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The Appel Team

Get To Know Our Team

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Tara

Orthodontic Assistant

What sports do you love to watch?

Football

What's the worst pet you've ever had?

Mice

What's the best place to eat in Philadelphia?

Fogo de chao because I love steak

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Marya

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?

Dirty Dancing

What's the best place to eat in Philadelphia? Why?

Chickie and Petes

Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman? Why?

Batman

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Jess B.

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?

The Titanic — love Jack and Rose.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Any Island because I love summer and warm weather.

What inspires you?

My mom!

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Farrah T.

Orthodontic Assistant

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

Grey's Anatomy. It is very entertaining and has such a good story behind it.

What inspires you?

My family, they always encourage me to do my best

Do you have any strange phobias?

I am terrified of Spiders and clowns.

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Jess P.

Receptionist

Tell us a little about your Family

I am a new mommy to a beautiful baby girl Jaylynn.

What is your favorite movie and why?

Parent Trap

What inspires you?

My daughter.

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Courtney

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?

How to lose a guy in 10 days. I love romantic comedies.

What is your favorite 90's jam?

NSYNC - ``I want you back``

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Full House

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Danielle

Receptionist

What is your favorite movie and why?

Labyrinth, it was based off a Goblin book I was obsessed with as a child.

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

Any docu-series on a Lazy Sunday

Do you have any strange phobias?

Losing my Memory

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Regina

Orthodontic Assistant

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?

I play the saxophone, and I can drive a 10 passenger limo with ease.

Do you have a nickname?

Regi (Said like Reggie)

What's the best band/ musical group of all time?

I love the S.O.S band, and Frankie Beverly and Maze

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Helen M.

Orthodontic Assistant

Tell us a little about your Family

One daughter. Two cats and a dog.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Hawaii. People say it's a heaven on earth.

What's the worst pet you've ever had?

A snake.

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Konnor

Lab Technician

What inspires you?

My family

Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman?

Batman, because he's better than Spider-Man

In the story of your life, which Hollywood actor would play you?

Jim Carrey

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Kris

Administrative Assistant

Tell us a little bit about your Family

Happily married to my high-school sweetheart Kyle. 4 kids, one of whom works at Appel Orthodontics! I have many, many pets ranging from dogs and a bird to snakes, turtles, and lizards.

Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman?

Wonder Woman-cause she's a woman!

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Jen

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?

Fried Green Tomatoes because of the special friendship between two people.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be?

Hawaii. The scenery and weather is beautiful.

What's the worst pet you've ever had?

I had two pet parakeets that were very dirty.

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Debbie D.

Receptionist

Tell us a little about your Family.

I have a daughter who is 22 and a son that is 18!!!

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Brady Bunch

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Orlando Florida! - My Daughter works for Disney!!

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Robin

Orthodontic Assistant

Tell us a little bit about your Family

I have a grown son and daughter and one magnificent one year old granddaughter. I am also mother to two dogs and a cat.

What is your favorite movie and why?

In recent years my favorite movie is bridesmaids because I laughed so much and I love to laugh.

Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman?

Batman of course. What other answer could there be from someone named Robin?

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Angela

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?

``Forest Gump``, love Tom Hanks.

What's the best band/ musical group of all time?

Bon Jovi

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

``Little House on the Prairie``

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Kimberly

Orthodontic Assistant

Tell us a little bit about your Family

I have been married to my husband Tom for 26 years and we have 3 children. Patrick is 23, Kelsey is 19, and Keira is 11. I also have two miniature dachshunds Miley and Piper.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be?

Anywhere there is a beach and crystal blue water.

What sports do you love to watch?

VILLANOVA Basketball

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Erica

Treatment Coordinator

What is your favorite movie and why?

Dumb and Dumber because it's super funny!

What inspires you?

My children inspire me to be a better person everyday, they look up to me and I never want to let them down.

What's the best place to eat in Philadelphia?

SNAP Custom Pizza and Salad's, amazing create your own pizza or salad with all the toppings you want at one same price.

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Julie B.

Orthodontic Assistant

Tell us a little bit about your Family

I have 4 beautiful children. Makenzi who is 12, Lucas who is 10, Brock who is 5 and Kash who is 3. They are my world.

What is your favorite movie and why?

13 going on 30 because I really enjoy romantic comedies and the music from the 80s.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Hawaii the beautiful beaches and the landscape

What's the best band/ musical group of all time?

Nirvana

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Julia

Insurance Coordinator

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be?

Switzerland - I want to explore some of the untouched world and some of the beautiful city.
I love to travel abroad.

What's the best place to eat in Philadelphia?

Newportville Inn - Best Authentic German food/atmosphere outside of Germany

What's the worst pet you've ever had?

3 ft Iguana, I rescued it. I was afraid of it and it smelled. I thankfully found a very loving home for it.

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Stephanie

Treatment Coordinator

What is your favorite movie and why?

The Goonies because it was made in the best decade ever...the 80's

What is your favorite 90's jam?

This is a hard question to answer since music is my world. I love old school rap! 80's & early 90's were the best. I love all different genres.

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?

Baking..if that's even a hidden talent

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Stefanie

Clinical Coordinator

Do you have a nickname you'd be willing to share?

When I was younger, my nickname was Casper (like the ghost) because I'm so pale. I never tan.

What's the best place to eat in Philadelphia?

Double Knot - They have the best edamame dumplings!

Do you have any strange phobias?

Arachnophobia - spiders creep me out.

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Kelly E.

Orthodontic Assistant

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

Outlander, I'm in love with Jamie Fraser.

In the story of your life, which Hollywood actor would play you? Why?

Susan Sarandon, because people say I look like her.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

United Kingdom, it fascinates me

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Vanessa S.

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?

The Notebook and Lady and the Tramp. I love romantic movies❤️ And any movie with dogs!! 🐕

What sports do you love to watch?

Soccer ⚽️ football 🏈 and basketball 🏀

In the story of your life, which Hollywood actor would play you? Why?

Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper! So laid back, caring and all about family.

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Dr. Steven Appel

Orthodontist

Tell us a little bit about your Family

I've been married to Debbie for 39 years; I have a daughter, Jen who is a music publicist in Los Angeles and a son, Dr. Andrew, who is my partner. I have 2 dogs, Verdell & Noelle Appel and 4 cats, Maxwell, Manuel, & Marcel Appel and Oliver. I also have 2 talking parrots.

In the story of your life, which Hollywood actor would play you?

Jerry Seinfeld, because he's got the ``New York-funny`` thing down pat.

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

``Curb Your Enthusiasm`` because people are constantly telling me I look, act and sound like Larry David. In fact, he went to my HS (Sheepshead Bay HS in Brooklyn) and I once played in a softball game with him.

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Dr. Andrew Appel

Orthodontist

Do you have a nickname you'd be willing to share?

My family calls me ``Bud.`` As an infant my mom apparently dressed me in blue quite a bit, and family members called me Buddy Blue. As I grew up, ``Bud`` stuck (for better or worse, LOL)

What's the worst pet you've ever had?

My parents still own two talking parrots. They used to make noise at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning during my grade school years and it would wake me up. I still fight with my sister about who is getting stuck with them since they are expected to outlive my parents by many years!

What's the best band/ musical group of all time?

Dave Matthews Band! I have traveled all over the country to see them live and have been to over 100 shows!