Posts Tagged "Wellesley Dental Group"

Summer Experience at Wellesley Dental Group

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Blogs, Office News | 0 comments

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Dear WDG,

Thank you to everyone at Wellesley Dental Group.  Special thanks to Dr. Femina and Dr. Ali for letting me shadow and be a part of their practice. My time at Wellesley Dental Group went above and beyond any shadowing experience I could have ever imagined. Going into this summer I expected shadowing to be hours of watching procedure after procedure; and I was right. Shadowing is just that, being a shadow. This office allowed me to step out of the shadows and become a helping hand. With the help of everyone at Wellesley Dental Group, I slowly learned how the practice operated. In the beginning I was taught the basics of sanitizing rooms and equipment. Gradually I began to help the dental hygienists by charting for new or existing patients. Now at the end of summer, I have been trusted in the assistant’s chair assisting Dr. Ali in several procedures. Throughout this wonderful progression I have experienced not only the life of a dentist, but also the lives of dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dental managers. This office also allowed me to observe a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Kim, an Orthodontist, Dr. Emad, and a Periodontist, Dr. Ghazi. I have gained so much dental knowledge from everyone involved and for that, I am thankful. I could not have asked for a better summer experience.

 

Thank you Dr. Ali for not getting annoyed at me breathing down your back this summer .

Thank you Dr. Femina Ali for encouraging me to try new things around the office.

Thank you Carmen for being so happy all the time. Seriously, even when you were feeling down you still had a smile on your face.

Thank you Dewilca for being the friendly face I see when I step into the office.

Thank you Helio for being so darn nice. Side note, we make a good moving team.

Thank you Leyla for being the crazy of the office. Just kidding! You are the  lovable kind of crazy. I think everyone can agree.

Thank you Tanya for being so hardworking and helpful. Congrats hygienist!

Thank you everyone!

 

Your friend,

Justin Chow

 

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation. Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Kim or Dr.PradhanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants or any other oral surgery set up an appointment with Dr. Ghazi.

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5 Ways to Get an A in Oral Health

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Blogs | 4 comments

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With the school season around the corner oral health has to be at the top of your list! During the summer it’s easy to become more lenient with kids about what they eat, so dentists recommend that now is a good time to check in with the dentist and do a cleaning. Research shows that 60% of children fail to visit the dentist once a year. Now is a good time to check for cavities, for untreated tooth decay – all of this can keep a child from eating, speaking, sleeping, and even learning to their fullest potential. Parents should also be mindful of the snacks and lunches they pack. Some schools offering enticing sugary snacks for kids, but it is a good idea to pack healthy foods, keeping a child’s sugar intake at bay.

We challenge you do beat these statistics and start the school year off with healthy teeth! Request an appointment with Dr. Kim, our excellent pediatric dentist, or call 781-237-9071 with questions.

1891176_10151970757410913_476601832_n1. Consistent brushing. As always it is important to instill the habit of brushing twice a day. Getting back to school, children have to be reminded of the morning and evening routine. It is helpful to set up a time for brushing after breakfast and before going to bed. Dentists also recommend that brushing after every meal can be beneficial.  There are many fun toothbrushes that have been coming out, and along with buying new folders and notebooks, parents can look into buying themed travel toothbrush and toothpaste that children can bring to school in their lunchbox. Just make sure that the toothpaste contains fluoride and that the travel toothbrush has soft bristles!

2. Flossing before brushing. To get an A vs. a B in oral care, you have to make sure to remember flossing.  For small children, convenient pre-strung floss picks can make it easier to reach between teeth in little mouths. Put a floss pick on your child’s plate so they remember that right after they eat, they need to floss. By making these actions routine, your child will develop good habits they can lean on for the rest of their life.

3. Fluoride rinses. Once you are sure your child can swish mouthwash without swallowing it, add a rinse to their routine. Not only is it fun and leaves the cleanest feeling, but it also helps remineralise teeth and protect them from the effects sweets and soda have on gentle enamel. This step will put the parent’s mind at ease!

