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20 Questions with Dr. Aron

September 3rd, 2021

It's Dr. Aron's birthday! We started a 20 questions blog series to celebrate teammates' birthdays and are so excited to share his answers today.


1. What is your favorite childhood memory?

My dad, Dr. Gene, and my mom, Rosalie, loved fine food and made fancy meals as a regular family event. We spent many evenings around the dinner table with my dad sharing words of wisdom and teaching valuable life lessons. It was a wonderful way to learn!

2. What is your dream vacation?

I love spontaneity, so my dream vacation would be freeform and adventurous. Sports and physical challenges would be intermixed with nature's beauty and great food. Something like snow skiing from village to village and always ending-up in the most fantastic kitchen at dinner time.

3. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

One food only?! This is too hard! I love all things seafood, so...sushi?

4. Favorite restaurant?

Oh, this one goes back to when I was a kid...I have the fondest memories of Café Johnell. I miss that fine, old restaurant.

5. Favorite movie?

I love the epic long ones like Forrest Gump and Australia. Truth be told... probably Grand Prix with James Garner and Eva Marie Saint is my favorite.

6. Favorite book?

I prefer the non-fiction genre. Anything by Malcolm Gladwell, but my personal favorite is “Outliers”.

7. Biggest pet peeve?

Slow drivers in the left lane

8. As a child, what did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

A professional racing driver.

9. Beach or mountains?

How about Lake Tahoe...that way you get both!

10. Which celebrity would you love to have over for dinner and why?

The late, great Sean Connery. His true life story sounds almost as interesting as the characters he played on screen.

11. If you could donate $1,000,000 to the charity of your choice what would it be?

My first choice is always our local church. This allows for work to be funded around the world and near home.

12. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Raising two children to be functional adults.

13. What song would you say sums you up?

"10,000 Reasons" by Matt Redman.

14. What hobby makes you the happiest?

I love being physically active. I also love sports that put you into a state of flow (wake surfing, racing cars, snow skiing, tennis). Those are some of my favorites and I can’t pick just one!

15. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

Love, Peace and Kindness- those are always needed.

16. Dogs or cats?

Yes! I love all kinds of animals. We currently have two cats, Al & Jazzy.

17. What's your most hated chore?

The one that needs to be done right now.

18. Do you have any phobias?

I’m not a fan of poisonous snakes. I wouldn’t say it's a phobia, but they are scary! [Editor's note: you need to check out Dr. Aron's "Travel to Spain" blog post. For someone who doesn't like snakes, he sure did get close to a BIG poisonous one!]

19. If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Being in two places at once or being able to teleport instantly. Something that would help me with my severe case of FOMO.

20. What is your favorite snack/treat?

I have a lot of weaknesses with snack food...I get that from my dad! Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies don’t last long around me.


Thank you so much, Dr. Aron, for taking the time to answer these questions! We hope you have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

20 Questions with Lisa

September 1st, 2021

Lisa is a member of our Front Desk Team and she recently celebrated a birthday! You know what that means...she's on the blog today answering 20 questions to celebrate!!


1. What was your favorite childhood memory?

The Christmas season. I loved everything about it; the decorating, spending time with family, food, presents, etc. I still love it now as much as I did as a child.

2. What is your dream vacation?

Mackinac Island. I've went every year for the past 20 years, and I actually lived there for 4 months during my husband's sabbatical.

3. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Roast, potatoes, carrots and gravy.

4. Favorite restaurant?

Casa; my favorite dish is the Alberto Risotto.

5. Favorite movie?

Really anything sappy.

6. Favorite book?

Gone with the Wind.

7. Biggest pet peeve?

Unkind people.

8. As a child, what did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

A teacher. As a kid, I would "teach" the younger kids in the neighborhood...I even had a real grade book and planner. I would let "my students" smell my Lifesavers to get them to listen, but my mom always made me give them one.

9. Beach or mountains?

Both.

10. Which celebrity would you love to have over for dinner and why?

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. I would love to talk to them about what it felt like to be thrown into the fire and then see Jesus walking with them. What faith and what a story!

11. If you could donate $1,000,000 to the charity of your choice what would it be?

American Cancer Society.

12. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Our two kids, Katie and AJ. (Even though I can't take credit for them-God has done the work!) I love them so very much!

13. What song would you say sums you up?

I had a hard time coming up with a song, so I asked my teammates for help. Immediately, Maekenzie asked if there was a song about talking! Dr. Aron happened to be standing nearby and suggested "Talk, Talk" by Talk, Talk. I, admittedly, give myself the title of "social chairman" around the office, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that this was their suggestion.

14. What hobby makes you the happiest?

Reading.

15. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

1.) That my kids would grow-up slower. 2.) We would find a cure for cancer. 3.) 3 more wishes.

16. Dogs or cats?

Both. We have an 18 year old cat, Boo, and a dog, Nattie.

17. What's your most hated chore?

Laundry!

18. Do you have any phobias?

Spiders and snakes!

19. If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Time Travel. I would love to see what my family's lives were like and maybe help make a difference.

20. What is your favorite snack/treat?

Warm "fluff" tapioca pudding.


Thank you so much, Lisa, for answering our questions! We hope you had a very special birthday!

20 Questions with Dee

August 25th, 2021

Orthodontic Specialty Services - Dr. Aron Dellinger - Meet the Team

Dee is one of our Treatment Coordinators and today she is on the blog answering 20 Questions to celebrate her recent milestone birthday...the BIG 5-0!


