Empowering Children Through Healthy Smiles

Give Kids A Smile 2019 brought smiles to the faces of 50 children in only 3 hours!

This morning, Harvard School of Dental Medicine provided free dental care to any child who walked through our clinic doors, connecting 50 families to a dental home. The children we met were amazing, and the volunteers were out of this world.

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CLICK HERE to learn more about GKAS and this morning’s event.

And reach out if you want to get involved in GKAS in your area!

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

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The face behind the blog

This week was Match Day for dental students in the United States.

I am so honored and grateful to be training in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital – Harvard! My class at Harvard School of Dental Medicine is filled with 34 shining examples of hard work, compassion, and determination, and I am honored to be standing by their side through this journey. In five months, this group of dental students will become dentists!!!! I couldn’t be more proud of this dental family.

Do you have questions about dental school or residency? Reach out. I’m happy to be of assistance in any way I can.

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

Match Day – A Behind The Scenes View

Today was Match Day,

a day when I found out I would be training as a pediatric dental resident at Harvard-Boston Children’s Hospital.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes view, and the words that simply could not be enough to humbly, and overwhelmingly say ‘Thank You.’

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CLICK HERE to read the latest article on Medium.

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

Radio Show – The ACTUAL 2019 Link

Happy Sunday!

Does this post look familiar? (Likely!) Yesterday, I sent out a link to the 2018 radio show. So here’s the 2019 link, updated for your listening pleasure 🙂

One week ago, I was on the radio with Julee Marra of 103.3 AMP, discussing Pediatric Dentistry topics and the upcoming Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Give Kids a Smile event. Tune into the radio show recording on YouTube and call to schedule your child’s FREE dental care visit.

CLICK HERE to go straight to the radio show recording on YouTube.

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Give Kids A Smile is a national program under the American Dental Association and ADA Foundation. Get involved and find FREE dental care programs for children in your area.

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

On the radio – Pediatric Dentistry and FREE dental care for kids

Happy Saturday!

One week ago, I was on the radio with Julee Marra of 103.3 AMP, discussing Pediatric Dentistry topics and the upcoming Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Give Kids a Smile event. Tune into the radio show recording on YouTube and call to schedule your child’s FREE dental care visit.

CLICK HERE to go straight to the radio show recording on YouTube.

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Give Kids A Smile is a national program under the American Dental Association and ADA Foundation. Get involved and find FREE dental care programs for children in your area.

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

 

10 Health Conditions Hiding in Plain Sight of the Dentist

THIS New Article is Out on Medium!

Let’s face it: the idea of a dental visit can be a lot to chew!

The heckling about flossing; the dozens of questions your dentist asks while wads of cotton sit between your cheeks and your teeth; the age-old question of ‘if I poke you, will you bleed?’ (Although, that last one gets me laughing every time as the patient.)

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But those visits to the dentist are important! — and not just for their comedic value or the resultant sparkly, clean teeth 😊 Beneath the plaque and calculus, and monotone dictation of numbers for a chart, your dentist is evaluating your medical health. She is reading your teeth like a road-map, considering your oral and overall health today and over the past few months or years.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT THE 10 HEALTH CONDITIONS YOUR DENTIST CAN FIND HIDDEN IN YOUR TEETH!

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

Give Kids A Smile

Boston area families, this one is for you!

If you or someone you know is in the Boston area, share the message: Harvard School of Dental Medicine is going to be providing ABSOLUTELY FREE DENTAL CARE to children ages 1-17. Services include xrays, exams, cleanings, sealants, restorative and emergency care as needed, opportunity to connect to a long-term dental home, well-child screenings, nutrition and health information, fun activities and crafts for the kids, athletic mouthguards and more!

Call to schedule your child’s FREE Give Kids A Smile visit!

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Walk-ins are also welcome, but the best way to reserve a time is to call and schedule your child’s appointment. We will have many providers, able to care for all your children at the same appointment time!

For more information, check out our Facebook page and reach out with any questions!

© 2019 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.