Welcome, November!

 

We Are Now Booking Into 2022!

 

At this time, November is almost completely full, and we are now scheduling into next year.

 

Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or click the link below to get scheduled while we still have spots available!

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Use Benefits Before They Expire!

As the year draws to a close, dental benefits, along with other insurance benefits, are beginning to expire for many plans. 

 

If you are due for an exam and cleaning, we urge you to take advantage of the dental benefits for which you have already paid. Most dental insurance policies cover semi-annual preventative dental checkups at 100%. It makes sense to not let the opportunity for better dental and overall health go to waste.  

 

Call 734-677-2156 to schedule your appointment, or click the button above to request an appointment so we can get you in as soon as possible.

Too Much Halloween Candy?

Halloween is almost here, and while we know kids are overjoyed, many parents are already dreading figuring out what to do with all of the extra candy in the house.

 

If your family doesn't want to let it hang around until Thanksgiving (or later!), here are some great ideas for repurposing that over-abundance of candy that still allows for plenty of fun.

 

  • Use it for Christmas gingerbread houses or other holiday baking (Peanut butter cups baked into cookies? Yes, please.).

 

  • Give it away at work.

 

  • Keep it for other events, but make sure the children don’t know where it’s located.

 

  • Roll pieces individually twisted into a long chain of plastic wrap or cellophane. Cut off a single piece each day for each child and you have a great countdown “calendar” to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa (psst -- the photo on the right is from Etsy -- pretty cool, right?)!

 

 

  • Having a New Year’s Eve party? How about doing a pinata for the kids? Most candy doesn’t spoil for a long, long time and leftover Halloween candy makes an excellent pinata stuffer.

 

With so many options, there’s really no need to waste all of the treats your children bring home. By finding alternatives to immediately eating all of that extra candy, you and your family can definitely still enjoy the holiday, while fending off tooth decay (and stomachaches) at the same time!

 

Don't Forget to Return Appointment Confirmation Calls

 

Please don't forget to return our appointment confirmation calls. At that time, we will also do your COVID pre-screening, which is required prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

November Office Closures

 

Please note that on November 5th, the office will be closed for a team-building seminar for our doctors, administrators and staff.

 

We will also be closed from November 24th-26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

COVID-19 Guideline Updates

If you have been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, rescheduling is still necessary for the safety of our staff and patient family.

 

Additionally, our waiting room is open, but masks are still required.

Cancellation Policy Reminder

 

Please note that our policy for appointments cancelled without at least a 24-hour notice will be charged a fee of $35 dollars per hour that had been allocated on our schedule for the appointment. For example, a 2-hour appointment would result in a $70 cancellation fee.

 

Thanks so much in advance for your understanding!

 



Insurance Changes? Please Let Us Know!

While many insurance policies reset benefits or make changes at the end of the year, others use a different calendar, and it's becoming more common for them to expire even as early as October.

 

Therefore, please let us know at check-in if you have new insurance, an insurance change, or any new contact information so we are able to bill your provider accurately.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome, Fall

 

We Are Now Booking Into December!

 

At this time, October is almost completely full, and we are scheduling into November and December.

 

Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or click the link below to get scheduled while we still have spots available!

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It's Dental Hygiene Month!

Although not as widely known as other monthly “celebrations,” National Dental Hygiene Month is just as important. Why? Good dental hygiene is a cornerstone of overall health. Keeping your mouth healthy keeps the rest of your body healthy!

How does good dental hygiene keep you healthy?

There have been numerous studies published recently about the connection between oral health and the rest of the body:

  • Seeing your dentist regularly for exams can mean early detection of diabetes. 25.8 million people in the United States currently have a diagnosis for diabetes. It is believed that as many as 7 million have diabetes but the condition is currently undiagnosed. In 2007, 231,404 died of diabetes-related disease. The earlier it’s detected, the faster effective treatments and preventative measures can be implemented.

 

  • Regular dental exams can also result in the early detection of oral cancers. Close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly one person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 36,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years (Approximately 57%).

 

Want to learn more about the benefits of good oral hygiene? Check out our article!

Happy (Almost) Halloween!

Halloween is coming up! Looking for some alternatives to sweet and sticky (cavity-causing!) treats? Check out our ghoulishly good list!

