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328NelsonWILLIAM J. NELSON, DDS, of Green Bay, WI, is president-elect of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization that represents more than 9,000 0ral and maxillofacial surgeons and 1,000 of their professional allied staff. Dr. Nelson will assume the position of AAOMS president in October 2014.

Dr. Nelson was in group practice in Green Bay, WI, for 26 years, the last 15 years as a founding partner of a 150 physician medical specialty group. He is currently an adjunct associate professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Prior to becoming president-elect, Dr. Nelson served a one year term as AAOMS’s vice president and four years as District IV Trustee on the AAOMS Board of Trustees where he represented the oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as those OMSs in the Veterans Administration and the United States Public Health Service.

Dr. Nelson is a diplomate and past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) Board of Directors, and a fellow of the American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International College of Dentists. He received his dental degree from Creighton University and completed his surgical training at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, WI.

Episode 328. Air Date: 4/20/14.

Dr. Kvitko interviews two Veterinary students from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine concerning Pet Dental Health and Pet Dental Care.

drkvitko328aOriginally from southern New Jersey, Jeaniene Leis is a third year veterinary student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently preparing to start clinical rotations.. Jeaniene graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA with a bachelors degree in animal behavior, then received her masters degree in animals and public policy from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She worked at the Philadelphia Zoo for three years coordinating children's programs. As a future veterinarian Jeaniene would like to work in small animal medicine (cats and dogs), as well as with exotic species. She is very interested in veterinary dentistry because it is really important to an animal’s health and well-being. In her spare time, Jeaniene also enjoys horseback riding, scuba diving, running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

drkvitko328bAmanda Darbyshire is a second year veterinary student at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine with an interest in small animal medicine. She is from Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Wilmington College with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Agriculture.

 

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Episode 327. Air Date: 4/13/14.   

WILLIAM J. NELSON, DDS, of Green Bay, WI, is president-elect of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization that represents more than 9,000 0ral and maxillofacial surgeons and 1,000 of their professional allied staff. Dr. Nelson will assume the position of AAOMS president in October 2014.

Dr. Nelson was in group practice in Green Bay, WI, for 26 years, the last 15 years as a founding partner of a 150 physician medical specialty group. He is currently an adjunct associate professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Prior to becoming president-elect, Dr. Nelson served a one year term as AAOMS’s vice president and four years as District IV Trustee on the AAOMS Board of Trustees where he represented the oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as those OMSs in the Veterans Administration and the United States Public Health Service.

Dr. Nelson is a diplomate and past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) Board of Directors, and a fellow of the American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International College of Dentists. He received his dental degree from Creighton University and completed his surgical training at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, WI.

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Episode 326. Air Date: 4/06/14.

In his ongoing “Teeth Across America” series, Dr. Kvitko visits the Boerger, Westfall & Heath Farm in Woodstock, Ohio .

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Episode 325. Air Date: 3/30/14.

Kimberly Telek is currently a senior at The Ohio State University anticipating graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.  Previously, she attended Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, OH.  In addition to studying Dental Hygiene, Kimberly has also used her time at the College of Dentistry to specialize in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. She anticipates certification for that in June 2014.  Kimberly is the current president of the Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists Association and also holds a position on the Curriculum Committee.  Outside of the college, she enjoys playing on intramural teams with friends, running, and volunteering in her community. Her most recent volunteer activities include: helping out with Pelotonia the past two years, giving oral health care presentations to elementary schools, and helping with Give Kids a Smile Day. Additionally, Kimberly is also working in Admissions at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and as a Student Research Assistant at The Ohio State University.  In the near future Kimberly hopes to work as an RDH and/or an EFDA.

drkvitko325aSenior dental hygiene student, Katelyn Veltri, is a soon to be graduate from The Ohio State University with an anticipated certification in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary.  She was born and raised in Dublin, Ohio.  At Ohio State she is the class treasurer, as well as, the dental hygiene representative for Give Kids A Smile Day—an event hosted by The Ohio State College of Dentistry that provides free dental care for underserved children.  She hopes to practice dental hygiene in the Columbus area following graduation. Additionally, she is involved in Kappa Delta Sorority and enjoys an active and adventurous lifestyle.

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Episode 324. Air Date: 3/23/14.

