Meet the Doctors
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 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).
Avanti Sanghavi, D.D.S.
Dr. Avanti Sanghavi graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. She also attended a one year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She is committed to excellence in her profession. Trained in a technology-rich and teamwork approach environment, she prides herself in providing individual patient-centered and comprehensive oral care founded on the principles of ethical practice and research.
In her spare time, Dr. Sanghavi enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys meeting new people. She believes that there is something new to learn from every person you meet in life. In addition to this she enjoys cooking and trying different things. She is also a big sports fan, and an avid Blackhawks fan. Dr. Sanghavi is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce.
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, 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.