News & Events at The Dental Foundation of Oregon
2014 Motor Mouth Raffle Winner
David Kaplan wins the 2014 Ford Mustang

David Kaplan, sports a big smile as he stands next to Dr. Ken Berg, DFO board member, who sold him his winning ticket. David works for Patterson Dental Supply, one of the exhibitors at the Oregon Dental Conference and he was in the Exhibit Hall when his name was drawn. The raffle raised $39,300 to support DFO programs like the Tooth Taxi.

Our congratulations to David, and our sincere thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket for the raffle. Thank you for your support.

Wall of Wine raises $5,500
Elizabeth McCourt pulls $438 bottle!

The annual Wall of Wine was a smashing success, selling out early on Friday afternoon, and raising $5,500 for the foundation. Elizabeth McCourt, office manager for Dr. John Johnson of Portland, pulls the Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac from France worth $438, which was generously donated by Dr. Anthony Hoffman of Hillsboro. Dr. Johnson purchased wine for his entire staff!

See ourList of Wine Donors

5th Annual Texas Hold'em Tournament
Bill Ludwig helps DFO raise over $21,000

Read the wrap-up story HERE to find out who won the event and to see the complete list of sponsors and players who helped make the event a big success. Special thanks to Bill Ludwig and BnK Construction for sponsoring the tournament, and to Moda Health for letting us use the Plaza. You can see photos of the tournament on our Facebook page (and don't forget to "Like" us!)

10th Annual Chip! for Teeth
Sign up now to sponsor or play in this year's event.

Registration is now open for the Chip! for Teeth annual tournament scheduled for Friday, June 20, 2014 at Langdon Farms Golf Club. Join your friends and family members for this fun day of golf with breakfast and lunch, and help raise funds for DFO programs like the Tooth Taxi. There are many sponsorship opportunities Sponsorship Registration Form that include playing spots, and you can sign up your buddies using the team Player Registration Form. Don't miss this fantastic day of golf, good food and friends as we raise money to help Oregon's most vulnerable children. Call 503-594-0883 with questions or to sign up.

Hole in One Highlights Chip! for Teeth
Tournament Raises Over $57,000

Kristi Harris took a long look down the fairway at
Hole #6 before she hit her tee shot during the Chip! for Teeth Golf Tournament on June 21st at Langdon Farms Golf Club. She hit a long, high shot that landed gently on the green and began rolling toward the pin.
"I held my breath," said Kristi. "And watched it roll slowly into the cup."
Kristi, who works for Fluence, an accounting and consulting firm with a long history of supporting the dental community and the DFO, had just won the secondary Hole in One and Closest to the Pin prizes on the same hole, collecting a $500 Pro Shop Gift Certificate and a $250 Amazon gift card.
"It was a highlight of a fantastic tournament," said Charlie LaTourette, DFO Executive Director. "It was a beautiful day, and we are very thankful for the outstanding support of our sponsors and players who help make this our most important fundraising event of the year."

31 teams of players helped fill the field of golfers who enjoyed breakfast sponsored again by Willamette Dental Group. Golfers warmed up at the Columbia Community Bank Driving Range, and enjoyed beverages throughout the day from the Patterson Dental Beverage Carts. For a complete list of sponsors see this list (HERE).

Michelle Weisenbach, Vice President of Marketing for US Bank, pictured here with colleagues Matt Rast (l) and Steve Isaak (r) welcomed golfers to the US Bank Awards Ceremony and Luncheon following play. The awards ceremony and luncheon was generously sponsored by US Bank.

Congratulations to the Low Gross Winning team of Steven Hval, Gary Tucker and Eric Fenton who each received $100 and will have their names included on the highly coveted Chip! for Teeth Tournament Trophy.

The Low Net Winning team members who also received $100 each, and their name on the trophy, included Michael Murphy, Tracie Murphy, Dr. Pat Nearing and Dr. Dennis Reed.

Winner of the KP $1,000 prize was dental student, Nate Risley, shown here receiving his award from Joe Consani of Consani Associates. Consani Associates has sponsored this very generous prize for the tournament for nine years.

Men's Long Drive champion was Charles Rider, and Women's Long Drive was won by Abigail Heringer.

