40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

SABIHA BUNEK

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Enspire Dental

Age:

34

Name of Practice:

Enspire Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Michigan School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

In addition to her work at her group practice, Dr. Bunek is the editor in chief of “The Dental Advisor,” a publication that covers dental products, research and techniques. In that role, she educates other dentists about new materials, as well as giving lectures at continuing-education classes and conferences. “It gives me excellent current information to bring back to my practice,” she says.

Tool She Can't Live Without

“Definitely my assistants.” But she is also enamored with her Designs for Vision loupes and her Feather Light LED headlight.

Exciting New Trend

The fact that materials are getting better, more simplified and more universal, she says.

Something People Don't Know

Dr. Bunek initially intended to become an accountant. She got as far as two full years of undergraduate calculus, economics and accounting courses before deciding she wanted a career that featured more personal interaction and one that would bring out her artistic side. She’s grateful she changed course: “I would have been miserable behind a desk crunching numbers.”