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Our New Hygienist Jennifer Holt

July 31st, 2013

Jennifer graduated from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2011. Prior to her career as a dental hygienist, Jennifer graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Business Administration.  In addition to working as a clinical dental hygienist, she is an adjunct faculty member at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene where she instructs new dental hygiene. Jennifer enjoys the opportunity dental hygiene gives her to make a positive impact on her patients oral and overall health and create meaningful relationships with her patients, community, and co-workers. Jennifer lives in Attleboro with her husband.

 

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

Internship Experience at Wellesley Dental Group

July 30th, 2013

Hi, my name is Christine and I am a student at Wellesley College and an intern at Wellesley Dental Group. After vacationing for a month in Seoul, South Korea, I spent my summer in Boston for the first time- shadowing Dr. Femina Ali while working on my dental school application.  I had previously shadowed at Wellesley Dental Group in January 2013 and learned so much real world dentistry. When they decided to offer another internship I could not resist.

Just Last Thursday, Dr. Ali asked me to stay and watch her own implant procedure by Dr. Ghazwan Ghazi, their periodontist.  I hadn't yet seen this treatment, so I accepted without hesitation.  It was marvelous! I learned so much about the procedure, and Dr. Ghazi's skill was clearly unmatched.  Dr. Femina was also very calm and comfortable (as usual) and after about an hour I saw the result: a beautiful blend of art and architecture.

During my time at Wellesley Dental Group I became a part of their family Family. I have learned so much and would recommend interning there to any dental enthusiast. This summer has been very special to me; I'll never forget my fabulous experiences at Wellesley Dental Group, and I'm looking forward to my Senior Year at Wellesley College!

Thank You Wellesley Dental Group!

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Supporting the Global Medical Brigades

April 10th, 2013

Wellesley College Student, Farah Mahmud, recently reached out to Drs. Ali & Ali, asking Wellesley Dental Group to show its support for the Global Medical Brigades, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Brigades is the world’s largest student-led international relief organization. Students from Wellesley College are gathering essential medical equipment, supplies, and drugs for an upcoming trip to Honduras in the summer. We are so proud to support them in this endeavor and want to raise awareness.

Join us in giving back to this great cause! Call or email us for more information on the supplies they need at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com!

Feeling the need to give back and volunteer? The group is also looking for medical professionals to volunteer.

There is no time better than the present to take part!

 

Wanna go to Disney?

February 24th, 2010

It's been several years since I've been to Disney World and I'd love to get back.  Now I've got an even better reason to go.

Disney is doing something that seems to me a WIN-WIN-WIN for everyone.  They are giving away 1 Day - 1 Theme Park tickets to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort for people who volunteer a day of service for an approved participating organization.  It's very inspiring and it's awesome to think of how many million hours of volunteer time will be donated due to Disney's grand generosity.  GIVE A DAY GET A DISNEY DAY

 It just so happens that Cradles to Crayons (http://www.cradlestocrayons.org) of Boston is on the list and has openings for volunteers within the next 60 days.  We love the work that Cradles to Crayons does and are a permanent drop-off location for them.  Being able to get a free ticket for volunteering a day of service would be icing on the cake.

[caption id="attachment_461" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="The Dentist Office of Drs. Ali and Ali is a permanent Wellesley Drop-off for Cradles to Crayons."]The donations have started pouring in for our Cradles to Crayons drive.[/caption]

(You may have seen the Disney ad with actor Taye Diggs and Miss Piggy - They are working at a construction site.  Very cute - I wonder if Kermit is jealous).

Wellesley Dental Group Year-In-Review

December 18th, 2009

2009 was a huge year for Wellesley Dental Group! 
 

We were very active this year, participating in many community events and organizations, and we added a pediatric dentist, Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan, to our dental team.

To recap some of the highlights of the year, I've put together some of our favorite photos and pieces about 2009.

 
Drs. Ali and Ali feel everyone deserves to have healthy teeth for life!
 
