Dental Staff

Family Dental Care in Elgin, IL

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. William Galanes

Elgin, IL Dentist

Northeast Family Dental

Dr. Bill Galanes has been a part of an Elgin tradition of dental comfort and care since 1986. Dr. Galanes is a 1985 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Dentistry and has dedicated his professional career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Galanes is continually educating himself and his staff on the newest techniques and approaches to provide you with state-of-the-art, antiseptic, comfortable and personalized dental care. He has completed numerous continuing education courses in dental implants, lifelike posterior composites, anterior cosmetic and daVinci lifelike porcelain veneers, direct bonding and sterilization procedures. Dr. Galanes was chief of the Sherman Hospital Dental Department from 1993 to 1994. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Fox River Valley Dental Society, Hellenic American Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Galanes looks forward to your visit to North East Family Dental Care and to showing you the positive effects that trusted, first-rate dental care can have on your life.


Francy has been in the dental profession for over 20 years, from dental assisting to office management. She is very knowledgeable with the dental procedures performed here at our office. Francy is the mom of 2 wonderful boys and has been with North East Family Dental Care for over 5 years!

Francy is bilingual and handles scheduling, billing, financing and all dental insurance matters at our office. She looks forward to speaking with you!


Rae has experience in chair side dental assisting for 40 years! She has taken various continuing education courses and is certified to polish adult and children's teeth. Rae is involved with PADS outreach at her church, and has 2 grandchildren.

In addition to assisting Dr. Galanes, Rae also takes x-rays, impressions and makes whitening trays and temporary crowns. Rae has been with North East Family Dental Care for 2 years and is a great asset to our team!


Tiffany started out chair side assisting Dr. Galanes back in 2000. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Parkland College in 2001, and has been one of our three dental hygienists ever since!

Tiffany enjoys the relationships she has formed with her patients over the years, and her patients love her!

In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys reading, exercising, try new wines and spending time with her family and friends.


Tish has been invaluable to our office for over 20 years! She started as Dr. Galanes' chair side assistant, moved to the front desk position, and then went back to school to study dental hygiene. Tish graduated from Harper College's dental 'hygiene program, and has been part of our dental hygiene staff since 2003.

Tish enjoys getting to know her patients, which always puts them at ease. She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes 3 beautiful children.


Carolyn has been working with Dr. Galanes for over 5 years, and has over 25 years of dental hygiene experience. She graduated from the University of Kentucky dental hygiene program) and has taken various continuing education courses. These courses include periodontal disease treatment, children)s dentistry and treatment for the sensitive patient.

Carolyn looks forward to meeting you and helping with your periodontal concerns.