Posts Tagged "pediatric"

Listen up, Kids: Dental Care for Children

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments

kidBelieve it or not, a third of children today have tooth decay before even starting school. According to statistics published by the Health & Social Care Information Centre, tooth decay is one of the main causes of hospital visits for children in elementary school. Surprisingly, 25,812 children ranging from ages 5 to 9 went to the hospital for tooth extractions in the last year alone.

Here are some tips below on how to protect your child’s teeth to make sure that your child doesn’t become part of these statistics!

Read More

Mind your Mouth and Body!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments

In your body, since all of the organs are interconnected, your mouth health will impact your overall body health, and vice versa. In this article, we’ll first describe connections between oral health problems and overall body problems. Next, we’ll describe the nutritional and lifestyle decisions you can make to help not only your overall body, but your mouth too!

Read More

Welcome Home Dr. Van Orenstein!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments

© Leise Jones Photography 2014Van Orenstein, D.M.D.  — The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group is excited to welcome our Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Van Orenstein! He is a native of Massachusetts, having been raised in Newton, where he attended the Newton North High School. He then went on to complete his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont. Before returning to Massachusetts, Dr. Van covered a lot of distance! He attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and then completed a pediatric dental residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. Now, he is finally back home!

Read More

Together We Did it Again!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments


We did it again! This year’s Candy Drive was a great success, and we are proud to say we have collected even more candy than last year: over 7600 pounds! The candy will be sent as care packages with to the troops overseas as a sweet reminder of home.

Here are some highlights from the Candy Drive!

We were joined by so many wonderful people and organizations! We had the National Guards come out. We were also joined by some Veterans, and U.S. Marines who served as an amazing reminder for everything our troops do for us. We also had the Wellesley Police Department, along with Chief DeLorie and the Wellesley Fire Department—everyone who keeps us safe! All the local public schools were represented, along with many other schools and organizations from the surrounding MetroWest community. Many children and school principals came personally as well. Even local businesses and organizations came to drop off candy and show their support!

Evan singing the National Anthem.






The spirit of patriotism was running high. Evan sang the National Anthem, and we had a moment of silence for those overseas.





Winners from High Rock School Needham





The Wellesley Public Schools and surrounding MetroWest schools were each awarded 3 prizes to hand off to the raffle winners.



National Guards, U.S. Marines, and Local Police and Fire



It is heart warming to see the whole MetroWest community come together in the spirit of giving. The Wellesley Fire Department and Wellesley Police Department, along with the National guards supporting the town-wide initiative to support the troops. All Wellesley Public Schools participated with many private and neighboring town schools.




Lovely handwritten notes!




We received so many handwritten notes. We imagine that these kind words of love and support will be even sweeter than the candy!





The Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group


It has been so touching to see the message of health and giving being spread across our community. We really could not have done it without everyone’s help, and we want to thank everyone who participated! And lastly, a big thank you to the Wellesley Dental Group team that put in the hard work to make our Candy Drive such a success!




Making Big News and A Bigger Impact!


Family of Tufts Jumbos making a difference.

Hometown Weekly

Wellesley Weston Magazine







Check out out past Candy Drive Blogs!

The Pyramid of Candy

Candy Drive: Behind the Scenes!

The Candy Collection has Begun!

Candy Drive Details 2014

7th Annual Candy Drive: Send the Sweet Message of Support to our Troops!

 Together We Can Do So Much!

Our Candy Brigade!

 A Note Sweeter Than Candy!

Candy Pouring In!

Candy Drive Flyer

Candy Drive Kick-Off


Thank you Nuriman Faris for taking beautiful pictures and to Haynes Management for being such great neighbors!


A Special Thank You to the following Participants:


Read More

The Candy Collection Has Begun!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments

candy drive pic 2014



The Event: 7th Annual Community Candy Drive, celebrating Veteran’s Day with Candy and Cards for the US Troops

Date: Nov 14th 2014

Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am




The Community Candy Drive initiative started off small, seven years back, out of a desire to incentivize children to eat less candy, without decreasing any of the fun that Halloween brings, and instilling in them the spirit of sharing and giving.


It started as a community wide buy-back program, where kids could bring us their treats and we would pay them for it. This became immensely popular, and we decided to go a step further by sharing these treats with our troops abroad. Candy is not a big deal for most of us, but for those that are serving our country, it’s a piece of home, and a reflection of our gratitude for their sacrifices.


We send care packs to our soldiers via a Weymouth-based non-profit, Care Packs.

The response from our community has been phenomenal.

Last year, over twenty different organizations and Wellesley schools participated in our Annual Community Candy Drive. We were able to collect more than 7300 lbs. of candy! Students included heart-warming notes of gratitude and appreciation for the American Troops. This year, we have already been contacted by institutions across the metro-west region, including schools from Newton and Natick.

A graduate student and Fulbright scholar from Babson College, Meenah Tariq, is helping us with the event.

In order to make the event more fun for the kids that participate and reward their spirit of giving and community service, the 7th Annual Community Candy Drive incorporates an element of student appreciation, with a raffle for all participants, with the prizes being handed out at our grand finale on the 14th of November.


Guests and Speakers:

Ellen Gibbs, Selectman at Town of Wellesley

Dr. David Lussier , Wellesley School Superintendent

Wellesley High School Band – performance

Elementary School students – National Anthem


Representatives from: 

  • United States Marine Corps Representative
  • Wellesley’s American Legion Post 72
  • Celebrations Committee
  • Wellesley Veterans officer
  • Wellesley Police Dept
  • Wellesley Fire Department
  • National Guard (probable)


Participants 2014 (confirmed thus far): 


At the Wellesley Dental Group we believe that the amazing turn-out and outpouring of donations and notes that we witness each year are a reflection of the strength of this community. It renews our faith in humanity to see young children sharing the treats they love so much, with our servicemen. We hope to continue and grow this tradition, making it bigger and better each year.


Media – Candy Drive 2014:


Hometown Weekly:

Wellesley Weston Blog:


Media – candy Drive 2013:


Photographs from past Candy Drive Events:


Read More