With the mission of Love. Health. Connection. our practice and each of our staff members embraces the passionate challenge of changing the world around us. Giving is who we are and is a result of the 3 Pillars of Our Practice. By joining hands and reaching out to our community to give back and encourage our neighbors, we make an impact together. 

Our patients join us in this endeavor, too. Each quarter we raise money for a local school or cause by setting aside a portion of our patient's payments and flowing those funds back into the community.

That means YOU are part of a movement when you allow us to serve you and your family!

It is our goal to demonstrate responsible giving and to show our community how to pay it forward, while making it easy to do so.

Why? Dr. Salathe's Giving Story -

When the Ford Family Foundation chose Dr. Salathe as the recipient of their scholarship award, paying-it-forward became a foundational principle she embraced as her own. Their recognition of her passion and dedication ultimately established a root of commitment to doing the same for others.

This story only gets better with the extension of the new Dentist Off Main building where Ford Family Foundation-owned Roseburg Forest Products supplied the wood for the flooring, making their commitment to her, quite literally, the very foundation she stands on.

Dr. Salathe also received the Gerald E. Bruce Community Service Alumni Award in 2015 and was given the opportunity to give her $5,000.00 grant toward any program. Dr. Salathe and her husband Scott chose to match the grant and donate to the Colton Boosters Club for a much-needed school playground.

Beneficiaries We Focus On -

  • Children and Foster kids
  • Schools/Education
  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Foothills programs for women
  • College scholarship

Past Giving -

  • Field Trips
  • High School Class Shadowing Internship
  • Heart of the Community Days
  • Share the love (H.S.) Partnership
  • BackPack Buddies Program
  • Sports Guards - Colton and Molalla schools
  • How Christmas Happened in Molalla 2016
  • Sports Mouthguard Clinic for local high school athletes
  • Molalla Buckeroo & 4th Of July Parade
  • Monthly classroom sponsorship
  • Molalla Shop Hop

Quarterly Giving Program

Beneficiary Rotation -

  • JAN-MAR = Samaritan’s Purse
  • APR-JUN = Dental Foundation of Oregon/The Tooth Taxi
  • JUL-SEPT =  Molalla area schools/sports [applications open Jul – Sept; awarded in October]
  • OCT-DEC = Colton area schools/sports [applications open Oct – Dec; awarded in January]

Annual Senior Scholarship Fund

Program timeline -

  • Open applications: September/October to High School Senior patients only. If no patients apply, any Molalla or Colton high school senior students can apply beginning in November.
  • Close applications: March 1st
  • Scholarship will run: May through April
  • Awarded: April

Monthly Classroom Gift

Details -

  • Each month we a select one classroom to give $200 to
  • Patients can nominate their classroom by writing a short essay
  • Write about your teeth, how you want to help, or why your classroom can use the gift
  • Bring it in during your visit and earn Salathe Smiles Points

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