Meet Our Dental Family

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Olesya Salathe, DMD
The Doctor

The Doctors

Dr. Olesya Salathe 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.

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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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Dr. Paul Brannen
Meet Dr. Brannen

Dr. Brannen was born and raised in Gladstone, Oregon. He graduated with his bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University in 2003 and completed his dental education in 2009 at Oregon Health and Science University.

Immediately after completing dental school, he and his wife moved to the rural town of Bethel, Alaska. With only 5000 residents, Bethel is located approximately 400 miles from Anchorage and is only accessible by plane. For three months out of the year, Dr. Brannen, his assistants and their portable dental equipment were flown to even more remote villages – some as small as only 50 residents – to provide more accessible dental care. Because of very limited access to basic care and even less access to specialists, Dr. Brannen quickly expanded his skills to serve the ever-growing needs of the Yupik Eskimos on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. This experience provided him a unique perspective on the importance of delivering safe, comfortable care in an environment that is convenient for patients.

Dr. Brannen is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association.

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Office Manager
Meet Alex

About Alex: I joined the office in 2015 as patient coordinator and am now the Office Manager. I love my job! I moved to Molalla in 2019 and am enjoying being close to work and getting to know the community even more. My husband and I have been married since 2012 and we have one beautiful daughter.

Alex's "dental goal": I want each of our patient’s to have an exceptional experience at The Dentist Off Main. We know many people have anxiety over going to the dentist, but we do everything we can to make each patient’s visit as easy as possible. I hope we always greet with you with a smile and make you feel like a part of the family!

Alex's favorite quote: My favorite quote is a verse, Romans 5:3-4 "...but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." It reminds me that no matter what hardships I may go through, I can always learn and grow from them!

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Dental Hygienist
Meet Bailey

About Bailey: I went to Mt. Hood Community College for my Dental Hygiene schooling and have been a hygienist since 2015. I have been married to my husband Marcus since June 2017 and we have a son named Lincoln who was born July 2018. We have a miniature pincher/chihuahua mix dog named Hercules. Our family is major Oregon Ducks fans, we 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."

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High School Intern
Meet Bella

About Bella: I am a junior in high school, involved in leadership, National Honor Society and Key Club. I’ve been cleaning the office since August 2017 and want the cleanliness of the building to make every patient feel welcome and comfortable in our office!

Bella's "dental goal": I’m thinking about going to school to become a Pedodontist and hopefully I can become a partner with Dr. Salathe!

Bella's favorite quote: “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” Anonymous


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Dental Assistant
Meet Dani

About Dani: I have been a lifelong patient at this office and I'm so excited to be a part of the team. I joined in November 2016 to help in the front office while I completed my assisting program, which I graduated from in June 2017. My son, Troy, is three years old and always has me laughing!

Dani's "dental goal": As an assistant, I want to make your experience in the dental chair as comfortable as possible! I love getting to know each of our patients. I have a passion for the dental field and learning will always be a priority in my career as an assistant.

Dani's favorite quote: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." -Steve Prefontaine

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Insurance Coordinator
Meet 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 Verification
Meet Jessica

About Jessica: I joined the team in April 2017 and I love it! I have two twin girls who just turned one year old. They are the highlight of my day and they keep me on my toes! I grew up in the Silverton area and am happy to be working so close to my hometown.

Jessica's "dental goal": I want to make each of our patients feel welcome and will always greet you with a smile. We want our office to feel like home. I'm excited to get to know you! Come by and I'll get you a cup of coffee and schedule you your next dental appointment. 

Jessica's favorite quote: "In a world full of plain bagels, be a glazed donut!"

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Dental Assistant
Meet 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!"

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Dental Hygienist
Meet 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

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Dental Assistant
Meet Olya

About Olya:  I have been a dental assistant since 2010 and last year I achieved certification in expanded functions for orthodontics (EFODA). My son Lukas is 2 and my husband, Simon and I are expecting our second baby in 2018! We can't wait!

Olya's "Dental goal": I want to build lasting relationships with each of our patients. I want your visit to be as comfortable as possible. You can always count on a smiling face from me!

Olya's favorite quote: "To laugh at yourself is to love yourself." -Mickey Mouse

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Dental Hygienist
Meet 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."

Want to be a part of the family?

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.