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Columbia SC Periodontist's Uncle Pioneered Dental Hygiene

  There are many things that Americans are known for around the world.  One of the many positive things is our reputation for having above average dental hygiene.  Our next guest says that that may in fact be due to the pioneering work of his uncle.

Robert Goldman is a retired periodontist, who also taught Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Periodontics at Boston University and Tufts University. He lives now in Columbia, South Carolina and has recently published a book about his uncle, Henry Maurice Goldman, who has a school of dentistry named after him at Boston University.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.