency cases involving both oral and facial trauma. Her experiences at Northwestern lend to treating a wide variety of patients. Prior to dentistry. Dr. Hoffman completed a Bachelor's degree in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In her spare time, she likes to sing with her sisters, spend time with her family, and attend pure barre classes. Dr. Hoffman has a passion for dentistry and hopes to build a career based upon patient trust, comfort, and superior dental work. She is excited to join Dr. Faklaris' superior dental team!

Anna M. Pannarale, RDH 

Anna M. Pannarale graduated from William Rainey Harper College in 2009 as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She also received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago in 2001.  She has been working for Dr. Faklaris since 1997 and truly enjoys all aspects of the Dental practice.  Anna is a caring and loving person and treats all of her patients as if they were a part of her family.  She takes great pride in being able to teach her patients the importance of oral hygiene as well as maintance in order to have a beautiful smile.  Anna takes every opportunity to make sure she is up to date with all of the changes that occur in Dentistry and is a current member of ADHA and ISDS.  She spends much of her free time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking and baking for everyone around her. She also enjoys watching sports and traveling and speaks fluent Italian.

Amy Topf, RDH 

Amy Topf graduated from William Rainey Harper College Dental Hygiene in 1996. She has worked for Dr. Faklaris in her South Elgin office since 2007. Amy believes in giving her patients the best care she can. She loves to make people feel good about their smiles. Her interests outside of dental include spending time with her family, exercise, and Chicago Bears football.