Events

10 years, 10,000 pounds

November 10th, 2017

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Thank you to our wonderful community for helping make our 10th Annual Candy Drive a huge success. Every year, the drive grows in size and scope. What started as a small candy buy back with a handful of local kids has grown into an endeavor that spans the Metrowest: this year, we have 41 number of schools participating, along with numerous businesses and organizations. Best of all, we have collected more candy than ever before: we have shattered a record of nearly 10,000 pounds of candy. To be exact, if anyone is curious, we collected 9,883.3 pounds of candy.

I’m sure everyone is wondering what we’re going to do with so much candy - and no, we will not be eating it all! The candy will be assembled into care packages and distributed to our troops all over the world. This is no small feat, and we are beyond thankful to be working with CarePacks, a non-profit organization who helps us make this happen.

Thank you to our troops and veterans for everything they do to keep us safe.The dedicated men and women who serve us overseas deserve so much more than we can offer; we simply hope these small treats offer a little taste of home, and a token of our gratitude.

Last but not least, congratulations to the winning school this year: Katherine Lee Bates Elementary School in Wellesley! They received our $1000 Grand Prize for the most candy collected per student.

 

Stay tuned for more pictures.

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Candy Drive 2015- Check!

November 6th, 2015

 

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We did it again! The 8th annual community candy drive was an amazing success! We had over 30 schools from 13 different towns and more than 9,000 students participate in our drive, making it the largest in size and scope thus far. To make it even sweeter, we collected more candy than ever before! We are beyond thrilled that our community, and so many neighboring communities, came together in the spirit of generosity to show gratitude and appreciation for our troops overseas. We hope they enjoy these sweet treats, along with handwritten notes, cards and oral hygiene supplies.

Here are some highlights from our event:

Our annual community candy drive was in full swing last week, and candy donations from schools and organizations were piling in.

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We culminated with a press event on November 5th, paying homage to our troops overseas, showing off our mountain of candy, and bringing the community together in the spirit of giving, and a little competition! This year, our $1000 grand prize was shared between two winning schools, Upham Elementary in Wellesley, and Delaney Elementary in Wrentham!

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All in all, we had over 30 schools from 13 towns participating-- that's over 9,000 students! We love how so many schools, organizations, and communities came together for the same great cause!

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Thanks to Evan Lariviere for singing the National Anthem and the WHS Keynotes for singing America the Beautiful; it was an honor to hear such beautiful voices stirring up patriotism right before Veteran's Day.

 

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The handwritten notes and cards for the troops will be sure to put a smile on their faces! We imagine that they must be even sweeter than the candy.

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A big thank you to our amazing Wellesley Dental Group team for all their hard work, and off course to everyone that participated-- we couldn't have done it without you all.

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A Special Thank You to the following Participants:

 

 

 

It's Candy Drive Time Again!

October 3rd, 2015

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It's Candy Drive time again here at the Wellesley Dental Group, and we're as excited as ever! As the season changes and becomes cooler, and Halloween draws nearer, we're gearing up to host the 8th Annual Candy Drive for the troops this November 5th!

Donations to the Candy Drive will be happily accepted up until Thursday, November 5 at Wellesley Dental Group on 5 Seaward Rd in Wellesley. We request that  donations be dropped off between 8 am to 11 am. Be sure to follow our Candy Drive Facebook Page for more updates and photos!

Each year, the WDG collects candy donations, as well as hand written notes and letters, from all around the metro-west region. All the candy that is collected is sent to US soldiers serving abroad, via Care Packs, along with the heart-warming letters and cards, and hygiene packages.

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More than 7600 lbs. of Candy collected in 2014!

 If you or your organization are interested in participating in this great cause, send us an email at smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com, call us at 781-237-9071, or come drop by at 5 Seaward Road, Wellesley! Candy collection officially starts on the 31st of October, and continues until the 5th of November. Also join us at our Candy Drive finale event on the 5th of November, at 10:00 am, at the Wellesley Dental Group!

Last year's event saw the highest amount of candy donated so far, and a huge number of beautifully made cards. At our press event, even the threat of snow and the freezing wind could not sway the enthusiasm of the large group of metro-west residents, including school children, gathered to honor the US troops. As part of the Veteran's Day celebrations, and the grand finale of the 7th Annual Community Candy Drive, this event brought together schools and organizations from across the region, to express gratitude for the soldiers serving abroad.

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The final weight of the candy donated amounted to 7650 pounds, with participation from schools in Needham, Natick, Framingham, Weston, Dedham, Westwood, Newton, Wellesley, Jamaica Plains and Waltham! Students, parents and teachers from these schools were present at this event. The 2014 Candy Drive managed to cross state boundaries with the involvement of an organization from Connecticut, as well!

The event started with a striking rendition of the national anthem DSC02080by a seven-year old Elementary School Student, Evan Lariviere. The Wellesley High School Keynote Singers Club was present, and performed America The Beautiful. Speakers at the event included Wellesley Selectman Ellen Gibbs, who commended the Wellesley Dental Group and all participating towns in coming together for the cause. Dr. David Lussier, School Superintendent Wellesley, also spoke, highlighting how almost every person present would be able to trace their lineage back to a Veteran. The President of Care Packs, a non-profit organization that creates and sends individual packages to soldiers, Mr. Rick Bruce, thanked the community for contributing each year, and relayed how candy from past years has made thousands of soldiers happy.DSC02280DSC02248

The highlight of the event was the presence of the US Marines, Army and the National Guards, the American Legion, the Wellesley Fire Department and the Wellesley Police Department. Community members and children enjoyed personally interacting with Veterans and soldiers on active duty, and  getting their photographs taken in front of the huge candy display. The event ended with a prize giving ceremony sponsored by the Wellesley Dental Group, rewarding the students present at the event for their contribution to the cause, and awarding certificates to participating schools and organizations. 

We hope that you're as excited as we are to kick start the 2015 Wellesley Dental Group Candy Drive. For more photos, check out our Facebook Page. Stay tuned, there are more great photos to come!

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

October 16th, 2014

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Halloween is right around the corner! For some, this is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, with its costume parties, spooky decorations, and of course, trick-or-treating!

The kids, probably, love this holiday the most - the look forward to dressing up and collecting sweets door-to-door in the neighborhood. They do a great job and often collect quite a bounty they can't possibly eat! Well, they will tell you otherwise, of course, but eating candy every day of the week does not benefit the health of their teethTo save the pretty little smiles from cavities AND to teach the young ones lessons of sharing, encourage the children (and adults!) to donate the leftover candy to our troops oversees at our 7th Annual Candy Drive! The soldiers love getting the letters and the sweet message of support from home!

 

We will be collecting candy, handwritten notes and cards for our soldiers from November 3rd to November 14th at our office at 5 Seaward Rd in Wellesley.  To schedule a drop-off, please call us at 781-237-9071. CarePacks, a non-profit organization, will help us ship these overseas to the soldiers!

The celebratory press event is scheduled for November 14th, 10 am at our office. Local media and photographers will capture your generous donation. Principals, faculty, parents, and students (with the permission from their teachers, of course) are welcome to attend. We would love for you to attend the event and see how our community unites in the spirit of giving!

Thank you! For more information, call 781-237-9071 or email us at smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com.
Best,

The caring team of Wellesley Dental Group.

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Wellesley's First Commercial Solar Installation

July 21st, 2014

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.

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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

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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. 

Tatiana Ashmiana: Our Dental Hygienist

July 16th, 2014

Tatiana Ashmiana

Tatiana Ashmiana (Dental Hygienist) — Tanya has been a Dental Assistant at our office for 6 years, while completing her degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) and a Life Science program at Mass Bay Community College. After a successful completion of her program at MCPHS University and passing the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE) this week, Tanya is assuming a new role of a Dental Hygienist at Wellesley Dental Group. Our office is excited to see her in a new role of a dental hygienist. She is hardworking and a truly dedicated professional.

DSC_0001_wTanya will be working alongside our hygienist Leyla Masoudi, R.D.H., who has been working with our patients for over 10 years.

The caring team of Wellesley Dental Group is committed to providing state-of-the-art, high quality dental care in a friendly, caring and non-judgmental environment and creating a comfortable and relaxing dental experience. We educate our community about oral health and we are proud to serve as “smile ambassadors” to our surrounding communities.

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 781-237-9071or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Townsman: Wellesley Dental Group joins list of solar-powered Wellesley buildings

July 11th, 2014

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Thank you, Matthew and Olivia!
Come join us at the Solar Installation Party and Open House on July 18th!
Event details are here.

Wellesley Dental Group joins list of solar-powered Wellesley buildings

Matthew Hornung ’16 and Olivia Gieger ’17

The drive for solar power just keeps pushing onwards. The latest advancement for Wellesley: solar panels on a local business.

Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are in the process of installing solar panels on their office in town. They are installing the panels through the Sustainable Energy Committee’s town-wide initiative, More Power to Choose, which aims to lower energy usage through home energy audits and providing renewable energy opportunities to residents, like their easily-accessible solar power option. By signing up for solar, not only is Wellesley Dental Group reducing their carbon footprint, but they are also helping the town move closer to reaching its goal of installing 50 solar arrays.

Drs. Ali and Ali are “excited to announce this next step as a part of their mission to go green, which they have been working toward for years,” according to a recent press release. “Creating our own clean energy is not only a great economic choice but also is a step towards a common goal of creating a better environment for our children.”

Solar power is not the only way that Drs. Ali and Ali have introduced sustainability into their practice.  Wellesley Dental Group also uses digital x-rays, which eliminates the need for potentially radioactive chemicals used in other routine x-rays.  The office is also engaged in a continuous effort to be completely “paperless” by digitally saving all records, communicating with patients via email and cell phone, and recycling all paper and plastic.

For those interested in learning more about solar power in town, Wellesley Dental Group will be hosting a solar open house in conjunction with the Town’s Sustainable Energy Committee on Friday, July 18 at 10am.  The program will include musical entertainment and commentary from Sustainable Energy Committee Chair Ellen Korpi and Selectman Ellen Gibbs.  Wellesley Dental Group is located at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley. All are welcome to join.

 

Valentine's Day Photo Contest - Win a Gift of a Brighter Smile!

February 10th, 2014

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There is somebody in your life who makes you smile — your nephew, grandmother, classmate, best friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, your mailman, the guy who you order lunch from every day... Love is different for everyone!

 

This holiday week we encourage you to submit photos of your loved ones smiling and tell us what makes them happy. Tag us in your post on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, Instagram or Pinterest.
You can also post directly to those pages.
You can also email the photos to smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com (if you don't want to reveal your identity on social media, this is your option! Just give us the heads-up and we will not share your name).* 

Deadline: February 14, 11:59pm

 

You will be entered to win a FREE
Sinsational Whitening Certificate ($199 value)!

 

The winner will be selected in a blind drawing on Monday, February 17th.
 Must be 18 years of age and older to receive whitening treatment.

Love,
Wellesley Dental Group

*The entrees submitted via email may be featured on our social media on Valentine’s Day.

Wellesley Farmers Market Open Until End Of October

September 24th, 2012

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean the Farmers Market is!

Every Thursday from 2-6 pm until late October, the Wellesley Farmers Market will be in the Whole Foods parking lot with bushels of fresh produce and more.

This week's market will feature the first "Farm to School" event for Wellesley. Local farmers will have activities and games to play with children to raise awareness of local farming land and where we get our food.

There will also be chickens to meet, honey tasting, and much more. Why not come out for this fun, educational event and purchase some farm fresh produce to take home?

Invisalign Special Event to Benefit Wellesley Food Pantry

August 3rd, 2012

Drs. Ali and Ali and the Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group are thrilled to announce an Invisalign special event on September 27th from 3-6 PM! The Drs. will be providing free consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth.

If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, make an appointment for this event!

You will also receive a complimentary teeth whitening (valued at $550) with your scheduled treatment.

The best part of this event is that part of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Wellesley Food Pantry, an organization committed to helping local residents in need. Now that's something to smile about!

Space is limited so contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Fourth of July

July 3rd, 2012

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! While Wellesley lights its fireworks each May during Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, nearby towns are planning super spectaculars you won't want to miss!

Needham: July 3 at dark, Memorial Field
Newton: July 4 at 9 PM, Russell J. Halloran Field (off Route 16)
Waltham: July 4 at 8 PM, Leary Field
If you wish to venture into the city, Boston will host its 39th Fourth of July spectacle beginning on the 3rd. Visit their website for a complete schedule of events.

Truck Day 2012

June 4th, 2012

On Sunday, June 3rd, Mass Bay Community College was bustling with excitement for the 5th annual Truck Day! Wellesley Mother’s Forum hosts this event to benefit the Bright Horizons Foundation, an organization committed to helping children and families in crisis.

Our team had an informational table to help spread oral health awareness. Children could demonstrate their brushing technique on Christopher, our mascot, and receive a balloon and bubbles. We have a strong emphasis on prevention and are committed to helping the community maintain healthy teeth for life!

Truck Day is an opportunity for children to explore the trucks and cars they love. Some of the vehicles in attendance included a fire truck and a police car. There was also a petting zoo and children’s music for added entertainment.

To see photos from the event, check out our Facebook page or our Flickr gallery.

Wellesley Dental Group on TV

May 25th, 2012

We are so excited to announce that our practice will be featured on Wellesley TV! Our very own Dr. Femina Ali filmed a segment describing our office, commitment to charity, and community involvement. You don't want to miss it!

It will air on the following Thursdays: 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, and 6/28 at 12:00 AM, 5:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 8:30 PM.

Please tune in for this interesting and in depth view of our practice!

Veterans' Parade & Picnic in the Park

May 22nd, 2012

We had a terrific time this past Sunday, May 20, at Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend! The annual Veterans' parade was a huge success. Numerous local schools, businesses, and organizations had floats and marched down Washington Street on a glorious sunny day. Our team handed out toothbrushes to spread the message of oral health awareness. We enjoyed seeing so many enthusiastic and smiling faces.

After the parade, we set up a table at the Picnic in the Park celebration. The evening featured rides, games, and more for families and children of all ages. Our table featured our ever popular mascot, Christopher, who encouraged children to demonstrate their brushing technique! We also had a free raffle for an electric toothbrush and handed out balloons and goodies. Our motto is "healthy teeth for life," and we are passionate about spreading the word!

Please visit our gallery of photos from the festivities and tell us what you think! We love hearing from you.

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend 2012

May 16th, 2012

It's almost here! Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend is upon us and we're so excited. This Saturday, our team will be marching in the annual Veterans' parade from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. We will be accompanied by the one and only tooth fairy and handing out goodies. You won't want to miss it!

Later on at 5:00 PM, meet us for the Picnic in the Park at Hunnewell Field. We will have a table set up complete with Christopher, our mascot. Show him your proper brushing technique for a prize! We'll be handing out balloons, bubbles, and other fun things. Please join us for the fun!

If you wish to learn more about the weekend's festivities, please visit the website.

 

Happy Mother's Day!

May 11th, 2012

May is a special month that celebrates an important person in all of our lives - our mother. She is the one who dried our tears when we got hurt, showed us right from wrong, and always encouraged us to chase our dreams.

This month, we celebrate that special woman in all our lives.

Happy Mother's Day!

- Drs. Ali & Ali and the Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend 2012

May 8th, 2012

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend will celebrate it's 14th anniversary this year with tons of exciting local events and happenings.

The parade and picnic in the park are two events we especially look forward to! Are you interested in marching with our team? Please contact us at smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com or 781-237-9071 for more information. This year, the parade and picnic will be on May 20th. For a complete list of events and more information on the weekend's festivities , please click here.

We hope to see you all at these paramount springtime events!

Fun Run

March 28th, 2012

We are so excited to be participating once again in the 32nd Annual Fun Run this Saturday, March 31st, at the Keohane Sports Center at Wellesley College!

It takes place from 9:00 AM to noon and is a perfect blend of exercise and fun for children ages 3-12.

Come by our table and say hello. We will be demonstrating proper brushing techniques and giving away prizes.

It's the springtime event you don't want to miss! You can learn more here.

Cradles to Crayons

March 16th, 2012

When it comes to having a truly inspiring vision, Cradles to Crayons is a shining example. They hope "one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued."

Cradles to Crayons is a charity dedicated to providing children in homeless and low-income situations with clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more.

Wellesley Dental Group is a drop off location for anyone who wishes to make a donation to this wonderful organization. Visit their website to learn more.

Hunnewell, Fiske, and Bates Elementary School Auctions

February 23rd, 2012

At Wellesley Dental Group, we enjoy donating our services for a great cause. Recently, three local elementary schools asked us to participate in their fundraising auctions. All proceeds go directly back to the schools, benefitting both students and teachers.

We were thrilled to donate a custom home whitening gift certificate worth $550 to each school. Please attend the auctions and support our community's fantastic schools. Happy bidding!

 

 

  • Saturday, March 17th - Hunnewell Elementary School will host "Kickin' It Old School," its annual benefit auction at Babson College's Knights Auditorium.

 

  • Friday, March 23rd - Fiske Elementary School will host its biennial auction at Babson College's Knights Auditorium.

 

  • Saturday, March 24th - Bates Elementary School will host its bi-yearly auction at Babson College's Knights Auditorium.

 

17th Annual Coat's for Kids Drive

December 6th, 2011

As the colder months approach many are bundling up and participating in seasonal activities and fun. It’s an exciting time of the year with so much hustle and bustle to look forward to. During this time especially it’s nice to reflect, be thankful for all we have, and remember those who are less fortunate.

