Meet the Doctors

James C. Pauly, D.D.S.

Dr. James C. Pauly has been a full-time presence in our office for over 40 years. For almost a century, the Pauly family has 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. A life-long resident of Aurora, Dr. Pauly and his wife, Jane (who you can also find working in the office!) have raised their five children in Aurora. They enjoy golf, traveling and trying to keep track of all their children in their spare time. Dr. Pauly has minimized his treatment hours to Mondays and Tuesdays as he prepares for retirement. He will utilize his new-found free time to master his golf swing and enjoy family time with his wife Jane. Dr. Pauly is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association, Fox River Valley Dental Society and the Aurora Dental Society.

Tania Tompkins, D.D.S.

Dr. Tania Tompkins has recently moved to Aurora to serve the patients of Pauly Family Dental Group, now known as Pauly & Tompkins Family Dental Group. Dr. Tania Tompkins is originally from Highland Park, Illinois, and completed her undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies at The University of Iowa. After 12 years in eastern Iowa, Dr. Tompkins and her husband made the anticipated and joyful decision to head back home to the Chicagoland area. Dr. Tompkins’ husband, Sean, is currently an MD/PhD student, finishing up his last few months of his clinical rotations, in pursuit of dreams of becoming a Cardiologist. Dr. Tompkins and her husband are dog parents to their 9-year old Australian Shepherd, Twin, and their 3-year old English Shepherd, Lexie. In her spare time, Dr. Tompkins loves to engage in any water activities, particularly stand up paddle boarding, or swimming. Dr. Tompkins is also a huge crafter and is learning all the new things her Cricut Machine can help her do! She also loves to sketch portraits of people in their everyday activities and believes it is her passions in art that inspired her to become a dentist. Dr. Tompkins believes dentistry is the perfect union of art and science. She believes in providing top quality dentistry and creating the ideal dental home for all patients. She is excited to explore all parts of the Fox River Valley, and to call it home for many years to come. Dr. Tompkins is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Aurora Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Fox River Valley Dental Society.