Ten Questions with Ilona Rothwell

Ilona Rothwell, Sales Representative for DB Orthodontics, takes pride in finding money-saving opportunities for her customers. One minute she is sending out samples to tempt her customers, and the next minute, researching a new practice for a visit. Here, she shares her favourite food, the one thing (or person) she would take on a desert island and who inspires her in our ten questions.

Ilona, we know you like your food, so go on tell us, what dish is your favourite?

I have too many favourites! If I had to pick just one I would have to go with Japanese.

Tasty and healthy - Ilona's favourite.


What one thing would you have on a desert island?

If I was on the island for a holiday, I would definitely have a good book! If I was stranded on the island though, it would have to be Bear Grylls so I could hopefully get home!

The Grylls' got skills.


What are you really good at?

This one is easy…Talking!

Who inspires you?

My Grandad Inspires me. He’s taught me to be kind, work hard and always believe in myself. Every year on the anniversary that I started working for DB he sends me a card with words of encouragement. Last year my card had a news article inside about a woman that had worked in the same job for over 70 years! I’ve got a while to go until then though…

Barry, when do we get to meet you?


What is your favourite DB Product and why?

My favourite DB product is our Colour Boutique ligatures, I love all the fun colours and how bright they are. They are latex free which is a real advantage for people with a latex allergy. A figure of 8 can be achieved with them, the colour lasts and the colour palette goes down a treat with the patients. We also have matching chain! I could go on...


What one word describes you the most?

Determined. Which helps me in my job of course.

If you had a time machine, where and when would you travel to?

I would love to travel back to the 60’s - I love the fashion and the hair!!!

Source: Pinterest


What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

My ideal weekend would be spent at a festival listening to my favourite music or in a hot country enjoying the sun… with a few cocktails.

We hope that isn't a cocktail you are sharing with your little brother Aaron?


What do you love most about your job?

I love having the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of people, I enjoy developing customer relationships, I work with a fantastic team and I’m constantly learning more about this industry every single day.

Any pet hates?

Rudeness. There is simply no need for it.

Ilona and Frank - the cutest dog. Ever.


Ilona, thank you for sharing with us, we look forward to meeting Barry, Aaron and Frank soon...

Give Ilona a call today - she will be delighted to hear from you and could even show you something new for your practice. Call on 01535 656 999 or pop over an email to ilona.rothwell@dbortho.com.