|News & Events at The Dental Foundation of Oregon
|13th Annual Chip! For Teeth June 16, 2017, Langdon Farms
The 2017 Chip! For Teeth Golf Tournament at Langdon Farms Golf Course is right around the corner! Registration, Sponsorship, and Prize Sponsorship Forms are now available for download. Please call our office with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you on the green!
DFO-2017-Chip-Registration-Form.pdf Chip! For Teeth Registration Form
2017 Motor Mouth Raffle
Congratulations to Dr, Mark Jensen!
Dr. Mark Jensen was the winner of the 2017 Motor Mouth Raffle. He chose the 2017 Toyota G86. We are so excited for him. Thank you for all that supported the DFO's car raffle this year. It was a huge success!
Thank you to Gresham Toyota for sponsoring the Dental Foundation of Oregon's Motor Mouth Raffle! They are a huge supporter of our mission and look forward to working with them again next year!
Record number of wine sold at the 2017 Wall of Wine
Thank you to Pacific Continental Bank for sponsoring the DFO's Wall of Wine at the Oregon Dental Conference. We sold over 400 bottles of wine and sold out before the conference was over!
Prineville & Salem Paddy Pint Runs
Dr. Tony and Dannielle Ramos at the Prineville Paddy Pint Run
Cheers to Dr. Tony Ramos, and Dr. Kristen Smith two dentists who are truly making a difference!
Jacki Gallo, DFO Executive Director went to Prineville for the fourth annual Prineville Paddy Pint Run. The run was a huge success, and approximately 300 runners registered and took part in the festivities. It was a great event to be part of, and we are so lucky to be the beneficiaries of Dr. Ramos' amazing community work. He did such an incredible job getting his community involved. It was wonderful to see the Prineville community gather and engage for the benefit improving oral health for Oregon's children.
The Tooth Taxi and several of us from the DFO were able to take part in the first annual Salem Paddy Pint Run on March 18th, with over 375 registered runners. We were able to show off the Tooth Taxi on site, and give tours throughout the race. Dr. Kristen Smith and her office put this run together, and brought the Salem community together to help children in need of dental care. The proceeds of the event benefit the Tooth Taxi. Dr. Smith, thank you for being an inspiration to the community.
Both Paddy Pint Runs were terrific, and we are so thankful to Dr. Ramos and Dr. Smith who have stepped up to run these events for the benefit of the DFO. If you would like to host any type of event for the benefit of the DFO and Tooth Taxi, please reach out to us and let us know how we can help you.
Eighth Annual BnK/DFO Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament a Success
The eighth annual BnK/DFO Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament was held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Moda Plaza building in Milwaukie. We had an AMAZING turn out with 93 players and raised over $21,000 for the Dental Foundation to support programs like the Tooth Taxi and to help children throughtout Oregon.
The tables were full of players ready to have fun and win prizes either through raffles or by winning at the end of the evening. Miss Oregon 2017, Alexis Mather, paid a visit to the festivities and provided an opportunity for great photos! The last two players finished the winning game just before midnight!
First Place - Dr. Jason Bujusak
Second Place - Rob Dixon
Third Place - Dan Hutton
Fourth Place - Dr. Troy Portash of Portash Dental
Fifth Place - Dr. Michael Matsuda
Sixth Place - Ken Bagent of BnK Construction, Inc.
Seventh Place - Tom Grass of Pacific Continental Bank
Eighth Place - Scott Peterson of Grixsen Brewery
Last Woman Standing - Dr. Nicole Kemena
Thank you to our sponsors!
Bnk Construction, Inc.
Location Host Sponsor
Premier Table Sponsor
Playing Card Sponsor
Gramor Development, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank
Beer Cup Sponsor
Douglas Shepherd's Dirt Work
Margarita Madness Sponsor
Dr. Troy Portash
Water Bottle Sponsor
Beer provided by:
Grixzen Brewery & Lagunitas Brewing Company
Pizza provided by:
Nothing Bundt Cakes Clackamas
Sponsors and players are the key to success at this event. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all players, sponsors, and volunteers who helped us make this a successful event! We could not be serving the Children of Oregon without the help of folks like you.