1. Stickers - inexpensive, colorful, and fun (there's hardly a kid around who can resist the offer of a special sticker)

 

2. Halloween pencils or erasers

 

3. Vampire or monster teeth

 

4. Temporary tattoos

 

5. Super-bouncy rubber balls

 

6. Halloween rings, such as spiders or eyeballs

 

7. Silly Bandz, still one of the biggest trends around right now for kids

 

8. Glow sticks

 

9. Sidewalk chalk or crayons

 

10. Bubbles

 

And if you feel like you absolutely must give out something edible, try sugar-free gum, mini bags of pretzels, raisins or mini granola bars.

Don't Forget to Return Appointment Confirmation Calls

 

Please don't forget to return our appointment confirmation calls. At that time, we will also do your COVID pre-screening, which is required prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

Happy Birthday!

 

Some of our favorite people turn another year awesome in October. HBD to Dr. Nick, Annie and Kim. We hope you all enjoy your special day!

COVID-19 Guideline Updates

If you have been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, rescheduling is still necessary for the safety of our staff and patient family.

 

Additionally, our waiting room is open, but masks are still required.

Hygiene Tips for Hygiene Month

 

  • See your dental professional twice yearly for dental exams and teeth cleaning.

 

  • Brush at least twice a day, for a minimum of two minutes, with fluoride-containing toothpaste. A high-quality electric toothbrush can make a big difference in how well your teeth are cleaned. If you use a manual toothbrush, it’s recommended that you brush for three minutes or more.

 

  • When you brush, use a soft-bristled brush, and a circular motion to clean teeth.

 

  • Floss daily.

 

  • Avoid sugary, high-acid, or high-carbohydrate foods that coat the teeth, such as sodas, sugared gum, chewy candies, fruit juices, milk, dried fruit, honey, and even many breakfast cereals. If you choose to consume these products, be sure to brush your teeth 20 minutes after consuming them (waiting 20 minutes keeps your tooth enamel from breaking down while brushing).

 

Wishing everyone a hauntingly happy Halloween!

SIncerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome, September!

 

We Are Now Booking Into November!

 

At this time, September is almost completely full, and we are scheduling into October and November.

Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or click the link below to get scheduled while we still have spots available!

 

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Labor Day Office Closure

 

The office will be closed from September 3rd through the 5th for Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, the 6th, with normal hours.

Labor Day Fun Facts
  • The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.

 

  • 10,000 workers marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.

 

  • Canada is said to have originated the idea of hosting a day honoring the labor movement. In 1872, they held a “Nine-Hour Movement” to show support for striking workers.

 

  • There is disagreement about who actually proposed Labor Day as a holiday. Some say it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. Others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist.

 

  • Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.

 

  • The decision to make Labor Day the first Monday of September was approved on June 28, 1894.

 

  • The Adamson Act was passed on September 3, 1916, to establish an eight-hour workday.

COVID-19 Pre-Screening Calls Required

 

Please remember to contact the office prior to your appointment for a COVID pre-screening. This must be done prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

Custom Mouthguards for Only $30!

 

One of the easiest, most affordable ways to prevent dental injuries is by purchasing a custom mouthguard. 

 

Normally $55, we are bringing back our popular custom mouthguard special for only $30 through the end of September.

 

Additionally, if you or your children are involved in a team sport, we are offering a discount program that will outfit the entire team with mouthguards at once for just $25 each.

 

Serious mouth trauma is painful and can be quite expensive to treat. We would love to see all children (and adults!) who play sports be properly protected from these types of injuries.

 

Please give us a call at 734-677-2156 for more information or to schedule an appointment for a mouthguard fitting.

New COVID-19 Guidelines

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, it is no longer necessary to contact us to reschedule.

 

However, if you have been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, rescheduling is still necessary for the safety of our staff and patient family.

Dental Emergencies

 

Mouth injuries are common and can be quite frightening. Injuries to the teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in the mouth often bleed copiously, even when they are not serious, leading to panic, especially in parents who have found themselves caring for a child with a mouth injury. Luckily, mouth injuries are usually easily treated, often just with home care. And even those injuries requiring an emergency trip to the dentist or doctor will generally heal quickly.

 

Our office handles many types of dental emergencies, and we can often get patients in to see our doctors very quickly if we are notified of a problem.

