Dr. Roberta “Bobbie” Ekman graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, before attending dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1997. She regularly pursues continuing education to stay at the forefront of the dental field and has completed additional training in implant dentistry and sleep medicine.
Dr. Ekman founded Lifetime Dental in Park River in February 2001 and later expanded her clinic by establishing a second office in Grafton in 2017. She loves her patients and helping people of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles fuels her passion for dentistry.
Dr. Ekman is a member of several professional organizations, including:
- Spear Study Club
- CEREC Doctors
- Invisalign® Providers
- American Dental Association®
- North Dakota Dental Association
Dr. Ekman and her husband, Steve, have two daughters, Ava and Signe, who will be attending the University of Minnesota. She doesn’t think either of her daughters will pursue a career in dentistry, but you can always hope! Outside the office, Dr. Ekman enjoys cooking and singing with her husband in their church praise band.
Growing up in Grafton, it was always a dream of Dr. Paul Dusek’s to become a dentist and return to his hometown to practice. After graduating from Grafton High School, he earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and then went on to complete his dental education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In May 2018, he was able to fulfill that dream, as he was given the opportunity to join Dr. Roberta Ekman at Lifetime Dental to serve the communities of Grafton and Park River. What Dr. Dusek loves most about practicing in his hometown is continuing to form relationships with the wonderful people in the community while working with a fantastic team. He has a passion for serving others and providing high-quality dental care for his patients. Another passion of Dr. Dusek’s is continuing his dental education. He is working on continuing his education with the Spear and CEREC curriculum as well as Spear Study Club. He is also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and North Dakota Dental Association.
Dr. Dusek lives in Grafton with his lovely bride, Brittany. They have one son, Ben, and he keeps them both very busy. In their free time they enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and golfing. They also enjoy cooking and spending time with family.