Colonel Dr. Robert Hale received his dental degree in 1981 from Emory University College of Dentistry in Atlanta Georgia.  After four years as a general dental officer in the Army he spent the next four years at Emory doing his Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery residency, obtaining his post doctorate Certificate in 1989. He became Board certified in 1992, and recertified in 2002 and 2012.  He spent the next 15 years as a private practicing oral surgeon although he was deployed to Kuwait and Afganistan from 2003 until 2005.  In 2005 he became the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Assistant Program director at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston Tx and, after several promotions, is now the commander of the US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment.

drkvitko323aDr. Kia P Leung, received his Bachelor of science in agriculture in 1972 from National Taiwan University, his Masters in Microbiology from San Hose State in 1976 and his Phd in microbiology from the university of Hawaii in 1981.  He is currently the Director of Science, US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, US Army Institute of Surgical Research.  His research interests center around host-bacteria interactions and he has been studying the mechanisms by which bacteria adhere and colonize host cells and tissues.  A great part of his recent research activities have focused on the use of antimicrobial peptides to control the growth of biofilms in the oral cavity and in wounds.

 

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Episode 323. Air Date: 3/16/14.

Colonel Dr. Robert Hale received his dental degree in 1981 from Emory University College of Dentistry in Atlanta Georgia.  After four years as a general dental officer in the Army he spent the next four years at Emory doing his Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery residency, obtaining his post doctorate Certificate in 1989. He became Board certified in 1992, and recertified in 2002 and 2012.  He spent the next 15 years as a private practicing oral surgeon although he was deployed to Kuwait and Afganistan from 2003 until 2005.  In 2005 he became the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Assistant Program director at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston Tx and, after several promotions, is now the commander of the US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment.

drkvitko323aDr. Kia P Leung, received his Bachelor of science in agriculture in 1972 from National Taiwan University, his Masters in Microbiology from San Hose State in 1976 and his Phd in microbiology from the university of Hawaii in 1981.  He is currently the Director of Science, US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, US Army Institute of Surgical Research.  His research interests center around host-bacteria interactions and he has been studying the mechanisms by which bacteria adhere and colonize host cells and tissues.  A great part of his recent research activities have focused on the use of antimicrobial peptides to control the growth of biofilms in the oral cavity and in wounds.

 

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Episode 322. Air Date: 3/09/14.  

Homegrown comedian, Mary Miller, has been performing comedy & music from coast to coast for 25 years. Mary’s ability to find the humor in everyday situations and day to day challenges, hits home with audiences of all ages.

She began her professional comedy career at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, in Detroit, Michigan. Since then, her travels have given her the opportunity perform in comedy clubs, casinos, and at corporate events. She has shared the stage with Bill Engvall, Howie Mandel, Tim Allen, Brad Garrett, Kevin James, and many more. Her comedy shows have raised money for local and national organizations, such as Licking County Aging Program, Hospice of Knox County, Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit & the American Cancer Society. Mary knows first hand the healing power of humor and laughter, and it is her mission to empower people to find the funny in their own lives - everyday.

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Episode 321. Air Date: 3/02/14.  

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

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Episode 320. Air Date: 2/23/14.

Dr. Wallace was educated at the University of Illinois. Earning his BS in Zoology in 1966, then his DDS in 1970. 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, in JamaicaQueens, New York from 1970 to 1971. Then his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency and Chief Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Jamaica, Queens, New York, from 1971 to 1973. 

Instructor- Histology and Pathology, University of Illinois College of Dentistry  

Attending Oral Surgeon, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center Postgraduate Residency Program.  Responsibilities included didactic and clinical education of residents and interns in both inpatient and outpatient surgery. 

Director of Oral Surgery, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Chicago. Responsibilities included education of medical and dental students, coordination of Continuing Education for the professional staff, and intramural practice. 

Presented multiple seminars on orthognathic surgery, dental implant surgery, dental insurance issues and various other surgical topics on the local and national level. 

Dr. Wallace is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Dental Consultants, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Illinois State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

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Episode 319. Air Date: 2/16/14.

Marie-Claude, also known as MC, is a bilingual Personal Development Coach, with an Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate from Royal Roads University and accredited by the International Coach Federation.

With certifications in Neuro-linguistic Programming and the Emotional Intelligence inventory, EQi 2.0, MC is well-equipped to coach established professionals who want a sustainable way to lean in. She does this by helping to build-in energy, resilience, balance, meaning, and joy as critical complements to financial comfort and professional achievement.

MC also entertains and educates varied audiences with her keynote speeches on understanding, managing, and leveraging the power of emotions. She also offers stress-management group training.