 

If you experience a dental emergency, please feel free to give us a call at 734-677-2156 as soon as possible and we will do our very best to make sure you or your family member is able to be seen immediately.



Wishing everyone a fun and safe rest of your summer!



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome August!


 

Waiting Room Has Reopened


We are so excited to have an open waiting room again!

 

Please note that masks are still required for all patients, regardless of vaccination status, and if you are not comfortable waiting indoors at this time, you may still wait in your car. Simply give us a call when you arrive (734-677-2156) and we will have one of our staff walk you in when it's your turn to be seen.

 

We Are Now Booking Into October!

 

At this time, August is almost completely full, and we are scheduling into September and early October.

Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or click the link below to get scheduled while we still have spots available!

Click to Make an Appointment

COVID-19 Pre-Screening Calls Required

 

Please remember to contact the office prior to your appointment for a COVID pre-screening. This must be done prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

Custom Mouthguards for Only $30!

 

One of the easiest, most affordable ways to prevent dental injuries is by purchasing a custom mouthguard. 

 

Normally $55, we are bringing back our popular custom mouthguard special for only $30.

 

Additionally, if you or your children are involved in a team sport, we are offering a discount program that will outfit the entire team with mouthguards at once for just $25 each.

 

Serious mouth trauma is painful and can be quite expensive to treat. We would love to see all children (and adults!) who play sports be properly protected from these types of injuries. Please give us a call at 734-677-2156 for more information or to schedule an appointment for a mouthguard fitting.

New COVID-19 Guidelines

 

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, it is no longer necessary to contact us to reschedule.

 

However, if you have been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, rescheduling is still necessary for the safety of our staff and patient family.

Dental Fun Facts

 

  • The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.

 

  • People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.

 

  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.

 

  • If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces.

 

  • You chew food on the same side as your dominant hand.

 

  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

 

  • Everyone's tongue print is different.

 

  • The average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day.

 

  • 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by age 17.



Wishing everyone a fun and safe rest of your summer!



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

 

Welcome July!

 

Waiting Room Reopens July 6th!

We are so excited to announce that after more than 15 months, we are finally able to safely open our waiting room again!

 

Please note that masks are still required for all patients, regardless of vaccination status, and if you are not comfortable waiting indoors at this time, you may still wait in your car. Simply give us a call when you arrive and we will have one of our staff walk you in when it's your turn to be seen.

Summer Appointments are Almost Gone!

 

Summer hygiene appointments are in high demand. If you or your children are off during this time and would like to make an appointment, be sure to contact the office soon as spots are filling up quickly. Those going off to college in the fall should also take time to be seen. Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or click the link below to get scheduled while we still have spots available!

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COVID-19 Pre-Screening Calls Required

 

Please remember to contact the office prior to your appointment for a COVID pre-screening. This must be done prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

Annual Summer Break Closure

The office will be closed from Friday, July 2nd, through Monday, July 5th, for our annual summer break. In the event of a dental emergency, one of our doctors will be available to assist. Patients of record can call the office at 734-677-2156 and the outgoing message will include contact information for the dentist on call.

New COVID-19 Guidelines

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, it is no longer necessary to contact us to reschedule.

 

However, if you have been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, rescheduling is still necessary for the safety of our staff and patient family.

Don't Forget to Hydrate!

 

As the summer heats up, don't forget that your body needs extra fluids in order to function optimally.

 

For most people, this means drinking plenty of water. The majority of individuals do not need sports or energy drinks in order to stay properly hydrated, even when spending a lot of time outside. And your teeth will thank you for avoiding sugary, acidic beverages and opting for water instead!

Independence Day Humor!

Wishing all of our patient family a safe, happy Independence Day and long holiday weekend!



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome June!


 

$299 Zoom! Whitening After $40 Rebate

Wedding and graduation season is upon us! We are honoring brides, grooms, and grads with an incredible special on Zoom!, our most effective and longest-lasting teeth whitening option, for only $299 after Philips' $40 rebate.

How to get your $40 rebate:

 

1) Schedule your Zoom! appointment.

 

 2) During your appointment, remember to ask for your Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office whitening treatment receipt and proof of purchase.

 

 3) Download the rebate form (click here) and follow the instructions to get your $40 rebate!