Many people in New England are without coats this season and we can all play a part in changing this! Wellesley Dental Group will be hosting a drop off station for the 17th Annual Coat’s for Kids Drive running through January 8, 2012. You may drop off coats of all sizes for children, teens, adults, and babies. Please be sure to check for any rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains.

Join us and help keep a child warm this season!

Luminary Night in Wellesley

December 5th, 2011

Last night we had the pleasure of sharing the light with friends and neighbors during Wellesley’s annual Luminary Night.  The event was wonderfully organized by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. It was a spectacular sight as families and businesses throughout Wellesley lit luminary candles, creating a stunning town-wide glow. It was a wonderful occasion to come together but more it was a great opportunity to help raise funds for WHJWC’s charitable programs.

 

 

We hope everyone enjoyed the night!

 

 

Bright Smiles for Life - Japan Fundraiser

March 25th, 2011

During the week of April 11th through 14th, Drs. Ali and Ali invite one and all to join in the efforts to aid earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan and the Pacific during their Bright Smiles for Life fundraiser. Everyone scheduled for a Custom Home Whitening service throughout this week will receive a special price of $299 and 100% of the purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

To date, over 450,000 evacuees are living in shelters across Japan and every day that number grows, with more than 17,000 people still unaccounted for. As survivors cope with cold, illness, fuel shortages, and personal loss, continued contributions to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund allow the Red Cross to continue to provide lifesaving access to doctors, nurse counselors, medicines, warmth, and - most important of all - a tiny ray of hope.

Together we can make a difference.

Please contact us at smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com or 781-237-9071 make your Bright Smile for Life appointment today.

Newton Boys & Girls Club Week

March 2nd, 2011

Preparing for Spring

February 24th, 2011

I just love how many wonderful events there are in springtime.

Wellesley Dental Group likes to participate, even if just by donating, to many local events and fundraisers, especially at this time of year.

We just donated to a great event called "A Pot Full of Wishes" which is an evening of fun on March 19 in Boston raising money for "Make-A-Wish."  The event is hosted by the Greater Boston Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter.  I hope they are able to raise enough to reach their goal of granting two wishes.

Another fun event coming up on Saturday, March 26, is the Wellesley Community Children's Center Annual Fun Run at Wellesley College's Keohane Center (see photos from last year's event on our Facebook page).  There are numerous activities kids can choose from, including indoor foot races around the track.  Learn more about the FUN RUN and the WCCC here.

Looking farther ahead, we know that the Wellesley Mothers Forum's Truck Day is another great family day. I'm not sure the date of that yet, but will update you as soon as I know.

Please send us information about your favorite spring events so we can share them with others!  Info about the events can be sent to kristen@wellesleydentalgroup.com. Thank you!

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2011

It's the perfect time to draw a love note.  We love that adults and children take the time, even at the dental office, to create drawings and artwork. If only all of us at Wellesley Dental Group were so talented with a marker and crayon.

 

Video: Give Kids a Smile on Feb. 9

February 2nd, 2011

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan and Dr. Femina Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are participating in the 2011 Give Kids a Smile Day on Wednesday, February 9. Free dental care is provided for children, and appointments may be scheduled at 781-237-9071.

Give Kids a Smile Day - February 9

January 31st, 2011

WELLESLEY, MA – This February, children’s oral health is the focus of a month long celebration at Wellesley Dental Group on 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley. On Wednesday, February 9, Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan and Dr. Femina Ali are hosting the first “Give Kids a Smile Day,” where children from low-income families will receive free dental care.

Appointments for the dental care may be made by calling 781-237-9071 and are open to children age 17 and under.

Give Kids a Smile Day is an A.D.A. program that usually takes place on the first Friday in February, but dentists around the country may choose to participate on other dates.  It’s estimated that over 380,000 children nation wide will be helped by over 12,000 dentists as part of the program. The month of February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month. Wellesley Dental Group also provides dental health lessons at local preschools and elementary schools, raising awareness about healthy oral hygiene habits.

Dr. Pradhan joined Wellesley Dental Group’s practice a year ago as a Pediatric Dental Specialist. He is an Assistant Professor at Tufts and he's also a Diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

For more information on the Wellesley Give Kids a Smile Day and how you can get involved, please call 781-237-9071 or send an email to danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

January 13th, 2011

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Wellesley Dental Group will be celebrating all month long!

Hot topics we’ll discuss include pacifier use, baby bottle decay, when to start seeing a dentist, thumb sucking, flossing, helping your child brush, space maintainers, the importance of primary teeth, and more!

To learn more about National Children’s Dental Health Month, please visit The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Holiday party!

December 31st, 2010

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Needham Race on New Year's Day

December 30th, 2010

Run in this Needham 5k race on January 1, 2011 and you'll really be starting the year off on the right foot (pardon the pun).

More information and registration forms at Needham Running Club's Website

Toy Donations

December 6th, 2010

The Walker School in Needham is hosting a Toy Drive.

Many of the children at Walker spend the holidays in residence at the school, and so toys would bring them joy.

Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the Walker Needham Campus on Friday, December 10, Monday, December 13, or Tuesday, December 14 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please call 781-292-2110 to schedule a drop-off.

There are more ways you can help. Please review Walker Toy Drive 2010.

Candy drive flyer

November 3rd, 2010

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If you'd like to get involved and recruit your friends and co-workers to donate extra candy, please use this flyer.

Halloween Candy Drive poster

Our candy drive runs until November 12. Candy may be dropped at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley.

Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm

Fridays 9 am to 1pm

Wellesley Luminary Night

November 2nd, 2010

Candy drive Nov. 1 - 12

October 18th, 2010

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Our Post-Halloween Candy drive begins Monday, November 1 and ends Friday, November 12. Your extra candy may be dropped off at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9 am and 1 pm on Friday.

The candy will go to SKIP (Special Kindness in Packages), a local organization that sends care packages to troops overseas.

Sprague Elementary School of Wellesley and Chickering Elementary in Dover are also participating in the drive: we'll donate to each school's PTO.

Have any questions about the drive? Please call 781-237-9071 or email danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Download and print out our Halloween Candy Drive poster

Halloween Costume Party in Wellesley

October 16th, 2010

We hope you'll join us for the Halloween Party at Wellesley Dental Group.

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Thursday, October 28

3 pm - 5 pm

5 Seaward Road

Wear a costume, have some apple cider, "mummy wrap" and have some fun. Allegro Photography will be on site taking some great professional candids and costume portraits.

It's all free - open to children and adults.  Costume contest starts at 4:30 where everyone's a winner!

Please RSVP online or by calling 781-237-9071 (so we have plenty of goodies for everyone).

See how much fun we had last year during our party in these photos.

Wellesley Sip and Shop

October 7th, 2010

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National Orthodontic Health Month

October 7th, 2010

October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

If you have braces, do your best to avoid sticky sweets and treats this month - especially

with Halloween coming up.

For more tips on braces and your health, please visit this informative site.

 

Pizza Party!

September 30th, 2010

pizza-partyHold the anchovies, please!

Please join us for some Upper Crust pizza after school, after practice, or after work!

 

 

Thursday, October 14

4:30 to 6 pm

Wellesley Dental Group

5 Seaward Road, Wellesley

Bring a colleague, friend, or your entire family - Please Register for the event here

You'll have a great opportunity to meet our new dental specialists:

Dr. Ghazwan Ghazi, Periodontist

Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Emad Abdallah, Orthodontist

And of course Drs. Ali & Ali would love to see you too. 

You don't have to be a patient to attend - all are welcome!

See you here!

Free teeth whitening - help spread the word

September 23rd, 2010

Smile today with free teeth whiteningIf you're interested in helping spread the word about our fundraiser to benefit Pakistan flood victims

(or the free home teeth whitening),

please download our Fundraiser Flyer Here.  

Thank you so much for your help.

And be sure to join Wellesley Dental Group on

Thursday, October 14

5 Seaward Road, Wellesley, MA

4:30 to 6:oo pm

for our Fundraiser Finale party.

Our dentists and specialists will be attending to meet you.

Free custom home teeth whitening!

September 7th, 2010

Pakistan boyImagine all of New England is flooded and under water.  Now realize that in Pakistan, an area almost exactly the same size as New England IS flooded and under water as a result of devastating monsoon rains this summer.

Extending from the north to the south, these floods have disrupted the lives of over 20 million people, including 6 million children who need food, water, shelter, medications, and vaccinations to prevent malnutrition, water-borne diseases, and infections. To understand the enormity of this disaster, consider that the size and number of people affected by this catastrophe is greater than the 2005 tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Pakistan and Haiti put together.

Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali of Wellesley are hosting a fundraiser at Wellesley Dental Group and here's where the FREE Custom home teeth whitening comes into play.