4. Help make dentist their friend. Dentist visits are necessary and although many young students are afraid of them, parents can help put their mind at ease. Research shows, that if the parents show anxiety about the dental check-ups, it’s far more likely that the children will, as well. Dentist are working to help you have the best quality of life, besides dentistry has come a long way in terms of comfort and amenities. A kid’s visit often includes playing in the waiting area, watching cartoons for distraction, drawing and getting fun prizes and stickers. Be sure to prepare your child for their dental visits by explaining how the staff will take a picture of their teeth during X-rays, clean their teeth and examine the teeth. Eliminate the unknowns and your child will walk into the dentist office with more confidence and a better understanding.

At our office in Wellesley, two friends will greet your children upon their visit – dinosaurs Christoper and Kiki. They will help your kids practice their brushing skills!

5. See the dentist every 6 months.  It is recommended that school-age children visit the dentist twice a year. It is important to make sure all transitions that a child’s teeth goes through are happening in a timely manner, whether is it is losing baby teeth or expecting permanent ones to come in. Staying on a regular six month schedule will keep your visits timely and give you an early alert if a child needs extra help with their brushing and flossing or has issues that need to be treated.

Now that everyone is getting back to school, let’s make it important to keep up with good oral health this school year! Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com

Request a check-up with Dr. Kim, our pediatric dentist, or call 781-237-9071.

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References:

http://fatcatwebproductions.com/ThePaper_2014/md-thenews/content/complete-your-healthy-back-school-routine-dental-care

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/local-business-news/business-news/health-and-wellness/20333-back-to-school-time-to-get-back-to-dental-routine-9-11-2013

http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Articles/ADA/2010/article/ADA-08-Consumer-News-Back-to-School.cvsp

http://www.astdd.org/docs/schoolbased-ohp-ma-oh-coalition-whitepaper-nov-2011.pdf

http://thegazette.com/2012/10/31/halloween-a-dentists-dilemma/

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Packed Lunches for Kids Promote Healthy Teeth

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blogs | 3 comments

lunch boxDon’t let dental related problems be the reason for your child’s absence from school! Eating unhealthy snacks and junk foods can lead to an extra trip to the dentist for cavity treatments. Next week when school is back in session, make sure your kids get healthy snacks for lunch.

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Internship Experience at Wellesley Dental Group

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Blogs, Office News | 0 comments

file2Hi, my name is Dan and I recently interned at Wellesley Dental Group.  It has only been a few weeks since my last day as an intern, and already I miss my friends and mentors at WDG.  I spent four years as a Pre-Dental student at Boston University, and I can say, without reservation, that my semester long internship at Wellesley Dental was the most eye-opening and rewarding learning experience of my life.

In November of 2013, about three months prior to my first day at WDG, I began researching the top dental practices around Boston for potential internship/shadowing opportunities.  I knew that my first hands-on experience in the dental world would forever shape my perception of how a dental practice should be run; so I took this research seriously.  Wellesley Dental Group quickly jumped out as the best fit for me.  I read dozens of customer testimonials glowing about the practice’s friendly staff and top-notch dental care.  I was wowed by the initiative taken by the practice’s team to get involved in the local community.  To me, Wellesley Dental Group seemed to be the perfect family dental practice.

As strong a reputation as Wellesley Dental Group carries, no reviews can possibly do this dental team justice.  From the second I walked into the office on the day of my interview, I was treated like a member of the family.  This is a team that wears its passion for dentistry and for premiere patient care on its sleeve and, throughout the semester, each team member took the time to share that passion with me.  This type of genuine warmth and spirit is why patients, many of whom enter the office prior to treatment unhappy with their teeth, are able to walk out of Wellesley Dental Group with new-found confidence in their beautiful smiles.

