May 23rd, 2013
Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend was once again truly wonderful—what an amazing experience to celebrate another year of this great community tradition!
Thank you to the Wellesley Celebrations Committee for organizing such wonderful events for the community and the volunteers who support it. We also want to thank the Wellesley Police Department for not only keeping everyone safe this weekend but for also representing our town in the OneFund by selling BostonStrong t-shirts and donating proceeds to those who were affected by the recent Boston Marathon tragedy.
Our tractor float caught a lot of attention this year! It was all thanks to the little smile ambassadors we had on board helping our team promote healthy, happy smiles. The fun continued later at the picnic, where the Wellesley Dental Group tent was a real party! We had face painting and feather extensions, guest appearances from the Tooth Fairy and Chuckles the Dinosaur, and lots of treats for all our young smile ambassadors! Even a little rain didn't dampen the community spirit, and the night came to a perfect end with some truly spectacular fireworks. We can’t wait to sponsor them again next year!
August 31st, 2012
A recent study that appeared in the September 2012 issue of the American Journal of Public Health shows a strong correlation between poor oral health and academic performance. The survey looked at 1,500 low income students in the Los Angeles area. School performance and attendance were compared to oral health.
According to the study,
"Children who reported having recent tooth pain were four times more likely to have a low grade point average -- below the median GPA of 2.8 -- when compared to children without oral pain, according to study results."
This also contributed to missed school for students and also missed work for parents. On average, kids missed between 2 and 2.5 days of school. This is in part due to dental care not being easily accessible for a variety of reasons, such as insurance or transportation.
There is discussion of including more oral health education in schools. This is easy way to spread the message and importance of healthy teeth and gums for life!
August 8th, 2012
We recently received the below review on Yelp. We are truly speechless and touched by our patient's kind words and comments. Thank you so very much!
"After a negative experience at another local dentist, I followed my friends' advice and took my then 2.5 year old twins to see Dr. Femina Ali at Wellesley Dental Group. Immediately, she put my children's minds at ease--even conducting my daughter's dental exam in a waiting room chair when she was too nervous to sit in the big dental chair. Dr Ali's patience and natural ability with children has had such a positive impact on my children that they actually LOOK FORWARD to their semi-annual cleanings and visits.
Once we saw firsthand their high level of service and dedication at the Pediatric level and realized that they work with adults as well, my husband and I switched for our own dental visits as well. Now we all go as a family, which I feel sets an especially good example for my kids. They see that we're making our dental care a priority, so they are as well. My husband and I have both needed fillings in the past five years, and Dr. Ejaz Ali is an absolute perfectionist (which we love)! Using cutting edge technology, he makes a mold to not only fill the tooth, but to make it a seamless match that will last a lifetime and look like it was always part of the tooth. He did such a great job that I opted to have my previous fillings taken out and replaced with his handiwork. My teeth look great and my smile is brighter and healthier than ever!
In addition to Drs. Femina and Ejaz Ali, I also have to mention their staff. They employ a team of people who are warm, engaging, and passionate about dental health. In the office and representing the practice around town, they make everyone feel welcome and take a genuine interest in each patient. They even help entertain our kids while we're having our teeth cleaned!
Over the years, we have used their Oral Surgeon Dr. Ghazi to extract numerous teeth from both children. He has the gentlest touch and always took great care to make it quick, easy, and painless for my children. My children have also seen Dr. Emad--their orthodontist--to have their teeth evaluated for future orthodonture needs. As a busy working mom, I am so grateful to have these services offered in-house, so I don't have to go elsewhere. It makes it so much easier for me, especially knowing their high standard of care.
All in all, we can't say enough about the Wellesley Dental Group. They are what every dental practice should be. After six years as patients and friends of the Wellesley Dental Group -- we wouldn't trust our teeth and smiles to anyone else!!" - Joanna