The Lane & Associates and NCOSO Dental Career Fair was held this past Friday, July 23rd at our Garner office and had an amazing turnout! We hope all who attended had an enjoyable experience learning about our company, our culture, and enjoying some yummy food at the same time!
Thank you to xQuisito International Foods for supplying delicious Tacos and Hibachi to all who attended. We would also like to thank our corporate team members for organizing, staffing, and promoting the event. Take a look at some photos from the dental career fair below!
A Closer Look
Want to Join Us Next Time?
Learn more about careers with Lane & Associates Family Dentistry and NC Oral Surgery + Orthodontics by visiting our careers page. Feel free to email us at [email protected] and be on the lookout for our next Career Fair coming soon!
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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.
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)!!
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.
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!!
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
We want to send a very special thank you to all our Egg-ceptional attendees, Sponsors, Volunteers, and the entire Cleveland area community for joining us at the first Annual Eggceptional Easter Eggstravaganza event!
This being our first year putting on an event of this magnitude we are especially thankful to all attendees for their patience & we are taking every suggestion into consideration for next year’s event to make it even more egg-ceptional. From the Toddler Egg Hunt to our Cash Carnival to the big Helicopter Egg Drop our event was filled with fun activities for the entire family!
A Warm Thank You to Our Sponsors & Volunteers
To our host C3 Church in Clayton, NC and our co-presenting sponsor Ugly Mug Bean & Brew we want to send a very warm thank you! Without your generous participation and sacrifice of time, we could not have succeeded. From stickering 25,000 eggs to support at the event itself we are overwhelmed with the efforts that our community has given. Thank you also to all of our amazing service sponsors and vendors that either donated funds, amazing prizes, or time to ensure the event ran smoothly. We are so incredibly lucky to serve in the Cleveland area alongside each of you.
Check out our Photos and Videos from the Event!
Watch as two of our amazing staff members, Alicia and Holly, walk us through the entire event below.
Watch the 2019 Helicopter Egg Drop!
The Helicopter dropped over 25,000 Easter Eggs on Saturday, April 20th at the C3 Church in Clayton, NC. Crowds were amazed by the Helicopter (and especially the pilots!) for their dexterous work in successfully maneuvering the fields and supplying eggs. Out of all of the Easter eggs, there were some special GOLDEN eggs supplied by our sponsors with goodies inside. We hope everyone loved the surprises inside!
Our favorite free event, besides the Helicopter Egg drop, was a tie between our Easter themed photobooth sponsored by Curtains Up Photobooth and the Easter Puppet show. Being able to pick out your background for each photo at the photo booth while also receiving a digital and print copy to take with you was a wonderful keepsake. Check out our Easter Puppet show that played in our Lane & Associates tent during the event below!
Easter Puppet Show Video
& More fun!
The yummy food this year was fantastic and we want to thank all of our amazing food trucks for coming out: Poblanos Tacos & More, Qspresso, Hole Mole, Baguettaboutit, Sweet Treats by Pablanos, and Frost Bite! We hope all of our attendees got to sample multiple food trucks (including the dessert trucks!) and enjoy themselves by sitting by the volleyball courts and cornhole sets.
Our vendors had a wonderful time handing out Free prizes, performing Free Invisalign® scans, painting faces, and helping kids have an awesome Easter event at the cash Carnival! We had a blowup Dragon bounce house that had the longest line but was definitely worth the wait and even some fun games like “Throw the pie” and Skee ball! From all of us at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, we hope you had a safe and happy time at our Eggceptional Easter Eggstravaganza. We hope to see you next year!!
Join us on Saturday, April 20th from 12-4pm as we drop 25,000 Easter Eggs from a Helicopter!
The Eggceptional Easter Eggstravaganza will be held at the C3 Church in Garner, NC. We will have a FREE Easter Egg hunt for ages 0-12, FREE Easter-themed photobooth for all ages, and FREE entertainment! We will also have a Cash Carnival (Bounce Houses, Face-painting, Slides, Games) and delicious Food Truck options for purchase!
At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry we pride ourselves on giving back to the community and always doing everything in our power to help our patients succeed. On October 5th, 2018 our staff in the Garner NC location got that chance in an incredible life-saving way.
Last fall shots were fired outside of our Cleveland Rd. dental office and our team had to think quickly. Across the street, Isai Ntirenganya was working at the E-Zee Auto Sales car dealership when he was held at gunpoint in an attempted robbery. In his efforts to escape, he was shot twice in his lower jaw & slowly made his way to the Lane & Associates office seeking help. Immediately, our Garner staff members went to the victim’s aid in the parking lot and brought him inside.