**Special $299 Zoom! WhiteSpeed pricing includes a $40 rebate offered on the Philips Zoom Whitespeed website. Before your appointment, please fill out the form and then bring in the coupon sent to you by Philips Zoom so we can adjust the price of the procedure accordingly.

Summer Appointments are Booking Up Fast!

 

Summer vacation is coming soon! If you or your children are off during this time and would like to make an appointment, be sure to contact the office soon as spots are filling up quickly. Those going off to college in the fall should also take time to be seen. Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or click the link below to get scheduled while we still have spots available!

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Waiting Room is Still Closed

Although doctors' offices are allowed to open their lobbies if they comply with social distancing, ours is, unfortunately, too small to accommodate appropriate social distancing. Therefore, we will still have patients give us a call from their cars and be walked in by a staff member. 

COVID-19 Pre-Screening Calls Required

 

Please remember to contact the office prior to your appointment for a COVID pre-screening. This must be done prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

Annual Summer Break Closure

The office will be closed from Friday, July 2nd, through Monday, July 5th, for our annual summer break. In the event of a dental emergency, one of our doctors will be available to assist. Patients of record can call the office at 734-677-2156 and the outgoing message will include contact information for the dentist on call.

New COVID-19 Guidelines

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, it is no longer necessary to contact us to reschedule.

 

However, if you have been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, rescheduling is still necessary for the safety of our staff and patient family.

Wishing all of our patient family a jubilant June!



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

 

 

Welcome May!

$299 Zoom! Whitening

Wedding and graduation season is upon us! We are honoring brides, grooms, and grads-to-be with an incredible special on Zoom!, our most effective and longest-lasting teeth whitening option, for only $299.

Zoom! whitening is offered as an in-office treatment, and the results are intense and immediate. Zoom! also includes take-home whitening trays, which help maintain your bright and beautiful new smile.

 

Call today and schedule your appointment for Zoom! at 734-677-2156 

**Special $299 Zoom! WhiteSpeed pricing includes a $40 coupon discount offered on the Philips Zoom Whitespeed website. Before your appointment, please fill out the form and then bring in the coupon sent to you by Philips Zoom so we can adjust the price of the procedure accordingly.

Summer Appointments are Booking Up Fast!

 

Summer vacation is coming soon! If you or your children are off during this time and would like to make an appointment, be sure to contact the office soon as spots are filling up quickly. Those going off to college in the fall should also take time to be seen. Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or click the link below to get scheduled while we still have spots available!

 

Click to Make an Appointment

Oral-B iO Transformational Gum Health Bundle Now in Stock!

The Oral-B iO rechargeable toothbrush is proven to transform gum health starting on day one!

 

In a clinical study, 100% of patients moved to a state of healthy gums after just 12 weeks of use. The innovative magnetic drive delivers concentrated energy where it’s needed most, allowing the brush head to glide tooth by tooth for a smooth, quiet cleaning experience.

 

  • 5 Modes: Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening, Gum Care & Tongue Clean

 

Ready to reserve your Oral-B bundle? Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or contact us via our website!

Welcome, Samantha!

Please help us welcome the newest addition to our front office staff, Samantha. She is an Eastern Michigan University graduate and worked in dentistry prior to joining our practice. She looks forward to meeting you all!

COVID-19 Pre-Screening Calls

 

Please remember to contact the office prior to your appointment for a COVID pre-screening. This must be done prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Additional details about our other COVID-19 policies are available on our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

Closed for Memorial Day

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, the office will be closed on Monday, May 31st. We will reopen with regular business hours on June 1st.

Vaccinated? 10-Day Post-Travel Waiting Period Still Enforced

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state (even if you have been vaccinated), been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, please contact the office. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled for the safety of our staff and other patients.

Wishing all of our patient family an amazing May, as well as a very happy (and SAFE) Memorial Day weekend.



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome April!

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Nearly 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Early detection is the key to successful outcomes.

At our practice, we screen patients for signs of oral cancer twice per year, once at each hygiene check-up. This is just one more reason why it's important to come in every six months to be seen!

 

If you have any questions or concerns about oral cancer, please give us a call at 734-677-2156 or contact us via our website. We are happy to help!

We Are Now Booking Into June!

