LET’S GO CANES!

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry and NCOSO couldn’t be more proud of our home team, the Carolina Hurricanes, as they power into Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. As the Official Team Dentist, Orthodontist + Oral Surgeon of the Canes we are excited to show our support from all 50+ offices across the state.

All of our offices were provided buttons to wear showing team spirit and encouraged to dress in Cane’s fanwear, colors, or sports attire. Our Lane Family did NOT disappoint. Our amazing company went above and beyond sporting hats, shirts, socks, posters, and even cookies, all in a variety of colors from red, black, silver, and white!!  We have seen it all and we are loving it.

 

 

Hashtag Canes Cookie

Even Stormy got in on the LAA action…check out our new commercial below.


 

 

Tune in this Saturday to Bally Sports to cheer on your Carolina Hurricanes in game 2 of round 2. If you see our commercial on TV or if you’re at the game and see us on the “smile cam,” snap a picture and tag us (@lanedds) and include #laaxcanes on social media.

Go Canes!

 

At Lane and Associates Family Dentistry, we are here to help you during your smile journey! To learn more about all of our dental services, visit us at lanedds.com/services/ or call us at 877-LANEDDS (526-3337)At Lane and Associates Family Dentistry, We Love to Make You Smile!
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WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS!

Message to teachers on Chalk BoardLane and Associates Family Dentistry takes pride in giving back to the community at every chance we get. We have been fortunate enough to support local businesses and organizations, sponsor customer appreciation events, and work closely with the Kay Yow Foundation. Our dedication to our community, however, does not stop there.

Teachers give it their all for their students every day. This is why it is so important to make sure the teachers in our community feel and understand exactly how appreciative everyone is for ALL that they do. Here at Lane & Associates, we love to celebrate our teachers as much as we can, both in and out of our office!

This week, Lane and Associates had the opportunity to sponsor a teacher appreciation event at North Ridge Elementary School. We provided a luncheon to show our support and gratitude for them – complete with catered Armadillo Grill and dessert! Teachers received goodie bags filled with various treats as they took a well-deserved break, as well as swag bags of Lane and Associates gear.

North Ridge Elementary School Logo

Thank you to the teachers at North Ridge Elementary School, as well as all teachers in our community, for everything you do for our children every day. Your hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the children in our community do not go unnoticed!

 

At Lane and Associates, We Love Making Our North Carolina Communities Smile!

At Lane and Associates Family Dentistry, we are here to help you during your dental journey! To learn more about all of our Dentistry services, visit us at www.lanedds.com/services or call us at 877-LANEDDS (526-3337).

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March is Sleep Apnea Awareness Month

Lane & Associates Dental Sleep Medicine Oral ApplianceNot only is March National Sleep Awareness Month, but it is also Sleep Apnea Awareness Month which means it’s time to fix the snore that is probably keeping your partner or your neighbors awake. One of the biggest complaints we hear in our offices is, “What can you do about my husband/wife/partner’s snoring?” Now, this doesn’t mean that all loud snoring is a sign of sleep apnea but it doesn’t hurt to take a look.Another question you’re problem thinking is, “How can my dentist fix my snore?” There are so ways to care for sleep apnea with dental treatment. Dental Sleep Medicine oral appliances are the perfect alternative to a traditional CPAP machine.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Let’s start with what sleep apnea is. Sleep apnea is technically the cessation or stopping of breathing, similar to holding your breath – but the difference is you can not control it. Sleep apnea can cause snoring, mood disorders, weight gain, and even high blood pressure! At Lane & Associates, we treat Sleep Apnea! Let’s get your life back!

What kinds of C-PAP Alternative treatment options do we offer?

  • Dorsal – The Dorsal is a relatively new appliance on the market. It is unique in that the upper and lower component of the appliance is not connected as with other oral appliances, but are still adjustable. is allows for the full opening of the mouth, which improves comfort and is helpful in certain cases.
  • Herbst – EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) – The EMAs primary function is to bring the jaw forward and keep the airway open. One of the major advantages of the EMA is its smaller size as well as its flexibility. Various lengths of flexible bands are used to adjust the position of the lower jaw. The EMA is one of the most comfortable oral appliances on the market.

Do you have any symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Complete the checklist below.

Lane and Associates Sleep Apnea Symptoms Checklist

Visit www.lanedds.com/sleep to learn more about Dental Sleep Medicine.

