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Even though many of our offices are temporarily closed, our company is rallying together to give back to our communities during this time of need.

We know many emergency and healthcare systems are remaining open during this time to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and they are continuing to care for other necessary procedures.

In light of this, many of our talented employees have started creating masks for healthcare workers due to the shortages across the world. We have enlisted their help and have started creating kits for each of our employees that they can work on at home during this social distancing period. We are beginning with 870 masks and hope to continue making more! Once the masks are ready, our staff is working with the UNC Health Care system to drop off these masks to those hospitals and medical facilities in need.

girl cutting out cotton pieces of fabric for face masks
Our marketing team creating face mask kits to send to our staff.

 

LAA staff sewing medical masks
LAA Staff member sewing medical masks.

Lane & Associates loves North Carolina & we hope that our beautiful state can bounce back from this pandemic quickly. If you would like to help by donating masks of your own, please read below!

How to Make a Mask:

Contact us if you are interested in helping our teams by making masks at home with your family. We have a long list of North Carolina medical facilities that are in need of these masks and want to do as much as possible to help. Email us at marketing@lanedds.com for more details on drop-off locations and deliveries.

We value & appreciate all of our community healthcare heroes! Thank you for all that you are giving & we hope this small act will help.

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry supports The Blood Connection, UNC Health, WakeMed, PNC Arena, and the Carolina Hurricanes as they team up for an important community event!

Give Blood, Save Lives.

blood drive pnc arena 2020

 

The blood drive will be next Thursday, March 26th at the PNC Arena from 10 am – 6 pm.

Make an appointment now: thebloodconnection.org & support your community during this time! All Donors will receive a $20 VISA Gift card!

Donor info

More information on how PNC Arena is complying with all social distancing protocol can be found on UNC Health Care’s website here. 

What you can expect from Lane & Associates Family Dentistry during the Flu & COVID-19 Pandemic

At Lane & Associates, we strive to uphold the highest level of care for our patients at all times. During every office visit, your health and safety are our highest priorities. With the recent Flu and Coronavirus (COVID-19), this year’s season has been particularly difficult which reinforces the need for all of us to be vigilant in the prevention of the spread of these diseases. 

Our offices follow all of the current recommendations for infection control and disease prevention published by the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), OSHA, and other significant organizations. 

As always, the most important priority at Lane & Associates is the safety and wellbeing of our patients and team members. In addition to our already rigorous daily sanitizing procedures, we will continue to go above and beyond these guidelines. We are increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of the lobby, dental exam chairs, equipment, bathrooms, and all other areas of our offices. At each of our locations, you will also find hand sanitizer next to the front desk. All patients are encouraged to wash their hands frequently during their visits for at least 20 seconds, as the CDC recommends.

Where is the CDC reporting current COVID-19 cases?

Due to the recently reported cases in North Carolina, our offices have continued to increase efforts to prevent further spread of infection by following the guidelines set by all health organizations listed above. Recommendations, infographics, and videos are also listed below to help ensure that our patients are well-informed of the issues facing the United States.

CDC reporting states
To see a current report, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

7 Health recommendations during this Flu & Virus Season: 

  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, avoid close contact with others to prevent them from getting sick as well.
  2. If you are sick, please postpone any non-emergency or elective dental procedures until you are feeling well. If you are unsure, please call your home office to discuss your treatment with your dental provider. 
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you are coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  4. Wash your hands as set by the guidelines from the CDC. **See the Handwashing Instructions infographic below**
  5. Do not hoard medical masks or gloves as these are needed by healthcare professionals. Due to the high demand, the CDC does not recommend the general public buying these items but instead practicing everyday preventive actions, such as washing hands, covering your cough, and staying home when you are sick. 
  6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  7. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, take care of your oral health, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Washing Your Hands the Right Way

One of the most important steps in preventing the spread of infection is to consistently wash your hands as set by the guidelines from the CDC. See our infographic below with step by step instructions on how to properly wash your hands. The basics to remember are to rinse with water first THEN lather on the soap. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds and be sure to get underneath your fingernails and in between each finger. If you are wearing rings, either take these off before scrubbing or get underneath during your 20-second scrub. Rinse your hands with clean water once you’ve completed scrubbing. Remember, after rinsing – use the paper towel or one-use towel to turn off your sink.

