Congratulations to our Winners of the “How do you Floss?” Campaign! 

We had so many amazing entries to the Floss Campaign and are very happy that our patients got so creative! It’s seriously mind-boggling how many ways we use floss.

Since we had two campaigns, one for Lane & Associates and one for NC Oral Surgery + Orthodontics, we have TWO Grand Prize winners of the Apple Prize Pack! 

Take a look at our winners & their submissions below:

Diane C. from Greensboro

Tie-Dye T-Shirt made with Floss

Diane showed us how she uses floss to tie-dye her t-shirts and create fun designs (like teeth – you know we love that!) Here is her entry above!

Yan S. from NCOSO Winston Salem

Floss claymation video

Yan showed us how they used floss by creating a Claymation stop-motion video showing us how floss is used to cut and shape clay. Also making some cute teeth!

We will be contacting our 2nd place prize winners individually and letting them pick up their prizes in the office. Here is one of our happy winners!

Thank you again to all of our patients who participated and showed us just how amazingly talented our LAA crew is! We love to make you smile and hope that you will be on the lookout for our next patient contest soon! 

Have you heard the news?!

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is giving away an Apple Prize pack during our ‘How Do You Floss?’ Campaign!

You can win all of the items below by submitting a fun photo, boomerang, video, Reel, or TikTok showing us a creative way you use FLOSS! All submissions must tag us on social media, use #LAAFLOSS, and be public for valid entry.

To learn more and see all contest rules and regulations please visit our Floss page below!

FLOSS CONTEST RULES

September is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM) and Lane & Associates is excited to share our commitment to ensuring safety at our offices!

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) is encouraging all dental organizations and dental staff to participate in this campaign with the goal of raising awareness, sharing infection control best practices, and joining the conversation on social media.

Our offices will be participating throughout the week in the daily OSAP Challenge on social media which has a specific theme for each day of this week!

INFECTION CONTROL DAILY THEMES:
  • Tuesday: Hand Hygiene Infection Control
  • Wednesday: Dental Unit Waterline Infection Control
  • Thursday: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Infection Control
  • Friday: Dental Instrument Sterilization Infection Control

What is Dental Infection Control?

Infection Control within the Dental Office is extremely important to ensure a clean environment for patients and staff. Due to the close interactions between patients, dental equipment, and dental employees in a dental office, having infection control systems in place and best practices is vital.

Gloves, masks, eyewear, and protective apparel help protect you and the dental team from exposure to potentially harmful microorganisms including COVID-19. It’s up to us to make sure we Break the Chain of infection so that every dental visit is a safe dental visit. Let’s review some best practices we implement in our dental offices.

1. Hand Hygiene

  • Hand hygiene (e.g., handwashing or hand antisepsis) substantially reduces potential pathogens on the hands and is considered the single most critical measure for reducing the risk of transmitting organisms to patients and healthcare staff.
  • Washing our hands first before donning gloves means we’ve removed germs before putting our gloves on. That means that if the gloves get damaged, those germs will not transfer.
  • For routine dental examinations and nonsurgical procedures, handwashing and hand antisepsis is achieved by using either a plain or antimicrobial soap and water.

2. Dental Unit Waterline Treatment

  • Dental unit waterlines are the long, narrow tubes that run to the dental chair (unit). These waterlines carry water from the public water supply to the dental equipment we use to treat and clean your teeth.
  • We treat our dental unit waterlines on an ongoing basis with products specially designed to eliminate any germs. We also test the water regularly as recommended by the CDC, to make sure that everything is working properly.
  • As an added bonus, our offices are proud to utilize Sterisil Straws which have an automatic shock treatment that is released to kill pre-existing bacteria and the straw releases an EPA residual disinfectant ensuring our waterlines prevent bacteria for 365 days.

3. Personal Protective Equipment

  • All staff are trained on what type of PPE should be used and how to properly don and doff (i.e. put on and take off) their PPE. They are also trained on the limitations of PPE, proper care & maintenance of PPE, and proper disposal of PPE.
  • Patients are also given PPE during dental procedures such as sterile dental napkins & should be wearing their own masks when moving throughout the dental office during this time.

4. Dental Instrument Sterilization

  • All instruments are sterilized by cleaning them first, that’s because if there were any debris stuck to the instruments it would not be possible to properly sterilize them. After that, we place them in special closed pouches or wrap them. Then we place these in a UV sterilizer that kills every germ present on the instruments. The end result is clean and sterile instruments for each of our patients.
  • We test these sterilizers by following the CDC recommendations on using a special test kit containing spores—these are hardier than normal bacteria and germs. Using this test, we can check that the sterilizer is doing what it is supposed to do. If the hardy spores in the test kit are killed in the sterilizer then we know it is working to kill all of the germs, including COVID.

We hope this information is helpful to our patients and other dentists throughout the state. If you would like to learn more please visit the OSAP website here.

PATIENT CONTEST

We want to challenge our patients to follow our lead during DICAM month and want to give away some fun prizes to those that participate! Starting on Monday, September 28th we want to see your #LAADICAM20 posts! These can range from photos of your kids properly wearing their own PPE (their masks) to creating your own dental office at your house to videos of a fun dance while washing your hands!

Our Patient contest will run from Monday, September 28th at 8AM to Wednesday, September 30th at 12AM. We will pick Three Winners to receive Automatic Toothbrush Prize Sets (including Quip, Oral B, or Burst)!