 

We do still have a very limited number of April treatment and cleaning/hygiene appointments left with all three doctors, so if you need to be seen soon, please contact us ASAP so we can get you on the schedule, either by clicking below, or calling us at 734-677-2156.

Click to Make an Appointment

Oral-B iO Transformational Gum Health Bundle Now in Stock!

The Oral-B iO rechargeable toothbrush is proven to transform gum health starting on day one!

 

In a clinical study, 100% of patients moved to a state of healthy gums after just 12 weeks of use. The innovative magnetic drive delivers concentrated energy where it’s needed most, allowing the brush head to glide tooth by tooth for a smooth, quiet cleaning experience.

 

  • 5 Modes: Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening, Gum Care & Tongue Clean

 

Ready to reserve your Oral-B bundle? Give us a call at 734-677-2156 or contact us via our website!

Changes to Your Information or Insurance? Let Us Know!

If you have had any recent changes to your contact information or dental insurance, please give us a call at the office to let us know.

 

Additionally, if there is an outstanding balance on your account, we are happy to work with you on payment schedules when needed. CareCredit is another option that is a good choice for many. Contact the office at 734-677-2156 to learn more.

 

Opalescence GO! 4- and 10-Pack Sale Extended!

Get a brighter, whiter smile when you take advantage of this month's special on Opalescence GO! whitening -- just $29.75 for a 4-pack or $55 for a 10-pack.

 

Interested? Please give our office a call at 734-677-2156 or email us and we will be happy to give you more information or place an order for you over the phone to be picked up at a later date.

COVID-19 Pre-Screening Calls

 

Please remember to contact the office prior to your appointment for a COVID pre-screening. This must be done prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

Additional details about our other COVID-19 policies are available on our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

Extended for April! $500 Off Invisalign Go! Treatment

 

Did you know that Invisalign has a new treatment program? Invisalign Go! was developed to address mild-to-moderate crowding and other less severe alignment issues. 

 

During the month of April, Dr. Kotre is offering $500 off the regular cost ($3500) of treatment.

 

Please contact the office at 734-677-2156 to learn more about Invisalign Go! or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kotre or Dr. Sarah.

COVID-19, Travel, & Potential Exposure

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, please contact the office. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled for the safety of our staff and other patients.

Wishing all of our patient family an awesome April, as well as a Happy Easter and Passover to those who celebrate!



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome March!

Today, March 1st, is Dr. Kotre's birthday! If you happen to be in the office today, feel free to wish her a great day!

 

Additionally, two more of our favorite people celebrate birthdays in March -- our wonderful office manager, Sherry, and our fabulous dental assistant, Colleen.

 

We hope you all have an amazing birthday month!

We Are Now Booking Into May!

 

We do still have a very limited number of April cleaning/hygiene appointments left, so if you need to be seen sooner than May, please contact us ASAP so we can get you on the schedule. This is also a great time to use your FSA benefits before they expire!

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Note From Dr. Kotre on COVID Vaccinations

"We have noticed a number of our patient family members asking if our staff is getting or has received the COVID vaccine, and whether or not we have taken the necessary steps to keep our patients safe. 

 

"Please note that we cannot divulge personal medical information regarding who has had the vaccine, and who has not, as this would require disclosing confidential medical information, an extremely serious HIPAA violation. While our staff has had the opportunity to be vaccinated, by law, we must protect both our patients' and employees' health information.

 

"Thank you for your understanding!”

World Oral Health Day 2021

World Oral Health Day is celebrated globally every year on March 20 to highlight the importance of keeping your mouth healthy, whether you are young or old. 

 

If you haven’t made your next routine dental hygiene appointment, contact us today so we can get you on the schedule. Or, if you have an urgent dental concern, we strongly urge you to call our office ASAP at 734-677-2156. Our practice strives to help educate and take care of all our patient family's needs as they arise.

Insurance Pre-Determinations

If a specific treatment has been recommended to you, please feel free to stop at the front desk to have one of our staff members submit an insurance pre-determination. This is a courtesy we offer to help our patients know the portion insurance will cover vs. their personal financial responsibility for the treatment.

Opalescence GO! 4- and 10-Packs

Get a brighter, whiter smile when you take advantage of this month's special on Opalescence GO! whitening -- just $29.75 for a 4-pack or $55 for a 10-pack.

