We are so elated that 2020 is finally arriving not only because this is the start of a New Year but also because we are celebrating 40 years in business!! Dr. and Mrs. Lane started their first practice in 1980. Lane & Associates has since grown to over 30 general practices with 10 specialty locations! We are proud to say that we employ over 450 amazing dental professionals in North Carolina including over 60 doctors.
It is amazing to see how far we’ve come in the last 40 years and the incredible relationships we’ve been able to develop with our patients. Some of our patients have been with us since day one & we thank you for the loyalty you’ve shown us. We are also incredibly thankful to be a part of so many communities throughout North Carolina & consistently give back through volunteer work, sponsorships, & so much more.
Again, thank you to all of our friends and family in the dental community and beyond. We are incredibly thankful to be apart of your lives.
Happy 2020! Let’s make this the best year yet!
Written by: Kaitlin Painter, Digital Marketing & Content Manager
Congratulations to Dr. Raleigh Wright!
On Monday, August 5thDr. Raleigh Wright was sworn into office as an officer for the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. We are so proud of his amazing accomplishment and look forward to his term as an officer! Take a peek at some of our photos and videos of the induction below.
So, what is the NC State Board of Dental Examiners?
The purpose of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners is to ensure that the dental profession merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice dentistry and dental hygiene in the state of North Carolina.
Other functions of the Dental Board:
The administration of Licensure Examinations for dentists and hygienists.
The promulgation of rules and enforcement of laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state.
The issuance and renewal of licenses to dentists and dental hygienists.
Read about the latest information regarding CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Technology) which is a way by which our doctors can more easily evaluate a key factor in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is the airway itself. According to Dr. Ciesielski, utilizing CBCT can be, “a game-changer for the dental sleep clinician who is willing to implement the technology in their day to day practice.”
Using Cone Beam Computed Technology Scans at Lane & Associates
TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) and Sleep Apnea can often go undiagnosed. This new CBCT system is very beneficial to the patients themselves. According to Mallory Harris, this gives something tangible that patients can visualize. Lane & Associates prides itself on being on the forefront of advanced dental & medical technology which includes our CBCT scans. According to Dr. Don Lane, “A large part of our practice is treating TMD associated disorders…Since we have added the CBCT in our office I feel that we have the ability to really fill in the blanks for these patients and show them a beautiful 3D presentation of exactly what is going on with them.”
Mother’s Day is truly a time to reflect on moments with our moms. And of course, “moms” can come in all shapes, sizes, and descriptions – from Mothers, Stepmothers, Grandmothers, to even our friends that are the “mom” of the group! We at Lane & Associates and NCOSO treasure these moms of our lives and wanted to take a moment this Mother’s Day to ask some of our employees what being a mom means to them. Take a look at their responses below!
Responses from our Team:
“Being a mom is the biggest blessing. To have an innocent child that God created just for you to care for and they depend on you for everything. Lawson looks and smiles at me and my heart skips beats!”
“A mom means being a doctor, a lawyer, and a referee. A mom means finding something else worth living for outside of yourself. A mom means sharing a never-ending stream of love with another person that does not ever change or waiver, that’s unconditional!”
“Being a Mom is by far my greatest blessing! The best part about motherhood is the unconditional, rewarding love that exists between my sons and I. Becoming a Mom has taught me to love harder than I ever have and to stop and appreciate the beautiful things in life I previously took for granted.”
“Being a mom is LOVE. From the selfless acts of carrying and giving birth to being the provider of a child’s wants and needs, is the very essence of what love means. To lay down one’s own life is undeniably the most beautiful gift. From the sweetest smiles, the brightest eyes, and the cutest giggles that fill your life with happiness and joy. Knowing that they too, one day will know how to feel and express love is in return the greatest gift anyone could receive.
So… if I boiled this all down, it’s like I gave myself the most expensive, greatest gifts one could ever receive!”
“Bedtime snuggles are my favorite part of my day. When we all are winding down and getting ready for bed. Reading books and telling stories. There is nothing that lights up my heart more than when my son asks for me to tell a bedtime story. They always start with “Once upon a time there was a dragon named Declan and a unicorn named Aurora” Or “a dinosaur named Declan and a pony named Aurora.” The stories always end with hugs and kisses. His baby sister waving and saying “byyyeeee.” Just the image is enough to make my heart full.
It’s like by the end of the night when they both are asleep, I can’t remember that my 4-year-old son purposely dumped his juice on the carpet. Or that his 2-year-old sister somehow got sour cream in her hair. But its like motherhood is a paradox. It can be messy and gross. But it can also be sweet and beautiful.
There is one thing I have learned since becoming a mother and it’s “there’s no love like a mother’s love.”
“Motherhood is sort of like a roller coaster. The thrills, the twists, the turns…
As my children become adults I have quickly realized that being a mom does not stop at 18 years old. They still need me, even if they don’t know it! Being a mom does not mean perfection…mistakes are made…lessons learned, but I do know that my children will always know they were loved deeply. If I could offer one piece of advice, Love hard, laugh a lot, and be involved as much as possible.”