The Dental Foundation Hires a Executive Director
The Dental Foundation of Oregon is excited to welcome Jacki Gallo as our new Executive Director. Jacki is a native Oregonian who has spent many years as a consultant working with boards cultivating and partnering with them developing goals, objectives and operational plans Jacki earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Lewis and Clark College with a major in Political Science and a minor in Communications. She received her Juris Doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Law. In addition, Jacki has a Masters degree in Tax Law (LLM) from the University of Washington School of Law.
Jacki is very excited to join the DFO; "I have a strong passion to help improve the lives of children. Without proper dental care, the pain and health risks children face are detrimental to their lives. It is my hope that by providing dental care and advocacy for the under-served children of Oregon, their lives will be enriched and they will be set up for success."
Jacki was the Project Manager and Chief Executive Officer for Stephen's Place (an assisted living community serving developmentally disabled, semi-independent adults). She was chair of the American Cancer Society's annual gala last year raising over $400,000. She also was involved with the Knight Cancer Challenge, serving as a member of the Knight Cancer Council, and OHSU's Planned Giving Council. She advocated for and helped The Knight Cancer Institute raise the $500,000,000 goal, which was completed in twenty-two months. Jacki is part of the steering committee for Medical Teams International's annual fundraiser, The Great Adventure. Currently, Jacki is the founder and President of The Gallo Group, LLC, which provides comprehensive family office consulting services to high-net worth families, as well as to private charitable foundations.
Jacki lives in Beavercreek, Oregon with her husband and two daughters. Her other interests include marathons for cancer awareness, water and snow sports, and spending time with her family.
Tooth Taxi hires a New Dentist
Dr. Amanda Rice
Dr. Amanda Rice, born and raised in SE Portland, is excited to continue her professional career with DFO's Tooth Taxi in her native state of Oregon. A graduate of Willamette University with a BA in Biochemistry, Dr. Rice went on to complete her graduate dental studies at OHSU School of Dentistry in 2011.
During her dental school training, Dr. Rice applied and was accepted into the US Navy's Health Professional Scholarship Program. LT Rice’s five-year naval commitment included a general practice residency at Walter Reed National Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland from 2011-2012 and in 2012-2014 an overseas clinical position providing general dentistry to active duty service members and their families stationed at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan and US Naval Hospital Yokosuka.
From 2014-2016, Dr. Rice served as Dental Department Head of the Navy Seabee unit NMCB4, where she deployed to Okinawa Japan to continue pediatric training at US Naval Hospital Okinawa and III MEF. During her tour, Dr. Rice launched Atsugi's Give Kids a Smile chapter to serve children of deployed families.
Dr. Rice is currently an active member of the ODA and AAPD, as well as a member of the OHSU Alumni Board of Directors. She enjoys running, painting and hiking in her spare time
2016 Chip! for Teeth
Tournament Raises Over $58,000 to Help Improve Children's Oral Health
The morning on Friday, June 17th was crisp but the 28 golf teams of charitable golfers still came out swinging to raise money to provide dental care and oral health education for Oregon's most vulnerable children at the 12th Annual Chip! for Teeth Golf Tournament held at Langdon Farms Golf Course.
Congratulations to the low gross winning team of Dr. Jim Windell, Tracy Broders, Bill Swancutt and Pete DeMuniz.
The low net winning team included Chris Kane, Kyle Baisch, Dr. Troy Portash and Brandon Posey. Each player received $100 and will have their names included on the highly coveted Chip! for Teeth tournament trophy.
For a complete list of tournament and sponsors and golf teams and players see the Chip! for Teeth Program HERE and enjoy all the team photos in our photo gallery Facebook page (and don't forget to "Like" us!)
Thanks again to all our sponsors, players and volunteers for making the tournament a great success!
Read the wrap-up story HERE
Thank you for supporting our 2016 Motor Mouth Car Raffle
Congratulations to this year's winner - Christina Bodamer!
Christina Bodamer has the difficult task of deciding on which of the three 2016 Toyota cars she will take ownership of after her ticket was pulled in the DFO's Motor Mouth car raffle drawing on Saturday, April 9th at the Oregon Dental Conference. We are grateful to all who purchased tickets in this year's raffle. Proceeds go toward the DFO's mission of improving the oral health for Oregon's children. Tiffany Herold was our early drawing winner of the $500 cash on Friday, Feb. 12th. A special thank you to Gresham Toyota for their support.