 

Interested? Please give our office a call at 734-677-2156 or email us and we will be happy to give you more information or place an order for you over the phone to be picked up at a later date.

Continuing COVID-19 Precautions

 

All COVID-19 office protocols will continue for the foreseeable future so that we may continue to keep our patient family and staff safe. This includes the COVID phone pre-screening that is required prior to all appointments. 

 

We are happy to answer any questions or address concerns; please feel free to call the office and one of our staff members will assist you.

 

Additional details about our COVID-19 policies are available on our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time!

$500 Off Invisalign Go! Treatment!

 

Did you know that Invisalign has a new treatment program?

 

Invisalign Go! was developed to address mild-to-moderate crowding and other less severe alignment issues. 

 

During the month of March, Dr. Kotre is offering $500 off the regular cost ($3500) of treatment.

 

Please contact the office at 734-677-2156 to learn more about Invisalign Go! or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kotre or Dr. Sarah.

COVID-19, Travel, & Potential Exposure

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, please contact the office. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled for the safety of our staff and other patients.

Please Allow Extra Time for Travel

 

Hopefully, spring will have sprung soon, but, then again...this IS Michigan.  Please allow extra time to travel to your appointment during inclement weather, planning to arrive at least 10 minutes before you are to be seen. This allows us to stay on schedule when traffic or weather delays occur. Thank you!

Wishing all of our patient family a marvelous March!



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome, February!

 

 

Happy February! We hope everyone has had a wonderful and healthy start to the New Year.

 

February is a busy month! Valentine's Day, Children's Dental Health Month, and probably at *least* one snowstorm that takes us all by surprise, and only 28 days to do it all. Read on to find out what we're up to...

We are now booking into April 2021!

 

If you need to be seen in the first few months of the year, we encourage you to get in touch soon so we can work with your schedule. This is also a great time to use your FSA benefits before they expire!

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Note on COVID Pre-Screening for Upcoming Appointments

If you have an upcoming appointment and you see that we have called, please be sure to call us back ASAP at 734-677-2156 for your mandatory pre-appointment COVID screening. Many patients miss our call but don't return it; however, if you are not screened prior to arrival, you cannot be seen on the day of your appointment. Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe!

Children's Dental Health Month

It's that time again!

 

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association has come up with a great campaign to help educate kids about the importance of maintaining good dental health. This includes some fun activities, including the following downloadable activity sheets -- simply click on the links below to check them out!

 

 

 

Insurance Plan Changes

It's that time of year when many of our patients' health insurance plans change. If you've had a change in your insurance, at your next appointment please bring your new card with you and present it at check-in so we can make it part of your patient record.  

Valentine's Day Whitening Sale!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a brighter, whiter smile when you take advantage of this month's special on Opalescence GO! whitening -- just $29.75 for a 4-pack or $55 for a 10-pack.

 

Interested? Please give our office a call at 734-677-2156 or email us and we will be happy to give you more information or place an order for you over the phone to be picked up at a later date.

*Important*: Know Before You Go (to Your Next Appointment)

 

  • Dr. Kotre has added iWave to the office, an air-purifying device that reduces pathogens, allergens, and particles. iWave has been tested against COVID-19 with 100% efficacy. The system helps maintain a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts, in concert with the already-purchased air purifiers throughout the office. 

 

  • Please also note that the office is cooler than normal due to the additional PPE that must be worn by our staff for your protection. We recommend bringing along a sweater if you tend to get cold. We have also removed toothbrushes from the bathroom, so please be sure to brush and floss prior to your appointment.

 

  • Additionally: Masks are required by anyone entering the office, and we ask that you call from the parking lot when you arrive as our waiting room is completely closed -- 734-677-2156.



  • If your child is receiving dental care, we do allow one parent or guardian to accompany them during treatment. However, we ask that siblings and other adults remain at home.

 

More details about our COVID-19 policies are available on our website; please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

 

 

Happy Birthday!

Happiest of birthday months to our two fabulous hygienists (who also happen to be two of our favorite people!), Kris and Lori. Best wishes for two very special days!

Treat Your Teeth Right This Valentine's Day

 

With Valentine's Day coming up, it will soon be time to indulge in plenty of sweet treats -- just don't forget to treat your teeth right after indulging.

