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Giving Back at Lane & Associates

This past Saturday, January 16th our staff at the Cary Green Level office held a Free Dental Outreach Clinic. Lane & Associates strives to give back to the community through these dental outreach services once every quarter if possible. We were so thrilled that patients who attended our clinic were able to receive dental treatment ranging from Dental cleanings to Dental extractions!

Happy patient at Lane and Associates
Happy patient with Dr. Ed Howard on left.

Staff attending this event included our Cary Dentists: Dr. Ed Howard, Dr. Mike DesRosiers, and Dr. Andy Ciesielski, and our Cary Office Manager, Heather Egan. We also had our incredible Dental Assistants & Treatment Coordinators to help during the event, including, Sarah Benore, Jaida Halleran, Kendall Brooke, and Mikayla Egan. Check out photos from the event below!

Dr. Mike DesRosiers helping patient with dental care.

 

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Lane & Associates is so proud to sponsor the upcoming 2021 Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run/Walk!

2021 is about YOU! You pick the time, the distance, the place — run or walk, it doesn’t matter. Be a part of our virtual team and let’s raise more money for cancer than ever before! All proceeds go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in the fight against ALL women’s cancers. The Celebration Run/Walk will run from February 22nd – February 27th and registration is now open at $25 per person.

kay yow celebration walker smiling

The 2021 event will feature live-streamed programming from Scotty McCreery (Country Superstar), Buzz Peterson (Charlotte Hornets), Jeff Gravley, Joe Ovies (99.9 The Fan), Josh Martin, Cindy Alexander, Jessica & Joe Giglio, Cancer Warriors, Kay Yow’s Former Players, & much more!

As a special for our patients, we are giving away 5 Registrations on our Lane & Associates team! If you’d like to join us, fill out the form below for a chance to win!

Enter for a chance to win one of 5 registrations to the Annual Kay Yow Celebration Run/Walk from February 22nd to the 27th!

Ready to join our team or donate to this cause? You can find our team online here. We hope to “see” you there! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to encourage and be uplifted! Learn more about the Kay Yow Celebration Virtual Run/Walk here.

The North Carolina Dental Society Foundation Golf Challenge was held this past week in Pinehurst, NC at the Pinehurst Resort. Lane & Associates Family Dentistry was proud to be a Tournament Sponsor where all proceeds, totaling more than $40,000, were donated to the North Carolina Missions of Mercy Dental Programs and its free dental clinics.

Two of our teams participated in the Golf Challenge and our very own Dr. Raleigh Wright won the Putting Challenge (for the second year in a row!). Take a look at the photos below to see more of the golf tournament fun!

Sponsors for NCDSF
From left to right: Dr. Kellan Graham and his wife, Dr. Raleigh Wright, and LAA Hygienist Mark Williamson posing next to $5,000 Tournament Sponsors Banner.
Putting challenge at NCDSF
Nighttime putting challenge course.
Pinehurst Resort Golf Course Charity Golf Challenge
From left to right: Dr. Kellan Graham, Dr. Jeff Hooper, Mark Williamson, and Brian Bunch on Team Lane #1.
Lane employees at NCDSF Golf Challenge
From left to right: Lilly Holcomb, Dr. Alexander Crain, Dr. Raleigh Wright, and Blair Friday on Lane Team #2.
Lane Teams at NCDSF Golf Challenge
Both of our Lane Teams!

Our golfers had a fantastic time supporting the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation while social distancing, and are excited to participate again in 2021!

Learn more about the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation and what they do to help the oral health of North Carolinians by checking out their website here. Also, if you have the opportunity to donate to their cause, you can donate to a great cause and enter for a chance to win a Luxury car worth up to $75,000 here!

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

Family Day 2019

Ever wondered what fun it is to be apart of the Lane & Associates family? Well here’s an inside scoop at our Annual Family Day which typically happens every Fall or Winter for the entire company. As part of the marketing department, I have a behind-the-scenes look at just how much work, planning, and creativity goes into each Family Day celebration. 

Employees at Lane Family Day

What is “Family Day”?

