According to Three Best Rated, “All of our dentists actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, and general excellence.” Visit their page here to see Dr. Don Lane’s feature and read more about the award!
We are honored to be among the top three rated dentists in the Raleigh area and are very thankful that patients in the Triangle and beyond have trusted us for more than 4 decades with their dental health. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts to the dimple in our smiles!
We are so humbled by our amazing patients in the Raleigh-Durham area that voted our practice as the 2020 Best Dentist of Raleigh for the News & Observer! Thank you so much for all of your support and praise. We are so excited that even during these uncertain times, our patients feel as appreciative of us as we do of them.
How were the winners chosen?
The process to select the winners began with an open write-in nomination round, followed by a voting round consisting of the Top 5 recipients of nominees in each category. The final winners were chosen based on the number of votes from readers of the News & Observer.
See a list of all winners by visiting the News & Observer results on their website. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Raleigh Dentists and Specialists please visit our Raleigh Dental page or chat with us online to discuss any treatment needs. We are also offering Teledentistry appointments if you wish to remain at home and have a virtual consultation.
Again, thank you so much to our patients and our amazing community for choosing us!
We are so excited to announce that we have been picked as Hulafrog’s Best Family Dentist 2020 and Expertise.com’s Best Dentists in Raleigh for 2020.
Hulafrog is a children-specific media company for parents in our area and nationwide that gives parents news about events geared toward kids and local information about activities & resources for kids. Hulafrog also gives families a heads up on what’s happening that week in their “Our Pick” newsletters and a directory of family-friendly businesses to explore.
Each year, Hulafrog asks parents to pick their favorite businesses geared towards kids in their Most Loved Awards. Lane and Associates Family Dentistry in Cary has been chosen 3 years in a row as the Best Family Dentist in the Apex/Cary listings. Thank you to all of the parents who voted for us once again! We are so happy to be considered your 2020 Most Loved Family Dentist in the Cary area!
Expertise.com is a search platform designed to highlight highly-skilled professionals who use a chosen formula to determine experts in each field. According to Expertise, there are 114 dentists in the Raleigh area and after a thorough analysis Lane & Associates Family Dentistry in Raleigh was chosen as one of the 22 Best Dentists in Raleigh.
The criteria to be considered are divided into 5 categories and 25 variables. These five categories are Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, and Professionalism. Thank you to the research team at Expertise.com for designating our Raleigh office as one of the top dental practices in the state!
Lane & Associates is proud to announce our new Raleigh dental office off of Capital Blvd! This office is particularly convenient for our Raleigh patients who live near Triangle Towne Center. Our new Raleigh location offers all of your family’s dental needs. From our Child’s First Dental visit program to Free Teeth Whitening!
Where is the new Lane & Associates Capital Blvd Office Located?
Our new Raleigh dental office is located in the Shops at Plantation Square near I-540 and Triangle Towne Center. Previously where the Reintgen Dentistry office was located. Our new address and phone number are listed below.
If you are a current patient and wish to be transferred to this new location, please contact our office. Our office hours are from 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday. Currently, we see patients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Dr. Megan Hayworth and Dr. Shadan Yassine cannot wait to meet you!
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!!
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)!!
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).
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!
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!
Looking for something fun to do in Raleigh NC this weekend?! Join your Raleigh Lane & Associates dental team at the 19th Annual Caniac Carnival on September 30th for a FREE event to all fans of the Carolina Hurricanes!
When is the Caniac Carnival in 2018?
This year the Caniac Carnival will be on Sunday, September 30th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where is the Caniac Carnival being held?
The 2018 Caniac Carnival will be located at the PNC Arena in Raleigh NC at 1400 Edwards Mill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607.
Who will the Carolina Hurricanes be playing on Sunday, Sept. 30th?
What part of the Festival is actually FREE? ALL OF IT!
The carnival itself is completely FREE and open to the public but the pre-season game requires tickets due to space. At this time, all pre-season free tickets have been claimed but according to the Canes website, you can sign up for the waitlist to be notified if tickets become available here. If you can’t get tickets to the actual game, you can still participate in the outdoor Caniac Carnival. There will also be FREE parking and attendants will direct you to the correct lots.
What activities will they have at the Caniac Carnival?
A better question would be what WON’T they have at the Caniac Carnival this year. All ages will have something fun to do! There will be bouncy houses, inflatable rides, interactive games, food trucks, a Kid’s Zone, a Sports Area, Live Music, and appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad! Since our Lane Raleigh dental teamparticipated last year as well we know that you absolutely cannot miss the face painting or spin for a prize at our prize wheel!
Check out the Schedule of Events here:
Caniac Carnival begins (The Eye and PNC Arena’s box office will open at this time)
PNC Arena opens for Season Ticket Members
PNC Arena opens for general public
State of the Hurricanes, hosted by John Forslund
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators preseason game (State of the Hurricanes will continue during intermissions)