How to Wash Your Hands:

Hand washing infographic

DOWNLOAD THIS INFOGRAPHIC

Watch this video from the CDC with FAQs about Handwashing:

Next Steps…

According to the American Dental Association, “Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette infection control measures along with contact precautions are currently recommended for preventing transmission of COVID-19 and all flu-like illnesses in a dental healthcare setting.”If you currently have the flu or have had direct contact with anyone diagnosed with the Flu or the Coronavirus, or if you have recently traveled to an area where the Coronavirus is prevalent, please inform one of our team members.

All of our employees are well trained and given periodic updates on infection control policies and procedures to ensure that your visit and treatment at Lane & Associates is as safe and comfortable as possible. As always – we sincerely appreciate your trust in us to provide your dental care.

Have further questions? Contact our offices or email us at info@lanedds.com

 

Happy 2020 from Lane DDS!

Marketing team at Lane holding 2020 signs

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

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!

Veteran's Day special at Lane and Associates

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!

Friday Night Rivals with Lane and associates Family Dentistry

Lane & Associates is proud to Sponsor the NC High School Football Friday Night Rivals 2019

This year is back and bigger than ever as the toughest NC high school football teams battle it out to see who will be the Friday Night Rival Champion! Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is proud to be involved in the Friday Night Rivals for two years in a row and is excited to be attending every game during the season.

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Win Free Swag at each Game!

Lane and Associates’ Smile Squad will be out and about at every game this season to hand out FREE T-shirts, pop-sockets, holographic sunglasses, water bottles, and more! So be sure to stop by our booth for a chance to win even more prizes by spinning our prize wheel or tag us on social media wearing any of our gear!

Use #LAASMILE for a chance to be featured on our social accounts (and maybe win some other fun prizes)!!

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FULL 2019 FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

  • August 23, 2019 – Cardinal Gibbons at Wake Forest
  • August 30, 2019 – South Granville at Sanderson
  • September 6, 2019 – Broughton at Cary
  • September 13, 2019 – Northern Durham at Riverside Durham
  • September 20, 2019 – Panther Creek at Middle Creek
  • September 27, 2019 – Terry Sanford at Rolesville
  • October 4, 2019 – Holly Springs at Garner
  • October 11, 2019 – Enloe at Broughton High School
  • October 18, 2019 – Wakefield at Heritage
  • October 25, 2019 – Cleveland at Clayton

Check out the schedule of upcoming 2019 football games above. Lane & Associates is proud to sponsor this year’s Friday Night Rivals and is looking forward to a great season! See you there!

Read more about Friday Night Rivals on the MyRDC TV page here.

Join us at Cardinal Charter Academy!

Come join us this weekend on Saturday, August 10th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Cardinal Charter Academy Block Party with Lane & Associates Family Dentistry!

We will have Pizza & IceCream food trucks and a Kids Art station to take home your masterpieces! Music will be jamming and Prizes will be available on our prize wheel to spin and win. Our backyard games like Corn hole will be out. There will also be some AMAZING New Patient & Orthodontic Giveaways!!

Our in-house Orthodontic and Oral Surgery practice across the street from Cardinal Charter is offering a $299 Down payment on Orthodontics including Invisalign! Lane & Associates is also offering a FREE Kids Quip toothbrush for all New Patients that schedule at any of our Lane Cary offices. You don’t want to miss these specials! Come see us on Saturday, August 10th!

Enter to Win our Vacay with LAA Contest Today!