Each person who makes a tax-deductible donation of $299 or more to APPNE Flood Relief (see info on APPNE below) will receive a free custom home teeth whitening package, valued at $550 (certain people may not be eligible for medical reasons).

This fundraiser lasts through October 14, where we cap the efforts with a celebration attended by our new specialists: Pediatric dentist, Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan, Orthodontist, Dr. Emad Abdallah, and Periodontist, Dr. Ghazwan Ghazi.

Please call us at 781-237-9071 for more information or to set up your appointment for teeth whitening.  You may also send an email to danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Thank you!

The Association of Pakistani Physicians of New England (APPNE) has a track record of providing a substantial relief effort to the people of Pakistan and has set up disaster relief centers across the nation after the flooding. This group, based out of New England, has already collected over $60,000 for this relief effort. Much of this money is being directly used to buy food, medications and vaccination for the affected Pakistani population.  Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali of Wellesley are originally from Pakistan and are active APPNE members.

APPNE’s goal is to collect over $200,000 during the next month to continue to provide direct assistance for both short term (rations, clean water, disease prevention and treatment) and long term needs (seeds for farming, shelter and disease prevention and treatment) for those affected by the flooding.  APPNE is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID: 360291079).

Pakistan Flood Relief Event

August 25th, 2010

THE OFFICIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

September 25, 2010

6:30 pm

Mass Medical Society

860 Winter Street

Waltham Woods Corporate Center

 

Please visit www.appnefloodrelief.org for more information.

August is Cradles to Crayons month

August 16th, 2010

Throughout August, we're on a mission to collect as many new school supplies as we can for Massachusetts' organization, Cradles to Crayons.  To read more about how Cradles to Crayons helps needy children with basic essentials, please visit their website here.

As you go back to school shopping, please keep this in mind.

Donations of new school supplies and new and gently used clothing may be dropped off at

Wellesley Dental Group

5 Seaward Road

Wellesley, MA

Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm

Friday 9 am to 1 pm.

781-237-9071.

THANK YOU!

Back to school

August 9th, 2010

It's August and  it's still summer vacation.

But we all know that in a few short weeks, many schools will be starting up again for a new school year.

Here are the back to school dates and some calendar and P.T.O.  links for you.

Wellesley Public Schools: Start date is September 1

Bates Elementary -   http://batespto.org/calendar.aspx

Fiske Elementary -    http://www.fiskepto.org/

Hardy Elementary -   http://www.hardyelementary.org/calendar.php

Hunnewell Elementary -   http://sites.google.com/a/hunnewellschool.org/hunnewell-elementary-school/

Schofield Elementary -   http://schofieldpto.org/calendar.aspx

Sprague Elementary -   http://spragueschool.org/go/calendar (may not be loaded yet on the site)

Upham Elementary -   http://www.uphamweb.org/calendar.html

Wellesley Middle School - http://www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/pages/calendars/2010-2011.html

Wellesley High School -   http://fc.wellesley.k12.ma.us/~andrew_keough/

COLLEGES -

Wellesley College - http://www.wellesley.edu/Registrar/Menupage2.html

Babson College  - https://fusionmx.babson.edu/index.cfm?method=CampusCalendar.DisplayEvents

Mass Bay Community College - http://www.massbay.edu/about.aspx?id=2933

SURROUNDING COMMUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -

Needham - School starts September 1.

High School calendar:  http://smartdb.smartedu.net/smartcalendar/needham.cfm?myCalendar=48&thisdistrict=0007&CurDate=09/01/2010

Weston - 9th Grade and New student orientation starts Sept. 1, regular classes resume Sept. 2 http://www.westonk12-ct.org/page.cfm?p=645&period=year

Dover / Sherborn - School starts Sept. 2

http://www.doversherborn.org/ (calendar is listed under "News and Events"

Natick - School starts Sept. 1 http://www.natickps.org/calendars/district/main.cfm

Newton - School starts Sept. 7 http://www3.newton.k12.ma.us/calendars

Wayland - School starts Sept. 7 http://smartdb.smartedu.net/smartcalendar/wayland.cfm

"Search Story" video

July 19th, 2010

Happy Independence Day

July 5th, 2010

We hope you're having a wonderful Independence Day Weekend!

Here are photos from some of the festivities posted on Boston.com

Summer networking

June 28th, 2010

WELLESLEY, MA – Staying in touch over the summer and making new connections is the premise of an upcoming event hosted for the networking group, “Locals Linking in Wellesley.”  On Thursday, July 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., members and other local professionals are invited to join the group for an evening of summer socialization.  The event takes place at the offices of  Wellesley Dental Group on 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley Hills.  Appetizers will be served and business cards are encouraged.

Networking“Locals Linking in Wellesley” has hosted one prior networking meeting.  This group is for those local to or involved in Wellesley MA.  The purpose of the group is to provide members with a diverse and pro-active source of information and resources to improve their lives and solve personal and professional challenges. In other words, it’s a true networking support group.

There is no cost to join and more information on joining the group can be obtained at the event or by visiting http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2502968

If you would like to attend Locals Linking in Wellesley first summer event, please RSVP by July 14 to danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com or 781-237-9071.

Drs. Ali invite you to connect with them on LinkedIn.

Femina Ali, D.M.D. http://www.linkedin.com/in/feminaali

Ejaz Ali, D.M.D.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/ejazali

Thank you Wellesley!

June 24th, 2010

Two honorable mentions! Thank you Wellesley and to all of the fans who voted for both Drs. Ali & Ali AND Wellesley Dental Group as the top choice dentist/dental office in Wellesley. 

Drs. Ali and Ali

We also earned Bronze in the Regional Favorites.

Wondering what would have happened if the votes were combined in the representation.

Invisalign® = iPad

June 14th, 2010

Excitement over the iPad is contagious.  Though it's not a device for everyone, there are plenty of people who want an iPad, in a bad way.

invisalign

To help those who are lining up for iPads, as well as usher in our new orthodontist, Dr. Abdallah, we're giving a free iPad to each patient who starts Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment by July 12 *(starts means has accepted and paid for treatment).

Invisalign® is known as the clear alternative to braces.  Read more about how Invisalign® works and why it's different.

Please call us at 781-237-9071 for more information or to set up a consultation today - you'll be on your way to the smile you've always wanted AND an iPad.

 

Headache Awareness Week June 6 - 12

June 8th, 2010

Splitting, major, awful, severe, horrible, lingering- those are words people may use when describing headaches.  I know; I used to deal with almost weekly migraines.  Headache questionThough millions suffer from headaches, not everyone understands why.  The National Headache Foundation is sponsoring a Headache Awareness Week this June 6 - June 12.

The foundation uses this time to educate people about why headaches occur, how they affect other aspects of your life, and it provides resources for headache sufferers.  For more information about National Headache Awareness Week, please visit http://www.headaches.org/education

I don't know I grew out of headaches, or if the night guard Dr. Ali made me kept me from grinding my teeth (which then caused the headaches) but I actually can't remember my last headache.  That's a wonderful feeling!

Father's Day June 20

June 5th, 2010

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 20.

We've interviewed a few dads to see what kind of gifts they'd love, keeping in mind that not all gifts are material.  

Father and Child

 Here's a compilation of what they thought would make a nice Father's Day present:

1.) A nice relaxing visit together - not a hurried and over-scheduled one.

2.) Tools - what would your Dad buy right now if he were at the hardware/home improvement store with money to spend? Has he mentioned anything that needs replacing or would make home projects easier?

3.) New cell phone.

4.) Digital picture frame (with pictures already uploaded).

5.) A freshly washed and vaccuumed car.

6.) A homemade Father's Day card.

7.) A shirt

8.) Specialty steaks for grilling

9.) A day at the beach building sand castles with the kids and playing frisbee.

10.) A hug, a kiss, and a big "I Love You, Dad!"

There are thousands more wonderful ideas - here are some great gifts that kids can make, courtesy of Family Fun Magazine.

Congratulations to Abby and Rob

May 27th, 2010

Somebody's getting married!

It is only once every few years that the Wellesley Dental Group team gets to experience one of our own getting married, and that time has come.

This weekend, our great friend Abby is getting married to Rob.  We are excited for them and very excited to be a part of their wedding day.

For all of the hard work Abby puts in, she certainly deserves a very relaxing, stress free day surrounded by loved ones and friends. 

Bride with flowers

Best wishes to Abby and Rob as they start their new life as husband and wife.

3rd Annual Truck Day & Baby Food Drive

May 7th, 2010

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WMF Truck Day and Baby Food Drive benefitting the Massachusetts Children's Fund

 is

Postponed to Saturday, May 15th, 9:30  am to 12:30 pm

 

Sprague School parking lot, 401 School St, Wellesley

If you cannot make the event, Wellesley Dental Group is accepting donations and will bring them to the event. Our address is 5 Seaward Road, Wellesley - we're open 8 to 5 Mon - Thursday, and on Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. THANK YOU!

