Giving Back

We believe that healthy kids start with healthy communities. That’s why we’re actively involved in supporting local schools, teams and community groups.

Kelly Elementary Basketball

Posted: Dec 5th, 2017

Hustle and Heart!

The Kelly Elementary School basketball teams played their first season this winter!  They showed hustle and heart and great teamwork.  Awesome special events arranged by "Coach D." included clinics put on by professional basketball coach Tom Newell.  We are proud to sponsor the Kelly Elementary 3rd grade boys and girls basketball teams and share in the excitement as these new basketball stars take it to the net!

 

Beaumont Jazz Band

Posted: Nov 13th, 2017

Braces by Dr. Joe and Dr. Rensch believe music is important. We are thankful to be able to help support the Beaumont Middle School Jazz Band.  Every year the 7th and 8th grade bands combine and march in the Hollywood Veterans Day Parade through the neighborhood.  Longtime band director, Cynthia Plank does an amazing job bringing music into the lives of Beaumont students and into the neighborhood on parade days!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run for Sabin School

Posted: Nov 9th, 2017

Run, Sabin School, Run!

The students at Sabin School did an AWESOME job at the 2nd Annual Run for Sabin School.  Braces by Dr. Joe and Dr. Rensch challenged the students by offering a donation for every student who created a "Walkstarter" account to help raise funds for the school, and by offering to sponsor a pizza party for the winning class. In a matter of days, nearly 200 students had created accounts! Every dollar raised supported the success of all Sabin students. The run was held on a gorgeous day in October and smiles were everywhere.  What an excellent event!

Thank you Sabin School for allowing Braces by Dr. Joe andDr. Rensch to participate in the Run for Sabin School.

 

Batty Book Drive

Posted: Nov 1st, 2017

In October patients brought in books to donate to the Children's Book Bank, a local non-profit that distributes gently used books to kids in the area with no books at home.  Patients wrote the name of their favorite book on a bat and let it "fly" it on our purple wall.  Donating books, earned patients extra *Bling, and a chance to enter into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  The book drive was a lot of fun and helped many local kids.  We are grateful for our awesome patients!

You can learn more about the Children's Book Bank at www.childrensbookbank.org. The quote below is from Jamie Ofstad, Development Manager for the Children's Book Bank.

"Your gift is making a difference for children in our community who are receiving books that encourage their imaginations to blossom; building curiosity and excitement for learning, and creating wonderful opportunities for special bonding time between parent and child.  Thank you!"

Over 200 books were collected during the Book Drive.

All sorts of fun early childhood books were collected including books by Dr. Seuss.

Bats with the names of favorite books flew on the purple wall!

Dropping off boxes of books to the Children's Book Bank.

2017 Jogathon at The Madeleine School

Posted: Sep 7th, 2017

Run for the money!  We were so happy to provide “Challenge Grants” for the 2017 Madeleine School Jogathon.  The 4th graders won the “Highest Participation” challenge and the 7th graders won the “Funding Frontrunner” challenge, (raised the most money in a single class.)  It was a super fun day, perfect for running.  We handed out 360 popsicles in less than 2 hours.

Overall $46,000 was raised by this fun event.  Thank you to The Madeleine School for allowing Braces by Dr. Joe and Dr. Rensch to be a part of this fun day.

NEU PDX & Braces by Dr. Joe Partnership 2015

Posted: Aug 19th, 2015

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jerseysjerseysWe are proud to announce the partnership between Braces by Dr. Joe and the Northeast United Soccer Club.   In continued tradition, Dr. Joe and his team are excited to support another great local organization.  NEU PDX has continued to become among the most consistently successful and accessible soccer institutions in Oregon and we are thrilled to help support their  commitment to reaching the highest standards in our region for fields and coaching.  The jersey sponsorship, in part, enables NEU PDX to fund the nearly $30,000 a year to families that would otherwise not be able to participate in their programs.  It's just a great fit as we, at Dr. Joe's, believe that healthy kids start with healthy communities and NEU PDX would like to help get as many kids out there enjoying the game!

“There is no better community than NE Portland! This is where I live, work and raise my kids. For 15 years, we’ve been building beautiful neighborhood smiles- nothing gives me more pleasure than supporting our local youth, coaches and organizers, ensuring a healthy fit future generation of NE kiddos. Now let’s roll up our sleeves and score some goals- see ya on the pitch!” -Dr. Joe

 

jerseysFor more:   NEU PDX Website

“Play Hard and Have Fun!” – GYB

Posted: Aug 25th, 2014

Dr. Joe has been a proud sponsor of Grant Youth Basketball since 2010.

Grant Youth Basketball (formerly the Laurelhurst Basketball Club) is a non-profit organization, committed to providing opportunities for boys and girls in the Grant Community to develop basketball skills in a sportsmanship-first environment.  Founded by Coach Bernadette Diepenbrock, GYB follows her philosophy to "play hard and have fun!"  This is a philosophy we embrace here at Braces by Dr. Joe!

Starting out as a league of 40 players in 2009, GYB has grown to serve hundred of kids each year through it's co-ed summer league (grades 5-8), skills clinics, and the Jr. Generals program (grades K - 4).

