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Behind the Name

Dr. Julia grew up on the east side of St. Paul. With a family-oriented Italian father and a caring and nurturing mother, the Italian family culture and a compassionate spirit is inherent to Dr. Garofalo and the practice.


In English, the word “salute” (sa loot) is used to address someone with expressions of kind wishes. In Italian, “salute” (sa loo tay) is commonly expressed during a toast meaning “to your good health.” The name defines our mission to provide a place where people feel welcomed, relaxed and at home while receiving modern day dental care.