Come see some of your children's favorite trucks and make a difference in the lives of hungry children through the state at the same time!  Last year the WMF raised almost $2,500 and collected over 3,000 jars of baby food and cans of formula.  We hope you'll join us again this year!  Simply bring $5 per child for admission and any unopened baby food or formula you'd like to donate to the event.  All proceeds from the event go directly to the Massachusetts Children's Fund.  This is the perfect way to teach your children the value of giving back to the larger community at an event set up just for them.   Last year they had fifteen different kinds of vehicles -- ranging from fire trucks to construction trucks to police cars to limousines to ambulances to bookmobiles -- this year they're expecting even more!

The Massachusetts Children's Fund is a non-profit organization devoted to the sole purpose of providing baby food and supplies to children in Massachusetts.  Over 100,000 families with children -- many with infants -- sought food assistance last year alone.  You can make a difference by taking part in our event and getting the entire family involved!  For more information on the Massachusetts Children's Fund, visit their website at www.machildrensfund.com.

Thanks in advance for your generosity and participation in what we hope will be a fun-filled and memorable time for all!  Please spread the word to your friends and family and bring them with you.  This event is open to all!

Please contact Joanna Bandte, WMF Special Programs Coordinator, with any questions about the event at joannabandte@comcast.net or 617-821-1889.

Balancing the Body, Mind, and Spirit

May 5th, 2010

two-applesBALANCING THE BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT

A Lecture and Group Experience to Improve the Quality of Your Life

Topics Included:

Osteoporosis, Acid-base balance, Immune deficiency diseases

Presented by:

Loretta S. Pharo, R.N.

Certified Yoga Teacher (39 years) and Holistic Health Therapist

FRIDAY, June 4, 2010 - 7:30 to 9 pm

St. Mary's School Auditorium, 158 Washington St., Winchester, MA

Registration at the door: $20/person (cash)

  • Bring paper and pen to take notes
  • Be prepared to take off shoes and socks for yoga seated in a chair
  • Wear very little jewelry
  • Have little food in your stomach

Wellesley Kitchen Tour 2010

April 28th, 2010

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club presents:

The Wellesley Kitchen Tour

Saturday, May 15

11 AM - 3 PM

More info and tickets

Free seminar at North Hill by Dr. Femina Ali

April 26th, 2010

Dr. Femina Ali

NEEDHAM, MA -- Good oral health and how it links to overall health is the focus of a free seminar presented by Dr. Femina Ali at North Hill Retirement Community in Needham on Friday, May 14, at 2:00 pm.  The seminar is one of North Hill’s hundreds of annual activities and events for their residents and is open to the public. 

Dr. Femina Ali of Wellesley Dental Group will discuss a variety of ways that oral health is connected to overall wellness, and how individuals can take action to reduce health risks that are associated with gum disease.  The presentation also encompasses dental issues that pertain to the senior community such as denture use, dental implants, healthy nutrition, medication interactions, and bone loss.

 Guests from the local community are welcomed and asked to RSVP to Linda Riley at lriley@northhill.org or 781-433-6585.

In addition, Dr. Ali has developed an online LinkedIn group called “N.E. Healthy Mouths & Healthy Bodies” for physicians and other medical providers to stay up to date and share news and research on the mouth-body connection.  Physicians are invited to join the group or email femina@wellesleydentalgroup.com for more information.

For more information about North Hill visit http://www.northhill.org/ or call 781-433-6524.  Wellesley Dental Group is online at www.wellesleydentalgroup.com and Dr. Femina Ali can be reached at 781-237-9071.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 26, 2010

Contact: Danica Medeiros

781-237-9071

danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com

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Free skin cancer screenings in Massachusetts

April 26th, 2010

Skin cancer screenings are a very important step in making sure you have a clean bill of health, but they are often skipped for a variety of reasons.  Most of the free skin cancer screenings we come across happen starting in March of each year.  Unfortunately, the free screenings dwindle down as we head into fall and winter.

When we come across free screenings for skin cancer or other illnesses, we'll do our best to keep them updated for you.   Please pay attention as some of these screenings require appointments.

Do you have a free health screening that you'd like us to share? Please email us at smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

 

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend

April 15th, 2010

View of parade near Star MarketIt's just around the corner - Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend! Complete with a parade, picnic, and TONS of other events.  More info is available at www.wellesleyweekend.com.

 

 

This year, we're so excited to have a very special guest - a Junior Tooth Fairy!

We can't wait to introduce you to her.  It's been a dream of hers to be a tooth fairy.  She'll march with us in the parade on Sunday, May 23.

Earth Day on April 22

April 7th, 2010

If you missed picking up a free tote bag from us last Earth Day, you have a chance again in 2010.

Stop by Wellesley Dental Group on April 22 between 8 am and 5 pm and get a quite large, blue, reusable tote/shopping bag.  Our address is 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley Hills. MAP

Earth Day tote bag

These are great to bring to the grocery store and save 5 cents for your efforts (most grocery stores have adopted the 5 cents per bag savings).

FUN RUN!

April 5th, 2010

raceIt's almost time for the Wellesley Community Children's Center Fun Run!

Whether it rains or shines, the running will take place indoors at Wellesley College's Keohane Sports Center, Saturday, April 10.

There will also be rides as part of the "Fun Fair."

We are happy to be a part of the event with balloons for the kids and Christopher, our toothbrushing mascot.

For more information, please visit http://www.wickedlocal.com/wellesley/fun/entertainment/x998204100/Wellesleys-Fun-Run-Fun-Fair-for-kids-has-new-location-this-year-Wellesley-College

National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 1st, 2010

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that over 35,000 new cases of oral cancer are predicted to be diagnosed this year? 

april_2010

Learn more about what you can do to prevent against oral cancer, as well as symptoms and causes at http://www.oralcancer.org.

Dr. Ejaz Ali and Dr. Femina Ali provide Vizilite Plus® Advanced oral cancer screenings at Wellesley Dental Group.  If your dentist is not currently checking your mouth, under your tongue, palpating your neck and cheeks, please ask him/her to perform an oral cancer screening on you at your next appointment.  Catching oral cancer in its earliest stages is crucial!

Please call us if you have any questions about proper screenings or resources for oral cancer survivors.

Flower day

March 23rd, 2010

Spring in bloomSome of our patients will soon be surprised on FLOWER DAY, an upcoming, random day where we'll be giving anyone who comes in for an appointment something beautiful!

Stay tuned! Will you be at Wellesley Dental Group on FLOWER DAY?  Hint, it will be in March or early April!

 

Earth Hour - March 27

March 17th, 2010

Will you join us?

Tree buds

March 11th, 2010

springtime

Great Celtics Package

March 8th, 2010

IT SOLD!  There were 4 bids!  Hope we were able to help.

PAWS Preschool is having an auction for a Celtics ticket package, including an opportunity for a ball boy and ball girl.

To see the eBay auction, please click below:
www.bit.ly/9x95gj

Spring Events with Wellesley Dental Group

March 1st, 2010

Spring in bloom

Spring is almost here!

There are a lot of events coming up in Wellesley and the surrounding area that may interest you.

March 26 (Friday) - 3rd Annual Heritage Day Celebration at Wellesley Middle School auditorium, 6 pm - includes production of "Our Story" by OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

March 27 (Saturday) - Bates Elementary School Rock-N-Roll Auction at Regis College

March 27 (Saturday) - 3rd Annual Heritage Day Celebration continues at Wellesley Middle School from Noon to 6 pm, hosted by Wellesley High School, the WHS African American Studies Class, and the Wellesley METCO program.

March 27  (Saturday) - Wellesley High School Class of 2011 Junior Auction Fundraiser from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Wellesley High School cafeteria.

March 27 (Saturday) - Earth Hour 2010

April 2010 - Oral Cancer Awareness Month - Vizilite Plus Oral Cancer Screenings www.oralcancer.org

April 9 (Friday ) - Fiske Elementary School biennial auction

April 10 (Saturday) - The Wellesley Community Children's Center Fun Run at Wellesley College

April 19 (Monday) - Patriot's Day and the Boston Marathon - Our 5 Seaward Road location is right next to the marathon route.

April 22 (Thursday) - Earth Day 2010 - We'll be giving out tote bags and are planning a special Earth Day event.

May 1 (Saturday) - Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation Gala

May 8 (Saturday) - Wellesley Mother's Forum Truck Day - Sprague Elementary School parking lot from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 May 9 (Sunday ) - Mother's Day 2010

May 22 + 23 (Saturday + Sunday) - Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend - We'll be in the parade and participate at the picnic in the park.

