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.

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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.

You had the beginning of something in your hands

‘You haven’t slept in days, the ‘what ifs’ keeping you up. What if somebody listened; what if somebody helped. What if blood were an amorphous shape you could hold.’

Thank you to Tuck Magazine for sharing this poem, written in response to the Florida shooting and the silence among legislators in response. CLICK HERE to read more of “You had the beginning of something in your hands,” and be sure to check out the rest of the wonderful work at Tuck Magazine.

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

Another woman like me – a new poem hits the web

Awkward admission number one: I might not have recognized Aziz Ansari’s face one week ago.

Awkward admission number two: I can’t forget it now.

If you’ve been living anywhere but under a rock, you have seen the news coming out about Aziz Ansari’s night of less-than-romance.

There are so many ways to respond. THIS POEM is just one.

Thank you to Val Tuck at Tuck Magazine for adding a #metoo reflection to their collection of incredible poetry, fiction, politics, and news.

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Let your voice be heard.

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