Happy October (and Halloween)!

 

Appointment Availability

 

 at this time, October is nearly full and most appointments are booking into November and December.

 

If you had a COVID-related appointment cancelation, we promise we haven't forgotten about you! We continue to reach out to those who we need to get back on the books, but in the meantime, you should also feel free to contact the office if you wish to reschedule.

 

Please also note that while you can send us a message via our website, we recommend you call us (734-677-2156) due to current limited appointment availability. Thank you for your understanding!

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

National Dental Hygiene Month is an effort to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and to help raise awareness regarding the importance of good oral health.

 

Thank you to our fabulous hygienists – Kris, Annie and Lori!

 

Don't forget, they welcome all and any questions about dental hygiene and are always happy to help!

Happy 1st Anniversary, and CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Sarah!

It is hard to believe it's been a year already, but it has! Happy Anniversary to the amazing Dr. Sarah, annnnndddd...

 

Welcome baby Mikaela! Beautiful baby girl #3 was born September 28th. Both mom and baby are doing great. Congratulations, from us all!

Opalescence Go! 4-Pack Sale

Get ready for the holidays with a whiter smile thanks to Opalescence GO! -- just $29.75 for a 4-pack through October 31st!

 

Don't wait; supplies are limited to what we have in stock. Give us a call to reserve yours at 734-677-2156.

Happy Halloween!

We know Halloween will look different this year for most people thanks to COVID, but that doesn't mean there aren't other ways to celebrate safely!

 

Check out these great ideas to create a fun "quarantine-o-ween" for the entire family, and click on each suggestion to see additional activities, too:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Please note that pre-appointment COVID screenings are mandatory, and we cannot make exceptions. This includes both a phone screening several days before your appointment, and a contactless temperature check after entering our lobby for your appointment.

 

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.

 

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

Happy Birthday!

 

Happy Birthday to our fabulous Dr. Kristin, and wonderful hygienist, Annie!

Best wishes for wonderful days!

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.

Have an outrageous October and a hauntingly happy (but safe!) Halloween!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Happy September!

 

At this time, September is nearly full and most appointments are booking into October and November.

 

If you had a COVID-related appointment cancelation, we promise we haven't forgotten about you! We continue to reach out to those who we need to get back on the books, but in the meantime, you should also feel free to contact the office if you wish to reschedule.

 

Please also note that while you can send us a message via our website, we recommend you call us (734-677-2156) due to current limited appointment availability. Thank you for your understanding!

Happy Birthday (& Engagement)!

Wishing our amazing assistant Olivia a belated birthday and happy wedding engagement. Talk about an exciting month; congratulations to the bride- (and groom!)-to-be!

Opalescence GO! Sale Extended

 

We've extended our special on Opalescence GO! whitening until the end of summer -- just $55 for a 10-pack through September 30th!

 

Don't wait; supplies are limited to what we have in stock. Give us a call to reserve yours at 734-677-2156.

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

 

Please note that pre-appointment COVID screenings are mandatory, and we cannot make exceptions. This includes both a phone screening several days before your appointment, and a contactless temperature check after entering our lobby for your appointment.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Dr. Sarah's Maternity Leave

Dr. Sarah will be out on maternity leave beginning the week of September 14th, with a tentative return date of November 30th. Dr. Kotre and Dr. Nickodemus will be happy to see her patients for any restorative care.

 

And yes, we will be eagerly awaiting her new arrival, and wish her all the luck in the world! :)

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 14 days, please contact the office. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled for the safety of our staff and other patients.

Labor Day Holiday

Our office will be closed in honor of Labor Day on Monday, September 7th.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th.

 

 

Good Luck Students & Teachers!

Wishing all teachers, students, and their families a great start to the (very unusual!) school year. Please stay safe and well during this challenging time.

Thank You for Helping Us Keep Everyone Healthy During COVID-19!

We know our office looks and operates quite differently than it did prior to COVID-19. Thank you in advance for your understanding and help in keeping our patients and staff safe under these challenging circumstances.

