Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Prior Lake

Jody is our Prior Lake office manager and has been working in the orthodontics field for more than 18 years. She has a new grandson whom she loves spending time with. She is so talented! She loves to knit, sew, create new things, read, eat, visit breweries, and travel.


Prior Lake

Brandy is our treatment coordinator and always greets every patient with a smile. She has been working with Dr Ekim since 2010. She is a proud Navy wife and enjoys spending time with her three teenagers, playing hockey, and running. Go Brandy!


Prior Lake

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.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

Ruth has been an orthodontic dental assistant and dental hygienist for more than 35 years and has seen great changes in orthodontics. She is a mom of two sons and grandma to five grandsons!


Prior Lake and Burnsville

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 go bike riding in her spare time.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

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


Prior Lake

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!


Prior Lake and Burnsville

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 who keep her very busy. She enjoys working in orthodontics and seeing the patients’ confidence transform as their smiles do.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

Ashley is one of our fabulous assistants. She entered the field in 2002, and joined Dr. Ekim’s team 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.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

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


Prior Lake and Burnsville

Kari is our practice manager and has been an orthodontic assistant for more than 17 years. She loves meeting and getting to know our patients at both locations. She is married with two adult sons. In her free time, she enjoys many hobbies and spending time with family and friends.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

Erinn is one of our treatment coordinators and has been a dental assistant since 2007.  She loves seeing our patient's smiles transform.  She spends her free time with her husband and two young children.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

Michelle has been happily married for many years with three 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.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

Colleen has worked in orthodontics for 20 years. She enjoys getting to know each of our patients and seeing their transformation. In her free time, she loves outings at the dog park with her two dogs, gardening, cooking, and outdoor concerts in the summer!



Kay is our Burnsville office manager. She has been working in the dental field for almost 40 years. She is the proud mother of two married adult daughters and grandma to two beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family in her free time.


Prior Lake and Burnsville

Trudy is our Patient Coordinator who believes in Top Customer Service. She is one who has a plan, a purpose, and who has a passion for creating a positive environment for those around her. She has a beautiful family that includes 3 granddaughters. Traveling, exercising and decorating are just a few of her hobbies.