Events

Candy Drive 2015- Check!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Blogs, Events | 0 comments

 

The 3 Drs. Ali in front of the mountain of candy collected this year!

The 3 Drs. Ali in front of the mountain of candy collected this year!

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.

Candy Delivery from the Cabot School!

Candy Delivery from the Cabot School!

 

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!

The winners of this year's competition: Upham Elementary and Delaney Elementary

The winners of this year’s competition: Upham Elementary and Delaney Elementary

 

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!

Sprague, Schofield, and Hardy School Principals with our Wellesley Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Lussier

Sprague, Schofield, and Hardy School Principals with our Wellesley Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Lussier

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.

 

The Wellesley High School Keynotes, who sang America the Beautiful for us

The Wellesley High School Keynotes, who sang America the Beautiful for us

 

Evan, who moved us all as he sang the National Anthem

Evan, who moved us all as he sang the National Anthem

 

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.

One of the many handwritten cards from local elementary school students

One of the many handwritten cards from local elementary school students

Handwritten card for the troops

Handwritten card for the troops

 

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.

 

A Special Thank You to the following Participants:

 

 

 

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It’s Candy Drive Time Again!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Blogs, Events | 0 comments

Dr. Zarah Ali, Dr. Femina Ali, and Dr. Ejaz Ali hosting the 2014 Candy Drive

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!

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

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Blogs, Events, Office News | 0 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tatiana Ashmiana: Our Dental Hygienist

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Blogs, Events, Office News | 0 comments

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.

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

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Blogs, Events, Office News | 0 comments

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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.

 

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