Thank you to all of our employees and patients who are Moms. We hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day filled with love!
Have you ever thought about glue? Well, we think about it constantly at LAA because our Administrative Professionals are the glue that keeps our company together! From our treatment coordinators to our office managers to our corporate staff, we would be nothing without our administrative professional team.
While the name of Administrative Professionals Day has changed, the meaning and sentiment behind the namesake remain. We want to appreciate those hard-working individuals in administrative professional roles and to CELEBRATE them! That’s why at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, we pre-packaged some fun for our Administrative Professionals and personally delivered them to each of our 30 offices!
Every administrative professional received a cooler tote that read, “There’s nothing cooler than a hard worker, thanks for always giving your best!” They also came pre-packaged with drinks and snacks so our staff is ready for anything! We thought it was pretty cool. Get it?! Our staff had such a fun time receiving their gifts this morning and even snapped a few photos for us. Check em out!
Thank you again to our wonderful dedicated Administrative Professionals at LAA. We truly value and appreciate all of the time and efforts that you put in on and off the clock. We love to make our employees smile!
At Lane & Associates, we wanted to reach out to all of our amazing dental assistants and show them how much we appreciate them. Check out how we celebrated our amazing Dental Assistants this week! #weTOTESappreciateyou
THE LEAVES ARE FINALLY CHANGING…
…pumpkins are seen at every street market, and Fall is in the air at Lane & Associates!
This season has a lot of special and fun memories for many of our employees, so we thought we would round up some of their favorite Fall traditions and Halloween costumes for a spotlight on our dedicated team members. It’s important to share memories with others and each of us have a story to tell. Take a look at our team’s traditions & stories below!
Our Cary Tryon team member, Lilly, shared, “Halloween is my favorite holiday! And as a requirement every year my family has to follow a theme. We all have to have a story.”
“For my son’s first Halloween, 2015, he was Chucky, dad was Freddy Kruger and I was a vampire. For Halloween 2016 my son was Captain Hook, I was Tinker Bell and dad was Peter Pan! He wore tights! For 2017, my son was a dragon, my daughter was a princess, dad was a dragon slayer, and I was his fair maiden. This year we are going with a superhero theme. My son will be Hulk, dad will be Thor, and my daughter and I will be Wonder Woman and wonder baby!”
Our Marketing Coordinator, Stephanie, LOVES Fall. Here are her favorite things to do over the season: “Fall is my favorite season! Partly because my birthday is in October…so I just get excited as September approaches. I “Fall” into the category of pumpkin spice lover, so I have to wait all year long to get my fix.”
“My favorite early Fall tradition is stalking Trader Joe’s and waiting for their pumpkin spice pancake mix to hit the shelves. As soon as it does I feel like I can begin all the fun things…decorating and enjoying hearty soups. #ILOVEFALL” Check out her seasonal decorations!
Many of our employees dressed up for Halloween this year at the offices.
Two of our favorites were our Roseboroand Pittsboro offices. Our Pittsboro office chose to do a magical Unicorn land with Rainbows, clouds, and Skittles galore! Dr. Flynn even brought a fuzzy Rainbow pen around with him to sign patient charts.
Last but not least, our Roseboro office dressed up as animals & friends on a Farm. Plus, Dr. Miller was the Farmer. Our favorite touch is definitely the “EAT MOR CANDY” sign imitating the Chick-fil-a cow though. Way to be creative!
So many more of our offices participated and here is a collage below! We absolutely love the participation this year and are so proud to call these fab-boo-lous employees ours!
Thinking of joining us at Lane & Associates? Read more about our company & available positions on our Careers page here. #welovetomakeyousmile
Lane & Associates Family Dentistry in the Raleigh NC Area is one of Glassdoor’s Top 20 Companies where Employees are the Happiest
Glassdoor ranks companies based on the ratings they receive from their employees. According to the latest insights, Lane & Associates is the only dental company mentioned throughout the article. We feel honored and grateful to our employees for giving us such high ratings and hope to continue that happiness and loyalty well into the future. Thank you to all of our current and future employees! You are truly an inspiration to us!
Over time, our dental Office Managers and Regional Directors have had the opportunity to become certified Dentrix Masters! Two of our Regional Directors, Brandy Pearce and LaVerne McNeil, have even been mentioned in the Dentrix Mastery Tracks articles and front page news!
LaVerne McNeil, seen below, has been with Lane & Associates Family Dentistry for over 10 years and was mentioned in the Fall 2016 Dentrix Mastery Tracks Spotlight! LaVerne states, “This has been an exciting experience for me to be on the ground floor of new software for our offices and help the staff see the benefits of using Dentrix. There is so much that Dentrix has to offer that by challenging myself with the Dentrix Mastery Tracks tests, I can see where I need improvement and find tips to help our offices.“ Check out her article on why she decided to start the Mastery Tracks program here.
We are so proud of our many employees at Lane & Associates that have completed the Dentrix Mastery Tracks courses and become certified to better understand our dental software – assisting our dental staff to significantly improve our patients’ experiences is their number one priority! After all, at Lane & Associates, We love to make you smile!