I really cannot stress enough how essential Drs. Ali & Ali and all members of the Wellesley Dental family have been to my growth as an individual and as a future dentist.  I have a long road ahead of me before I can own a dental practice, and I am unsure of what that road will bring.  I do know that if I am ever part of a practice even half as brilliant as Wellesley Dental Group, I will have done something right.

Seriously, thank you so much to the best dental team in the world!

Sincerely,

Daniel Nayebi

 

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

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Wellesley’s First Commercial Solar Installation

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blogs, Events, Office News | 0 comments

On the sunny morning of July 18th, 2014, Wellesley Dental Group welcomed the local friends in the celebration the first commercial solar panel installation. The community came out to support the efforts of the local volunteers of the Wellesley Green Collaborative Network. Wellesley Weston Magazine (see article and pictures), Wellesley Townsman and Wellesley Media Corporation covered the community event.

The event started out with a heart-warming performance of the National Anthem by Evan Lariviere, a Wellesley student of the Upham Elementary School. Evan’s calm and confident delivery helped the guests to stop for a moment to reflect and ponder about the main reason for the celebration – the community-wide effort to live in a better society and build a better world the children. The six-year-old shared that he likes doing things for the community and wants to be a dentist or an engineer.

Ellen Korpi and Phyllis Theermann, the volunteers of Wellesley Power to Choose and Sustainable Wellesley, started off with introducing Drs. Ali & Ali of Wellesley Dental Group as the local business owners, who are “leading by example”, becoming the first business in Wellesley to go Solar. As the event went along the solar panels were being installed on the South-Eastern side of the building.

Ellen Gibbs, our Wellesley Selectman, honored Drs. Ali & Ali of Wellesley Dental Group and Wellesley Green Collaborative Network volunteers with commemorative Certificates of Appreciation (See the image gallery below).

Additionally, the State Representative Alice Peisch, congratulated the business on the recent transition to solar energy and thanked Wellesley Dental Group for “being a leader in Wellesley’s sustainability-oriented initiative”.

Drs. Ali & Ali appreciate all the support and strongly believe we should be thanking the community. Together we can do this! Thank you to all of the participants below (to name a few) and many others for your time and effort:

Ellen Korpi and Phyllis Theermann
Wellesley Power to Choose
Sustainable Wellesley
Evan Lariviere and Heidi Milne
(Upham Elementary School)
Matthew Hornung and Alex Goldman
(Wellesley High School)
Ellen Gibbs
(Wellesley Board of Selectmen)
Alice Peisch
(Massachusetts House of Representatives)
Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Board Memebers
Jill Nelson, Beth Furman and Paige Marino
(Wellesley Weston Magazine)
Cathy Brauner
(Wellesley Townsman)
Wellesley Media Corporation
Wellesley Patch
Swellesley Report
Boston.com
Wellesley Hometown Weekly
Michael Chmura
(Babson College)
Lynn Hunter
(Massbay Community College
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Friends of Brookside

Friends of Morses Pond
Friends of Recycling
Friends of Fuller Brook
Wellesley Wetlands Commission
Wellesley League of Women Voters
Temple Beth Elohim
St. Andrews Church
Christ Church, United Methodist
Friends Meeting
Wellesley Natural Resources Commission
Wellesley Municipal Light Plant
Astrum Solar
Sagewell
Joe Curtin
(Roche Brothers)
Kathy Mongeau
Wellesley Green Schools Committee
Wellseley Cancer Prevention Project
Wellesley Farmers Market
Wellesley Trails Committee
Wellesley Conservation Council
Unitarian Universalist Society
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
Wellesley High School Green Team
Wellesley Village Church
Garden Club
Garden Study Group
Wellesley Department of Public Works
Marie Ann Figoni
(Centre Realty Group)
Haynes Management 
(for help with parking)
Paige Landscaping
First Commons Bank
Attorney Woodacre

certificate_state_representativejuly18-140033Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation. 

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