About the Doctors

Dr. Suzan Ekim

Dr. Suzan EkimDr. Suzan Ekim is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, School of Dentistry where she was awarded the gold medal of distinction along with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree for graduating at the top of her class in all four years of dental school. She moved to Minnesota from Toronto in 2001 and received her Orthodontic Specialist Certificate and Master Degree in Science at the University of Minnesota in 2003.

After graduation, she continued as faculty in the Graduate Orthodontics Department at the U of M from 2003-2011 where she was a professor, a consultant orthodontist for the U of M Cleft Lip and Palate Team and then honored to be Graduate Program Director of the Orthodontics Division from 2007-2009. At the U of M she taught future orthodontists the clinical and scientific aspects of orthodontics while developing her skills and practice style. During her academic career, she was honored to receive awards for her contributions to education and her profession.

Dr. Suzan Ekim and FamilyDr. Ekim also completed advanced education in Invisalign, soft tissue laser surgery, neuromuscular and esthetic dentistry, interdisciplinary care, rehabilitation of complicated dentitions, and continues to be part of study clubs and conferences. Her latest honor was her 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from her dental school, for outstanding achievements in the field of dentistry. She was honored to be the first alum to receive this newly created award.

Yet another fun fact is that in 2005, Dr. Ekim was named a consultant orthodontist for the Vikings organization. Go Vikes!

Her husband, David, is also a faculty professor at the U of M. Together they are proud parents of two wonderful children, Aaron and Charlotte. But what most stands out about Dr. Ekim is how much she truly cares about her team and her patients.

Dr. Alisa Madson

Dr. Alisa MadsonDr. Alisa Madson grew up in the Twin Cities Metro Area. She attended the University of Minnesota at Morris and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota. School of Dentistry. There she obtained her dental degree in 2005 and then completed an Orthodontic Specialty Residency in 2007.

Dr. Ekim and Dr. Madson first met while Dr. Ekim was Faculty at the University of Minnesota, Division of Orthodontics and Dr. Madson was completing her Orthodontics Residency.

Since graduation, Dr. Madson has worked in private and group practices and has also spent five years teaching part-time at the University of Minnesota, Division of Orthodontics. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and outdoor activities. She considers it a privilege to help people achieve their best smile and looks forward to working with each patient. We are so happy to have Dr. Madson as part of our very special orthodontic family.