Meet Our Dental Family

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Olesya Salathe, DMD
The Doctor

The Doctors

Dr. Olesya Salathe, DMD was born in Russia and immigrated with her family when she was just eight years old. They left on a quest to Israel for a future that would allow for religious freedom. Her grandfather was imprisoned and held by the KGB for many years for fighting for basic civil rights. Her family will forever be indebted to Amnesty International for eventually rescuing them from their refugee status and bringing their family to the United States.

Dr. Salathe's family eventually settled in the small town of Molalla where she graduated high school. During her high school years she worked in a local dental office as a sterilization tech and eventually became a dental assistant. She graduated from Molalla High School with honors receiving multiple scholarships, including the acclaimed Ford Family Foundation Scholar award.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from George Fox University before earning her Doctorate at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry.

During her undergrad years she developed a deep seeded passion for community.  Both the Quaker background of George Fox and the Ford Family Foundation's founding principles were engrained within her to serve.  Dr. Salathe purchased her first dental practice from Dr. Paul Puffer, her former high school job employer.  She has since loved giving back to the same community that welcomed her as an eighth grader.  She even earned the prestigious Gerald E. Bruce Award for her leadership and service to community.  This award is given to one past Ford Family Foundation Alumni annually and gives the recipient the opportunity to donate the winning grant to any non-profit organization of their choice.

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Dr. Salathe is currently a member of American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Ford Scholars Alumni, Clackamas County Dental Society where she is a past President, past Vice-President and past Secretary/Treasurer.  She is a delegate to the Oregon Dental Association Annual Meeting, alternate delegate for the American Dental Association and is currently serving a two year term as the Chair of the New Dentist Council.  Her volunteer work within the dental community has also been recognized and her dental professional peers nominated her for the prestigious membership to the American College of Dentists.  It's the oldest major honorary organization of dentists that have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.  It's membership is by invitation only and has been given to only 3.5% of dentists nationwide.

Besides loving her community and giving back through free dental days, sport guard clinics, field trips, sports sponsorships and pretty much anything that would help her hometown of both Molalla and Colton, she loves spending time with her family.  Even with an accomplished education, practice and career, her pride and joy are her two children, Hudson and Lylah.  She gives all credit and glory to her God and her husband Scott.  Without them none of this would be possible.

Get to know Dr. Salathe better by heading over to the blog to read an interview with her here.

Meet the Team

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Dentist
Dr. Gabi Weishoff

Dr. Weishoff grew up in Molalla, Oregon. Her passion for dentistry grew over the years as she visited her mother, a dental hygienist, at work and started volunteering at dental offices. It was through her mom’s work that she met Dr. Salathe, who became a mentor to her on her journey to become a dentist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and went on to earn her DMD from OHSU School of Dentistry.  Dr. Weishoff and her husband, Cody, met while they were attending Molalla High School and are excited to be back in their hometown! They had been away for some years, finishing school, working and starting their family. They enjoy the togetherness and familiarity of Molalla and are happy their 3 small children get to grow up here. They look forward to getting involved in the community and instilling values in their children that shaped them over the years, like the importance of teamwork, respect, and the value in a taking pride in their work. Dr. Weishoff’s father owns a local Christmas tree farm, and being back home means her own children will get to help on the farm like she did growing up.  Dr. Weishoff believes in treating her patients like family. She takes a comprehensive approach to her treatment planning and has always emphasized prevention. She enjoys having the ability to help people have happy, healthy smiles.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Clackamas County Dental Society.

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Dentist
Dr. Natalie Potter

Dr. Natalie Potter, originally from Anchorage, Alaska, has lived in Oregon City for over 20 years. She raised her children here and considers Oregon home. She and her husband, Ted, hope to move “out in the country” and Molalla would be an ideal location to settle into their dream environment.

Natalie developed her passion and love for dentistry working as an assistant in West Linn. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Portland State University and attended graduate dental school at Oregon Health and Science University. She has found dentistry to be a perfect fit for her in that she gets to create and enjoys a blend of science, health care, and art throughout her daily routine. You will love that she has a gentle touch and prides herself in giving painless injections and helping those with dental anxiety have a good experience.

 

When she is not working, Natalie can be found spending time with her husband, three children and grandson. They frequently hike, camp, float and paddle board, and snowboard. She also enjoys long distance running, especially relays. She has participated in “the mother of all relays”, Hood to Coast five times.

Alex
COO
Alex

Alex joined our team in 2015 and transitioned to Office Manager in 2017.  Now taking on the role of Chief Operations Officer of our parent company, OZ & Co. She is our “right hand” to everything business related and brings a calming energy to our busy day to day.  Growing up in the nearby Canby/Oregon City area, she has enjoyed integrating into small town Molalla life and the tight knit community it provides.  Alex and her husband have one beautiful daughter named Harper and they love spending time as a family traveling.  In past jobs, Alex worked as a wedding coordinator and is now able to bring the same organization skills and project management niche to her position with us.  Alex’s favorite part about working for The Dentist off Main is being part of our community events and seeing the difference just one person can make!