Have a spectacular, SAFE September!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Happy August!

As we said last month, many, many, thanks to everyone for your patience! We know there are still members

of our patient family waiting to be rescheduled, and we are (very) actively working to get everyone back

on the books. We promise we haven't forgotten you and we will get to you as soon as we possibly can.

 

If you haven't yet heard from us, please feel free to contact the office and we will be happy to find a new

appointment that works for you! Please note that while you can contact us via our website, due to current limited

appointment availability, we recommend you call us (734-677-2156) instead if you need to schedule.

 

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

 

Thank you again to all; please stay safe and healthy as we all continue to navigate this "new normal."

We are truly so grateful to be back and working in our wonderful community again.

 

Sincerely,

Shannon-Norman Kotre + Team

COVID-19 and Interstate Travel

 

Our primary focus is on keeping our patients and staff safe. If you have traveled outside of the State of Michigan, we now require a waiting period of 14 days after your arrival back home before we are able to see you in our office. We appreciate your understanding!

 

 

Opalescence GO! 10 Pack Sale

 

Kick-off the summer season with a beautiful white smile when you take advantage of this month's special on Opalescence GO! whitening -- just $55 for a 10-pack!

 

Don't wait; supplies are limited to what we have in stock. Give us a call to reserve yours at 734-677-2156.

 

 

Reminder: Know Before You Go (to Your Next Appointment)

 

*IMPORTANT*

 

Please note that pre-appointment COVID screenings are mandatory, and we cannot make exceptions. This includes both a phone screening, and a second screening before entering the lobby and having your temperature checked via contactless thermometer.

 

Additionally:

 

  • Masks are required by anyone entering the office

  • We ask that you call from the parking lot when you arrive as our waiting room is completely closed -- 734-677-2156

  • No toothbrushes will be available in the restrooms, and we ask that you brush before your appointment

  • Due to the layers of PPE required for our staff, the indoor temperature will be cooler than normal. Please dress for your appointment with this in mind

  • Only ONE parent may accompany their child or children while in the office

  • If experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, please contact the office to reschedule

  • We are limiting front desk contact for the time being; an assistant or hygienist will walk you out and we ask that you call from your car to make additional appointments or payments

Dr. Kotre Out of the Office

 

Dr. Kotre will be out of the office the first week of August (8/3 to 8/7) and will return on Monday, August 10th. 

 

If you have a dental emergency, Dr. Nickodemus and Dr. Sarah will be available to evaluate and/or treat any issues which may arise during that time.

Dr. Sarah's Hours

 

Don't forget that Dr. Sarah is now in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays. She is able to perform procedures from fillings and crowns to root canals. Feel free to schedule with her for all of your regular dental needs by calling the office at 734-677-2156 or contacting us via our website.

Computer Glitches

 

We have been experiencing some minor (but still frustrating!) computer issues, while also working to incorporate new protocols for COVID.  We appreciate your patience during this time as we do our best to resolve them as quickly as possible. Thank you!

 

 

Reminder: Our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols Help Keep Everyone Healthy

 

We know our office looks and operates quite differently than it did prior to COVID-19. Please understand that our new protocols have been put in place for the safety of our patients and staff and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Insurance/Information Changes? Contact Us!

 

If you have an appointment coming up, please contact us beforehand to let us know about any updates to your insurance or personal information. Thank you!

Happy Summer, and Many Thanks for Your Patience

(What a Month it's Been)!

We want to start by saying how much we appreciate everyone's patience as we've gone about our

"slow but steady" re-opening.

 

For those members of our patient family who are still waiting to be rescheduled, please know that we are actively

working on getting everyone back on the books, and we promise we haven't forgotten you. With fewer appointments

available daily than pre-COVID-19, rescheduling hundreds of appointments has definitely been challenging, but please

know that we will get to you as soon as we possibly can. At this time, we are scheduling into August.

 

Thank you again to all; please stay safe and healthy as we all continue to navigate this "new normal."