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry and NCOSO are partnering with PDL Beach Properties to give away a 3-night beach house stay at PDL’s Coral Cottage during the NC Seafood Festival weekend! The house has a private swimming pool, 2nd-row beach access, AND sleeps up to 14 guests! Each Vacay with LAA raffle ticket is $1 and ALL proceeds will be benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund!

Vacay with LAA Contest runs from July 17th to August 17th & donations will be accepted on our site here.

Each $1 donation = 1 Raffle ticket. NO LIMIT ON # OF TICKETS YOU CAN PURCHASE!

After donating you will receive raffle tickets at the closest Lane & Associates office to you which will be drawn LIVE on August 27th at 12pm EST on Lane’s Facebook page. Be sure to TUNE IN!

For more information about our Vacay with LAA contest and entry rules, visit LaneDDS.com/VacaywithLAA to learn more!

Our Spring cleaning turned into Summer cleaning but we raised some funds along the way!

Since the original Yard Sale date was rained out TWICE, we were so happy to finally hold our Warehouse yard sale benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Staff at each of our dental offices donated items ranging from clothes to toys to large kitchen gadgets to help us raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on Saturday, June 22nd. We are so thankful for the entire Fuquay-Varina community for showing up to our Warehouse Yard Sale and graciously donating to a cause dear to our hearts!

Our dental staff put out yummy snacks and drinks for sale while participants came to shop. They also helped many folks carry large items to their vehicles. Not to mention the hours of labor leading up to the event – through arranging transport from far away offices like Winston-Salem or tagging each toy with price tags. We are so grateful for our team!

Take a look at the photos from the event below! We also want you to keep a look out for our upcoming raffle in July! It’s benefitting Kay Yow Cancer Fund once again to help us complete our goal of raising $50,000! Here’s a hint…we do it every year and always sport some fabulous Summer suns on our shirts! 🌴Can you guess what it is?

 Learn about other ways LaneDDS supports Kay Yow | Contact Us

Ever wondered what Girl Power is?

Look no further than the Girl’s World Expo!! This year Lane & Associates Family Dentistry had the pleasure of being Presenting Sponsors for the Raleigh NC 2019 Girls World Expo at the Hilton Raleigh in North Hills on May 19th. Girls World Expo is a day-long event created BY local teen girls FOR local teen girls – the local Raleigh Girls Advisory Board is made up of teens from Raleigh who have created this unique show! These girls have also worked closely with their local media partner, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations, and vendors that serve needs in the Raleigh area!

Starting off the day with a bang was the welcome and Girls of Merit Award Ceremony where local Raleigh girls were recognized for their many achievements in the community. Our very own Social Media Manager, Alicia Wilson, spoke at the brunch to give our sincere congratulations to the girls. Check out the beautiful stars who were chosen as this year’s Raleigh Girls of Merit below!

Included in the day’s events were musical and dance performances by a variety of female artists, singers, and dance groups. Miss North Carolina USA and Miss North Carolina Teen USA were also in attendance along with a wonderful panel of strong female leaders in their industry. Exhibits and Workshops including Robotics, Tae Kwon Do, Wood Sign painting, STEM projects, Fashion Shows, and Vision Boards for Success were scattered throughout the expo. The attendees also had a chance to attend sessions such as “Using LinkedIn to Obtain Scholarships and Internships”, “Walking in My Womanness”, and “The Achievement Mindset” while also hearing from the Fearless Female panel. This panel included such names as Dr. Jo Allen (President of Meredith College), Carnela Renee Hill (CEO of CR Hill Design Group LLC) and Dina Schweisthal (Founder/Owner of KNACK DIY Craft Studio).

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Many of the attendees also had opportunities to win prizes, interact with vendors at the Exhibitor Marketplace, enjoy the Live Music and Entertainment while also learning new & exciting trends for females! From Comic book graphics to Science & Tech, the future is female and we at Lane & Associates are proud to sponsor events such as the Girls World Expo that breathe life to the true foundation of a healthy happy journey for women at every age. Thank you for coming out to spend time with us and we hope to see you at next year’s event!

#GRLPWR

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