Meet The Doctors

Meet Dr. Mike

Dr. Michael T. Sulens (Dr. Mike) is a proud Zanesville native who is passionate about serving his hometown with the absolute best in modern and personal dental care.

Education

Graduating from Bishop Rosecrans High School in 2002, Dr. Sulens decided to develop his passion for dentistry at The Ohio State University. In 2006, he earned his undergraduate degree in Microbiology, and continued his education to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 2011. He has also received extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and IV Conscious Sedation.

Additional Certifications

Through continuing education. Dr. Sulens has earned industry certifications in the following additional dental fields:

  • IV Conscious Sedation
  • Invisalign Technology

What Makes Dr. Sulens Unique

An approachable dentist, Dr. Sulens carries a fun and friendly personality into each patient visit. His personal mission is to exceed patient expectations and provide the highest quality and comfort in dentistry. The owner of Signature Care Dentistry, he invests in the latest technology so that our patients will enjoy the very best, most modern, pain-free dental care possible.

Professional Memberships:

Dr. Sulens is a member of several dental professional groups, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Ohio Dental Association
  • The Muskingum Valley Dental Association

Family

Dr. Sulens currently resides in Zanesville with his beautiful wife Nancy and their goldfish, Soy Sauce. Together, the couple enjoys staying active, spending time outdoors and supporting their local sports teams.

Behind the Practice

Dr. Sulens purchased the practice from Dr. Brauning in April 2013. He feels fortunate to have Dr. Brauning as a partner in the office. After acquiring the practice, Dr. Sulens elected to establish a practice name, Signature Care Dentistry, which reflects the true team approach to dental health and the office’s attitude to patient care.

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Brauning is a Zanesville native who has been practicing dentistry in our community since 1986. He is passionate about maintaining personal relationships with each client he treats.

Education

A 1977 graduate of West Muskingum High School, Dr. Chris pursued his undergrad work at Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan, where he graduated in 1981 with a degree in Physics. Dr. Chris then chose to pursue his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The Ohio State College of Dentistry, receiving his Doctorate in 1986. He has since receive extensive training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry – and has acquired extensive education in orthodontics.

What Makes Dr. Brauning Unique

Dr. Brauning has been treating Zanesville patients with exceptional dental care for over twenty years. His rich relationships in the community and extensive experience are a perfect match to the personality of Dr. Sulens and the philosophy of our practice.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Brauning is a member of several dental and professional groups, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Ohio Dental Association
  • The Muskingum Valley Dental Association

Family

Dr. Brauning currently resides just outside of Zanesville with his lovely wife, Sarah. He is the proud father of three independent and active children: Helen, Samuel, and Peter.

Behind the Dentist

Fresh out of school, Dr. Brauning associated with Dr. Rericker in Fredricktown, Ohio for 8 years and then began practicing dentistry with his father, Dr. Don Brauning, in the Zanesville office. After selling the Fredricktown office, Dr. Chris Brauning continued to associate with his father until Dr. Don retired in 1996. At this time, Dr. Brauning maintained a solo practice until 2011, when he was reintroduced to Dr. Sulens via a colleague.