Well, I’m glad you asked! Each year Lane & Associates and NCOSO’s Corporate team get together to plan an extravagant Employee Appreciation day for our employees and their families. We give away prizes ranging from Amazon Gift cards to Free Vacation Days to Trips to destinations like Italy! There is also a Cash Jar for employees and their family members to write their name on a dollar bill (or multiple bills) and whoever’s bill is picked from the jar wins the entire pot. 

 

We truly believe the spirit surrounding Family Day is to bring everyone in the company together for fun and fellowship – games, food, prizes, our Doctor Bake-off, kids prizes, and tons of entertainment. It’s an event you wouldn’t want to miss! 

 

This year our company Family Day was held outdoors on November 9th, a beautiful sunny Saturday at Phillips Farms in Cary. This is no ordinary farm though. Phillips Farms is filled to the brim with activities for the entire family and they have a knack for repurposing farming equipment into games that is one for the ages. Take a look at this musical instrument station that used to be farm tools and this seesaw made of John Deere parts. 

farming equipment seesaws
Phillips Farms Tractor slide and Seesaw
Farm equipment repurposed into instruments
Phillips Farm equipment repurposed as Instruments

About Phillips Farms

This Cary farm also offers different produce and adventures throughout the seasons. For example, this winter they will be selling Christmas Trees at the farm. They also offer Strawberry Picking in the summer and an adorable Pumpkin patch in the Fall. On top of that, this is a family-owned and operated farm. As sponsors of their Family Fun park, Lane & Associates is happy to collaborate and support another fantastic local business. 

Phillips Farm Cary face in hole sign

Our 2019 Family Day Theme

Now back to Family Day. This year we decided our theme would be geared more towards Fall and Thanksgiving due to the timing of the event and our marketing team came up with the idea to give each employee (and their family members) a Hoodie with our family day logo! Check out this family sporting their matching hoodies while feeding the fish at the pond.

Family wearing matching hoodies by lake
Family wearing matching Family Day hoodies
face painted girls at Family Day
Facepainting at Family Day

Activities at Family Day 2019

After all 400+ employees and their families checked in, there were activities like the Corn Maze, human foosball, a haunted house (for the brave ones out there), Wagon ride, Cow Train, Pumpkin slingshot, Candy Cannon and more! Some of the little ones loved wading through the corn kernels and pretending it was a ball pit while also getting photos with characters that we brought in. Here’s a photo of one lucky little man with Peppa Pig! We also had Spider-Man sliding down the slides, some Minions up to no good, and Ninja Turtles roaming around near the pizza truck. 

Family day jumping pillow

For the rest of us kids (and let’s face it, we’re all kids at heart) there were activities like the inflatable jumping pillows, race cars, a photo booth, feeding the goats, carnival games, and even the Pumpkin slingshot. Not gonna lie, the pumpkin slingshot was a favorite of mine. I didn’t go through the haunted clown house but I heard it was creepy and thrilling for those who dared to enter. 

Clown house at Family Day
The Clown House at Family Day called “Big Top Terror”
Knightdale Dental office making funny faces
Our Knightdale office getting their photo at our Photobooth!

Now onto the good stuff…Food!

That’s right. The food at Family Day 2019 consisted of 7 amazing food trucks from around the area. We had BBQ, sweet potato fries, tacos, arepas, dumplings, hotdogs, pizza…you name it! The farm also had its Ice Cream station for each attendee and a Kettlecorn station for every family to get a bag full of delicious popcorn. Yum! 

Speaking of yum, our Doctors had a pretty sweet competition going on during the event as well. We had 13 doctors enter our Doctor Bake-Off for a chance at winning one of three cash prizes. Random employees were picked to be our Bake-off Judges and given two pennies to place in jars next to their top two choices. Our winners were…

Each doctor received a cash prize and a custom wooden spoon with their prize place listed. Check out those winning smiles! 

2019 Doctor Bake off Winners
Our 2019 Family Day Doctor Bake-off Winners

Our doctors were kind enough to share their recipes with us below but, of course, they kept a few winning secrets to themselves. Click on the photos to see an enlarged recipe. Thank you to all of our doctors who participated this year! 