June 20 (Sunday) - Father's Day 2010

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Recent events:

March 6 (Saturday) - "A Pot Full of Wishes" to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation at Coogan's in Boston.

March 7 (Sunday) - Community Health Fair at Newton-Wellesley Hospital - Free screenings!

March 17 (Wednesday) - St. Patrick's Day! Council on Aging concert

March 19 (Friday)  - Dr. Ali is speaking at the Wellesley Council on Aging about links between oral health and overall health.  Click here for more info.

 

Free Community Health Fair

February 15th, 2010

This sounds like a great way for people to get screened for free!

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is sponsoring a Free Community Health Fair on Sunday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free bone density screenings
Cholesterol Tests
Glucose Tests
Blood Pressure Tests

For more information, please visit the
event website.

Free exam for children Extended!

February 15th, 2010

FREE COMPREHENSIVE EXAM for all new children through March!

Has your child seen a dentist yet? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children visit a dentist by their first birthday or within 6 months of the first tooth, whichever comes first.

Drs. Ali & Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are providing free comprehensive exams (value $95) to ALL NEW children patients now throughout the month of March.  There was such high demand that we needed to open up more appointment times to make it easier for parents to schedule.

There is no obligation - just the chance to help your child or a child you know get started on a healthy path.

Please call 781-237-9071 to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Femina Ali at Isis Maternity

January 25th, 2010

Dr. Femina Ali is presenting at Isis Maternity in Needham, MA on February 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. as part of their Expert Speaker Series. Her topic: Early Oral Health.

 

The journey to having healthy teeth for life begins even before birth. What can you do, both during and after pregnancy, to help your child get off to a great start? This session will cover steps to take during pregnancy to keep gums and teeth healthy, how a mother’s oral health can affect her baby, caring for infant and toddler teeth (and making it fun), nutrition for healthy teeth, and cavity prevention. Dr. Femina Ali of Wellesley Dental Group will also answer some of the most common questions on bottle use, teething, dental injuries, and pacifier use.

 

For more infomation on the Expert Speaker Series at Isis Maternity, please visit http://www.isismaternity.com/classes/type/expertspeakerseries

Looking for focus group participants

January 12th, 2010

 

Wellesley Dental Group is looking for a few non-patients to join us for a focus group on dentistry on Friday, January 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our office, 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley.  bag logoIt would be best if the participants were also not part of a family that includes any patients of Drs. Ali and Ali.

As a special "Thank You" for participating, attendees will be awarded with a $40 gift card to AMC movie theaters.

If you, or someone you know might be interested in being part of this focus group, please send an email with your full name and phone number to me, Danica, at danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com by Wednesday, January 20.  I will confirm your participation by email or let you know that the focus group is full.

Thank you very much! We should have a great time, get to know more about what people are looking for, and enjoy some tasty refreshments.  Who knows? People may even choose to go use their gift card for a Friday night movie!

H1N1 Flu clinics this week

December 14th, 2009

The Marino Center out of Wellesley sent me the following email about upcoming H1N1 Flu Clinics offered by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. I could not find these on the Public Flu Clinic finder.
I am not sure if there are any spots left, but there were pediatric spots as of Friday, December 11.

Clinic Two (Clinic One already passed)
When: Wednesday, December 16, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, 84 South St., Waltham
For directions, click here.
Register: You must have an appointment. Please call 617-243-6622 to schedule your appointment.
Clinic Three
When: Thursday, December 17, 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Where: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Register: You must have an appointment. Please call 617-243-6622 to schedule your appointment.
 
Who is Eligible?
All pregnant women
Household contacts of women in their third trimester of pregnancy (over the age of 18)
Caregivers of infants under the age of six months. This includes all post partum moms, dads and partners and daycare providers of this group
All people between 18 and 24 years of age
All people between 24 and 65 who meet the following criteria
All who have cardiac conditions (except hypertension).
All who have pulmonary disease
All who are immunosurpressed
All who are diabetic or have metabolic diseases
All who have neurological and muscular diseases 
 
Pediatric Clinic
When: Wednesday, December 16, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: Newton Community Service Center (enter through rear of building) 492 Waltham St., Newton.  For directions click here.
Register: You must have an appointment. Please call 617-243-5900 to schedule your appointment.
 
Who is Eligible?
Children age six months to 36 months will be receiving the injection. Flu mist is not available for this age group.
Children age 37 months to 17 years of age will be receiving the flu mist. The injection is not available for this age group.
If children age 37 months to 17 years have any of the following conditions, they will not be eligible to receive the flu mist or the injection:
Chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hypertension), renal, hepatic, neurological/neuromuscular, hematological or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus).
Immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medication or by HIV).
Children aged two to four years whose parents or caregivers report that a health care provider has told them during the preceding 12 months that their child had wheezing or asthma.
Children receiving aspirin or other salicylates.

 

Adult Clinics

Invisalign Info Night

November 3rd, 2009

Want to learn about Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®?

Wellesley Dental Group invites you to our first Invisalign® Info Night, where you can learn about clear braces with no obligation.  See a virtual treatment plan and how Invisalign® has helped patients with a variety of complex dental problems, ask questions of Drs. Ali and Ali, and find out why so many adults and teenagers are choosing this method of orthodontic treatment.  This time of year is also great to plan ahead for flex spending in 2010.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

4 - 6 pm

5 Seaward Road, Wellesley, MA 02481

781-237-9071

Refreshments will be served.

Friends and children are welcome.

Stop by at any time during the above hours.

Office and on-street parking are available.

For more information on Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®, please visit

www.WellesleyDentalGroup.com.

Event questions may be emailed to Abby at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com and

you may also call us at 781-237-9071.

Wellesley H1N1 flu mist clinic for kids

November 3rd, 2009

The Town of Wellesley Health Department is holding an H1N1 flu mist clinic for healthy Wellesley children, ages 2 -19, this Saturday, November 7th.  

For more details, please visit the link below:

http://www.wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_HealthNews/014F18CD-000F8513

The Halloween Party

November 2nd, 2009

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!  Here are some of the photos from our recent party.

 

 

[caption id="attachment_730" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Dr. Femina Ali was a good witch. "]Dr. Femina Ali as witch[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_736" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="5 Seaward Road in Wellesley looked festive. "]5 Seaward Road in Wellesley looked festive. [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_735" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Some of the costumes were scary.Leyla, the hygienist, and her daughters"]Some of the costumes were scary.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_732" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Daphne, Dr. Femina Ali, and Scooby-Doo!"]Daphne, Dr. Femina Ali, and Scooby-Doo![/caption]

Candy drive

October 31st, 2009

WDG Team and 900 lbs of candy 

WELLESLEY, MA -- A huge pile of candy does not scare the dentist away! In fact, Drs. Ali and Ali of Wellesley Dental Group say “bring it on” when it comes to the tons of candy local children collect at Halloween. Children and their parents are invited to drop off extra candy to benefit overseas troops during the second-annual Halloween Candy drive. 

[caption id="attachment_516" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="In 2008, more than 900 pounds of candy went to overseas troops."]In 2008, more than 900 pounds of candy went to overseas troops.[/caption]

Candy can be delivered to Wellesley Dental Group, 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 1 pm on Fridays, starting November 2 through November 13.

Each child will receive $1 for paper lunch bags full of candy in this candy “buy-back.” Last year, over 900 pounds of candy were donated to S.K.I.P. (Special Kindness in Packages, Inc.) This year, the goal is for over 2,000 pounds of candy to be sent to troops in fun care packages.  (We've actually upped the goal from 1,000 pounds).

For more information about the drive and Drs. Ali’s “Keeping Cavities off the Streets” campaign, please call 781-237-9071.

All of our events are featured on our Facebook and twitter accounts.  To stay in the loop, we welcome you to friend us on Facebook (we have a group and a fan page) or follow @WellesleyDental on twitter.

 

Sun Life Financial Health Fair

October 21st, 2009

It was a pleasure to meet so many people today at Sun Life Financial - we couldn't believe the turnout for the employee health fair. So many people took advantage of Body Mass Index screenings, blood pressure checks, and cholesterol tests.

We commend Sun Life for taking a strong position in helping their employees stay healthy and for hosting these fairs.

The most common questions and comments we heard today about dentistry were:

1.) I've heard of Invisalign. I've had braces before, so can I get Invisalign?

        Many people have heard of Invisalign, or know someone who has used Invisalign. Most adults are good candidates for Invisalign, including people who have had traditional metal braces before. We recommend patients come in for a no-obligation consult with our doctors to make sure they are candidates, and from that point on, it's all about suiting your individual needs and desires for your smile with the best ourse of treatment.  

2.)Where are you located?

        We are located at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley. We are literally 5 minutes away. To get to us from Sun Life headquarters: take a left out of the parking lot onto Rt. 9 W. Follow Rt. 9 to Rt. 16 West exit and turn left onto Rt. 16. At the second set of lights (past the blockbuster), turn left onto Seaward Road and we are the first gray building on the right.

