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Description: Episode #350 Air Date: 09/21/14


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Episode 347. Air Date: 08/31/14.

Dr. Kvitko brings you a "Teeth Across America" episode from Durham North Carolina. #347


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Episode 345. Air Date: 08/17/14.

David Niven, Ph.D., is known internationally for translating powerful social science research findings into practical advice anyone can apply to their daily lives. David’s books, including The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People – and six other titles in the series – show that a more satisfying life can be had with small, sustainable changes in our actions and attitudes. With more than 1 million copies sold in the U.S., and translations available in 30 languages around the globe, David’s books have helped bring equal measures of science and inspiration into countless lives. David earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University. His new book, It's Not About the Shark: How to Solve Unsolvable Problems will be published in November.

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We are extremely excited to be doing Dentistry From The Heart for the fourth year in a row and are currently seeking volunteers!  Our office has been working diligently planning this event to benefit hundreds of neighbors and friends in this community, who are in need of dentistry; while making a fun, memorable event, which runs smoothly and efficiently.

We need dentists, hygienists, clinical and support staff, as well as anyone else willing to give their time for the day. To donate or volunteer, register online at or via e-mail atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This year’s event will be held at our office on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 7AM to 4PM. 

Should you be willing to volunteer and or serve on the Planning Committee, please let me know. E-mail me atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Our next planning meeting is Thursday, August 28 at 5PM.

Please know that we value you; and your spirit of giving is appreciated much more than you will ever know.

Thank you kindly in advance,

Dr. Kvitko

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Episode 344. Air Date: 08/10/14.

Caiikiepic1webHailing from ColumbusOhio, Caiikie writes songs that occupy the same confessional territory as gossip-loving, genre-bending contemporaries like Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Marina & The Diamonds and the moody, classic art rock of Kate Bush. A blend of pop, alternative, and baroque arrangements create a sound that has earned the young artist a considerable buzz. At age 5, she began playing piano and viola, but then chose to focus solely on vocal performance around age 11 when she began professional training. She was the youngest girl to audition for, and become part of, a selective traveling women's octet. Her love of singing and performance landed her roles in theater productions throughout high school and college where she continued her vocal training. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2010, she quickly moved to New York City to pursue her dream of singing and becoming an internationally renowned recording artist. In 2012, Caiikie auditioned for The NBC singing competition “The Voice” (where she made it to the second round). Later that same year Caiikie entered an NYC talent competition at the infamous Stonewall Inn where she was a finalist.

Caiikie has rocked out at many notable NYC venues and clubs such as Webster Hall, Fontanas, The Knitting Factory, Pianos, Alphabet Lounge, and many others. She has also performed the National Anthem before a New York Mets game and at the 2013 NYC Marathon. Now signed by NY-based production company, CloudStroud Media LLC,and backed by a rotating lineup of musicians, Caiikie released her debut single, "Let Me Fall," on March 25, 2014. Caiikie's aspirations as an artist are to reach the masses with her music:

 "I want to have my fans connect with their emotions.  I hope that through listening to my music they can feel sassy, sexy, recharged, enlightened and most importantly feel that they have the right to take up space in this world. For me, music moves the unmovable. I want people to share in that passion with me."

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Episode 343. Air Date: 08/03/14

Dr. David Madow will motivate, captivate and educate you into living your healthiest life EVER! He is a true professional who is not afraid to go against what most people perceive as “normal.” He is an east coast resident who feels more at home when in the Rocky Mountains or any points west of them!

David is one who firmly believes that happiness, family and lifestyle must come before anything else in life. He says “It does not matter how much money you make or what kind of car you drive if you are not operating at optimal health or if you cannot experience all of the wonderful things this planet has to offer.” And he teaches just that and more!

As an animal lover, David eats a plant based, whole foods diet and lives a vegan lifestyle, which means he does not use or wear any animal products. A thirty-five year plus runner, David now runs two to three marathons per year, along with many shorter races. A firm believer in technology, Dr. Madow says that he is blessed to be able to work from anywhere on the planet as long as he has his MacBook and an internet connection.

His passion in life is coaching others! If you are ever looking for David, he may be found backpacking the Grand Canyon during the spring and fall. He also spends his winters skiing in Breckenridge, CO.

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Episode 338. Air Date: 06/29/14

Praveen R Arany D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Arany competed his initial dental training in general dentistry and residency in Oral Pathology in 2001 from India. He did postdoctoral fellowships in basic sciences at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India and National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda. He then completed a PhD-Residency program at Harvard University in 2011 and was a Harvard Presidential Scholar. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. He has over 40 publications including 3 book chapters and is the recipient of numerous awards such as the NCI Director's Young Investigator Award, NIH Merit award, Wound Healing Society's Young Investigator Award, Eugene Seidner scholar, among others. He has been invited to speak in various national and international forums. He is currently associate editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Biology and member of various committees of Wound Healing Society and American Association of Dental Research. He reviews for many journals including Journal of Dental Research, Lasers in Medical Sciences, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Cleft Plate and Craniofacial Journal Biology, Triple O, Tissue Engineering, among others. Dr. Arany is currently President-elect of North American Association for Light Therapy, Chair of Lasers in Dentistry, Special interest group of the American Dental Education Association.

Dr. Arany’s research is focused on the molecular mechanisms and clinical applications of light therapy to promote wound healing and tissue regeneration. Dr. Arany's scientific interests have focused on the role of growth factor signaling in wound healing and regeneration. His lab attempts to identify key biological regulatory components that can be used in clinical studies to control biological outcomes. His lab uses a range of cell and molecular biology tools in tissue culture and scaffold-based model systems. Further, a large emphasis is placed on validation in animal models and moving them forward into human clinical studies. His other major areas of interest are the molecular dichotomy of wounds and tumors, cell signaling regulatory networks and Transforming Growth Factor-β biology.

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Episode 337. Air Date: 06/22/14

Dr. Kvitko brings you a guided tour from The Dr. John Harris Dental Museum in Bainbridge Ohio

Dr. John Harris, a medical doctor from Cincinnati, settled in Bainbridge in the mid-1820's. In the fall of 1827, he began teaching classes for those who wished to study "preparatory" to entering a medical college. The following spring, his advertisements emphasized his interest in dentistry, a specialty he favored in both practice and instruction.


Episode 336. Air Date: 6/15/14

A tractor with a GPS? Join Dr. Kvitko in his ongoing “Teeth Across America” series at The Boerger, Westfall & Heath Farm in Woodstock, Ohio, where he rides in a tractor that is nicer than most luxury cars! Episode #336 


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Episode 335. Air Date: 06/08/14.   


Episode 334. Air Date: 06/01/14

Episode 333. Air Date: 05/25/14.   

Dr. John Harris, a medical doctor from Cincinnati, settled in Bainbridge in the mid-1820's. In the fall of 1827, he began teaching classes for those who wished to study "preparatory" to entering a medical college. The following spring, his advertisements emphasized his interest in dentistry, a specialty he favored in both practice and instruction.

The school Dr. Harris founded was short lived. By 1830 he had moved to nearby Chillicothe, abandoning his practice and leaving behind a group of nine students. Although small, this group played an important role in the future of dental education. Two of the students went on to form the first two dental colleges in the United States. Thus, the Dr. John Harris Dental Museum has been designated "The Cradle of Dentistry."

Dr. Harris' home and the site of instruction for the original class stands preserved today as a landmark in the history of dentistry and as a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Dr. Kvitko in the WSNY Studios in
Columbus, Ohio




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