As a commissioned officer in the Canadian Forces, MC honed, over 10 years of service, managerial and leadership attributes both of which have formed a launch pad for successful ventures in real estate as well as in the customized HR training industry.

Other than indulging in her passion for human excellence, MC rejuvenates by hiking, skiing, golfing, traveling, and engaging in rich conversations. She is joyfully married and has two wonderful teenage sons.

Behaviour is dictated by emotions,

hence, the importance of developing Emotional Intelligence.

www.4dexcellence.com

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Episode 318. Air Date: 2/9/14.  

Jessica Wiegers has been in Dentistry since 1999. She started her career in a small private practice working one on one with one doctor one assistant and herself while attending California State University, San Marcos, CA. In 2001 she graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology and just two days after graduating she moved to Naples, Italy where she worked as an accountant for Department of Defense.  There she received a Kosovo metal for support for military action in Kosovo. Following her time abroad she returned to the states and to her passion of dentistry. She began to work independently with different offices to help streamline the accounting systems and help one doctor retire. In 2006 she took the opportunity to work as an office manager/business consultant for large dental practice. At the time she was surprised on how much business experience and management knowledge it took to make a dental practice successful.  Therefore, she went back to school and earned her Masters in Business Administration. She continued to work as a business consultant and helped grow the practice. In 2012 the practice was sold and the new owner hired Jessica to help set up systems utilizing an organization board and statistics to measure individual and group performance.  Utilizing these specific system have helped the practice become more streamlined and work performance has increased. Jessica loves to share all that she has learned, hoping to save practices from a few headaches. With her passion and love for dentistry it is pleasure listening to Jessica speak.

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"Is money keeping you from getting your dental work? Does a hard inquiry on your credit report negatively affect your credit rating while a soft inquiry does not? Get the answers and find out how you can afford dental care, as Dentally Speaking with Dr. Kvitko welcomes Gil A. Morlock of Universal Healthcare Lending live from Arizona". Episode 317

Episode 317. Air Date: 2/2/14.  

Gil Morlock has more than thirty-seven years experience in the dental industry with a primary focus on operations and management of individually-owned dental practices and large multi-office dental groups. Gil has held the position of Vice President; Chief of Operations; Executive Director; Regional Director; Dental Practice Consultant; Office Manager; Dental Hygienist; Dental Assistant; Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant; and Forensic Technician working in postmortem identification to include the role as Emergency Medical Technician.

A motivational and keynote speaker for college graduation ceremonies, Gil is invested in assisting young dentists in developing their practices. He has vast experience in group and practice consulting, and is well versed in practice/dental group profitability, team motivation and development, equipment and logistics of new practice construction, practice management, human resources, dental board investigations, dental insurance negotiations, and credentialing. He has expert knowledge in provider recruitment, accounts receivable, internal and external marketing, dental team development, dental practice systems development, and dental group management. Gil received recognition from the Phoenix Business Journal for his successful development of dental practices. Among his continuing education, Gil has completed courses in Human Resources, Business Law, Emergency Medicine, Disaster Preparedness, Forensic Dentistry, Maxillofacial Surgical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Practice Development.

Gil is an honor graduate of the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer’s Management School and a follow up graduate of the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer’s Management School . For his service in the military, Gil was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Commendation Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation Award, among other awards for service to our country.

Gil served as a member of the advisory board for the Bryman College in Arizona for three years. His community involvement includes volunteering at the local food bank, the Boys Scouts of America as a guest instructor, and has been recognized for his involvement in helping the homeless. An avid tennis player and competitive long distance shooter, Gil enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking. In addition, a number of art galleries have displayed his artworks of wild life.

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Episode 316. Air Date: 1/26/14. 

Dorothy Garlough graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1975 and has been a practicing dental hygienist continuously since that time. In 1990 she reduced her clinical hours of hygiene and created a business in photography, Garlough Photo, so that she could pursue her two passions: helping people radiate a beautiful smile and allowing them to show it to the world!

Dorothy earned her Masters of Photographic Arts (MPA) designation (2007) and successfully established her business in the Ottawa Valley meriting a local renown for her original portraiture and outstanding customer service.

As a lifelong learner and public speaking enthusiast, Dorothy joined Toastmasters International and was awarded the Silver Competent Toastmaster in 2009. Armed with a creative and confident streak, she has been hired as a Destination and Special Interest Speaker by multiple international cruise lines where she entertains passengers with her mesmerizing photography and dynamic delivery.

