Richard Chan Orthodontics is Celebrating Chinese New Year!

By January 21, 2020 Community

When you come to Richard Chan Orthodontics, our team plays a big part in your smile journey. Every staff member at our Alaska, Bothell, Mill Creek and Monroe orthodontics practice has an important role. As we ring in 2020 and the Year of the Rat, I thought it was the perfect time to help you get to know my team a little better. Every year at our practice, we celebrate Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. So, what better way to give you a glimpse into our personalities here at Richard Chan Orthodontics than have each team member share which animal they are on the Chinese zodiac and the trait they identify with?

If you’re not familiar, Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festivities begin on the first of the lunar calendar. In 2020, this means Lunar New Year kicks off on January 25.

The Chinese zodiac is a repeating cycle of 12 years and every year is represented by an animal. The 12 Chinese horoscope animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Your Chinese zodiac animal depends on the year you were born and you may find you have the traits or attributes associated with it. 2020 is the Year of the Rat. So, if you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 or 2020, it’s your year!

Here are the results when we asked our team members about their zodiac animals and traits:

Dr. Richard Chan

Orthodontist

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Dragon

Trait Embodied: Strong Leadership

Stephanie

Office Manager

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Snake

Trait Embodied: Calm Thinker

Hannah

Marketing Lead

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Pig

Trait Embodied: “Will eat anything”

Tracie

Financial Lead

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Rabbit

Trait Embodied: Busy

Belle

Lead Scheduler

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Snake

Trait Embodied: Clever

Nicole

Scheduler

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Monkey

Trait Embodied: Energetic

Rhodessa

Scheduler

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Dog

Trait Embodied: Loyal

Vanessa

Treatment Coordinator

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Rat

Trait Embodied: Clever (and likes cheese)

Nicki

Lead Clinician

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Sheep

Trait Embodied: Bull Headed

Ashley

Clinician

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Sheep

Trait Embodied: Shy

Jennifer

Clinician

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Dragon

Trait Embodied: Fierce

Emily

Clinician

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Dog

Trait Embodied: Loyal

Natalie

Clinician

Chinese Zodiac Animal: Pig

Trait Embodied: Smart

Which animal on the Chinese zodiac are you? Whatever you are, everyone here at Richard Chan Orthodontics wishes you a happy and healthy New Year! If you’d like to make the Year of the Rat the year you get a brand new smile, schedule a complimentary consultation with us.

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