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10 years, 10,000 pounds

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Blogs, Events, Office News | 0 comments

Dr. Zarah Ali, Queen of the candy

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.

Our 3 Drs. Ali in front of nearly 10, 000 pounds of candy #sweettooth

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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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Summer Experience at Wellesley Dental Group

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Blogs, Office News | 0 comments

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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.

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How to Get Involved: Global Medical Brigades

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Blogs, Office News | 0 comments

Wellesley College Student and Wellesley GMB Fundraising Chair, Zahra Pirani,  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. We are so proud to support them in this endeavor by donating oral hygiene supplies and we also 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!

The Brigades is the world’s largest student-led international relief organization, whose members travel to rural communities with the mission to set up a medical clinic that provides free check-ups, routing testing, medication, and education to the community’s members. In January 2015, Wellesley GMB will travel to Panama, where we will spend our time interacting directly with patients with the help of general practitioners, registered nurses, gynecologists, dentists, and pharmacists, thus ensuring that the hundreds of community members whom we will see will have access to preventative care, maintenance medications, and education about health and hygiene. 

Wellesley GMB Chapter went to Honduras in January 2014 and saw over 900 patients, most commonly administering anti-parasitic medication to young children, monitoring the progress of chronic conditions, providing preventative medication and basic medical supplies to families, and much more. Wellesley GMB is particularly interested in improving the lives of women abroad via medicine.To ensure that the medical needs of the community will be met, the volunteers reach out to the community in efforts to raise funds and collect donations in medical supplies for the clinic. 

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!

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 781-237-0271 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

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Internship Experience at Wellesley Dental Group

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Blogs, Office News | 0 comments

file2Hi, my name is Dan and I recently interned at Wellesley Dental Group.  It has only been a few weeks since my last day as an intern, and already I miss my friends and mentors at WDG.  I spent four years as a Pre-Dental student at Boston University, and I can say, without reservation, that my semester long internship at Wellesley Dental was the most eye-opening and rewarding learning experience of my life.

In November of 2013, about three months prior to my first day at WDG, I began researching the top dental practices around Boston for potential internship/shadowing opportunities.  I knew that my first hands-on experience in the dental world would forever shape my perception of how a dental practice should be run; so I took this research seriously.  Wellesley Dental Group quickly jumped out as the best fit for me.  I read dozens of customer testimonials glowing about the practice’s friendly staff and top-notch dental care.  I was wowed by the initiative taken by the practice’s team to get involved in the local community.  To me, Wellesley Dental Group seemed to be the perfect family dental practice.

As strong a reputation as Wellesley Dental Group carries, no reviews can possibly do this dental team justice.  From the second I walked into the office on the day of my interview, I was treated like a member of the family.  This is a team that wears its passion for dentistry and for premiere patient care on its sleeve and, throughout the semester, each team member took the time to share that passion with me.  This type of genuine warmth and spirit is why patients, many of whom enter the office prior to treatment unhappy with their teeth, are able to walk out of Wellesley Dental Group with new-found confidence in their beautiful smiles.

I really cannot stress enough how essential Drs. Ali & Ali and all members of the Wellesley Dental family have been to my growth as an individual and as a future dentist.  I have a long road ahead of me before I can own a dental practice, and I am unsure of what that road will bring.  I do know that if I am ever part of a practice even half as brilliant as Wellesley Dental Group, I will have done something right.

Seriously, thank you so much to the best dental team in the world!

Sincerely,

Daniel Nayebi

 

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.

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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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