Meet Our Marion Dentists
Dr. George Bruner
Dr. George Bruner grew up in Marion, graduating from Southwood High School in 1966. He then pursued his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ball State University before going on to Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indiana’s only dental school, where he received his doctorate of dental surgery in 1976. Dr. Bruner has been practicing general dentistry for over 35 years.
Dr. Bruner keeps up with developments in dentistry through his membership in the American Dental Association (ADA). He is also a fellow at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He is the past president of the Grant County Dental Society and the Wabash Valley Dental Society.
Dr. Bruner and his wife Deborah have been married since 1971 and have two sons. He enjoys ceramics and sculpture, fishing, hunting, and traveling. He believes that dentistry allows him to express his passions for both art and science requiring a little of both to give patients the care they need.
Dr. Christine Root
Dr. Christine Root grew up in Fairmount, Indiana, graduating from Madison-Grant High School. She received her bachelor’s of science degree from Marion College before attending the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She did her internship in implantology and orthodontics before joining Bruner Dental Center in 1986.
Dr. Root maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and International Congress of Implantologists.
Christine and her husband Bruce are the proud parents of weimaraners. She loves being active, running, swimming, and playing golf. Dr. Root also loves music, playing guitar and singing in a band named the Cadaverdogs. She loves dentistry because it gives her the ability to help people attain oral health and self-confidence.
Dr. Clifford Sneed
Dr. Clifford Sneed (but you can call him Randy) grew up in Fairmount, Indiana. After receiving his bachelor of science degree at Ball State, he attended the Meharry Medical School of Dentistry, graduating in 1992. He's been with Bruner Dental Center ever since!
Dr. Sneed maintains memberships in the Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He loves helping people regain their smiles, restoring self-confidence and bringing back health.
When he's not spending time with patients, Dr. Sneed's wife Katti and three sons Duke, Dillon, and Dalton keep him pretty busy.
Dr. Elisheva Tinsley
Dr. Elisheva Tinsley grew up in Vincennes, Indiana and graduated from Lincoln High School. She then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Franklin College before pursing her doctorate of dental surgery which she received from Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Tinsley is currently a member of Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Tinsley and her husband Calvin enjoy spending time with their two dogs, traveling, pheasant hunting, and playing racquetball. She also enjoys cooking, crafts, and spending time with her family.