You Are A Gift In This World

I said goodbye to a patient recently. We both were overjoyed in a way, having completed the patient’s comprehensive oral health care to a point of maintenance and prevention!

What a gift it is to see someone return to oral health!

(Thank you to my patient ♥ I am so proud of how far you have come.) But the goodbye was bittersweet, the reasons for the patient leaving being challenging, to say the least.

In saying goodbye, I was reminded of what strength we all have. It’s so easy to get lost in the run from task 1 to task 2, and to grow overwhelmed by our challenges. It’s easy to forget all of the beauty around us and all the strength within us.

Today, I send thoughts of strength to that patient to find the next step in life’s journey, and send a reminder to myself and my friends of what strength and beauty we each bring to this world. Cherish that strength, live in the moment, and, at every turn, treasure one another.

CLICK HERE to return to the post from a near year ago that this patient re-inspired in my mind.

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

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Give Your Child The Gift of a Lifetime of Smiles

We all want the same for our children: health, happiness, a lifetime of smiles.

And with a few simple oral health changes at home, we CAN give our kids a bit of each!

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This article about pediatric oral health came out in 2017, and it remains just as important as ever. CLICK HERE to read the full article on The Huffington Post.

 

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

Should You Hire a Dental Practice Management Consultant?

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Have you considered hiring a dental practice management consultant in your dental office? As the owner of a dental practice, you wear a lot of professional hats. You are a health care provider, business manager and mentor. Every once in a while you may even have to pick up a wrench and fix a leaky faucet yourself.

Whether you wish to reduce your workload or expand your business, a dental practice management consultant can be a vital resource in reaching your dental practice goals. Regulations vary across countries, and while organizations can guide you on how to run a practice, a practice management consultant can craft a plan based on your individual situation and needs.

CLICK HERE to read more at Colgate Professional.

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

Internal Marketing for Dentists: Essential Tips

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You open your dental practice only to find, as reported by Titan Web Agency, that you spend 20 to 30 percent of your gross revenue on marketing. Competition and your budget are tight.

The good news is that effective internal marketing for dentists may help to reduce your practice’s external marketing expenses. In fact, the results of an international poll conducted by Nielsen show that many customers trust internal marketing more than traditional advertisements.

So, how can you put internal marketing to work?

CLICK HERE to read more at Colgate Professional.

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

Social Media Marketing for Dentists: How to Promote Your Practice

Dentists may like those photos of extracted teeth, but our patients often respond with a gasp of “Ick!” Learn how to SUCCESSFULLY reach your online audience and build your social media marketing platform for your dental practice. The same tips can apply to social media marketing for businesses in general!

CLICK HERE to read the article at Colgate Talks.

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

In Support of Healthy Smiles

Harvard School of Dental Medicine Gives Kids A Smile

Every day, a child in the United States goes to school, camp, or simply the playground with a chronic infection. The child may not be sneezing or sniffling, but his/her teeth certainly are. Today, however, was a day for change. At Give Kids A Smile 2018, the students and staff at Harvard School of Dental Medicine decided to take a stand in support of healthy smiles and against those cavity bugs the dental world calls caries.

To read more about Give Kids A Smile and this Boston event, CLICK HERE, and be sure to visit your dentist to talk about mouth-healthy habits for your house.

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

 

Free Smiles

Are you or your friends/family in the Boston area? Invite them to Harvard School of Dental Medicine THIS SATURDAY for absolutely free dental care for the kids.

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We’ll have free dental care, crafts, education, games, prizes and more on this dental treasure hunt for the kids! Walk-ins welcome. Smiles guaranteed.

If you are not in the Boston area, there still may be a GKAS near you! Check out the American Dental Association Foundation Map to help locate the nearest dental resources for children and families in your area.

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

#HumansofASDA

With a simple smile, we can all make a difference. I am so honored to be considered for this #HumansofASDA series, and to learn of all that inspires my incredible dental colleagues to contribute in so many unique ways.

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Do you have a unique inspiration for contributing to the community? Do you aspire to “be the change”? Let us know how in the comments below! Your story can inspire others.

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