Thomas B. Braun DDS, MS, PC

“My satisfaction in practice comes from restoring patients to optimal oral health and function. Satisfaction also comes by those healthy patients having the education and motivation to appreciate their oral health and maintain it for the rest of their lives.” ~Thomas Braun, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Thomas Braun takes great pride and care in treating his patients. He has strong ties to his community and prides himself on giving back to the community. Dr. Braun grew up downstate and he has been practicing in the local area since 1990.

Dr. Braun attended the Illinois Wesleyan University, where he completed his bachelors degree. He became a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1985 and he then went on to get his Masters in Histology and Certificate in Periodontics in 1988.

Dr. Braun believes strongly in continuing education so that he can provide you with the latest technology and treatment options. He takes great pride in treating his patients with the utmost attention and comfort.

Dr. Braun places great importance on patient care and comfort. He takes great care to ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Braun stresses patient education, and he will work to make sure you fully understand your treatment options. He prides himself on offering alternatives and answering your questions in a calm, non-pressured environment. Both he and his staff are concerned and compassionate about your well-being. They will address any concerns or anxiety you have about your treatment.

Professional Associations
Dr. Braun is currently President for the Will County Dental Society.

He is also a member of many dental societies and organizations, including:


  • Certificate in Periodontics 1988
    University of Illinois, Chicago
    College of Dentistry

  • Master of Science in Histology* 1988
    University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry

Teaching Positions
Dr. Braun was a clinical instructor in the periodontal undergraduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1988-1993. He continues to be involved in study clubs and other educational activities in the area

On a Personal Note
Dr. Braun is married and has 3 children. He enjoys playing golf & tennis.

* Histology is the microscopic study of tissues – their formation, structure and function.

Michele Paulsen RDH

Michele graduated from Prairie State College as a Dental Hygienist in 2004. She has been married since 1996 to Jim and they have two children, Tyler and Cheyanne. She enjoys going to watch her kid’s activities and reading when she is not working. She worked in a general practice for 6 years and is excited to work with Dr. Braun. She enjoys helping patients understand and reach their optimum oral health. She is looking forward to building a relationship with her patients of open communication and education.

Nancy Painter

Nancy grew up in Harvey, Illinois and has lived in the area all her life. She now lives in Monee with her husband and 2 children. Nancy has been in the dental field for 10 years. Nancy likes specialized dentistry so much she left and is now back.

She likes to read, garden and spend time with her family.

Sarah Remele

Sarah graduated Everest College as valedictorian in 2011. She is married to Ryan, her high school sweetheart and they have a son Zachary. During her free time, Sarah enjoys playing with her son, hanging out with her friends and reading. Her main goal is to provide a friendly, comfortable and well informed environment for our patients.

Deb Ruppel

Deb grew up in New Lenox, IL and currently resides in Green Garden Township with her husband, stepson and new daughter. Deb has been in the dental field since 2003 with a background in pediatric dentistry. Deb enjoys educating patients on their dental plan benefits and helping them understand how their insurance works. When not working, Deb enjoys Cubs baseball, spending time outdoors, reading and traveling with her husband.

Jo Rock

Jo grew up in Lockport. She now resides in Morris. She has been in dentistry for several years. She loves working and helping others. She is a single mother of 2, and in her spare time she runs her won seal coating company.