|News & Events at The Dental Foundation of Oregon
|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.
Paddy Pint Run Raises $8,500 for DFO & Tooth Taxi
Over 300 come out in support of the St. Patrick's Day event
A mere 50 participants ran in this event when it began three years ago by Dr. Tony and Dannielle Ramos - and has it grown since then! It was a sea of green in the streets of Prineville, all to raise funds in support of children's oral health.
"The Paddy Pint Run is a perfect marriage of community involvement, the need for fun/physical activity, and a way that the community can give back to the Tooth Taxi for providing services in Crook County. My family and I feel so honored that our community has embraced this event growing from 50 to over 300 participants in three years. It has become an event many people look forward to, and the fact that it's beneficiary is something I truly believe in, makes me very proud to be the Paddy Pint Run's director." – Dr. Tony Ramos, DFO Board and ODA Member.
Read the wrap-up story HERE
Rob Dixon Outlasts All in the Texas Hold'em Tournament
A total of $97,000 raised by BnK over the 7 years for DFO and Tooth Taxi
Read the wrap-up story HERE and see the list of sponsors who ensured the event's success.
Special thanks to Bill Ludwig, Rick and Cristi Shandy, Todd Rocha and the entire BnK Construction team (shown left) for sponsoring and running the tournament, and to Moda Health for providing the venue. Check out event photos and the winners of the tournament on our Facebook page.
Four of the eight players at the final table were dentists (photo on right). Congratulations to Rob Dixon for taking 1st place in the tournament. Other winners included 2nd place, Dr. David Renton; 3rd place, Yoshio Kurosaki; 4th place, Melissa Wheeler; 5th place, Dr. Jason Bajuscak; 6th place, Dr. Bill Scharwatt; 7th place, Ray Yancey; 8th place, Dr. Weston Heringer, Jr.
We thank all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made this event such a rousing success. Thousands of children across our state have benefited from the generosity of all who have been involved over the years. Thanks, Bill, for starting such a fun event on their behalf!