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Dental Outreach Day at LAA

As you know, giving back to our community is an essential priority at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry. We take pride in our communities and giving back to those in need. This past weekend, our dentists and staff at the Cary Green Level office provided a Dental Outreach Day to nearly 15 patients throughout NC performing nearly $15,000 worth of dentistry!

dental outreach day at Lane and Associates Cary

Our LAA Volunteer Team

Of course, we wouldn’t be able to perform these amazing feats without our incredible team! Our volunteer staff included doctors Howard, DesRosiers, Piplani, and Bashir, dental assistants Sarah Benore, Alanna Johnson, Megean Rehm, Genevieve Chase Thomas, Amy Kenagy, and Darlene Rivera, hygienist Dorcas Eason, and office managers Heather Egan and Stephanie Santiago. Take a look at some photos from the event below!

Dental procedures performed ranged from dental cleanings and exams to root canals, extractions, and fillings. Patients traveled from all over North Carolina, even some driving from Greensboro to attend the event. We are so proud of our staff for volunteering their services and giving back to our communities! Thank you for your pure hearts and for sharing your talents!

To see more community outreach at Lane & Associates, visit our Community Involvement page here!

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dentist holding x ray up to patient

Are you looking for a solution to replace one or several missing teeth? If you are located in North Carolina, Lane and Associates Family Dentistry has several cosmetic dentists that specialize in dental bridges.

Dental bridges can be the perfect solution for you to replace any missing teeth, restoring your smile. Lane DDS has offices all over the state of NC that specialize in cosmetic dentistry.

There are several different types of dental bridges that we can provide. Each patient is different and you will need to see one of our specialists to determine which kind of dental bridge is best for you.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

A cantilever dental bridge may be a solution for you if you are missing a tooth located right next to a premolar. This type of bridge uses a strong and healthy tooth next to the gap in your teeth to anchor the false tooth in place.

This kind of dental bridge is referred to as a cantilever bridge because of how it is suspended in place via one anchor tooth. Typical dental bridges use the adjacent tooth on either side of the missing tooth to hold the false tooth in place. The cantilever bridge is used in special situations. Your dentist will determine whether or not you need this type of dental bridge.

Maryland Dental Bridge

A Maryland dental bridge is a solution that you may be able to utilize for a missing tooth. A Maryland dental bridge can be used to replace teeth that cannot be replaced by a traditional dental bridge. This type of bridge is used when adjacent teeth are missing.

If you are located in NC, contact Lane and Associates Family Dentistry for a consultation.

Temporary Dental Bridge

As the name suggests, a temporary bridge is used in place of a permanent bridge. In order to make your permanent bridge look natural, the dentist must obtain a mold of all your teeth to design the dental bridge. This will allow for a perfect and natural appearance of your teeth.

Once the dentist has obtained the mold of your teeth, you will be given a temporary solution to the gap in your smile. The dental bridge must be made in a lab, so you will not receive your permanent bridge on the same day that you visit the dentist for the first time. 

To help you feel better about your smile, the dentist will give you a replacement for your tooth that is held in with temporary cement. Once your permanent bridge is fabricated, you will return to the dentist who will replace the temporary bridge for the permanent one.

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Front Teeth Bridges

If you are missing one of your front teeth, a dental bridge could be a replacement solution. Since there is not as much stress on your front teeth as others when chewing and biting down, it may be suitable to have a front tooth bridge.

Your dentist should be the one to determine what type of cosmetic dental procedure that you should receive to replace a front tooth. Visit Lane DDS of North Carolina to consult with one of our cosmetic dentists. We will get you the solution that you need here at Lane Family Dentistry.

Dental Bridge Hygiene

In order to make your dental bridge last for years to come, it is vital that you take excellent care of your teeth. You should brush your new dental bridge as if it were your original tooth. Make sure to also floss and use mouthwash as much as possible to prevent decay and bacteria from remaining in your mouth.

There are several foods that you should also avoid eating with a dental bridge in place. Anything that is too hard or sticky may cause damage to your dental bridge or even cause it to come loose.

Dental Bridge Solution in North Carolina

If you are in need of a cosmetic dental bridge, consult with the Lane DDS team today! Our specialist will take care of your needs and offer you a solution to a missing tooth. If you need a procedure like this done, we have over 30 office locations across North Carolina. Our offices are located in Major cities like Raleigh, Greenville, Cary, Winston-Salem, and many other major locations. Contact us today with any questions you may have about dental bridges using the contact form below.

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Donating to a Great Cause

Lane & Associates had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Pink Tie Affair in Downtown Raleigh at the Marriott City Center in honor of the amazing 1ofUs Foundation. This year’s Pink Tie Affair was Carnival-themed and the entire fundraising event was decked out from head to toe with a Live Auction, performances, and entertainment!

The 1ofUs Foundation was started in 2010 and has since assisted more than 4,000 cancer patients in direct, non-medical related expenses that occur during cancer treatment. This financial assistance ranges from grocery assistance, gasoline and transportation, to rent, utilities, and even childcare. This direct financial assistance during cancer treatment is so important and has touched so many lives.