Bailey
Dental Hygienist
Bailey

About Bailey: I went to Mt. Hood Community College for my Dental Hygiene schooling and have been a hygienist since 2015. My son, Lincoln, is the highlight of my life. I am a major Oregon Ducks fan and try to go to as many home games as possible! 

Fun fact about Bailey- during her hygiene program, Rachel (our other hygienist) was her mentor!

Bailey's "Dental Goal": I want to improve the health of our patients! Not only orally, but systemically!

Bailey's favorite quote: "Be a pineapple- stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside."

DeeAnn
New Patient Coordinator
DeeAnn

DeeAnn was born and raised in Colton, OR and married her high school sweetheart!  She has 3 wonderful kids.  DeeAnn stays busy with her family running after her grandchildren and hiking and camping their way through the Northwest.  They plan to visit as many National Parks as possible!  DeeAnn’s favorite part of working in the dental field is feeling like she’s played a part in helping each patient love their smile!

Elizabeth
Dental Assistant
Elizabeth

About Ellie: I was born and raised in Molalla. My parents own a local restaurant and I have worked there since I was 15. I completed the dental assisting program at Clackamas Community College and have worked at the Dentist off Main since then. I am now moving on to George Fox University to start my studies to become a dentist! I enjoy what I do because I am able to create connections with patients all while ensuring they are comfortable and enjoy their appointment. 

Janet
Office Manager
Janet

About Janet: I'm originally from the Eugene area, but moved to Oregon City in 1993 and have lived there ever since. My husband, Rex and I enjoy going on hikes, coffee dates and the farmer's market. I have three grown children- one of whom you know, Alex! I joined the team in early 2017 after having worked as a facility and event coordinator for 15 years.

Janet's "Dental goal": It's my goal to help educate patients about how to maximize their dental benefits and plan for their care. I'm committed to continually learning about insurances, treatment planning and being an advocate for our patients. 

Janet's favorite quote: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord, 'they are plans for good and not for disaster., to give you a future and a hope.'" Jeremiah 29:11

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Insurance & Billing Coordinator
Jacque

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Dental Assistant
Kassidy

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Lacey
Restorative Coordinator
Lacey

Lacey lives on a family property with her 3 girls and wonderful husband. They have lots of animals- 4 horses, 14 chickens, 2 pigs and 2 cats. Lacey and her husband enjoy anything their girls are doing, including horse events, sports, camping and spending time with family and friends. They also love to just be at home working on making their property and home how they want it. 

Lyubov
Dental Assistant
Lyubov

About Lyubov: I am originally from Russia. I came to the United States in 1990 with my three daughters and husband, Alex. Dr. Salathe is my daughter and I am so proud to work for her!

Lyubov's "dental goal": I want to help the office run as smoothly as possible. You can find me in the lab pouring up models, in the sterilization room ensuring all of our tools are properly cleaned and ready for the day or helping to clean our rooms between patients. I like to make sure everyone is taken care of!

Lyubov's favorite quote: "Never stop doing what you love!"

Mandy
Dental Hygienist
Mandy

About Mandy: I have been working with Dr. Salathe and her team since September 2017. I have 2 children- a boy and a girl. I grew up in Canby and still live there now. In my spare time I enjoy barrel racing my horse in local competitions and going on camping trips with my family.

Mandy's "dental goal": As a dental hygienist, my goal is to help patients improve not only their oral health, but overall health. I enjoy seeing patients take pride in their dental health.

Mandy's favorite quote: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” –Les Brown

Nicole
DSD Director
Nicole

Fun fact about Nicole…she grew up a triplet and has an identical twin sister and brother part of their trio!  Nicole and her husband Travis reside in Tualatin, OR and enjoy boating and kayaking on the weekends with their son, Merritt.  Nicole managed an Orthodontic office for 7 years prior to joining our team and loves helping patients navigate their Invisalign and/or aesthetic journey.  Her favorite part in working at The Dentist off Main is being part of smile transformations that change hearts and restore confidence! Nicole will be transitioning to her role as DSD Director (Digital Smile Design) at our new sister office, The Aesthetic Experience, in the Fall of 2021.

Olya
Dental Assistant
Olya

Olya has been a dental assistant since 2010 and has achieved certification in expanded functions for orthodontics (EFODA). She is a Molalla local and calls it home along with her husband and two sons. She enjoys building lasting relationships with each of her patients. Olya partners with Nicole and Dr. Salathe in our patients walking the Digital Smile Design journey, ensuring excellent clinical care every step of the way. She will make her transition to our new sister office, The Aesthetic Experience, in the Fall of 2021 to focus on DSD cases full time. 

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Dental Assistant
PJ

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Rachel
Dental Hygienist
Rachel

About Rachel: I am a local girl- I've lived in Canby or Molalla my whole life! My husband, Adam and I have our son, Wylie. I love the outdoors- we try to get out camping and fishing every chance we get!

Rachel's "Dental goal": My goal is to build trusting relationships that result in an enjoyable journey to oral health! I love getting to know my patients and making lifelong friends.

Rachel's favorite quote: "Do what you love, love what you do."

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Dental Assistant
Shannon

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If you are interested in working with our dynamic dental family, please reach out through our contact page and we'll be in touch with open positions or next steps.