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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wellness vitality condition strengthen nutrition diet stamina fitness & health What's New in Dental Care? J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer this shouldn't be so hard," said a congressman who was recently interviewed about stalled legislation. "It's not like pulling teeth." Had he been up-to-date on dental care, the legislator might have chosen another compari- son. His thinking showed he was old school. "With the advances in technology, the dental experience has become safer and more com- fortable for the patient," says Dr. Tina Wang of Premier Dental Group of Wellesley. "Digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, CAD/CAM dentistry, digital impressions, and CT scans enable us to be both accurate and efficient." (CAD/CAM is computer aided design and manufacturing.) Yes, dentistry has gone high tech. "The intraoral camera, for example, is a wand, similar in shape to an electric toothbrush," says Dr. Wang. "Placed inside the mouth, it is used to photograph the teeth. On a monitor in front of the patient, we can immediately show you what we see, such as tartar before and after " M E D I A B A K E R Y 138 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

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