As a proud Presenting Sponsor for the event and long-time supporter, Lane & Associates was able to donate over $50,000 to support the cause! Thank you to all other supporters who have donated to this amazing foundation and supporting our North Carolina friends and families going through tough times during cancer treatment.

To find out more about the 1ofUs Foundation and ways to get involved, please visit their website at 1ofUs.org.

See more community involvement from Lane & Associates Family Dentistry | Contact Us

 

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Last week our Lane & Associates team was proud to join the 13th Annual Tee-Off for the Troops Golf Classic held by Military Missions in Action(MMIA). The event took place at the Bentwoods Golf & Country Club in Fuquay-Varina and was a beautiful day spent golfing and giving back to Veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces, and their families.  

Employees at Golf Classic standing in front of Lane Sign

Dr. Raleigh Wright and marketing team member Lilly Holcomb (shown above) golfed the classic and participated in the competitions along the course. 

Military Missions in Action is dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, homeless veterans, members of the Armed forces, and their families. ​​MMIA’s varied programs work at providing support to Veterans who need construction project assistance due to disabilities or sub-standard living conditions and our homeless Veterans. They also send Care Packages to units that are down-range, as well as assist military families that are trying to make ends meet.

Golf team of employees at the MMIA Tee off for Troops
Lane & Associates’ team at the 13th Annual Golf Classic

From the silent auction to the 50/50 raffle to the Red Wagon, the MMIA Golf Classic was a great way to reach its fundraising goal of $150,000. Lane & Associates was proud to be involved and donate to this amazing cause. 

If you would like to learn more about Military Missions in Action, please visit their website. If you would like to see the many causes that LAA supports, please visit our Community Involvement page for more information. 

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At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, we appreciate and support our military and their many sacrifices. As a special offer, we are providing discounted dental services to all Veterans throughout the month of November. Find out more below!

Check out the letter from our founder Dr. Don Lane:

Veterans Day Letter from Dr. Lane

OUR SPECIAL VETERANS OFFER FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IS 20% OFF TREATMENT PLANS!!

This offer is for Veterans and Active Duty Military who supply proper ID. This discount applies to patients only, not including family members. Treatment must be completed within 3 months of the start date.

Ask our offices for more details or call us today at 1-877-526-3337!

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It’s Back to School Season Once Again!

LAA is prepping for all of the back-to-school dental appointments and we were so thrilled to be a part of our local Cary school Cardinal Charter Academy’s Block Party! Their back-to-school Block Party was held on Saturday, August 7th from 10 am to 1 pm. Our Cary and Raleigh dental teams showed up with lots of fun games, prizes, free swag, and even a great giveaway (tickets to the Carolina Mudcats)!

There was also a Fresh Ice Cream Food Truck on-site for all of the kids and school tours were available for all of the registered families. What an amazing event and an incredible weekend! Thank you to all of the families that came out to see us and visit Cardinal Charter Academy.

Take a look at the fun below!

Looking for a dentist in Cary near Cardinal Charter Academy? Lane & Associates Family Dentistry’s Cary St. Charles location is right next door! Visit our Cary dental page to schedule a dental appointment with our Cary Dentists today!

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Take us out to the ballgame! 

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is incredibly excited to announce that we are now partnering with The Carolina Mudcats! 

It’s not hard to fall in love with the southern charm, hard work, and fun that The Mudcats put into each and every game. From Muddy the Mudcat’s crazy antics to the amazing food and drink options, every game at Five County Stadium is a perfect Summertime activity for the entire family! 

The sponsorship began on May 4th and will continue into the 2022 Baseball Season. If you stop by and see our sign at Five County Stadium, tag us on social media @LaneDDS or use #LAAMudcats. We would love to see your photos!

 

More About The Mudcats

The Carolina Mudcats (southern slang for “Catfish”) is a Minor League Baseball team based out of Zebulon, NC. They are a proud licensed affiliate of The Milwaukee Brewers. Some well-known MLB players that came from The Carolina Mudcats are Dontrelle Willis, Francisco Lindor, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Holiday, and Adrian Gonzalez. See a full list of their fan’s choice all-time favorite MLB players in their ranking list here.

 

Join Us at Five County Stadium

What better way to share our love of the game than with YOU! As a celebration of this new partnership, we are giving away a 4-pack of tickets to The Carolina Mudcats during their 2021 season to our amazing patients! To enter, just fill out our Freebie Friday giveaway this week with your name, office, and phone. We will contact our winner and announce it on social next week!

ENTER TO WIN HERE

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