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 Brown Lori Brown D.D.S. Santine Harlock Santine Harlock D.D.S. John W. Farah John W. Farah D.D.S., Ph.D John Shamraj John Shamraj D.D.S.
Lori Brown

Lori 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 Harlock

Santine 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.

John Shamraj

John Shamraj, D.D.S.

Dr. John Shamraj (“SHAM” RYE” ) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1978.  He served 3 years in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, stationed with the Marines at Camp Pendleton.

After returning to Michigan, he was in private practice, since 1995.  Dr. Shamraj is a clinical evaluator for The Dental Advisor magazine. He specializes in all cosmetic and general dentistry, as well as Endodontics (Root canals) and Orthodontics.

He has 4 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and has lived in the Ann Arbor area most of his life.  In his spare time he enjoys, mountain biking, & kite boarding. He also enjoys building, flying, crashing and repairing racing drones. He has one cat, named Bella,  she’s a ferocious 2-pound predator.  Mice and chipmunks don’t stand a chance….