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Mt. Kisco girl named Miss Pre-Teen N.Y.

MOUNT KISCO — Ten-year-old Sophia Cambareri of Mount Kisco has been accepted to compete in the 2011 National American Miss State Beauty Pageant as Miss Pre-Teen New York. During the pageant, she will have one personal introduction with all of the judges, a formal-wear contest with an escort and two minutes to perform a talent, which will be an acrobatics dance. Sophia will be able to compete in the pageant due to the generosity of funds and products provided by her family, friends and Mount Kisco-based sponsors: Yogi's Paw Boutique, McDonald's, Limited Unlimited Jewelers, Out of the Blue Clothing, Frannie's Goodie Shop, Donna's Nails and the Knights of Columbus.

Teitelbaum earns Dale Carnegie award

BRIARCLIFF MANOR — Michael Teitelbaum, DMD, received the Highest Achievement Award upon his recent graduation from a Dale Carnegie Training course, Public Speaking and Human Relations. The award — the most prestigious award in the program — is given to the person who best exemplified the standards, qualities and principles on which the Dale Carnegie program is based. The Briarcliff Manor resident took the eight-week course in White Plains.

Teitelbaum's wife, Laura Bienenfeld, MD, also completed the course and came away with the Dale Carnegie Breakthrough Award, which recognizes the individual who made the most progress during the eight-week course. The couple's 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, participated as a Dale Carnegie Special Assistant.


Small gifts for vets make a large impact for everyone (Click here to view original article)
By Alli Filan and Christopher Dawson, CNN
November 11, 2010 11:50 a.m. EST

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(CNN) How does a dentist thank the troops? By sending them lots and lots of comforting candy.

Dentist Michael Teitelbaum was looking for a way to help his young patients avoid cavities, when he came up with a campaign that would also benefit our soldiers' sweet tooth.

After every Halloween he offers a candy buyback, where candy-sharing children receive a dollar coin for every pound of candy they bring in for overseas troops.

This November, he has already received about 200 pounds of candy. In eight years of Teitelbaum's candy buyback program, he has collected over 2,000 pounds.

Teitelbaum chuckled when considering the children's surprising generosity.

"The kids that are quick to give up their candy have the Halloween bags that have been clearly picked clean of their favorite treats," Teitelbaum said.

He helps those children struggling to give up their Halloween haul with a certificate of patriotism, a picture, and of course, the dollar coins.

The soldiers, Teitelbaum said, give away much of the candy to the children in Iraq and Afghanistan, who have never tasted American sweets. But he has also received letters that the troops devour a lot of it themselves, and want more.

"Over there they really don't get to celebrate Halloween or other holidays," Teitelbaum said, "so it gives them a little taste of home."

See the candy donations pile up, on CNN iReport.

Have you helped make a positive impact for our Veterans? Share your story with iReport and Impact Your World.


Patriotism on Pleasantville Road - click here to view original article

Posted by: Barbara Nackman - Posted in Briarcliff Manor on Jul 02, 2010
You often see flags waving on the Fourth of July and lots of red, white and blue.
But here in Briarcliff Manor, a local dentist has gone a step further.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum got an idea last night to put a sign on the lawn of his office saying "Honk for Liberty."

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"It suddenly occurred to me. I wanted to do something a little different," he explained.
Teitelbaum's office is called The Briarcliff Center for Esthetic Dentistry and it's at 1312 Pleasantville Road. He said he usually hangs up a large flag, but this year he couldn't find it so he set out to come up with an alternative. By 11 a.m. he said he planted the signs and the horns began honking.

An observant passerby noticed the sign and sent up the above photo to share.Teitelbaum is seeing patients today and as a special treat in honor of the holiday he is handing out small American flags. And in case that is not enough patriotism, he is wearing all-American colors -- a white shirt, dark blue slacks and a flag tie, he says.

Happy Fourth of July!

"It's the Fourth of July and we are celebrating liberty, now that's patriotic," he said.


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Patriotism on Pleasantville Road
Posted by: Barbara Nackman - Posted in Briarcliff Manor on Jul 02, 2010
You often see flags waving on the Fourth of July and lots of red, white and blue.
But here in Briarcliff Manor, a local dentist has gone a step further.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum got an idea last night to put a sign on the lawn of his office saying "Honk for Liberty."

"It suddenly occurred to me. I wanted to do something a little different," he explained.
Teitelbaum's office is called The Briarcliff Center for Esthetic Dentistry and it's at 1312 Pleasantville Road.
He said he usually hangs up a large flag, but this year he couldn't find it so he set out to come up with an alternative. By 11 a.m. he said he planted the signs and the horns began honking.
An observant passerby noticed the sign and sent up the above photo to share.
Teitelbaum is seeing patients today and as a special treat in honor of the holiday he is handing out small American flags. And in case that is not enough patriotism, he is wearing all-American colors -- a white shirt, dark blue slacks and a flag tie, he says.
Happy Fourth of July!
"It's the Fourth of July and we are celebrating liberty, now that's patriotic," he said.
Photo Caption: IMG01061
Tags: Briarcliff Manor, Dr. Michael Teitelbaum

LOCAL DENTIST CELEBRATES 41st MOON ANNIVERSARY
BRIARCLIFF MANOR (July 20, 2010) - July 20, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's immortal first step on the moon, and to commemorate the event local dentist Dr. Michael Teitelbaum will continue his tradition of giving out popcorn ball "moons" to everyone who comes in to his Briarcliff Manor DentistSpa office.
"Ever since my daughter learned to make Rice Krispy Treats, we've used the recipe to make 'moons' out of popcorn balls to give to my patients to celebrate one of mankind's greatest accomplishments," said the Briarcliff cosmetic dentist.
For "Moon Day" this year, the 41st anniversary of the fulfillment of JFK's lunar dream, Dr. Teitelbaum decided to open the fun to everyone and give out popcorn moon balls to anyone who comes in to his Briarcliff Manor office.
For further information call the office at 914-941-2000, or go to www.DentistSpa.com. The office will be open from 8:30am until 6:00pm on July 20th.

Among other charitable endeavors, Dr. Teitelbaum also volunteers his services restoring smiles of battered women through the "Give Back a Smile" program, donates teeth bleaching treatments for local charity fundraisers, collects Halloween candy to send overseas to our troops, and annually gives money from smile whitening to Garth Brooks' childrens' charity through the "Give Back A Smile" Program.
Dr. Teitelbaum graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1989, received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2001, and has been practicing dentistry in Briarcliff Manor, NY since 1990. Dr. Teitelbaum is a director of the Westchester Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Founding Vice-President of the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a member of the American Dental Association and the NY State Dental Association. He is the Director of the Briarcliff's DentistSpa Center for Esthetic Dentistry.

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