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Episode 372. Air Date: 02/22/15.

Dr Kvitko welcomes Dr. Paul Casamassimo Professor and director of The OSU College of Dentistry Division of Pediatric Dentistry, and Nationwide Children's Hospital Department of Dentistry, to discuss Children's Dental Health issues

Dr. Casamassimo received his dental degree from Georgetown University in 1974 and a Master of Science and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1976. He has taught at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry (1976-78) and the University of Colorado School of Dentistry (1978-88). He is former Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and its journal, Pediatric Dentistry, and also a past-president of AAPD. Dr. Casamassimo is past-president of the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped and past editor of the Journal of Dentistry for the Handicapped and the Journal of Dentistry for Children.

He has authored over 300 publications including three books, 31 text chapters and seven monographs in the areas of pediatric dentistry, care of children with special health care needs, and dental education. His research interests include oral health of children with special health care needs, health services research, and oral health disparity.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Dental Association, American Association for Dental Research, and the American Dental Education Association and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor fraternity, a fellow in AAPD, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He served as President of the Columbus Dental Society in 2008. He is currently Past-President of the Ohio Dental Association.

Dr. Casamassimo has directed studies addressing early childhood caries and its management and represents the AAPD on projects related to infant oral health, maternal oral health, school health, and dental education. He is currently Director of the AAPD Oral Health Policy Research Center.

Dr. Casamassimo has received numerous professional, humanitarian and teaching awards in his career. He is board-certified in pediatric dentistry and practices at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio, where he is a past-President of the medical staff.

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Episode 369. Air Date: 02/01/15

On the 70th anniversary of the first public water fluoridation program, Dr Kvitko tells the story of Fluoride.  Also on the show, hear more about how road construction and dentistry are similar, plus, hear the gruesome truth behind Hollywood's most famous Smiles.


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Episode 364. Air Date: 12/28/14.

Dr. Kvitko brings you interviews from the "Cancer Can't Stop Christmas" event held this past December 26th by The Cancer Option Collaborative.  Hear from Santa and Mrs. Claus, volunteers, families affected by cancer and the executive director Mary Jenkins." Episode 364

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Episode 362. Air Date: 12/14/14.

Dr. Kvitko brings you The Anatomy of Dental Insurance."  You'll hear answers to questions like "What is an EOB?"  "Is a predetermination of benefits a guarantee of payment?"  "If I am 19 years old and I want braces, am I covered?"  "Is coverage for cleanings twice per year the same as once every 6 months?"  and much more.

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Episode 361. Air Date: 12/07/14.

Dr. Kvitko brings you the top fifteen reasons that, as a dentist, he is thankful.

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Episode 360. Air Date: 11/30/14.

"Dentistry in the news!” Dr. Kvitko presents a show full of Dental News Bites. 

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Episode 359. Air Date: 11/23/14. 

"Dentistry in the news!” Dr. Kvitko presents a show full of Dental News Bites.

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Episode #357 Air Date: 11/9/14

Dr. Kvitko brings you a "Teeth Across America" episode from Orlando Florida.

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Episode #356 Air Date: 11/2/14

Dr. Kvitko welcomes back Mary Jenkins, founder and CEO of Cancer Options Collaborative live in the studio to discuss her "Cancer Can't Stop Christmas" event.

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Episode #354 Air Date: 10/19/14

Cameron McNamee currently serves as the legislative and regulatory affairs liaison for the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. In this role, Cameron is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to advance the Board’s legislative initiatives and other interests relating to the General Assembly. He works closely with the Ohio General Assembly on legislation to address prescription drug abuse. Most recently, Cameron worked with state representatives to ensure the successful passage of HB 341, which mandates the registration and use of Ohio’s Prescription Monitoring Program, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System.

Prior to joining the Board, Cameron served as a Policy Specialist for the Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). In this role, he promoted program goals of the VIPP by cataloguing, analyzing and monitoring injury prevention related regulatory, organizational and legislative policies at the federal, state and local level. Cameron also worked on issues relating to Ohio’s prescription drug overdose epidemic. He developed Ohio’s first naloxone distribution and overdose reversal program, Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone), in Portsmouth, Ohio and facilitated the expansion of the program to five additional counties. Cameron also served on the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team and assisted with the development of prescribing guidelines for opioids and other controlled substances.

Cameron has extensive experience in the field of public policy and legislative politics. Prior to his position with the Violence and Injury Prevention Program, he served as the Legislative Liaison for the Ohio Department of Health where he directly lobbied state legislators to support agency priorities. In addition to lobbying on behalf of the agency, he also became an active member of the Ohio Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, serving as a coordinator of the regulatory work group and member of the writing team responsible for producing the final report. Preceding this, he served as a policy analyst in the Ohio Senate. Cameron received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Kvitko in studio

Dr. Kvitko in the WSNY Studios in
Columbus, Ohio




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