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Dental Care: Brushing Up on your Health


Aired Monday, December 26th at 7pm on WVIA TV

Oral health can directly impact overall health, but the CDC reports more people in the United States are unable to afford dental care than any other form of healthcare. How can providers make dental care more affordable and accessible and how can our region’s residents take better care of their oral health?

Support for Keystone Edition Health comes from Moses Taylor Foundation



Dr. Aiman Aslam
Scranton Primary Health Care Center

Dr. Aiman Aslam graduated from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with a double bachelors in Biological Sciences and Public Health, both with honors. She later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with honors in Clinical Dentistry and Community Health in 2019.

She also had extensive post-doctoral training at Morristown Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, where she learned how to manage many medically complex, emergency, surgical, and cosmetic cases.

Today, she enjoys working at Scranton Primary Health Care Center, a federally qualified health center dedicated to providing primary care to people from all walks of life - including underinsured and uninsured.


Kelly L. Ranieli
Executive Director, Volunteers in Medicine Wilkes-Barre

Kelly L. Ranieli has been the Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine of Northeast Pennsylvania, the only full-time full-service free clinic in northeastern Pennsylvania, since its inception in January of 2008.

Prior to Volunteers in Medicine, Mrs. Ranieli held executive management positions in the hospitality industry and nonprofit sector. She spent over ten years of her career as Director of Sales and Marketing and General Manager of the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, PA. She held management positions at the Ramada Hotels in Binghamton, NY and Wilkes-Barre, PA and the Chateau Resort in the Poconos. She also served as Regional Executive Director of the March of Dimes where she was responsible for marketing, public relations and fundraising activities throughout 13 counties.

Mrs. Ranieli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University
with a major in Marketing. She has also studied the South American culture and Portuguese language in
Sao Paulo, Brazil for 12 months. She resides in Plains Township with her husband, Anthony and two children, Dominick and Angelina.


Dr. Satya Upadhyayula DMD, MS
Clinical Dental Director, Oral Health Clinic, The Wright Center for Community Health

Satya Upadhyayula, D.M.D., specializes in general practice dentistry and oral health. Dr. Upadhyayula is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Upadhyayula is accepting new patients of all ages.