Lost In The Page

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© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

 

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The root of your dental pain

What is at the root of your dental pain?

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This article now out on Colgate Oral Care Center can help you better understand apexification, a treatment that targets the root of the tooth.

CLICK HERE to read more about this in-office treatment

and come prepared to your next dental appointment with the right background knowledge and questions.

© 2019 Dr. Mirissa D. Price: Harvard Dentist, Author, Improv Comedian.

 

“I would be a dentist”

On May 27, I turned 27 as a Harvard dental student. On May 30, I ‘turned into’ a dentist, called to the stage for the first time as Dr. Mirissa Danielle Price, DMD.

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After graduation, in between family gatherings and moving trucks, I started reading my colleagues social media posts. Everyone had a story. Everyone had a struggle they overcame and an interesting twist that brought them to that graduation stage. Everyone’s story deserved a seat under the commencement tent. Not a single person made it to that stage alone.

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For each and every one of us graduating that day, the journey was a challenge. For most of us, it was hardly direct. My aspirations and postgraduate plans shifted along the way. I sought help and guidance, and certainly did not get through the journey without a team, a family, and a newfound community alongside me. Harvard became home. Cambridge became life. Dentistry remained my passion, along with my new morkie puppy and love of country music.

Words could express the gratitude I felt for everyone who guided me to that stage, but there were too many people to thank. Too many names to name as I downsized apartments. Instead, I took to heart the words that my medical school colleague announced in his statement to the audience:

“If you think your name is on this [thank you] list, it is.”

I would add to that, too, if you don’t think your name is on that list, I’m four out of five dentists sure that it is (a statistic of my [finally official] profession). 

In graduating, I thought about writing my story, sharing my journey and thanking the strongest guiding forces along the way. And my choice, instead, was to celebrate US ALL. To celebrate the community that reached graduation together, and share that celebration with THIS POST on the Harvard School of Dental Medicine page.

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To the class of 2019 – whatever stage of education you are in – congratulations! To the community that surrounds this class (so effectively to each and every one of you), a heartfelt congratulations and most sincere thank you. We all did this together.

© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

2 Articles Are Out!

We have all heard about the tonsils, but we don’t often talk about what they do for our health.

Two articles are out NOW on Colgate Oral Care Center to help you better understand your tonsils.

CLICK HERE to read an article about Cryptic Tonsils.

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AND CLICK HERE to read an article about the Palatine Tonsils.

The oral cavity has so many parts and components that all impact your overall health. Learning about those parts can help you best take care of and consider your health.

© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Small Smiles

I find joy in helping build the health of small smiles …

and in preparing for the next step of my journey towards that career.

Where do you find joy? What have you done today to experience that joy? If nothing yet, there’s plenty of time! Go out and create your smile!

© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Believe You Will Get There

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It’s nearly impossible to imagine dental school graduation.

The journey was long and challenging, and helped us find so many strengths within ourselves and our dental family.

It helped us find and create smiles with our patients and community.

And now …

 

Graduation is nearly here!

Wishing everyone a wonderful May and an enjoyable journey through these final assignments of the academic year! We’ve come so far, and we will all get to that next stage together 🙂

 

© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

My Story of Giving Kids Smiles – A Feature on the American Dental Association Foundation

Every year, Give Kids A Smile provides pain-free smiles to children across the United States.

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It is a true gift and honor to serve as a national Give Kids A Smile Ambassador and help this program grow and reach new heights. Recently, my experience with Give Kids A Smile and with a specific, marvelous young patient was featured on the American Dental Association Foundation website. To learn more about the program and read about my experiences with young Evan, CLICK HERE.

© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.