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.

Kelsy

Patient Coordinator

Kelsy joined the Lifetime Dental team in early 2022 as a patient coordinator and is a delight to have in the office. She attended Northland Community and Technical College and graduated in 2021 with a medical office specialist degree. She enjoys her coworkers and getting to know our patients.

She lives on a farm by Grafton, North Dakota, with many animals including her golden retriever side kick, Raelyn, cats, chickens and pigs. When not in the office, she likes to ride her bike, read, walk and be outdoors.

Marissa

Patient Coordinator

Marissa joined our team in early 2022 as a patient coordinator and is one of the first smiles you see when you walk in the door! Marissa’s favorite part about being a Lifetime Dental team member is interacting with patients and her coworkers.

Marissa is originally from Fargo, North Dakota, and lives in her husband’s home town of St. Thomas, North Dakota, with their three kids, two dogs and cat! In her spare time, Marissa enjoys reading, cooking new recipes, going to the lake and spending time with her family.

Taylor

Clinic Coordinator

Taylor joined the Lifetime Dental team in 2022 as our clinic coordinator. She loves supporting her coworkers and helping Lifetime Dental grow and improve.

Taylor is originally from St. Thomas, North Dakota, and lives in Grafton, North Dakota, with her two daughters, her dog, Rubeus, and cat, Ambrose. When she is not in the office, she enjoys reading, music, art and being outdoors.

Shannon

Dental Hygienist

Shannon rejoined our team 2021 as a dental hygienist and is adored by her patients. Shannon went to Minnesota State Community and Technical College and graduated in 1997 from the dental hygiene program.

Shannon lives on a farm near St. Thomas, North Dakota, with her husband and many dogs! When Shannon is not here with her patients, she enjoys going to the lake, spending time with her family and making tik toks of her dogs.

Amy

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.

Miranda

Registered Dental Assistant

Miranda is a registered dental assistant and joined the Lifetime Dental team in 2021. She went to school at NDSCS for dental assisting and is a wonderful presence here in the office. Miranda loves helping patients achieve their dream smile!

Miranda grew up in Drayton, North Dakota, and now lives here in Grafton, North Dakota. When she is not helping her patients here in the office, she enjoys shopping, and watching Netflix.

Kim

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!

Candy

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.

Marsha

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.

Isabel

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.

Janice

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.

Gigi

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.

Alexis

Sterilization Specialist

Alexis joined our team in 2021 as a sterilization specialist and always has a smile on her face! Her favorite thing about being a part of the Lifetime Dental team is the time she spends with her patients and her coworkers. She contributes to the success of the team by always wanting to learn more.

Alexis lives in Walhalla, North Dakota, and when she is not at work, she enjoys the outdoors, running, food and movies.

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