Today, Dorothy focuses on bringing her entrepreneurial and technical know-how to the clinical setting to improve workplace climate through the leveraging of creativity and innovation as a means of fostering engagement and healthy team attitudes.

Working with Dorothy offers many benefits:

  • * Increased profitability Unparalleled,
  • * integrated patient care
  • * Innovative solutions to persistent challenges
  • * Enhanced staff engagement Improved effective communication

 

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Episode 315. Air Date: 1/19/14. 

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

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Episode 314. Air Date: 01/12/14.  

The KickDrums are led by singer, songwriter and producer Alex Fitts. Fitts began his career in Cleveland, Ohio producing hip hop tracks for local artist and quickly built a reputation as a "go to" producer for emerging talent. His knack for blending hip-hop and alt rock scored him production placements with artists such as Kid Cudi, 50 Cent, Kanye West and Slaughterhouse.

The KickDrums released their new album, Thinking Out Loud via Hopeless Records on October 8th. NYLON Guys have championed the The Kickdrums’ newest effort, proclaiming the album, “further pushes the limits of The KickDrums sound, with all the elements of ambient, electro, rock and hip-hop genres.” Stream the entire album on NYLON Guys here: http://bit.ly/19uWMeS. Purchase Thinking Out Loud on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/GF38vI.

The KickDrums have been well known amongst the blog elite for the release of cross-genre mixtapes that not only showed how in tune they are to emerging music but also showcased the future of their sound. They have grown into a distinctive sound and earned their space in the upper echelon of musicians dedicated to pushing creative boundaries.

You can stream the new album “Thinking Out Loud” here: http://goo.gl/hKrah5

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Episode 313. Air Date: 01/05/14

Dr. Kvitko welcomes Ted "The Golden Voice" Williams live in the studio on the third anniversary of him being discovered.

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Episode 312. Air Date: 12/29/13.

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

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Episode 311.   Air Date: 12/22/13.  

Typically busy this time of year, Mr. Claus takes time out of his demanding schedule for Dentally Speaking with Dr. Kvitko.  Pictured with Santa is 19 month old Sasha Labosky. 

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Episode 310.   Air Date: 12/15/13.  

Most people in central Ohio are familiar with the last name Spielman.  Whether it is former Ohio State and NFL linebacker Chris Spielman or his wife Stefanie Spielman, who battled cancer for over 10 years.  When Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, she and Chris started a quest to raise money for breast cancer research with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.  It has now been 3 years since Stefanie Spielman passed away, but her message and name are now being carried on by her eldest daughter, Maddie Spielman.

Maddie was only 15 when Stefanie passed away.  For so long she struggled with not only missing Stefanie, but trying to figure out life without a mom.  Maddie kept her emotions bottled up inside her and it had taken a toll on her everyday life.  “I was once very shy and timid, scared of what people would think of me.  The second I opened up and talked about my struggles with grieving and the loss of my mom, it was as if a huge weight was lifted off my chest.  From that point on I realized what I wanted to do!  I didn’t want others struggling through the same situation to go through what I went through.  Now I share my story with others as much as I can.  I decided to start speaking at events on behalf of the Stefanie Spielman fund not only to share my mother’s miraculous story but also to let people know they are not alone in the constant fight against breast cancer.”

Maddie finds the inspiration to speak at events from her mom.  “She was my best friend and truly the most amazing person I have ever met.  Her selflessness and her never-ending desire to help others is truly admirable.  I try to model her character and compassion everyday with how I compose myself.”  Maddie also has a strong support system with her father, Chris, and her siblings, Noah, Macy, and Audrey.  “It is definitely a challenge to balance school, my work with the fund, and spending time with the people I love.  They are behind me every step of the way and I am so blessed to have each and every one of them in my life.”

Maddie currently balances being a student at The Ohio State University with being a speaker, spokesperson, and model.  She’s done commercials for Donatos and Kroger for breast cancer awareness month and she has modeled for Capital Style twice and hopes to pursue that career even further in the near future.  With such a busy schedule, Maddie says that the best advice given to her was from her father Chris when he told her to live one day at a time.  “So many people get caught up in the worries of the future, but I found it to be more fulfilling if you live every day as if it’s your last.”

Maddie is most proud of being able to wake up every day and continue the battle that her mother started so many years ago.  “I think it is a total blessing that I am able to honor my mother with the work that I do.”  For more details about the Stefanie Spielman Fund, visit  www.spielmanfund.com

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Dr. Kvitko in the WSNY Studios in
Columbus, Ohio

 


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