New Year, New Smiles

Good morning world! Did you know there are many people who can’t access floss or a clean toothbrush, let alone a dentist? 2019 Goals: Healthy smiles. Let’s make dentistry a field of disease prevention starting with the kids!!!

What’s your New Years Resolution?

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

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Self Care Saturday

Something *strange* happened just moments ago … and it felt wonderful enough to share. In fact, it resonated with the flick of a sticky note memo flashing in my mind the reminder: This is important. Hold this memory near.

I was simply sitting in the bookstore in Tucson, Arizona, this afternoon, enjoying my surroundings when *BOOM* I had two new friends. The neighbors on either side of me had me engaged in conversation that lasted so long I hadn’t even noticed the time pass.  What wonderful self care!

There’s a lot of hurrying here and there in life (and especially out East or in an academic setting) but THESE are the simple, beautiful moments that remind us to slow down and enjoy the journey.

This moment, right here, is a part of your journey. How will you honor and cherish this moment?

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© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

The Lengths We’d Go

When someone matters to us, we’d go to any length to show them how much we care.

And fun fact, when we matter to ourselves, we do the very same for ourselves! Have you done something out of your way for yourself as of late? If so, awesome! Keep it up! If not, that’s okay, too. Set a holiday intention to give yourself that caring, thoughtful gift.

Whether there is one person or ten people who matter this much to you, hold them close and cherish every minute you have with them ♥ Show them how much you care, and thank them for always being there.

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To my ‘people’ in this beautiful world, and to my community on this blog, thank you for always being there.

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Dental Care Through the Ages Part 2: The Elementary School Child

Part 2 of the Dental Care Through the Ages series is now out on Colgate Professional. CLICK HERE to learn more about developmental milestones, dental expectations, and oral health care for children in the elementary school age range.

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Have questions? Reach out to your local pediatric dentist with specific guidance for you and your child. Oral health starts with a strong foundation of knowledge, and a commitment to maintain your beautiful, healthy smile!

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

 

Pediatric Dental Care, Ages 0-6

A new article is up on Colgate Professional. CLICK HERE to learn important milestones in the oral health of your child, how you can help maintain your child’s oral health, and what to expect in dental development from pregnancy and infancy through the age of 6.

The next article in the series will take you and your family through the dental ages of 6-12. Stay tuned for the link!

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Empower your children with a lifetime of oral health!

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

How To Find a Mentor and Develop a Mentor Relationship

CLICK HERE to read a new Colgate Professional article guiding you to a strong mentorship relationship in the professional world.

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How did you find your mentor? What lessons did you learn from his/her wisdom and experience? Share your stories and inspire others to create mentor relationships of their own!

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

A published article on the Journal of Dental Education

Can Noncognitive Components of Admissions Data Predict Dental Student Performance and Postdoctoral Program Placement?

I am incredibly thankful to my mentors in dental academia and for the opportunity to explore dentistry from the clinical, academic, and research perspectives.

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CLICK HERE to read the published article on the latest issue of the Journal of Dental Education.

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.