1. What is your favorite childhood memory? 

I would go camping with my grandparents just about every weekend! They would get all dressed-up to go square dancing and it was so fun watching them!! “Allemande Left: ... Do Si Do ….Right and Left Grand: ... Promenade”

2. What is your dream vacation?

I have many! Bungalow over the ocean in Bora Bora/Figi... African Safari…Alaskan Cruise…Australia. Maybe I should just say “to tour around the world”!

3. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pepperoni pizza!

4. Favorite restaurant?  

Salvatori’s and Casa.

5. Favorite movie?

Elf and Wedding Crashers (any movie with Will Ferrell or Vince Vaughn).

6. Favorite book?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

7. Biggest pet peeve?

Gum smacking and driving slow in the fast lane…UGH...move over already!!

8. As a child, what did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

A flight attendant.

9. Beach or mountains?

Can I answer tropical? I dislike sand; it reminds me of “glitter”...you’ll understand this as you read on!

10. Which celebrity would you love to have over for dinner and why?

George and Laura Bush plus their family. They just seem like a fun, down to earth family. I think we would have a fun time

11. If you could donate $1,000,000 to the charity of your choice what would it be? 

Riley Children’s Foundation.

12. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Ringing the bell to celebrate my last chemo treatment. I felt a sense of accomplishment that I was still standing. [Editor's note: you can read more about Dee's Breast Cancer journey here.]

13. What song would you say sums you up?

It’s My Life by Bon Jovi.

14. What hobby makes you the happiest?

Shopping. I also enjoy boating and spending time at our cottage on Lake Eerie.

15. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

1.) I’d wish that my family and friends would never get sick, have pain or problems. 2.) I’d wish that the world were safe for all (children, all people and animals). 3.) I’d wish for a private jet with our own captain that could fly my family back and forth to Chicago! Both of my sons will be moving to Chicago for college and hockey later this month! I can't believe I'm going to be an empty nester!

16. Dogs or cats?

Dogs! We have a French Bulldog and his name is Oliver. We LOVE him! (So, she won’t really have an empty nest.)

17. What's your most hated chore?

Cleaning toilets...I have boys. Enough said!

18. Do you have any phobias?

I have two: sparkalaphobia and ophidiophobia...glitter and snakes!!

19. If you could have a super power, what would it be? 

Being in two places at the same time

20. What is your favorite snack/treat? 

My favorite snack is popcorn, and my favorite treat is anything sugary! Ha!


Thanks, Dee, for answering all of our questions! We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

20 Questions with Becca

August 13th, 2021

Becca is a member of our Clinic Team and our Front Desk Team, and she recently celebrated her birthday! She's on the blog today answering 20 questions to celebrate!

Orthodontic Specialty Services - Dr. Aron Dellinger - Meet the Team


1. What is your favorite childhood memory?

Camping during 4th of July weekends! Every year my dad’s side of the family would camp on my uncle's property. We would swim, ride 4-wheelers and play games all weekend.

2. What is your dream vacation?

Staying in one of those bungalows over the water in Bora Bora. It would be a dream come true!

3. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I LOVE food so this is hard! I’d have to say pizza...I honestly could eat it everyday! Or pasta! Give me all the carbs! LOL!

4. Favorite restaurant?

I don’t think I have a favorite, but I love going out for Mexican food. I do LOVE Los Cabos.

5. Favorite movie?

I’m a sucker for a chick-flick or a romantic comedy.

6. Favorite book?

With 2 kiddos it’s been a while since I’ve read a good book. I have a couple on my nightstand that I’ve been trying to get through, but I usually fall asleep. LOL!

7. Biggest pet peeve?

When people slurp and smack their lips when eating; especially when eating cereal.

8. As a child, what did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, but I loved the transition and confidence I felt after I went through orthodontic treatment in high school. I wanted to be part of that process for other people!

9. Beach or mountains?

Another hard one! I love to hike, but I could spend all day on the beach soaking up the sun. It's a toss-up for me!

10. Which celebrity would you love to have over for dinner and why?

I don’t think I would do this...I’d be way too nervous.

11. If you could donate $1,000,000 to the charity of your choice what would it be?

Any charity raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. I have a niece with CF and it's so hard seeing all the stuff she has to go through -especially the treatments. BUT she’s a tough one, and she doesn’t let it hold her back or stop her from doing anything!

12. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Marrying my best friend and having our 2 kids; Emmitt (age 3) and Thea (age 2).

13. What song would you say sums you up?

Hmmm...I have no idea! The only songs in my head are from Cocomelon. (My daughter, Thea, is obsessed!)

14. What hobby makes you the happiest?

Not sure it’s a hobby, but I LOVE hanging out with my kids. They always amaze me with things that they learn.

15. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

1.) A cure for Cystic Fibrosis. 2.) Being able to eat pizza and pasta all the time without gaining weight! 3.) Can I wish for more wishes??

16. Dogs or cats?

Dogs; although we do have 2 cats-Chloe and Cali.

17. What's your most hated chore?

Laundry! Where does it all come from?! My husband would tell me to stop buying so many clothes for our kids and then I wouldn’t have as much to wash.

18. Do you have any phobias?

Spiders!!! Even thinking about them freaks me out! It doesn’t matter if they are big or small.

19. If you could have a super power, what would it be?

If you asked my 3 year old son, he would say to get bit by a spider so that he could be Spider-man, but I think super-speed would be awesome! I could clean the house in minutes and have more time to play.

20. What is your favorite snack/treat?

Popcorn, but really it could be anything salty.


Thank you so much, Becca, for taking the time to answer these questions. It was so great getting to know more about you! We hope you had a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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