2009
 We started a blog this year, with our first post in February.  This has been a very fun and efficient way to provide updates about our office, events, dental news, and special promotions.
 
child infantFebruary is National Children's Dental Health Month.  It was our chance to share with parents the recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that all children see a dentist by age one or within 6 months of their first tooth. We provided free comprehensive exams to all new children during February.
 
 February is also the month that we normally begin our elementary school and preschool visits.  We love working with the school nurses and teachers to coordinate these visits; the kids are so responsive and have wonderful ideas about keeping their teeth and gums health.
 
 The Wellesley Food Pantry benefitted from our March Invisalign® Open House - patients saved at least $495 on their orthodontic treatment if they made a $50 donation to the Wellesley Food Pantry. 

 

[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]

In March, the Belle of the Ball gown drive began.  This is a program sponsored by Anton's Cleaners that provides low-income girls the opportunity to attend the prom in a free, clean, and stylish gown. Girls choose dresses at a boutique-style event each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow - April was a very important month because it was Oral Cancer Awareness Month. We donated proceeds from all advanced oral cancer screenings (we use Vizilite Plus®) to the American Cancer Society.  Oral cancer is on the rise in the United States, and it seems to be affecting more and more people with no risk-factors. For more information about this disease, please read here.

tote2Looking back, we also started a Twitter account in April (www.twitter.com/wellesleydental) and gave away free WDG tote bags on Earth Day.  Our green efforts multiplied and we started recycling boxes and as much in-0ffice paper waste as possible.

 

During May, we celebrated with the town as part of Wellesley Wonderful Weekend.  This weekend includes a Veterans' Parade and a Picnic in the Park.  At the parade, we always have a float and the Wellesley Dental Group team hands out toothbrushes to the parade watchers.  With the environment in mind, we did not pass out the toothbrushes in plastic bags, knowing that they might not be recycled and would end up thrown away.

Dr. Femina and Milo

 The Tooth Fairy always joins us during our parade and the picnic. She poses for photos with children and gives them helpful brushing and flossing lessons.

 More photos from our picnic and parade:

http://wellesleydentalgroup.com/blog/?p=288

 

 Emily of Wellesley met the Tooth Fairy yesterday.

 View of parade near Star Market

 

 

In June, we were honored for the second year in a row as the #1 Choice Dentist in Wellesley in the Community Newspaper Company's "Readers' Choice Awards." This means a lot to us; knowing that our patients appreciate our service and choosing us out of the dozens of dentists within Wellesley gives us great motivation to do even better.  Readers Choice 1

 

Through using Twitter and hearing from other sources, we learned about the non-profit organization Cradles to Crayons.  The summer months are a time when their incoming donations drop down, as students are not in school and people are often on vacation.  We knew that we could help by hosting a drive for Cradles to Crayons at our office - and because we had the space, we offered to be a permanent drop-off location in Wellesley.  One of our staff members periodically brings the donations to their Quincy headquarters.

For more on Cradles to Crayons, please visit http://www.cradlestocrayons.org.

[caption id="attachment_495" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Abby Roitman, Dr. Femina Ali, and Christine McCall "]Abby Roitman, Dr. Femina Ali, and Christine McCall [/caption]

In the summer, we started working with a few interns from Babson, which was great because the college is so close.  The interns brought to our attention some perspective about college students' health and how they take care of themselves while away from home.
We thought it might be helpful to donate toothbrush/paste care kits for Babson students, in coordination with their Health Services Department.  So in September, as incoming freshmen were being welcomed, we donated over 500 care packages to the students. 
Care packages for Babson orientation
 
Once September started, we started planning ahead for all of our fall activities. Children being back and school and families back from summer vacation really brings a healthy energy back to Wellesley.
Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan was introduced to many pediatric patients this fall.

[caption id="attachment_682" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan joins Wellesley Dental Group"]Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan joins Wellesley Dental Group[/caption]

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