For a complete list of tournament and prize sponsors and golf teams and players see the Chip! for Teeth Program (HERE) and enjoy all the team photos in our photo gallery (HERE).
Thanks again to all our sponsors and players for making the tournament a great success!
And save the date for next year's Chip! for Teeth which will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 again at Langdon Farms.

Dr. John Chirgwin Wins 2013 Motor Mouth Car Raffle

Dr. John Chirgwin, from Portland, sits in his new 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid awarded on Saturday, April 6th at the Oregon Dental Conference during the Motor Mouth Raffle. 505 raffle tickets were purchased before and during the dental conference helping to raise $50,500 for DFO programs like the Tooth Taxi.

"Our congratulations to Dr. Chirgwin," said Charlie LaTourette, executive director of The Dental Foundation of Oregon. "We are happy for him, and very grateful to everyone who purchased a ticket. The Motor Mouth Car Raffle has become an annual event at the dental conference and an important part of our fundraising program that helps us serve so many low-income children across Oregon."

The annual DFO Wall of Wine raised nearly $6,000 for the foundation! Dr. Fred Bremner, pictured below, picks a bottle of wine from the Wall assisted by Judy Edgerly and Charlie LaTourette from the DFO. Participants paid $20 for the chance to select a pre-wrapped bottle of wine, with values ranging from ten to over a hundred dollars.


Our sincere thanks to our wine donors including these wineries and vineyards: Bradley Vineyards, Brandborg Winery & Vineyard, Cameron Winery, Casa Bruno, LLC, Henry Estate Winery, Oregon Dental Association, River's Edge Winery, Rocky Knoll Winery, Wild Rose Winery, Willamette Valley Wineries Association, and these individuals:
Dr. Rick and Betsy Asai, Dr. Ken and Susan Berg, Diane Bower, Patrick Braatz, Don Bretthauer, Judy Edgerly, Dr. Mike and Suzann Goger, Maurice and Ginny Hicks, Dr. Anthony Hoffman, Lisa Horton, Rebecca Lanxon, Keith and Linda Lovett, Lora Mattsen, Steve and Dawn McNannay, Dr. Patrick Nearing, Don Oman, John Paul, Dr. Tom Pollard, Dr. Alanson Randol, Lindsey Rooks, Dr. Daniel Saucy, Dr. Steve Simmons, Holly Spruance, Dr. William Ten Pas and William and Patricia Zepp

DFO Helping Children Statewide

Since its inception, the Foundation has helped provide over one million dollars to nonprofit dental clinics serving over 200,000 Oregonians. For a small foundation, our impact is tremendous helping thousands of low-income children across Oregon through programs like the Tooth Taxi and the DFO Community Grants Program.

The Foundation recently awarded $56,000 in small grants to seven worthy organizations. 2013 grantees include:

•  Assistance League of Eugene, Eugene ($5,000) to provide free dental care to K-12 public school children in Lane County
•  Dental Health Solutions for Children, Salem ($5,000) to provide oral education, sealants, screenings and treatment referrals to students
•  Deschutes County Healthy Beginnings, Bend ($2,000) to provide support and access to dental services and oral health education through community outreach
•  Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, Portland ($22,500) support for oral health education outreach efforts to increase awareness of the need for community water fluoridation in the greater Portland area
•  Kemple Memorial Children's Clinic, Bend ($4,000) Support to expand prevention and oral health education outreach efforts
•  North Clackamas Dental Health Solutions, Clackamas ($2,500) Operating funds for the Dental Health Solutions Program which addresses oral health problems with education, prevention and access to urgent dental care
•  Oregon Mission of Mercy IV, Portland ($15,000) support for the two-day free dental clinic at the Oregon Convention Center Nov. 25th & 26th for low-income Oregonians.

Our congratulations to these grantees, and our heartfelt thanks to them for all they do to improve the oral health of Oregon children. And thank you to all our donors whose continued support allows us to improve the oral health of Oregon children.


Chip for Teeth Golf Tournament
June 20, 2014 at Langdon Farms
Registration Form
Sponsorship Form
Prize Form

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
January 31, 2015 at the Moda Plaza
Print Poker Form

Oregon Dental Conference
April 9-11, 2015
at the Oregon Convention Center

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2013 Poker Tournament
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