WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"We visit Wellesley Public School students in second grade to show them how to brush and floss," says Dr. Femina, as she's known. "We make it fun while sowing the seeds for good health." In November, she will coordi- nate Wellesley Dental Group's 10th annual Candy Drive, encouraging children to donate their extra Halloween candy to U.S. troops serving overseas. In 2016, students at 33 schools in 13 Metrowest towns collected more than 8,600 pounds of candy and competed for a $1,000 prize awarded to the PTO of the school that collected the most. Last year, Wellesley's Sprague School earned the prize. Even dentists' offices may look and feel very different today. Patients of the Drs. Ali are welcomed into what seems like a comfort- able, well-appointed New England home. In contrast, patients at ARID Newton-Wellesley enter a serene, spa-like environment. To create ARID's Euro-inspired aesthetic, Dr. Touradj Ameli worked closely with archi- tects to design airy treatment rooms that are sterile yet relaxing. The entire suite is white from top to bottom, with anti-microbial floors, frosted glass walls, and mood-altering music. Dr. Ameli prides himself on their complete pri- vacy; patients rarely even see each other. "We provide comprehensive dental care for adults that attracts a certain group of people who feel committed to their health," says Dr. Ameli. "All of our patients come every two to three months for hygiene recalls that include conversations about nutrition. This practice is about individuals who like to live with grace and healthfully, and you feel it the minute you walk in." Poor posture and diet are other root causes of dental problems, he says. "To limit periodontal disease, our number one referrals are to nutritionists and physical therapists." Dr. Ameli says technology has provided improved ways to be minimally invasive, such as ultrasonic instruments that remove plaque, tartar, and decay without irritating gums. For peri- odontal surgeries and implant dentistry, he uses Piezosurgery®, a patented ultrasonic technology 141 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7 fitness & health "more precise and faster than the old method"

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