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Meet Dr. Delia Dall’Arancio

For Dr. Delia Dall’Arancio, “Dr. D” for short, orthodontics is an art as much as it is a science. A native of Italy, she learned quickly that art and culture are a large part of daily life: it’s a land where aesthetics are woven into the life of all Italian women, and a place where art and beauty rule above all.

As an orthodontist, Dr. D considers herself an artist, working with hundreds of patients each year. Aesthetics reflects her passion and her love in creating a beautiful smile — a smile that, most of all, brings out the natural beauty in our patients’ faces. This brings improved confidence, self-esteem, and articulation, and prevents periodontal and jaw problems as well.

She listens carefully to the needs and desires of each patient. Then, her canvas is the human mouth. Dr. D is proud of the artistry that she gets to create in smiles every day. She likes to tell all her patients at the end of treatment, “Now that you have a beautiful smile, use it a lot and it will bring many more smiles back to you!”

Dr. D has been practicing orthodontics for nearly 30 years, first in Italy for several years at the University of Bologna’s dental school. Then she attended the University of Minnesota, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. To this day, she continues to learn and broaden our practice, her training, and her experience each year.

Professional memberships and affiliations:

  • Dakota County Study Club
  • Minneapolis District Dental Society
  • Insignia™ CORE group member


​​Dr. D is married to Jim a local dentist and professor at the University of Minnesota who recently published a novel. They have two children, Regina and Vincent, who both work with Dr. D in the office during the summer.

In her free time, Dr. D enjoys cooking, seeing the world, skiing, hiking, doing yoga, exercising, and being with family and friends. She is also involved in various community service initiatives, including donating her orthodontic skills and time to raise money for different cancer societies, local community centers, and schools. As sports fan, Dr. D also loves to sponsor children’s sports teams in and around the Twin Cities.

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