Suzie is from Minneapolis, MN. Her career began in 1976 working in private practice as a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. She worked in the General Practice Residency program at the University of Minnesota Dental School. From 1986-1992, she taught Dental Assisting at Moorhead Technical College in Moorhead MN. She attended Century College in White Bear Lake, MN, completing her degree in Dental Hygiene (1996). She joined Bassett Creek Dental in 1996.
Suzie is married to Kevin and has two children Calvin and Erin. She enjoys running, biking, walking her dog, skiing, yoga, gardening, and volunteering.
1966: What is now Bassett Creek Dental originated when Dr. Richard Adamson opened his dental practice above North Drug on 36th Avenue North in Minneapolis.
1973: Dr. Adamson moved his practice to a third floor office of the Bassett Creek Medical Building with three treatment rooms. After remodeling and expansion took place in 1975, 1984 and 1986, there were seven treatment rooms.
1974: Dr. Steven Nielsen joined Dr. Adamson.
1979: The practice was named Adamson, Nielsen and Associates, P.A.
1981: Dr. Lisa Howard joined the practice.
1982: The practice of Dr. Paul Poss joined Adamson, Nielsen and Associates.
1984: Bassett Creek Dental became the official name. Evening hours were offered at this time and well-received by patients. Evening hours are still available today — Monday through Thursday.
1989: The current office space in Suite 100 became the home for Bassett Creek Dental. This state of the art dental facility features 12 treatment rooms.
1989: Dr. Adamson retired from practice.
1990: Dr. Todd Tsuchiya joined Bassett Creek Dental.
1990: Periodontal specialty treatment was added. Dr. John Rieke currently provides periodontal services.
1992: Oral Surgery specialty treatment was added. Dr. Ab Rahimi currently provides oral surgery services.
1994: Dr. Shari Bruning joined Bassett Creek Dental. Dr. Lisa Howard left the practice at this time to pursue a three year residency in Orthodontics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
1999: Dr. Jeff Steele as well as the practice of Dr. Norman Kushino joined Bassett Creek Dental.
2000: Dr.Kushino retired.
2001: Dr. Samira Mahabadi joined the practice.
2008: Dr. Paul Peterson joined Bassett Creek Dental.