Meet Our Prior Lake Team

Jody

Jodi is our office manager and has been working in the orthodontics field for over 13 years. After a summer full of weddings she is enjoying a new son and daughter in law! She is so talented! She loves to knit, sew, create new things, read, eat, visit brewery's and loves to travel.

Jody

Brandy

Brandy is our treatment coordinator and greats every patient with a smile. She enjoys spending time with her three teenagers, playing hockey and running. Go Brandy!

Brandy

Jenna

Jenna is our clinic coordinator and works hard to make this the best place for our team and our patients. She has been working with Dr. Ekim since 2008. She is happy to help our patients in every way she can. Jenna is an avid runner and participates in many of the 5K races around town, as well as running after her two kids. She enjoys cooking and spending time with family.

Jenna

Ruth

Ruth has been an orthodontic dental assistant and dental hygienist for 36 years and has seen great changes in orthodontics. She is a mom of two sons and grandma to five grandsons!

Ruth

Fran

Fran has been an orthodontic dental assistant for 35 years! She always comes to work with a smile! She has two kids, Rachel, who is a translator and Eric, who is in the Navy. She loves to bike ride in her spare time.

Fran

Chrissy

Chrissy has been an orthodontic dental assistant since 2001. She has been married for over 11 years and is hockey mom to two cute boys!   She loves to hang out with her family and just have fun!

Chrissy

Angie

Angie has been an orthodontic dental assistant for 20 years and is excited to be part of our team! She is a proud mom of two and loves yoga and cooking!

Angie

Tiffani

Tiffani has been an orthodontic assistant since 2007. You may see her when you first enter our office or in the clinic working on our lovely patients. She has three young children that keep her very busy. She enjoys working in orthodontics and seeing the patients confidence transform as their smiles do.

Tiffani

Ashley

Ashley is one of our fabulous assistants. She joined the field in 2002, beginning to work with Dr. Ekim in 2007. She enjoys getting to know our clients well, and is almost as excited as they are to see the dental transformations they experience! She is the wife of Nate, and mom to busy boys. In her spare time she enjoys reading and making home crafts.

Ashley

Amanda

Amanda has been an orthodontic assistant for over 15 years. Her infectious smile makes her a great addition to our team. Her favorite part of the day is seeing her patients smile. She is married with two boys and loves every thing outdoors in her free time!

Amanda

Kari

Kari is our consult coordinator and and has been an orthodontic assistant for over 13 years. She loves meeting and getting to know our patients at both locations. She is married with two grown sons. In her free time she enjoys many hobbies and spending time with family and friends.

Kari

Ashley R.

Ashley has been an orthodontic assistant since 2013 and joins our practice in both Prior Lake and Burnsville. She loves being an assistant because she had braces as an adult and loved being able to smile with confidence and wants to help share that feeling with others. Ashley is busy planning her wedding for the fall of 2017.

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Michelle


Michelle has been happily married for many years with 3 beautiful children. When she is not helping create beautiful smiles, she enjoys spending time at the lake, gardening, sewing and DIY projects. Family time is a great priority for her.

Michelle