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Saturday, June 23, 2018
PRESS PHOTOs BY DEBBIE GALBRAITHJudges gather behind the 50 decorated pumpkins at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus. Judges, asked to pick the top three, are, left to right: Iffat Lalji; Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa, Ai Orthodontics; Brent Labenberg, president, Emmaus Borough Council; Kristen Leipert, Let’s Play Books; Ann Lalik, arts coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley; Sharon Hyndman, Dan PRESS PHOTOs BY DEBBIE GALBRAITHJudges gather behind the 50 decorated pumpkins at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus. Judges, asked to pick the top three, are, left to right: Iffat Lalji; Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa, Ai Orthodontics; Brent Labenberg, president, Emmaus Borough Council; Kristen Leipert, Let’s Play Books; Ann Lalik, arts coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley; Sharon Hyndman, Dan
“Peek-A-Boo” is created by the office of Dr. Brian C. Gibbs, Gibbs Dentistry, in Allentown. “Peek-A-Boo” is created by the office of Dr. Brian C. Gibbs, Gibbs Dentistry, in Allentown.
“Fla-Making Me Happy” is created by the office of Dr. Brian Schoenly, Dr. Maijid Dastgir and Dr. Lisa Marie Price, Quakertown Family Dental Center, in Qrumbauersville Road, uakertown, “Fla-Making Me Happy” is created by the office of Dr. Brian Schoenly, Dr. Maijid Dastgir and Dr. Lisa Marie Price, Quakertown Family Dental Center, in Qrumbauersville Road, uakertown,
“Pebbles” is created by the office of Dr. James K. Shearer, in Whitehall. “Pebbles” is created by the office of Dr. James K. Shearer, in Whitehall.
“Haunted Forest” is provided by the office of Dr. Timothy L. Wright, in Emmaus. “Haunted Forest” is provided by the office of Dr. Timothy L. Wright, in Emmaus.
“Bumble” is created by the office of Dr. Sophia C. Kladias, in Allentown. “Bumble” is created by the office of Dr. Sophia C. Kladias, in Allentown.
“Leo The Lion” is created by the office of Dr. Marsha Adler Gordon, Dr. Wanda J. Janik and Dr. Megan R. Magargal, in Allentown. “Leo The Lion” is created by the office of Dr. Marsha Adler Gordon, Dr. Wanda J. Janik and Dr. Megan R. Magargal, in Allentown.
“Popcorn” is provided by the office of Dr. Jennifer K. Risley, Risley Dental Practice, in Allentown. “Popcorn” is provided by the office of Dr. Jennifer K. Risley, Risley Dental Practice, in Allentown.
“Spaghetti and Meatballs” is created by the office of Dr. Leslee R. Dreisbach, in Allentown. “Spaghetti and Meatballs” is created by the office of Dr. Leslee R. Dreisbach, in Allentown.
“Buzz Lightyear” is provided by the office of Dr. Kelly Halle Brown, in Quakertown. “Buzz Lightyear” is provided by the office of Dr. Kelly Halle Brown, in Quakertown.
“Jack” is created by the office of Dr. Timothy Lin, Dr. Jamie Kang and Dr. Ameir Eltom, Lehigh Valley Endodontics, in Allentown. “Jack” is created by the office of Dr. Timothy Lin, Dr. Jamie Kang and Dr. Ameir Eltom, Lehigh Valley Endodontics, in Allentown.
“Mermaiden Voyage” is created by the office of Dr. Michael Schiffman, Allentown. “Mermaiden Voyage” is created by the office of Dr. Michael Schiffman, Allentown.
“Franky M.” is created by the office of Dr. Christopher B. Hill, in Allentown. “Franky M.” is created by the office of Dr. Christopher B. Hill, in Allentown.

Ai Orthodontics and dentists send cheer to LVHN patients

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Debbie Galbraith dgalbraith@tnonline.com in Local News

Every year, orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa asks his referring dentists to take the challenge of decorating a pumpkin for a patient at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. This year’s event was called Ai Funny Fall Faces 2017.

Every year, the dentist offices respond with even more creative pumpkin designs than the year before.

This year was no exception with 50 decorated pumpkins returning to Ai Orthodontics for a judging contest in the office, on social media and with a number of local judges.

Judges this year included: Iffat Lalji; Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa, Ai Orthodontics; Brent Labenberg, president, Emmaus Borough Council; Kristen Leipert, Let’s Play Books; Ann Lalik, arts coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley; Sharon Hyndman, Dan Schantz Greenhouse; Meghan Reed, Emmaus Main Street Manager and AVP East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; Teri Sorg-McManamon, Emmaus Arts Commission; Karen Hobson, Ai Orthodontics community relations; Lisa Kappes, assistant executive director, Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley and Muhaddasa Lalji Issa.

Winners include: First Place: Dr. Timothy Wright Family Dentistry with “Haunted Forest,” Second Place: Eric J. Marsh, DMD and Michele A. Pisano-Marsh, DMD Dentistry with “Pua & Hei Hei,” Third Place: Lehigh Valley Endodontics with “Jack” and Fourth sPlace: Mary Cresseveur-Reed with “Kakamora King.”

2017 Funny Fall Faces” Facebook winners are: First Place: Dr. Marsha Gordon and Associates with “Leo the Lion,” Second Place: Mountainville Dental with “Oscar the Grouch,” Third Place: Parkland Dental Center, PC with “Disney’s Perfect Pumpkin,” Fourth Place: Dr. Sophia Kladias with “Bumble” The Abominable Snowmonster and Fifth Place: Quakertown Family Dental Center with “Fla-making me Happy.”

After the judging, all pumpkins are taken to Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest to bring a smile to patients’ faces. And that is why these dentist offices participate.

Editor’s Note: Additional pumpkin photos can be found at www.thelehighvalleypress.com.