3.) Do you see children and what age should they start coming to the dentist?

       We do see children and we follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendations that all children start seeing a dentist within 6 months of their first tooth, or by age one, whichever comes first. We have a pediatric dentist available, as well as a hygienist who is well experienced in cleaning children's teeth.

If you attended the fair and have additional questions or if you have interest in Wellesley Dental Group visiting your company, please give us a call at 781-237-9071 or email us at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Staff getting healthy

October 5th, 2009

This is the first Monday in our dental staff exercise and health program where each week we'll track our combined hours of exercise and post our goals, tips, and success here!

We want to be the healthiest team of dental providers we can be, especially as we enter what looks to be a severe flu-season.  By exercising, eating well, and staying motivated together, we know we can certainly improve our health and hopefully inspire some of our patients and the community to join us.

We've named our challenge the "Wellesley Dental Group Fit Challenge" and we will be calling ourselves the "WDG Fit Team."

As of now, we have 8 in-office participants, including all three doctors: Dr. Ejaz Ali, Dr. Femina Ali, and Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan. When we get handy with graphs and charts, we will certainly showcase our efforts. As the weeks go on, I'm sure our confidence levels will rise and we may even get some before-and-after shots in here.

Our official exercise tracking begins today, Monday, October 5 and will be posted every Monday with no end in sight.  Exercise tracking follows a Monday-Sunday week.  L

As a baseline, our staff exercised for a total of 16 hours, 5 minutes.  Not bad to start; it averages to about 2 hours per person.

Please follow along with us.  We welcome readers to post their exercise times here as comments, too.

Halloween Party

September 28th, 2009

 It's the spooky season again!

Please join us for the

Wellesley Dental Group

Halloween Party!

Thursday, October 29, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

5 Seaward Road, Wellesley, MA 02481

Fun treats and refreshments, activities (including "Mummy Wrapping"), and fa"booooo"lous costumes.

All are welcome to attend and no R.S.V.P. is necessary, but appreciated.

For more information, please call us at 781-237-9071.

You may also R.S.V.P. on Facebook by logging first into your Facebook account, and then copying and pasting this link into the web address bar: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Wellesley-MA/Wellesley-Dental-Group/125796120912?ref=sgm

 

Whitening Special

August 31st, 2009

Back by popular demand, Wellesley Dental Group has a special for custom home whitening.  Through the end of September (2009), all patients that want to brighten their smile can save over $100 off the normal cost of treatment (special price is $395).

Custom home whitening consists of using custom molded trays (upper and lower) that we make for you here in combination with professional grade whitening gel worn overnight or for shorter periods during the day.  This is different than in-office whitening (ie: Zoom).

If you have any questions, please call us at 781.237.9071 or email us at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com

Back to school!

August 19th, 2009

Wellesley, Needham, Weston, and Dover-Sherborn school calendars

Wellesley Dental Group will be open on Yom Kippur (Mon. Sept. 28)

* Note - Kindergarten start dates may differ

Wellesley, MA Public Schools – starts Wednesday, Sept. 2

            No school on Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

            No school on Monday, Sept. 28 (Yom Kippur)

            No school on Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day)

 

Wellesley Public Schools calendar is located at

http://www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/pages/calendars/2009-2010.html

 

Needham, MA Public Schools – starts Wednesday, Sept. 2

            No school on Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

            Early release Tuesday, Sept. 22

            No school on Monday, Sept. 28 (Yom Kippur)

            No school on Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day)

 

Needham Public Schools calendar is located at

http://www.needham.k12.ma.us/calendars/documents/Pupil_Calendar_09-10.pdf

 

Weston, MA Public Schools – starts Wednesday, Sept. 2

            No school on Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

            No school on Monday, Sept. 28 (Labor Day)

            Early release all schools Wed, Oct. 7

            No school on Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day)

 

Weston Public Schools calendar is located at

http://www.westonschools.org/index.cfm?pid=12098

 

Dover-Sherborn, MA Community (includes Chickering and Pine Hill Elementary Schools, as well as Dover-Sherborn Middle School and Dover-Sherborn High School)

http://www.doversherborn.org/district-calendar-09-10.htm

Cradles to Crayons drive

August 1st, 2009

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Pass it on; Help a Child-in-need

Now through August 31


Cradles to Crayons


Wellesley Dental Group is hosting a drive this summer for Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit that provides low income and homeless Massachusetts children from infancy to age 12 with everyday essentials.

The drive began on Monday, July 13 at our office, 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley, MA and will continue through August 31, 2009.


This is a great organization to donate to; to thank everyone who participates, we want to give something in return. So now, every person who donates as part of the drive will receive a $500 certificate toward Invisalign® treatment from Wellesley Dental Group (for use through Sept. 30, 2009) which can be given to a third party. The suggested minimum donation is $50, but people are also welcome to donate in kind with some of the most needed items, which are listed below.  Please bring donations in person to us during office hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, or Friday, 9 am - 4 pm.  All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be available.

The suggested items for donations in kind are:

  • New or Gently used children’s clothing, size newborn – 16/18
  • New or Gently used baby items, i.e. bedding/boppy pillows/etc.
  • New socks and underwear
  • New school supplies

All donated goods must be new or top quality, and contain all pieces and instructions.  Cradles to Crayons cannot accept goods that are missing pieces, broken, dirty, stained, torn, worn out, written on, or clearly out of style.  Please bring your donations in plastic bags or sealed boxes to keep them clean and organized.

More information about the organization is available at www.cradlestocrayons.org

You can also find them on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/c2cboston.


If you would like to learn more about Invisalign® while helping Cradles to Crayons, please call us 781-237-9071 to arrange a special appointment.  You may also contact us via email at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com


New patient special!

July 1st, 2009

New patient special certificate helps you get the treatment you might have been putting off.

Think of the possibilities!  New patients can use the certificate toward whitening, Invisalign, veneers, crowns, dental implants, relaxation dentistry, cleanings, and any other of our services.

Don't delay - share this with a friend, colleague, or family member. This certificate must be presented by the new patient on the first visit before or on July 30, 2009.  Please call us at 781-237-9071 if you have any questions.

Just print out this page or forward the link to a friend so they can print it.

Gift Certificate

Value: _$100__ For: Any Service

(New patients only)

 

Given by: _Drs. Ali and Ali__________

 

www.WellesleyDentalGroup.com 5 Seaward Road, Wellesley 781-237-9071

offer good through July 30, 2009

Father's Day Giveaway

June 8th, 2009

Father and ChildWith less than 2 weeks now until Father's Day (June 21), we are sure people are already making plans on how to celebrate the occasion.

We want to help honor all the great fathers in our community and so we are giving away a free power toothbrush, valued at over $100. Power toothbrushes can be a great tool in helping keep healthy teeth and gums.  They work really well at removing plaque build-up and certain features can make brushing more pleasurable and effective.

To enter our toothbrush giveaway, please send us a comment on our blog mentioning the contest.  You may also enter by joining us at our Facebook group (Wellesley Dental Group) or by following us on twitter (www.twitter.com/wellesleydental). All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 17.  The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 18.  The toothbrush must be picked up in person, so please only enter if you are in the Boston/Massachusetts area.  If you have any questions, please send Danica an email at danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Thank you and Good LUCK!

At the Picnic

June 1st, 2009

[caption id="attachment_282" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Emily of Wellesley met the Tooth Fairy yesterday. "]Emily of Wellesley met the Tooth Fairy yesterday. [/caption]

Yesterday's Picnic in the Park was a fun burst of meeting new people and seeing some familiar faces.  Despite the rain showers that couldn't make up their mind, there were many families out and about at Hunnewell Field.

Our friend the Tooth Fairy was kind to join us again.  She noticed how beautiful all the kids teeth were and told the children they were doing a great job. "Keep brushing!"

[caption id="attachment_281" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Peyton of Wellesley was prepared for the rain."]Peyton of Wellesley was prepared for the rain.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_278" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Ainsley of Wellesley and the Tooth Fairy"]Ainsley of Wellesley and the Tooth Fairy[/caption]

The favorite balloon color among the children was blue.  We'll remember that for next year.

[caption id="attachment_277" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Leito of Needham helps brush "Christopher's" teeth"]Leito of Needham helps brush "Christopher's" teeth[/caption]

Picnic and Concert this Sunday!

May 27th, 2009

The Tooth Fairy and Zann Ali

You’re in luck if you weren’t around on May 17 to see her in the Wellesley Veterans’ Parade, because the Tooth Fairy is returning!

Join Drs. Ali and Ali and the Tooth Fairy at the Picnic in the Park on Sunday, May 31st, starting at 5 pm at Hunnewell Field in Wellesley. Part of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, the picnic and concert are not something you want to miss. There are activities and rides for kids, food and drinks, games, and more fun!