 

Sincerely,

Shannon-Norman Kotre + Team

Our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols Help Keep Everyone Healthy

 

We know our office looks and operates quite differently than it did prior to COVID-19. Please please understand that our new protocols have been put in place for the safety of our patients and staff and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Know Before You Go (to Your Next Appointment)

 

  • Pre-appointment COVID screenings are mandatory, including a temperature check via contactless thermometer

  • Masks are required by anyone entering the office

  • We ask that you call from the parking lot when you arrive as our waiting room is completely closed

  • No toothbrushes will be available in the restrooms, and we ask that you brush before your appointment

  • Due to the layers of PPE required for our staff, the indoor temperature will be cooler than normal. Please dress for your appointment with this in mind

  • Only ONE parent may accompany their child or children while in the office

  • If experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, please contact the office to reschedule

  • We are limiting front desk contact for the time being; an assistant or hygienist will walk you out and we ask that you call from your car to make additional appointments or payments

Happy Retirement, Roxanne!

 

Happy Retirement to our amazing dental assistant, Roxanne! Thank you for everything you've done for us, and we wish you all the best for the future.

Summer Whitening Sale

 

Kick-off the summer season 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!

 

Don't wait; supplies are limited to what we have in-stock. Give us a call to reserve yours at 734-677-2156.

Welcome, Lori!

 

A very warm welcome to our new dental hygienist, Lori, who recently joined our team! She excited to meet and work with our entire patient family.

Holiday Hours

 

Our office will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July holiday. We will re-open the week of July 6th.

 

 

Insurance/Information Changes? Contact Us!

If you have an appointment coming up, please contact us beforehand to let us know about any changes to your insurance or contact information. Thank you!

Have a have happy, SAFE, 4th of July holiday!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

 

Happy (Almost) March!

 

 

Your Monthly Dental Appointment Reminder

(Psssssst...we are now booking into May!)

 

March is nearly booked! If you need to be seen soon, give us a call at 734-677-2167 or send us a message via our website so we can get you in as soon as scheduling permits. You can also be added to our waitlist if no appointments are available.

 

March 20th is World Oral Health Day

 

World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on March 20th. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young. You can read more about #WOHD20 on their website.

Happy Belated Birthday, Roxanne!

 

Wishing a very happy BELATED birthday to our amazing dental assistant, Roxanne! We hope you had an amazing birthday month and appreciate everything you do.

Bamboo Toothbrushes Have Arrived

 

Due to popular demand, we have ordered (and now received!) a limited number of sustainable bamboo toothbrushes.

 

If you are interested in purchasing a bamboo toothbrush, they are available for $3 each (far less than any retailer, including Amazon). Give us a call to reserve yours at 734-677-2156.

Appointment Reminders

 

Going forward, we will not be making calls or sending emails for appointment reminders when you add your appointment to your phone calendar while at the office. This change is due to patient feedback. Thank you for your understanding!

Happy Birthday to Dr. Kotre, Sherry and Colleen!

 

Three of our favorite people turn another year more awesome this month. We hope you each have an amazing month, and a very Happy Birthday to you all!

Have a marvelous March, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Happy February!

 

 

It may be hard to believe, but February marks the 1-year anniversary of Dr. Nick joining our practice. We are so happy she made the leap!

 

If you haven't yet met Dr. Nick, you can read all about her on our website. Those of you who already see her know that she shares the same philosophy of gentle, conservative dental care that Dr. Kotre does -- it's one of the things that has made her such a great fit for our team!

Happy Anniversary, Dr. Nick!

Your Monthly Dental Appointment Reminder

(Psssssst...we are now booking into April!)

February is almost entirely booked; in fact, even March is filling up! If you need to be seen soon, give us a call at 734-677-2167 or send us a message via our website so we can get you in as soon as scheduling permits. You can also be added to our waitlist if no appointments are available.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

 

National Children's Dental Health Month raises awareness about the importance of oral health to children, adults, and caregivers. Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. 