1st place winner Dr. Hamad's tooth shaped dessert

Prizes at Family Day

You saw me mention a few prizes earlier but I wanted to highlight the other amazing prizes for this year’s drawings. We had gift card drawings for restaurants, Starbucks, Target, TJMaxx, Home Depot, Spa Finder, Kohls, and many many more. There were also themed gift baskets like our Date Night basket, Girls Night Out basket, and even a Spa Gift Basket. The gift card tree is shown below and our Spa basket winner took a shot of her goodies for us as well!

We gave away a ton of incredible electronic gifts like iPads, Airpods, and even some amazing kitchen gadgets like Ninja Food processors and KitchenAid Blenders. The final prizes were our Grand Prize giveaways in which two lucky winners received trips: one prize was a Trip for 4 on a Carribean Cruise & the other was a Trip for 2 to Rome!

We are Family

Talk about a lucky group of employees. I feel very privileged to be involved with a company like Lane & Associates Family Dentistry that truly gives back to not only the community but also to their employees. Being a part of this company is like no other & I know I’m not alone in saying.. Thank you Dr. & Mrs. Lane for starting and building this company from the ground up. We are all lucky to have you as our leaders. 

Dr. and Mrs. Lane
Dr. and Mrs. Lane enjoying Family Day 2019
Sunset at the end of Family Day
Sunset on Family Day 2019

Just as an inside scoop…Family Day 2020 will be even better! See you next year! 

 

Written by: Kaitlin Painter | Digital Marketing & Content Manager | marketing@lanedds.com

 

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!

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?

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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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Visit us in Roseboro!

We are so excited to be out and about this weekend in our Roseboro NC and Garner NC communities! Our Lane & Associates Roseboro team will be visiting the City of Roseboro’s 2nd Annual Bloom Fest on Saturday, April 27th and celebrating the beautiful history of Roseboro’s springtime fun!

When is the Roseboro BloomFest 2019? Saturday, April 27th from 10AM-4PM

Where is the Roseboro BloomFest located? Downtown Roseboro NC

How much does the Roseboro BloomFest cost? This event is entirely FREE for the whole family!

What events will they have at the Roseboro BloomFest 2019? The town of Roseboro is hosting their second annual festival with live music, entertainment, food, 40+ vendors and FREE art projects, bounce houses and Touch-A-truck exhibit for kids!!

How can I find out more about the Roseboro BloomFest? Visit their website here.

 

Visit us in Garner!

Our Lane & Associates Garner dental team will be out and about at the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Strawberry Festival this weekend and they are BERRY excited! Our staff will be out with our amazing prize wheel for a chance to win some branded swag, treats, and other fun goodies! Don’t forget to scan our QR code at the event to enter to win a $100 Target Gift Card! You can find our tent by looking for the Blue and White stripes.

When is the Garner NC Strawberry Festival 2019? Saturday, April 27th from 9AM to 7PM

Where is the Garner NC Strawberry Festival located? Technology Drive, Garner NC 27529

Map of the Garner NC Strawberry Festival 2019:

How much does the NC Strawberry Festival cost? The event itself does not require tickets and most activities are FREE. There are some Food trucks and other vendors that will have food/drinks for sale. We are hoping for LOTS of Strawberry themed options!

What events will they have at the Garner NC Strawberry Festival 2019? The Festival will include Large Inflatables, Pony Rides, Beer & Wine Garden, many Arts & Craft vendors, Family-oriented Activities, Classic Car Show, Music and Dance Entertainment, Assorted Food Vendors, and of course Strawberries!

What is the Schedule of Events for the Garner NC Strawberry Festival?

9AM – Vendor Fair and Food Trucks, Pony Rides Open, Inflatables, Kids Games Open, Car Show Registration Opens

9:30AM – National Anthem and Color Guard on Stage

9:40AM – WERQ with Meg on Stage

10AM – Paige Johnson on Stage

11AM – John Norris on Stage

12PM – Beer & Wine Garden Opens, Abby Stephens on Stage

12:40PM – Christy’s Dance Explosion on Stage

1PM-3:45PM – Antique Outlaws on Stage

4PM-7PM – Real Rowdy on Stage

7PM – Event Ends

Where can I find out more information about the Garner NC Strawberry Festival? Visit their website or follow their event on facebook.

 

We hope to see you and your family out and about this weekend!!

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