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Summer Experience at Wellesley Dental Group

August 29th, 2014

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Dear WDG,

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you everyone!

 

Your friend,

Justin Chow

 

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

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.

Vacation week!

February 19th, 2013

It’s school vacation week! At WDG, we had an amazing President’s Day where we saw so many of our wonderful patients. We’re looking forward to seeing so many more this week. It really makes us happy when vacations come because it means that our busiest patients will have enough time to put their health first and come visit us for their much-needed care. This is especially true for our youngest patients who attend school.

 

Have you visited your dentist recently? Now might be a great time. It’s so important to prioritize your oral health, especially for children. Starting good oral health habits early on lead to a life of better oral and general health.

Besides visiting your dentist, here are some fun things you can do this vacation week!

1. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and check out their special learning opportunities with your child. Workshops are from 10 am – 4 pm.

2. It’s February Vacation week at the zoo! Visit the Franklin Park Zoo and experience the wonders of the animal kingdom and the jungle with your child. This week, the zoo is offering extra learning opportunities for young enthusiasts.

3. Even though it’s still chilly, if your child is outdoorsy, here are some great suggestions for family hikes from Mommy Poppins, like Walden Pond. It may be a good idea to call beforehand to make sure there are no weather-related issues.

4. Check out your local library for fun events, concerts, and movies! The Wellesley Free Library even has a Young Scientist event where they are bringing in owls!

5. Spend family time together. No matter what you do, having fun as a family is special! Get off the computer and connect with one another the old fashioned way. Cook, take walks, listen to music. It doesn't matter as long as you have each other.

Keep smiling and have a safe vacation!

Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be very happy to answer your questions and advise you on your oral health needs. Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com!

We love you, too!

February 15th, 2013

 

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We had such amazing Valentines with our wonderful WDG family! The very lucky Jobson family won the free whitening certificate while Andrew Harrison and Shana Hardgrave won a certificate 50% off their choice of whitening. We know it will make them smile.

Here are some of our favorite Valentines we received this year:

“Roses are red, violets are blue, who doesn’t love clean teeth? All of us do!” Kate F.

“We love <3 <3 <3 Drs. Ali, Emad, and Pradhan!” – The J. Family

“Wellesley Dental, where you never leave without a smile!” – Andrew H.

“Happy Valentine’s Day” Shana H.

“Thanks for helping to keep me smiling.” –Chris L.

“Thank you for all your kind care and help” – Tahera R.

“Wellesley Dental Group. Thanks for taking good care of my teeth!” - Trish L.

 

"I never had a dentist where I almost fall asleep during a treatment, known by name by every team member and are welcomed with the warmest smile. Your service is outstanding!" Miriam C.

“Happy Valentine’s Day! You are all wonderful!!” - Irene C.

“I love you WDG. We are the best team ever!”

“Wellesley Dental Group. Best wishes, thanks for everything” – Guido V.

“<3 Wellesley Dental for doing such a good job!”  - John Q.

“Thank you for giving me a great smile!” - Kate Y.

“Please make my smile brighter this Valentine’s Day! Thank you!!”

"OXOXOXOXO" Janet F.

Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali and the Caring Team at WDG wants to let you all know, we love you too!


Keep your kids cavity free!

February 12th, 2013

Sure, they may have baby teeth that will fall out soon enough; however, prioritizing good oral health practices in your children early on is important. Building good habits in your kids will positively influence their overall health for years to come. So what can you do now to help your child’s future?

  • Make sure they brush twice a day every day and start flossing early on so they get into the habit now. Plaque, a bacterial film, builds up and in between the teeth, so consistent removal is important. If plaque is left to sit, it can cause decay and gum problems.
  • Make an appointment for your child’s first visit if you haven’t yet. It’s a good idea to make an appointment as soon as the child’s first tooth comes in or no later than their first birthday.
  • Set a good example by prioritizing your own oral health and remember, the way in which you talk about the dentist will affect your child’s expectations of their own dental visits. By staying positive and sharing good experiences with your child, you will keep your child at ease. Going to a dentist is a positive thing and it’s great when children look forward to it. Ask you dental office if you can bring your child beforehand for a show and tell! Help your dentist build a lasting relationship with your child.
  • Watch what your child eats. Sugars don’t come solely from candy and juices. In fact, a recent study discovered that the food that causes the most cavities isn't sweet at all, crackers. Most crackers are highly processed foods and are a feasting ground for bacteria, which deteriorates tooth enamel. A better option for your children are whole grains, unprocessed foods and be sure to stay away from sticky foods, which can get caught between teeth and within the groves of the tooth surface.

