Dr. Sulik achieved the rank of Associate Professor in Prosthodontics at UNC. During his tenure at the dental school, he was active in teaching, research, and in the Dental Faculty Practice. His teaching responsibilities included clinical and didactic instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His clinical research in dental materials helped introduce dentistry to an exciting new alternative to conventional options for the fabrication of crowns and bridges. Dr. Sulik has lectured extensively at major dental meetings both nationally and internationally. He has authored and/or co-authored numerous publications in refereed journals and has written chapters for a number of popular textbooks.
Dr. Sulik is also active in organized dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Equilibration Society, The North Carolina Dental Society, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics, serving on numerous committees and involved with many organizational activities. In 1996 he was President of the American Equilibration Society, which is an international organization dedicated to excellence in restorative dentistry. Dr. Sulik has also served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists and as the Chairman of the Prosthodontic Forum.
Dr. Sulik practiced in Chapel Hill from 1985- 2010, where he limited his treatment to restorative dentistry. He also owned and operated Classic Dental Ceramics, a laboratory to support his treatment efforts. He and his wife, Melanie, have lived in Southern Pines part-time since 1999 and full-time since 1995. In 2010 he sold his Chapel Hill practice and joined Dr. King in his Southern Pines practice. Dr. Sulik has two children. His daughter, Kelly, is a veterinarian in Delaware and his son, Clay, owns an alternative energy business in Boone, NC.