Dr. Joe has been GYB's longest standing and most loyal sponsor.  Through his generous support (and the support of other locally owned businesses) GYB is able to offer fee assistance to students in need, so that GYB has never had to turn a player away from it's programs.  GYB also provides much needed support to the Men's and Women's Basketball programs at Grant High School.

Check it out at www.grantyouthbasketball.org

Supporting Sabin Kids: Sabin K – 8 Auction

Posted: Jun 4th, 2014

Congratulations on a totally tubular night of day glow leggings, shoulder pads and parachute pants!  We are so proud to continually sponsor this amazing school and in particular this year’s  record breaking auction.

 

“On behalf of The Sabin School community, I’m sending my heartfelt thanks for your ongoing support of our auction.   Thanks to community partners like Braces by Dr. Joe, we brought in more than $170,000.  That’s a record! you have made a difference in the lives of our kids.  For that, we are deeply grateful.”

Warmly, Deborah Pleva

 

Madeleine Kids: The Madeleine School Auction

Posted: Apr 10th, 2014

This amazing event kicked off the auction season with a boom. We donated one orthodontic treatment to the live auction, but bidding got so heated we doubled up. In the end two happy families went home with braces for their kiddo. The Madeleine School raised double the funds on this item — and we felt great about contributing to a fantastic, neighborhood school. Truly, a night to remember!

"Our auction is the largest fundraiser of the year for our Parents' Club and raises 14% of the school's operating budget. Without donations from community members like Dr. Joe, we would never make our goal. These funds support our core curriculum as well as art, music, and Spanish. Thank you Dr. Joe and Staff for your generosity!" — Susan Steele, Principal, The Madeleine School

Excellent Orthodontics in a Really Fun Place!

Mary H.

“We love Dr. Joe and his staff — honest, kind, efficient, and even my teenager didn’t mind going to his appointments! Thank you — the past two years of being a patient of Dr. Joe has been a pleasure!”
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“We love Dr. Joe and his staff — honest, kind, efficient, and even my teenager didn’t mind going to his appointments! Thank you — the past two years of being a patient of Dr. Joe has been a pleasure!”

Deborah P.

“Braces by Dr. Joe creates beautiful smiles on the faces of children throughout the community not only in his orthodontia services, but in the form of support of local schools in the community.”
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“Braces by Dr. Joe creates beautiful smiles on the faces of children throughout the community not only in his orthodontia services, but in the form of support of local schools in the community.”

Peter H.

“How many people can say that going to the orthodontist is fun? I can! You walk in and immediately notice the relaxed, fun, efficient environment where you know Dr. Joe and his fantastic staff will have you in and out before your Mom can even read People magazine!”
2014-03-19T21:29:56+00:00
“How many people can say that going to the orthodontist is fun? I can! You walk in and immediately notice the relaxed, fun, efficient environment where you know Dr. Joe and his fantastic staff will have you in and out before your Mom can even read People magazine!”

BCS Foundation

“Dr. Joe has been a longtime, loyal supporter of the Beverly Cleary School Foundation’s Auction. His continuous donations illustrate his commitment to children and families in the community.”
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“Dr. Joe has been a longtime, loyal supporter of the Beverly Cleary School Foundation’s Auction. His continuous donations illustrate his commitment to children and families in the community.”

Soloman & Gabbie

“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”
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“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”

Hazel

“Dr. Joe and his team are the best, most interesting and fun group of people. I love coming here, not only to fix my teeth, but also to interact with his amazing staff. Thank you for being so great to me these past four years!”
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“Dr. Joe and his team are the best, most interesting and fun group of people. I love coming here, not only to fix my teeth, but also to interact with his amazing staff. Thank you for being so great to me these past four years!”

Jill C.

"Thanks Dr Joe and crew for taking such amazing care of my three kids over the years! We have had a fantastic experience each and every appointment. Dr. Joe combines his excellent skills with a great team and office experience. He and the team identified each of my kid's different needs and personalities. They then met each one where they were at, worked with them every visit to help them succeed, and they all have fantastic smiles and great memories! Thank you!!"
2014-03-19T21:30:10+00:00
"Thanks Dr Joe and crew for taking such amazing care of my three kids over the years! We have had a fantastic experience each and every appointment. Dr. Joe combines his excellent skills with a great team and office experience. He and the team identified each of my kid's different needs and personalities. They then met each one where they were at, worked with them every visit to help them succeed, and they all have fantastic smiles and great memories! Thank you!!"

Haley

Check out this review posted on our Facebook page:

“The service and attention are the best imaginable.  Absolutely no reason to go anywhere else!!  Dr. Rensch was MY ortho 30+years ago and now my kids go to Dr. Joe.  Impeccable service and care never go out of style!!!

(August, 2017)
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Check out this review posted on our Facebook page: “The service and attention are the best imaginable.  Absolutely no reason to go anywhere else!!  Dr. Rensch was MY ortho 30+years ago and now my kids go to Dr. Joe.  Impeccable service and care never go out of style!!! (August, 2017)