 

Our tips? The "healthiest" candies for your teeth are those that melt quickly or wash away easily with water, such as chocolate. Anything very sticky -- in particular, gummy candies or chewy caramels -- or things that must stay in your mouth and dissolve over time and/or must be "crunched" in order to be eaten (hard candies), are generally worse for your teeth. 

 

We hope your Valentine's Day is sweet (but not TOO sweet!)! ;) 

COVID-19, Travel, & Potential Exposure

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, please contact the office. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled for the safety of our staff and other patients.

Please Allow Extra Time for Travel

 

Driving in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area is always an adventure, but even more so once the snow starts to fall. With that in mind, we ask that our patients please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before scheduled appointments, which allows us to stay on schedule when traffic delays occur due to construction or inclement weather. Thank you for your help!

Wishing all of our patient family a fabulous February and a very happy Valentine's Day!



Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Happy New Year (FINALLY)!

Welcome, 2021!

Is there anyone out there who isn't incredibly thankful to see 2020 come to an end and a new year begin?

 

We are so grateful to you all for your support over the past nine months, and grateful as well to see a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of effective vaccines. Here's to a year that hopefully lets us all hug our family and friends again soon!

We are now booking into March 2021!

 

If you need to be seen in the first few months of the year, we encourage you to get in touch soon so we can work with your schedule. This is also a great time to use your FSA benefits before they expire!

Note on COVID Pre-Screening for Upcoming Appointments

 

If you have an upcoming appointment and you see that we have called, please be sure to call us back ASAP at 734-677-2156 for your mandatory pre-appointment COVID screening. Many patients miss our call but don't return it; however, if you are not screened prior to arrival, you cannot be seen on the day of your appointment. Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe!

Holiday Hours

Our office will continue to be closed for the holiday season through January 3rd, 2021. We will reopen on Monday, January 4th.

 

A doctor will be on-call should you have a dental emergency that is causing pain and/or discomfort. Simply call our office and the emergency number will be available on our voicemail for patients of record.

 

Insurance Plan Changes

 

It's the time of year when many of our patients' health insurance plans change. If you've had a change in your insurance, at your next appointment please bring your new card with you and present it at check-in so we can make it part of your patient record.  

A Whiter, Brighter New Year!

​Kick-off the new year with a beautiful white smile when you take advantage of this month's special on Opalescence GO! whitening -- just $29.75 for a 4-pack!

 

Interested? Please give our office a call at 734-677-2156 or email us and we will be happy to give you more information or place an order for you over the phone to be picked up at a later date.

*Important*: Know Before You Go (to Your Next Appointment)

 

  • Dr. Kotre has added iWave to the office, an air-purifying device that reduces pathogens, allergens, particles, and has been tested against COVID-19 with 100% efficacy. This helps maintain a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts, in concert with the already-purchased air purifiers throughout the office. 

 

  • Please also note that the office is cooler than normal due to the additional PPE that must be worn by our staff for your protection. We recommend bringing along a sweater if you tend to get cold. We have also removed toothbrushes from the bathroom, so please be sure to brush and floss prior to your appointment.

 

  • Additionally: Masks are required by anyone entering the office, and we ask that you call from the parking lot when you arrive as our waiting room is completely closed -- 734-677-2156.



  • If your child is receiving dental care, we do allow one parent or guardian to accompany them during treatment. However, we ask that siblings and other adults remain at home.

 

More details about our COVID-19 policies are available on our website; please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Dr. Sarah is Back!

 

For the many of you who have asked, Dr. Sarah and her family are doing great, and she is back to seeing patients again. If you'd like to make an appointment to see Dr. Sarah, give us a call at 734-677-2156 and we'll do our best to get you on her schedule (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning 1/4) as soon as we're able.

COVID-19, Holiday Travel, & Potential Exposure

 

If you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled out of state, been in contact with any COVID-19 positive individuals, or have been showing signs of illness in the past 10 days, please contact the office. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled for the safety of our staff and other patients.

Please Allow Extra Time for Travel

 

Driving in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area is always an adventure, but even more so once the snow starts to fall. With that in mind, we ask that our patients please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before scheduled appointments, which allows us to stay on schedule when traffic delays occur due to construction or inclement weather. Thank you for your help!

Wishing all of our patient family a joyous January, and a very happy and healthy New Year!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

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