Meet Dr. Suzan Ekim

Dr. 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 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 of Science from the University of Minnesota in 2003.

After graduation, she continued as a faculty member 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, Dr. Ekim taught future orthodontists the clinical and scientific aspects of orthodontics while developing her own skills and practice style. During her academic career, she was honored to receive awards for her contributions to education and her profession. Moreover, Dr Ekim received the Young Alumni of Distinction Award and is a Diamond Level Invisalign Provider. Repeatedly named as a Top Dentist by Minnesota Monthly Magazine and Minneapolis St Paul Magazine, along with being selected as "Parents Most Loved Orthodontic Office" and Prior Lake Business of the year in 2019, Dr. Ekim and her team are proud to be Creating Smiles with a Caring Style for over 15 years.

In 2007, Dr Ekim started private practice at her office in Prior Lake. She acquired the Burnsville location in 2015 and it became a part of the Ekim Orthodontics family. Her husband, David, is a faculty professor at the U of M and 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.