Rules: Must be an LAA patient to participate. Must post your photo or video to your social media page and use #LAADICAM20 to be eligible for entry. We will contact the winner via social media. Good luck to all participants!

We received thousands of entries to our #VacaywithLAA Giveaway for a 3-night stay at an Emerald Isle Beach house this year and were absolutely blown away by the stories we received. After our finalists were chosen on July 20th, it was up to the public to vote to pick our winners. And here they are!!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

Daniel is our Grand Prize winner of a 3-Night Stay at an Emerald Isle Beach House!

2ND AND 3RD PLACE PRIZE WINNERS:

Jill and David are our 2nd and 3rd place winners who will each win a YETI Cooler!

David's Story

Our remaining finalists will all also receive a Summer Prize Pack!

Be sure to join us in wishing these individuals a hearty congratulations! And thank you again to all of our patients, friends, and staff who participated. We know these times have been challenging for all of us and we thank you for sharing your stories with us. Keep a lookout for our #VacaywithLAA Giveaway in 2021, we hope to see you then!

At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, we love to make you smile!

#LAAKidsColor 2020 Contest Announcement

We want to send a huge thank you to all of our amazing entries to the Kids Coloring Contest in February. We had SO MANY amazing entries. Our ten 2nd place prize winners have been picked and our Grand Prize Winner has also been chosen. Take a look below at the entries that won!

2nd Place Prize Winners – Winning a Lane T-shirt & Kids Quip Toothbrush!

And finally…DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

Our Grand Prize Winner of the $100 Marbles Museum Prize Pack is…

MACKENZIE H.!!

Coloring contest winner with page

 

Her mermaid, named Shimmer, captured our hearts & we will officially be naming our Mermaid Doll from our First Dental Visit Kits, “Shimmer.”

Thank you for all of your creativity and we hope you had a fun time with us this February! #LAAKidsColor

To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, Lane & Associates is excited to announce our Kid’s Coloring Contest! Throughout the month of February, we will be collecting coloring pages from kids age 12 and under to enter to win a $100 Marbles Kids Museum Prize pack!

FEBRUARY is Children’s Dental Health Month, so we wanted to let you know that our practice is always trying our best to help children achieve great dental health!

 

Visit our Coloring Contest page to download and print off your coloring pages! Simply color your page and then tag us on social media using #LAAKidsColor

LEARN MORE HERE

The Midtown Magazine Diamond Awards are Back

Vote Lane & Associates Family Dentistry for ‘Best Dentist’ in Raleigh & enter for a chance to win this amazing prize package!

When you vote for the Best of the Best in Raleigh you’ll be automatically entered to win a Friday or Saturday night stay at Renaissance Hotel in North Hills, including breakfast for two at 41Hundred, and a $500 North Hills gift card!!

VOTE HERE

**Ballots must have at least 15 categories completed to be counted—ballots with fewer than 15 votes will be disqualified.
**One ballot per person and/or per computer, multiples will be disqualified.

The deadline to vote is Monday, September 16th!

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We are so happy to announce our winners for this year’s VacaywithLAA contest!

The contest was held during July and August & our winner was drawn on Tuesday, August 27th. Our Grand Prize winner won a 3 night stay in an Emerald Isle Beach House during the North Carolina Seafood Festival!

Watch the LIVE Facebook Drawing below!

Grand Prize Winner: William Smith from Hamlet!!

2nd Place Prize Winners:

**For all 2nd Place winners, please pick up your prize package at your home office anytime after Wednesday, September 4th!!**

LANE & ASSOCIATES OFFICES:

  1. Accounting/Corporate – Janice Cabell
  2. Angier – Vera Yornievskay
  3. Biscoe – Donna Harbolt
  4. Cary Green Level – Daniel Eddinger
  5. Cary St. Charles – Tiwanna Nevels
  6. Cary Tryon Rd – Kim Burrell
  7. Clinton – Eddie Sykes
  8. Dunn – Rebecca Mitchell
  9. Durham Broad – Ismael Arocho
  10. Durham Miami – Darren Brand
  11. Erwin – Roxanne Baird
  12. Fayetteville – Jeanette Williams
  13. Fuquay – Jenn Durbal
  14. Garner – Edna Utley
  15. Greensboro – Kim Lester
  16. Hamlet – Paullette Wall
  17. Knightdale – Malaca Wooke
  18. Lillington – Audra & David Hill
  19. Mebane – Rebekah McKinley
  20. Mt. Olive – Troy Woods
  21. North Raleigh – John Donnellan
  22. Pittsboro – Sharon Konowitz
  23. Raleigh Neuse – Gerry Bowles
  24. Raleigh Ridge Rd – Nathaniel Beisson
  25. Raleigh Wake Forest Rd – Calherne Johnson
  26. Roseboro – Bailey Light
  27. Sanford Horner – Rachel Grainge
  28. Sanford Tiffany – Jared Wilke
  29. Southern Pines – Lindsey Simmons
  30. Winston Salem – Irene Tompkins

NCOSO OFFICES:

  1. NCOSO Dunn – Gary Boyette
  2. NCOSO Garner – Karsyn Hudaely
  3. NCOSO Raleigh Ortho – Melina Welch
  4. NCOSO Raleigh Surgical – Cathy Collins

With your help, Lane & Associates was able to raise over $5,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund! Thank you to all of our participants for joining us during this incredible giveaway! You rock!

Be sure to pay attention to our social pages during the month of September for our next giveaway 🙂

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!