Going to the orthodontist can be intimidating for some people – but not at Molen Orthodontics! We’ve earned a reputation of having a welcoming environment with friendly doctors that make the experience a positive one. We have the best orthodontists in Washington, and they are the reason why so many choose Molen Orthodontics. In fact, many dentists trust us to treat their own children when they’re ready for treatment.

To get to know our doctors on a more personal level, check out our Q&A posts! A couple of months ago, we featured Dr. Aaron Molen, and this week we have Dr. Rick Molen. Read below to learn some fun and interesting facts about Dr. Rick.

What’s your favorite sport? Slowpitch softball

Favorite food or restaurant? Red Robin

Favorite musician/band? Journey

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite hobbies? Backpacking, running and reffing high school basketball. I reffed the 2015 – 3A boys state championship game at the Tacoma Dome.

How many kids do you have? Three girls (Sophie: 6, Mazie: 4, Aisley: 2)

Do you have any pets? A 13-year-old chocolate Lab named Cocoa

Have you ever had braces? Yes, but not until I was 40. I had a bionator when I was 10 and then when it came time for braces I told Dr. Molen “no.” He said, “Fine, you can just pay for them yourself when you are older.” Thank goodness I became an orthodontist!

Do you have a favorite memory from childhood? Going on road trip vacations in the summer with my family, and going to Mariners games at the Kingdome and getting to watch Ken Griffey Jr. play.

What did you want to be when you were little? A Major League Baseball play-by-play announcer.

Favorite part of your job? I love getting to know my patients and having the opportunity to watch them grow up and see how giving them the gift of a beautiful smile has such a positive impact on their life.

What’s the farthest location you’ve traveled to? New Zealand

What’s one thing on your bucket list that you haven’t done yet? Spend a summer in an RV driving across the U.S. and visiting every major league ballpark to watch a game.

To learn more about Dr. Rick Molen, visit http://molenorthodontics.com/about-molen/dr-rick-molen-orthodontist/.

If you have a child who’s timid about his or her first orthodontic visit, share some of these fun facts about their orthodontist – it may help ease their fears!

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