The Tooth Fairy will take photos with children, and will provide brushing lessons. She knows that children are at risk for Pediatric Dental Disease, the number one chronic illness among children. Anything she can do to help children keep healthy teeth and gums, she will.

At the Wellesley Dental Group table, we’ll have free balloons, dental-related goodies, and even a raffle for a free custom whitening system, valued at $550.

Please email us at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com if you have any questions.
We hope to see you and your family there!

Wellesley Veterans' Parade Photos

May 18th, 2009

We were part of the Wellesley Veterans' Parade yesterday and got lots of great photos of all the excitement.  The picnic and fireworks did get rescheduled to Sunday May 31, and we believe the Tooth Fairy will still be able to join us. She will pose for photos with all the children.

View of parade near Star Market

The Tooth Fairy

Parade fly over

Marching band

The Tooth Fairy and Zann Ali

Parade watchers at Forest Street

The Tooth Fairy is coming

May 11th, 2009

 

BREAKING NEWS! -- The Tooth Fairy is coming to Wellesley!  toothfairy

On Sunday, May 17, during the Wellesley Veterans' Parade  (which starts at 1 pm) expect to see the Tooth Fairy marching with the Teeth for Life team from Wellesley Dental Group.  She also will be available for photos at the Picnic in the Park table sponsored by Drs. Ali and Ali.  Children are welcome to stop by for a free photo with the Tooth Fairy and a free balloon! 

The Tooth Fairy tells us she is very excited to be able to return to Wellesley again this year and it is her favorite town.  Please stay tuned for more details on this breaking news story. 

 

Prom and Bridal Whitening Special

April 29th, 2009

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Spring is the season for proms, graduations, weddings, and special events. Think of how many photos you might be in - a white smile will certainly go a long way in improving your appearance.

Boston area brides (and grooms) are savvy and many use teeth whitening before getting married to look their absolute best on their special day. Some even take their bridal parties for a day of teeth whitening!

Whatever your special event may be, if you've ever considered teeth whitening, we want to help. For the month of May, Wellesley Dental Group 's custom teeth whitening is now only $399 (normally $550). Please also check out our blog entry about our Mother's Day Whitening Contest to win whitening for yourself or someone you know!

Drs. Ali and Ali are highly trained Wellesley dentists who care about your smile.  If you would like more information about our teeth whitening, Invisalign, or other cosmetic dental procedures, please contact us at 781-237-9071 or email abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Mother's Day Whitening Contest

April 27th, 2009

Healthy Teeth

Celebrate the mothers of the world this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10th. Wellesley Dental Group is giving away a free custom whitening system, valued at $550, to the person who submits the best quote about mothers. The whitening certificate can either be used by the winner or can be given to the person of his/her choice.

The contest is open to everyone until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 6th. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 7th, so be sure to check back on our blog, twitter post at www.twitter.com/wellesleydental, or through our Wellesley Dental Group Facebook page.

Also for the month of May, which we know is a HUGE time for proms, graduations, weddings, and other fun events, we have special pricing on our custom whitening system - $399 (that's a savings of over $150). Just mention our special when calling to schedule.

To post your favorite quote about mothers, please leave it as a comment on this blog entry. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at 781-237-9071 or email us at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!

Last week to help American Cancer Society

April 27th, 2009

Through this Thursday, we are donating all proceeds from the Vizilite Plus oral cancer screenings we perform to the American Cancer Society. Oral cancer rates are staggering and many new cases are among people with no risk factors for the disease.
We now recommend an annual advanced oral cancer screening for people age 18 and over. Though at every dental checkup we perform a visual screening, our eyes can only see so much. The new technology available through the Vizilite Plus exam can identify lesions that are not visible to the naked eye, allowing us to take the proper steps in early diagnosis.
For more information on the Vizilite Plus or to set up an appointment, please call us at 781-237-9071 or email Abby at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com

WDG at Fun Run on Saturday, April 18

April 14th, 2009

This Saturday, April 18, Wellesley Dental Group is co-sponsoring and participating at the highly anticipated Wellesley Community Children's Center (WCCC) Fun Run and Fun Fair.  Actually, we won't be running ourselves, but we will be on site and we welcome all families to stop by and see us. 

The  29th Annual Fun Run, and the array of games, activities, amusement rides, and food begin at 8:30 am and last until noon at the Wellesley High School track.  The WCCC let us know that the Fun Run in 2008 had over 500 children registered for the non-competitive run!   Registration forms and start times for each age group are available at http://wccc.wellesley.edu/funrun/.

We are proud to be a part of this community event, especially because the proceeds from his event benefit the Early Childhood, After school and Middle School Programs at the WCCC. 

Please join us and feel free to contact us if you need any more information on our participation.

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 1st, 2009

Every hour, someone dies from oral cancer and 100 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every day. With an early diagnosis, there is an 80-90% survival rate. Unfortunately, a majority of cases are not discovered until the later stages because most cancerous lesions cannot be seen during traditional screenings.
Just as we have pap smears, mammograms, and prostate screenings, we recommend a more advanced screening for oral cancer, such as the one we use called Vizilite Plus, at least once a year to patients.
The Vizilite Plus allows us to identify lesions at their earliest stages, making treatment of the disease more simple, less invasive, and more successful.

Throughout the month of April, in honor of National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Wellesley Dental Group will be donating all proceeds from any Vizilite Plus screenings performed to the American Cancer Society.

A common misconception about oral cancer is that you need to be a smoker or chew tobacco to be at risk. Even non-smokers are at risk for oral cancer, and new research has linked the disease to HPV. Anyone who is 18 or older or sexually active should be screened.

We invite everyone to schedule a screening, including non-patients. The screening is painless and takes less than 10 minutes. Please forward this information to everyone you know and care about. For more information, please call us at (781) 237-9071 or visit our website at www.WellesleyDentalGroup.com.

We really hope we can all make a difference in the fight against oral cancer. 

Join us this Thursday!

March 19th, 2009

With two days left to go until our Invisalign Day on March 26, we wanted to remind you that everyone is welcome to this fundraising event for the Wellesley Food Pantry. With your help, we can collect much needed non-perishable food items and we can raise money for the pantry to make purchases of perishable items.

Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces, will be featured at this event. A representative will be on hand to go over the advantages of Invisalign as well as present different success stories. Interested guests can save $495 on the Invisalign records fee by donating a minimum of $50 to the food pantry. There’s also a $500 rebate available for anyone getting started with Invisalign that day!

Please join us this Thursday from 3 to 7 pm (or anywhere in between) and help out a great cause. For more information or to reserve a time slot to see if Invisalign is right for you, please call Wellesley Dental Group at (781) 237-9071.

Belle of the Ball Prom Gown Collections

March 4th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_85" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="A donated dress for Belle of the Ball"]A donated dress for Belle of the Ball[/caption]

Each year, Anton's Cleaners, a family owned Massachusetts business, sponsors the Belle of the Ball drive to collect, clean, and then distribute prom gowns to high school junior and senior girls.  These girls are nominated by community members, teachers, and others and would not normally be able to afford to attend prom.  The service concludes with a "boutique day" where the girls are assisted in picking out a dress, shoes, and all necessary prom items. 

 

 

 Wellesley Dental Group is happy to be a drop off site for this gown drive.  If you have any gently worn or new prom gowns (must be within 3-4 years old so they are still trendy) and you'd like to help, please bring your gown/s to our office by April 10th and we will make sure to get them to a local Anton's for cleaning and distribution. 

For more information on this event (many volunteer positions for Belle of the Ball might still be available) please visit www.antons.com/belle/index.html

Invisalign Open House

February 24th, 2009

Join Drs. Ali and Ali for an exciting afternoon on Thursday, March 26th at our Spring Invisalign Day!  The event runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and an Invisalign representative along with Drs. Ali will be on hand to present the countless success stories of Invisalign patients.  You don’t have to be a current Wellesley Dental Group patient to attend or receive the special discounts offered – ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Invisalign is a very popular and aesthetically pleasing way to get a straighter, better looking smile.  Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign provides clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom made to shift your teeth.

 

At this special event we are providing significant patient savings and a fundraiser for the Wellesley Food Pantry Drs. Ali will waive the normal Invisalign records fee ($495) for anyone who donates a minimum of $50 to the food pantry.  In the past we’ve been able to raise a substantial sum for this organization, and we hope to continue to do so, especially during these challenging times.  As an added bonus for attendees, we’re offering a $500 rebate to anyone who chooses to start Invisalign treatment right away.  We’ve never offered such savings before and hope that this may help if you’ve always been curious about what Invisalign can do for you!

 

Please R.S.V.P. for this event by emailing Abby at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com or by calling us at (781) 237-9071.  You may also contact us with any questions you may have. 

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU on March 26th!

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