Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We love welcoming patients of all ages to Lifetime Dental and are dedicated to helping you achieve excellent oral health and enjoy a beautiful smile for a lifetime. We invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists, Dr. Roberta Ekman and Dr. Paul Dusek, and learn more about our dental services in Grafton and Park River, North Dakota.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole graduated from Minnesota State Community & Technical College in 2016 and joined our team in July 2018. She loves working with her amazing co-workers and establishing relationships with her patients!

Nicole married her husband, Cole, in June 2020. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time at the lake with her in-laws and with her niece and nephews in Grafton.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I joined Lifetime Dental in Park River, North Dakota, in 2008 after working in a dental practice in Warren, Minnesota, for 15 years.

I am a graduate of the North Dakota College of Science. Dental hygiene has been a long, wonderful career in which I have had many opportunities to serve in different venues. I have worked in western North Dakota, California and Minnesota. While in California, I had the opportunity to work in both private and group practices and at the United States Navy Dental Clinic in San Diego. Returning to North Dakota included clinical dental hygiene in North Dakota and Minnesota, as well as working 10 years as a dental health consultant for the North Dakota State Health Department, serving schools and public health, providing dental health education and training. I presently work part time at Lifetime Dental, both at Grafton and in our Park River offices.

Technology is ever-changing and Lifetime Dental has kept up with the pack! With new technology comes necessary training and education so that we can offer this to our patients. Just to mention a few: laser therapy, 3D imaging and milling of same-day crowns, and digital X-rays. This is an aspect that I enjoy, seeing these changes and implementing them for the quality dental care our patients receive. I love seeing “my” patients when they come for their hygiene appointments and hope that I have been an influence for their oral health as well as their health in general.

I am from Park River and live here now with my husband of 40 years. We have two daughters and six grandchildren. We enjoy traveling and look forward to doing more when we retire.


Certified Dental Assistant

Amy joined our team in September 2001 and became DANB certified in 2006. She loves the family feeling of our office and continually works to increase her knowledge and advance her education in order to help our practice grow and better serve our patients.

Amy has four children and three grandchildren. Outside the office she loves DIY projects and creating things with her grandkids.


Dental Assistant

I started at Lifetime Dental in 2008 and am a dental assistant. I enjoy interactions with patients and co-workers. I try to be positive and relaxed when with a patient to keep them at ease and I do my best to educate patients so they understand their treatments.

I live in Grand Forks with my husband and our dog. We enjoy outdoor activities, hiking and anything to do with water. I have a passion for photography, despite not having much time for it. I also love to travel, so if you see me at the office, ask me about it!


Front Desk & Dental Assistant

Candy achieved her dental assisting certification from Moorhead Technical College in 1997. She joined the Lifetime Dental family in 2017 and loves being with her patients and co-workers at the office. In addition to assisting the doctors, Candy also helps keep our schedule filled and running smoothly.

Candy is married and has two grandsons and another grandchild on the way! She can most often be found spending time with her grandchildren, outdoors, at the lake or with horses and dogs.


Front Office & Dental Assistant

Marsha attended Northwest Technical College for her dental assisting certification, graduating in 2000. She joined the Lifetime Dental team in 2019 and is diligent in ensuring that insurance is submitted accurately and in assisting the doctors when needed. She loves our patients and her co-workers and enjoys being part of an office that uses state-of-the-art technology.

Marsha has been married for over 25 years and has two children. Outside the office, she enjoys walking, kayaking, being outdoors, reading and spending time with her family.


Dental Assistant

Isabel graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in 1993 and joined the Lifetime Dental team in June 2020. She is grateful to her parents who pushed her to pursue her career. Isabel loves learning the details of each patient’s treatments and getting to interact with them while providing their care.

Isabel and her husband, Everardo, have a son, Brandon, and a granddaughter, Nalia. In her spare time, Isabel loves to study photography, sew, and enjoy time with her granddaughter.


Dental Assistant

Janice joined our team in spring 2021 and is a very hands-on, dive-in learner. She is a hard worker with a can-do attitude and loves meeting all the patients who come through our door.

When she is not at the office, Janice enjoys farming, doing yardwork and spending time in her barn with her animals.


Sterilization Specialist

Gigi graduated from Park River High School and is currently majoring in biology with a pre-dental minor at University of North Dakota. She loves being a part of such a great team and has been with us since 2021. Gigi helps keep our office running smoothly throughout the day.

Gigi is very close to her parents and brother, and when she has free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, reading and hanging out with her friends and family.

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