Our Dentists

Enspire Dental possesses a passionate dedication to remain at the forefront of dental prevention, aesthetic enhancement, and comprehensive care. Championing this path is Enspire Dental’s team of expert dentists:

Lori K. Brown Lori K. Brown D.D.S. Santine E. Harlock Santine E. Harlock D.D.S. John W. Farah John W. Farah D.D.S., Ph.D Julius E. Bunek Julius E. Bunek D.D.S., M.S.
Lori K. Brown

Lori K. Brown, D.D.S.

Dr. Brown grew up in central Michigan and she attended the University of Michigan for both undergraduate studies and dental school, earning her DDS degree in 1991. At Enspire Dental, her goal is to consistently provide dental care of the highest quality. She constantly expands her expertise through continuing education courses, and she shares her knowledge with the dental profession through webinars, published articles and collaboration.  Dr. Brown and her husband have 2 children, both students at the University of Michigan. Outside of the office, Dr. Brown enjoys gardening, traveling and following her childrens’ equestrian and rowing activities. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and Washtenaw District Dental Society.

Santine E. Harlock

Santine E. Harlock, D.D.S.

Dr. Harlock attended Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor and received a BA Cum Laude in Chemistry from Albion College. In 1999, she earned her DDS, with honors, at the University of Michigan. Her expertise has been pivotal to the success of Enspire Dental.  Her professional goal is to deliver exceptional skills and service in cosmetic dentistry and general dental care while providing a comfortable environment for her patients. She frequently updates her expertise with continuing education training in tooth whitening, veneers, Invisalign®, 6-month smile®, implants, and endodontics. Dr. Harlock is committed to the success of the local community. She enjoys volunteering with service organizations and is an active part of several committees and fund-raising efforts. She and her husband, David, enjoy entertaining friends and family, running, skiing and embarking on new adventures with their 4 daughters. Dr. Harlock is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and Washtenaw District Dental Society.

John W. Farah

John W. Farah, D.D.S., Ph.D

In 1980, Dr. Farah founded Farah and Associates (presently Enspire Dental) to provide personal and exceptional dentistry to the Ann Arbor Community. He loves treating patients because he loves giving people something to smile about.

In 1984, he launched The Dental Advisor, a publication that tests and reviews the latest products and materials for the dental profession. Recognized internationally, it is now in its 30th year of publication, and continues to help dentists everywhere optimize the care they give their patients. In 2006, Dr. Farah formed Apex Milling & Printing, an industry leader in CAD/CAM and digital dentistry, making Enspire Dental one of the top innovators in digital technology in the country.

Dr. Farah’s interests span a broad range, from photography and writing to snowboarding and fitness. He’s currently run 137 marathons, and the number keeps climbing. He’s also practiced yoga for over 20 years, and is thrilled to report he can finally stand on his head. This year, he and his wife, Jackie, are opening Imagine Fitness & Yoga just below Enspire, and they look forward to sharing their passion for health and heated yoga floors with everyone.

More years ago than he’d like to admit, Dr. Farah earned his DDS and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the Washtenaw District Dental Society.

Julius E. Bunek

Julius E. Bunek, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Bunek will be practicing with Enspire Dental through July 31st 2018. He isn’t currently accepting any new patients at this time.

Dr. Bunek received all of his degrees from the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master’s degree and Periodontal Surgery Certificate). He received University Honors as an undergraduate, the Russell W. Bunting Award in clinical periodontics as a dental student, and the Billy A. Smith Patient Rapport Award for exemplary communication skills and empathy in patient care as a periodontal resident.

After graduation, Dr. Bunek received the prestigious Sigurd P. Ramfjord Award for Excellence for graduating the top of his class and was named a Kramer Scholar finalist, given by the American Academy of Periodontology to the outstanding resident of the year.

Dr. Bunek is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is IV Sedation certified. He resides as the current President of the Bunting Periodontal Study Club, the largest and oldest periodontal study club in the US.

He is a strong believer in collaborative diagnosis and focuses on team work with his referring doctors to achieve the highest level of patient care. He is committed to his expertise in periodontology and the dental implant field attending and teaching countless hours of continuing dental education on a local and national level.

Dr. Bunek is originally from Lake Leelanau, Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Sabiha and two kids, Renna and Faris.