Doctors Jon and Brett Daby have announced an early 2018 merger of their Roseway and Hollywood dental practices in an expanded Smiles on Sandy clinic at 6600 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Plans developed over the past two years call for building a 1,730-square-foot addition to the 1,500-square-foot dental offices built in 1973 by the late Dr. Herb Marshack.
“Construction will begin in June,” said Jon Daby, “and we should be open by January.” The expanded facility will be fully accessible for patients with disabilities and the entire structure updated to 21st century building codes. The original brick walls and roof will be retained, but the entire interior will be remodeled. All eight operatories will face a southside garden, as do the existing three.
In 2005, Jon Daby purchased his Roseway practice and the building from Dr. Ken Marshack. In 2013, Brett Daby took over Dr. Gene Rask’s Hollywood practice at 4433 N.E. Tillamook St. (www.blueskydentalpdx.com), but Rask retained ownership of the building. Brett Daby’s lease runs out in early 2018, making next year’s move logical, Jon Daby added.
The Daby brothers are third and fourth dentists in three generations. Their maternal grandfather began a Grafton, North Dakota, practice after working as an oral surgeon in WWII. Their father purchased the practice from his father-in-law, always offering the practice to his sons, “…but both Brett and I were drawn to Portland with its nearby mountains and west coast appeal,” Jon Davy explained.
With practices merged, the Dabys will employ 14, including front desk people, hygienists, associate dentists and dental assistants. “There will be fewer clinic closure days and more appointments available,” said Jon Daby, “and we will be able to give our patients the attention and care a local, family-run practice affords.” He feels especially good about being able to continue the family practice begun and continued by the Marshacks for over 30 years in the Roseway neighborhood.
Jon Daby and his family live in Sabin, and Brett Daby and his family reside in the Cully neighborhood. Both are outdoor enthusiasts and proud to have given their parents seven grandchildren between them, the latest two born only days apart in February.