Once inside, Dr. Matt Miller, a sedation dentist with prior military experience, and his surgical team were able to monitor and stabilize Isai before paramedics arrived. They began an IV in an attempt to replenish his fluids and account for blood loss while also using materials around the wound to attempt to stop the bleeding.
Hear Dr. Miller’s story here:
Weeks after the traumatic event, Isai stopped by to visit the team in Garner that likely saved his life. He wanted to thank them in person for everything they did and our office was so thrilled to see that he survived the attack.
This week it was confirmed that one of the suspects responsible for the attack has been apprehended. We are so proud of our staff for facing this emergency situation and also proud of the Johnston County Police Department for apprehending the suspect. Both have truly demonstrated what it means to be heroes.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Do I reeeeally want to go to the dentist today?” Maybe you even considered not worrying with the dentist at all. Well after reading about one of our Garner NC patients you will definitely reconsider. We want to spotlight one of our patients named Rick Heilmann who came into the dental office for his routine dental exam in January 2018 and found something unexpected. Find out why a routine dental exam could save your life!
ROUTINE DENTAL EXAM PROVES LIFE-SAVING FOR
JOHNSTON COUNTY BUSINESSMAN
Submitted by Communicopia Public Relations
CLAYTON — Rick Heilmann thought his January dental visit was going to be routine, much like the many other dentist appointments he had through the decades. Heilmann, General Manager and owner of WKJO Country Superstars 102.3 in Clayton, knew from raising three children that regular dental checkups were important. What he didn’t realize is that they could also be lifesaving.
He went to the Garner Lane & Associates Family Dentistry office for his biannual appointment. “My hygienist came in and did the cleaning, followed by the exam by my dentist. She mentioned a white spot on the bottom of my tongue,” he said. “I said ‘I never see the bottom of my tongue.’ When I inquired about what her concern was, she said it could be cancer.”
While this would be shocking news to most patients, he was relatively calm. A few months earlier, his dermatologist discovered skin cancer below his earlobe. When it was removed, he was told that cancer would not spread to other parts of his body. So, he wasn’t expecting the finding by his dentist.
The follow-up appointment was for a biopsy by NCOSO oral surgeon Dr. Ryan Milewski in the Raleigh office of Lane & Associates. The results came back as squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, a relatively common form of skin cancer with three percent of all malignancies arising within the oral cavity. About one million cases of squamous cell carcinoma are diagnosed each year in the U.S. There are more than 15,000 deaths annually from the disease.
After being referred to an ear, nose and throat doctor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he underwent surgery to remove cancer in his tongue and to further explore his neck area, where additional Stage 3 cancer cells were discovered.
Heilmann, 64, did not need to undergo chemotherapy but had radiation treatments for seven weeks which were completed in July. He worked throughout his treatments and maintained a positive, upbeat attitude through it all. He’s been married to his wife Teri for almost 40 years. They have three children, Carlie, Jessica and Joey, and six grandchildren — all who live within 50 miles.
“I would have never known I had a problem if the dentist would not have done a thorough exam,” he said. “What if I had gone to a dentist who wasn’t as thorough?”
Dr. Don G. Lane, who founded Lane & Associates Family Dentistry almost 40 years ago in Fuquay-Varina, said dentists are doctors for the head and neck & don’t just look at a patient’s teeth. “We perform oral cancer screenings for every patient during their comprehensive exams,” he said. “We look at your joint, your bite, your oral health environment, possible pathology of your oral cavity and neck, and even how well you sleep. Ultimately, all these things play a vital role in your total overall health.
“It doesn’t do you a lot of good to give you white, bright, straight teeth if you die of oral cancer. At Lane & Associates, we don’t just treat symptoms, we treat disease.”
You don’t have to convince Heilmann of that.
“My experience changed the importance I place on regular check-ups,” he said.
“This is life-saving dentistry.”
At Lane & Associates, we are proud to offer Oral Cancer screenings for every patient at our routine dental cleanings throughout all 29 offices in central North Carolina. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Oral Cancer Screenings or any issues you may be experiencing please reach out to our dentists & give our offices a call!
Our staff will be out all day enjoying the beautiful weather and awesome activities planned by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Stop by our promotional tent for a chance to spin our prize wheel and play Plinko to win some awesome dental goodies, sunglasses, and even t-shirts!
Our new Orthodontics Suite is now open at our Garner location. We provide all spectrums of Orthodontics including colored braces and Invisalign! We are network provider for the largest dental carriers in the country. Call now for your free consultation at 919-772-9927!