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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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.

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.

 

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.

 

You CAN Change a Life

“Children don’t have to live with dental disease.”

The American Dental Association opened their Give Kids A Smile article with this very tagline, quoting an interview with me after the October 2017 Give Kids A Smile® Leadership Institute in St. Louis, Missouri. As one of ten Give Kids A Smile Leadership Ambassadors in the 2017 cohort, I was honored to learn from the founders of Give Kids A Smile and experience the heart of dentistry alongside incredible and inspiring colleagues. In only a few days, we gathered tips for building our own programs, ideas for integrating medicine and dentistry, and a network with whom we can collaborate to reach more and more children across the nation. Most importantly, we played an active role in providing dental care for hundreds of children in need.

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We all have a role in ensuring the children around us have access to healthy smiles. That role can be everything from bringing good dental care to your own home with tips from the American Dental Association’s Mouth Healthy website to volunteering at your local GKAS events. Perhaps you choose to donate dental supplies or funds to the cause, or help connect children you know to GKAS programs in your area. Maybe you prefer to read a book about dental care at your local library or preschool. As a program of the ADA Foundation, the 501c3 charitable arm of the American Dental Association, Give Kids A Smile provides opportunity for you to learn more about and get involved in Give Kids A Smile at the ADA Foundation webpage.
The opportunities to spread smiles surround us every day. With Give Kids A Smile, the impact is beyond compare.

Contact Me if you have any questions about how you can get involved in Give Kids A Smile or in spreading smiles in your community in any capacity. Collaboration is the key to success, and you are the essential ingredient!

The original blog post can be found at The Huffington Post. 

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Dental Health Tips for Kids: Help Your Child’s Smile Bloom

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! Today, let’s start with just four of these easy-to-do changes for healthier smiles and healthier kids.

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Click HERE to read the four tips on The Huffington Post,

And bring your kids to Harvard Dental Center on February 3, 2018, for free dental care, crafts, education and more! Call 617-432-1434 Option #1 to schedule your child’s FREE dental visit.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

We Came, We Brushed, We Smiled!

Wait a minute?! Your dentist didn’t let you in on the trade secret?!

But I must admit, this secret is so good, that the students, faculty, and staff at Harvard School of Dental Medicine just couldn’t keep it quiet any longer!

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Click Here To Read More On The Huffington Post!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.