 

Oral hygiene is an integral part of the day, like eating breakfast. Help your child set him/herself apart from the alarming number of children who have tooth decay. In fact, according to the CDC, 25% of children between the ages of 2-5 have tooth decay. With better oral health practices from the start, this can change.

For more great health tips, please visit the ADA's website. If you want an in depth guide, go to this wonderful resource from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists that goes from pacifiers to fluoride treatments.

 

We love you, do you love us?

February 7th, 2013

It’s almost Valentine’s day – let your smile say “I Love You”. Share the love and say something sweet to WDG and be entered to win a drawing for a free whitening service. Tell your friends and family, anyone can enter!

 

Send WDG a valentine on our Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or email us a love note and you will be entered to win a free whitening (retail value up to $550). Two runners up will also be selected in a blind drawing to win 50% for a whitening.

Not feeling tech savvy? Stop by our office and fill out one of our cute Valentines with your contact information to enter.

The drawing will take place on February 14th. Kid's you can still enter and save your win as a present for Mother's or Father's Day! Must be 18 years of age and older to receive whitening treatment.

Our favorite love notes will be featured on our social media on Valentine's Day. Feeling shy? You can always send us a love note anonymously.

May cupid be on your side!

Yankee Dental Congress 2013

February 4th, 2013

This year, we made our yearly trek to Boston to attend the annual Yankee Dental Congress. We had so much fun learning about new equipment, procedures...and most of all, the freebies! Some of us scored a bag full of toothpaste, a power toothbrush, even MP3 stereos. What was most fun of all, however, was spending time together outside the office, sharing our passion for dentistry in a totally different way. When we weren't geeking out over all the newest and amazing dental technology, we had fun goofing around with the life-size Oral-B toothbrush. We even got Milo some dental dog biscuits because even dogs need to brush (photos below).

It was a wonderful weekend for all of us and it's great to be back in the office to share with our patients our love of oral health. Below are some more great photos from this weekend.

Don't our Drs. Ali & Ali look great next to the toothbrush-man?

There were so many booths, it took us hours to get to them all!

Who knew we would find dog treats at Yankee! Aren't they adorable? We just had to bring back a souvenir for Milo.

Milo certainly looks happy while he takes care of his oral health. He finished it so quickly!

Fun team lunch

October 6th, 2010

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Lauren is on board (a lobster fishing vessel)

September 20th, 2010

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Lauren is a new member of the Wellesley Dental Group team, starting with the practice shortly after moving to Boston. A graduate of Lock Haven University and a native of Central Pennsylvania, Lauren has hiked more miles than she can begin to count, including her participation in adventure races the past 7 years. She brings this same energy and enthusiasm to making each patient’s trip to Wellesley Dental Group a memorable journey.  Lauren is good at making the younger patients and valued clientele feel at home.  If you can’t find her at 5 Seaward Road, likely she’s scrambling over a boulder field somewhere in the Northeast.

 

Lauren is on a boat

WDG Fit Team is back!

November 30th, 2009

 

 Getting healthy together
Getting healthy together

We're back and on track with the Wellesley Dental Group Fit Team, even after a holiday week.

Our team logged a total of 31.5 hours from last Monday through yesterday, which is our highest amount ever.
This averages to 3.5 hours per person, or 30 minutes of exercise per day!
Two of us just also made the commitment to run in the Super Sunday 5k in February, so we'll be busy training for that. It will probably be very cold. http://bostonrunner.com/ss2009br.php
What are you doing to improve your health?  How has exercise made you feel as the days become shorter?
Good LUCK!
Hoping that this number grows.

 

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.

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