The doctor said I would live in a nursing home, confined to a wheelchair, crippled by pain.
Instead, I am a dentist with my DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and a pediatric dental resident at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard, spreading pain-free smiles, writing through my nights, and, once again, walking through my days.
Dr. Mirissa D. Price is a Harvard-trained Doctor of Dental Medicine and pediatric dental resident at Boston Children’s Hospital – Harvard. She serves as a Scholar of Dental Education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a National Oral Health Ambassador for the American Dental Association, and a Give Kids A Smile Leadership Ambassador for the ADA Foundation. Dr. Price’s research and outreach interests include social-emotional development in youth; addressing barriers and access to pediatric dental care; interprofessional collaboration; and dental education. As a child, doctors told Dr. Price that she would live in a nursing home, confined to a wheelchair, crippled by pain. Instead, Dr. Price uses her medical experiences to inspire others, living each day with a passion to spread pain-free smiles through her dental work, writing, improv comedy performances, and nonprofit work with children. You can stay up to date with Dr. Price’s writing at mirissaprice.wordpress.com and follow @Mirissa_D_Price on Twitter or Facebook. You can even take home a few inspirations of your own, at Dr. Price’s Etsy shop, A Smile Blooms.
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