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20 Questions with Tina

November 24th, 2021

Tina is a member of our TMD clinic team and she recently celebrated a birthday! She's on the blog today answering 20 questions. FUN FACT: With nearly 40 team members at OSS, Tina is our only November birthday.

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


1. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Quiet, smart and flexible.

2. Motto you live by?

Treat everyone as you would like to be treated.

3. What would you choose as your last meal?

Mexican food.

4. Coffee or Tea?

Coffee! I take it with just a bit of flavored sugar-free creamer.

5. What, when and where was the first concert you attended?

I think it was Lover Boy in the early 80's at the Memorial Coliseum.

6. Are you a morning or a night person?

Morning.

7. Name three places you would like to travel?

Hawaii, somewhere in the Caribbean, and Niagara Falls.

8. What's your favorite season of the year? And why?

Summer, because it's warm!

9. What's your go-to karaoke song?

I don't have one. I've actually never done it!

10. What 3 items would you take with you if you were stranded on a desert island (other than food or water)?

1.) My Bible, so I have something big to read. 2.) Something to sleep on because I don't like sleeping on the ground. 3.) And some kind of shelter.

11. iPhone or Android?

iPhone...DEFINITELY!

12. What is something nobody knows about you?

I lived in Virginia Beach for a few years after getting married.

13. Name 2 pet peeves.

1.) People who are late. 2.) People who are rude.

14. What's the last book you read?

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. I really enjoy all of the books by Kristin Hannah and would highly recommend them.

15. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

I will admit that it's a tie between sandals and tennis shoes, but I have too many to count. (ed. Note: That’s another thing we didn’t know about Tina)

16. What is the best gift you've ever been given?

My Keurig coffeemaker. I love it!

17. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mr. Rickey, my high school English teacher. He was very encouraging and 38 years later he still shows a paper I wrote, to other students. Gosh, it seems like such a long time ago that I wrote that paper!

18. What hobby makes you the happiest?

Reading on my phone. I love how the books are easily accessible and that it doesn't require me to go the library or book store. I enjoy the fiction genre and I will always finish a book...even if I don't like it!

19. Do you collect anything?

Shoes. (See! I told you I had too many to count! HA!)

20. If you had a time machine, where and to what time period would you travel?

I would like to travel to the future to see how everything has changed.


I love that we are learning multiple new things about our team members with each of these blog posts. We, at OSS, hope you are enjoying this blog series as much as we are! We hope you had a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tina!

20 Questions with Lindsey

October 20th, 2021

Lindsey is a member of our Front Desk and Clinic teams, and she recently celebrated her birthday. We want to celebrate today with a NEW LIST of 20 questions!

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


1. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Shy, short & sassy.

2. Motto you live by?

Be kind.

3. What would you choose as your last meal?

Oh gosh, I can only pick one? I guess I'd have to go with mashed potatoes, potato soup, grilled cheese and a chocolate milkshake. (Editorial note: obviously she’s not on a low-carb diet, nor does she need to be.  Lol)

4. Coffee or Tea?

Neither! Yuck! It's hot chocolate on a cold day for me.

5. What, when and where was the first concert you attended?

Martina McBride at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum when I was a little girl with a friend from school.

6. How often do you exercise?

What is exercise?? Lol! I'm too busy running my kids to practices and games to exercise.

7. Name three places you would like to travel?

Italy, Jamaica & Texas. (The first two are dream destinations, and the third is somewhere in the continental United States that I have never been.)

8. What's your favorite season of the year? And why?

Fall. It's probably because my birthday is in the Fall, but I also like the leaves changing colors and hooded sweatshirt/ sweater weather.

9. What's your go-to karaoke song?

Oh, I don’t do karaoke. Lol!

10. What 3 items would you take with you if you were stranded on a desert island (other than food or water)?

1.) My family. 2.) A book. 3.) My phone.

11. iPhone or Android?

I'm team iPhone.

12. What is something nobody knows about you?

I always wanted a horse growing up, but I didn’t ever get one.

13. Name 2 pet peeves.

1.) Driving in construction and people cut you off, even though they’ve had miles to get over. 2.) I’m a planner, so “spur of the moment” things stress me out!

14. What's the last book you read?

Mia and the Tiny Toe Shoes (I had to read with my daughter. #momlife)

15. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Ummm...way too many to count or to share that number! LOL!

16. What is the best gift you've ever been given?

My grandpa built me a three-story Barbie house with a porch when I was little girl. It is so special to me that I still have it to this day.

17. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mrs. Bassett and Mrs. Rhodes. They made it fun to come to school. They always kept things interesting because you never knew what to expect.

18. What hobby makes you the happiest?

Reading or a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon.

19. Do you collect anything?

House dust??

20. If you had a time machine, where and to what time period would you travel?

I’d go back to the 1950’s, and no place in particular.  It just seems time moved a little slower back then.


Thank you so much, Lindsey, for taking the time to answer these questions. It was so fun to read your answers and to get to know you better! We hope you had a very special and happy birthday!!

20 Questions with Marissa

September 29th, 2021

Marissa works as part of our Clinic and Admin Team and she recently celebrated her birthday! In true OSS fashion, she's answering 20 questions to celebrate!

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


1. What's your favorite childhood memory?

One of my favorite things to do as a child was going to my mom's cousin’s house for our family reunion. He has a beach house on Lake Michigan in Gary, and we would cookout and swim with the big waves. I always looked forward to this Sunday every summer.

2. What is your dream vacation?

My dream vacation would be going to Senegal, Africa to visit my cousins who are missionaries. They grew up there and have raised their own families there! They would make amazing tour guides.

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

Chicken Curry.

4. Favorite restaurant?

Takaoka. I love to be entertained!

5. Favorite movie?

Radio.

6. Favorite book?

I'm not a big reader, so I don't have one.

7. Biggest pet peeve?

When things don’t get put back where they belong.

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

A veterinarian. I actually worked at a veterinarian office for about a year when I was younger. I helped check-in the animals, scheduled appointments, helped transfer animals, walked the dogs, and cleaned the cages and the exam rooms. I loved being with the animals, but I learned quickly that I could not handle when they were sick or needed to be put to sleep.

9. Beach or mountains?

Both!

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

Cameron Diaz. I just love her movies! She seems so funny and like she has a great personality.

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

Ray of Hope. [Editor's note: according to Ray of Hope's website their "mission is to uplift those in dire need through sharing personalized videos from the many luminaries and game-changers who share our thirst to make a difference.".]

12. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Becoming a mother to two kiddos, Kyrah and Harrison. I'm still learning something new each day!

13. What song would you say sums you up?

Oh, this one was hard! "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys was suggested by friends.

14. What hobby makes you the happiest?

Gardening.

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

1.) To have just one more day on earth with the loved ones who have left too soon. 2.) Sunny days, every day. 3.) To have a private water park in my backyard.

16. Dogs or cats?

Dogs, but I currently have 2 cats.

17. What's your most hated chore?

Dusting.

18. Do you have any phobias?

Snakes. [Editor's note: you'll have to ask Marissa about her many, many encounters with snakes!]

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

Super Speed. [Editor's note: if you've ever went on a walk with Marissa then you would think she already holds this super power! HA!]

20. What is your favorite snack/treat?

Salted Peanuts and dark chocolate chips.


Thank you so much, Marissa, for answering our questions! We hope you had a birthday that is as special as you!

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!

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