 

Please be sure to schedule your child’s next routine dental cleaning if you haven't already done so. Remember, we start seeing children at the age of 1, slowing (and gently!) introducing them to the dental hygiene experience. We start with a chair ride and getting them familiar with the environment, doctors, and staff, making it a fun experience for them. 

 

Questions? Give us a call at 734-677-2156 and we will be happy to help!

 

February Whitening Special

 

Kick-off February 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!

 

Don't wait; supplies are limited to what we have in-stock. Give us a call to reserve yours at 734-677-2156.

February is National Pet Dental Care Month

The American Veterinary Medical Association has some tips on keeping pets' teeth healthy, too.

 

There's even a great video demonstrating how to brush your pet's teeth.

Nardin Park UMC Charity Drive

 

Thank you to all who continued to donate to the Winter Clothing and Toy Drive through January. Your donations were greatly appreciated by all! 

 

We are proud to continue this dedication to Nardin Park Community Church and the Community Assistance Program.

 

 

Reminder: Cancelation Policy

 

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you please contact the office within 24-hours of your scheduled time to cancel and/or reschedule. If we do not receive a notice, a cancellation fee of $35 per hour will be incurred for missed appointments.

 

 

Late Arrivals

 

Please note that if you are more than 10 minutes late for a scheduled half-hour to an hour appointment, your appointment may need to be rescheduled to allow enough time for the treatment to be completed.

 

Thank you for your understanding!

Email Communication

 

Please allow up to 24-hours to receive a response from our office. We will do our very best to respond to your questions or concerns at our earliest convenience.

Happy Birthday, Kris!

 

One of our favorite people turns another year more awesome this month -- our hygienist, Kris! We hope you have an amazing month, and a very Happy Birthday to you!

Have a fabulous February!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Welcome, 2020!

 

 

Dear Patient Family:

 

Happy New Year! We hope all of our patients who celebrated the many holidays in December had a wonderful time with family and friends. We wish all of you the very best in 2020 and look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Your Monthly Dental Appointment Reminder!

(Psssssst...we are now booking into March!)

January is nearly booked! If you need to be seen soon, give us a call at 734-677-2167 or send us a message via our website so we can get you in as soon as scheduling permits. You can also be added to our waitlist if no appointments are available.

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Nardin Park UMC Clothing and Toy Drive Still Going Strong

Thank you to everyone who donated to our charity drive for Nardin Park UMC. This year's event has been amazing and the first pick-up happened last month. However, we are still collecting new and gently-used clothing and toys through the end of January, so there is still time to donate if you had planned to do so. In particular, they would greatly appreciate any winter clothing, including coats, hats, scarves and gloves, as well as any other clothing and toy donations.

 

For those who don't know, Nardin Park assists some of the very poorest residents of the City of Detroit all year long, but with a special emphasis on the holiday season. Thank you again to our patient family -- your donations truly make the holiday season much brighter for many Detroit families!

Please Leave Time for Traffic and Weather

As winter rolls on, and construction continues (as it always seems to) straight through into the spring and summer, please consider leaving a few minutes early for your next appointment. Five minutes or so can make a big difference in keeping our schedule running on-time. Thank you for your assistance!

Dr. Sarah's Hours

Starting in February, Dr. Sarah will be adding Tuesday appointments to her schedule from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. 

 

She is enjoying getting to know our patient family and we are so happy to have her with us!

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!

 

Don't wait; supplies are limited to what we have in stock. Give us a call to reserve yours at 734-677-2156.

Insurance Plan Changes

It's the time of year when most of our patients' health insurance plans change. In fact, it's likely that your insurance switched over as of January 1st. 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.  

 

Additionally, this is the time to make sure you use your FSA benefits! If you had dental work recommended to you in 2019, give us a call to get scheduled to use those FSA dollars before the April deadline at 734-677-2156

Best wishes for a wonderful 2020 to you all!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre + Staff

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Ann Arbor Dentist

 

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Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

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