Dr. Kotre's 2015 Dental eNewsletters

 

 

 

Happy Holidays

11.30.15

 

We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! There's so much going on this month, including our Cyber Monday $pecials, and an update on our Salvation Army Angel Tree. Read on for more information!
 


Salvation Army Angel Tree is Up!

Our Angel Tree made its debut on November 23rd -- thank you to all of our patients who have already taken the time to donate.

For those who still plan to participate, simply come into the office and pick up a gift tag or call us at 734-677-2156 and we will give you a wish list item to fulfill over the phone. All donations must be at our office by December 11th at 3 pm, when we'll deliver all of the gifts to the Salvation Army.

Each gift tag on our Angel Tree represents the holiday wishes of a Washtenaw-area child or youth, such as a toy, clothes or a book. Unlike a traditional toy drive, the Angel Tree program fulfills families' and children's specific needs during the holiday season.

We are honored to be able to help provide gifts to families in need who would otherwise be left out during the holidays, and look forward to another turnout from our patient family. Please give us a call at 734-677-2156 for more information.

 


Cyber Week $pecials

$200* Zoom! Whitening

Yes, you read that correctly -- $150* off of Zoom! This is the best deal we've ever had and likely will ever have on this incredibly effective in-office whitening product. In fact, we'll go out on a limb and say it's the MOST effective whitening product we've seen up until now.

If you know you want Zoom! at this incredible price, call and reserve your spot by Wednesday at 734-677-2156 so we can fit you in -- appointments are extremely limited this late in the year!

FREE Oral-B Vitality Electric Toothbrushes with Sinsational Smile

Book our best-priced and most-convenient whitening, Sinsational Smile, and receive a free Oral-B Vitality electric toothbrush at treatment completion. That's a $30 value! Sinsational Smile is a hybrid in-office/home whitening treatment that is best done after a professional cleaning ($99), but may be done without as well ($149).

Oral-B Vitality Electric Toothbrushes for $21

Shop small and local this holiday season! Instead of hitting up Target or Walmart for your next toothbrush, shop with us. We've dropped the price on our Oral-B Vitality Toothbrush to compare favorably with large, national retailers, so come on in this week and get yours while they last!


*Retail price of Zoom! is $350. We are offering $100 off. Use the $50 coupon available on the Zoom! website to receive a total of $150 off of treatment.


Food Drive Update

Our annual Salvation Army food drive to benefit Washtenaw County was a huge success. Thank you so much to our patient family for the incredible turn out which allowed us all to help those in need this Thanksgiving and throughout the holidays. Congratulations to Carlene, who was the winner of the Oral B Healthy Clean Floss Action electric toothbrush, valued at over $100!
 

 

Have an wonderful December and we'll see you in 2016!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff


 

'Tis the Season for Giving

10.30.15

 

 

Happy Halloween! It's hard to believe November is almost upon us, and with that, the start of the holiday season. And it's with that in mind that we are so very thrilled to announce the start of our annualSalvation Army Food Drive (with a special prize drawing for all who contribute), as well as give a preview of our enormously-popular Salvation Army Angel Tree program that kicks off later this month.  

Please read on for more information...
 

 

 

Food Drive Begins Nov. 2nd

 

We are proud of our commitment to the community, and are excited to announce the start of our 2015 Salvation Army food drive!

 

For each item donated to the drive, donors will receive an entry into our raffle for an Oral-B Healthy Clean Floss Action electric toothbrush, valued at $159.99. 

The drive begins on Monday, November 2nd, and will end onWednesday, November 18th. The toothbrush drawing will be held on Monday, December 1st.

 

You don't need to be a patient to donate, so please feel free to forward this email to family and friends and let them know how they can help this great cause!
 


 

Angel Tree is Coming Soon!

 

When you visit our office beginning November 23rd, you will have the opportunity to select a tag from our Salvation Army Angel Tree.  Each tag represents the wishes of a real child or youth (toys, clothes, books, hats and gloves) in the greater Washtenaw area. Unlike a toy drive, the Angel Tree program fulfills families' and children's specific needs and wishes for the holiday season.


Our Angel Tree donations need to be delivered to the Salvation Army by December 11th, so all donated items must be at our office by 3 pm that day in order to meet the deadline.

Can't wait for the official Angel Tree kick off on the 23rd?  You are welcome to bring in any new, unopened toy beginning on November 6th and we'll make sure to get it matched up with a child who is sure to love it.   


We are honored to be able to help provide gifts to families in need who would otherwise be left out during the holidays, and look forward to a strong turnout from our patient family.  Please give us a call at 734-677-2156 for more information.


 

Thanksgiving Hours

 

Just a quick reminder that the office is open Monday and Tuesday only during Thanksgiving week. The office will then be closed from Wednesday on through the weekend. 

 

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Turkey Day and gobbles 'til they wobble! :)

 

 

Have an amazing November!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

 

 

"Fall" for Xylitol!

09.30.15

 

 

Happy Fall!

October is on the horizon and so are oodles of spooky, sticky treats. To help counteract some of that delicious sugar, we're offering Xylitol lollipops to all of the little ghosts and goblins who visit the office this month. No appointment is necessary -- just come on in during business hours and enjoy!

Please read on for more information about the upcoming month, including National Orthodontic Month, Mouth Healthy Kids, and a few quick notes from our front desk...
 

 

 

Mouth Healthy Kids

 

Several years ago, the American Dental Association launchedMouthHeathy.org, a consumer-facing website focusing on oral health concerns aimed at the general public. With Halloween coming up -- and all that sticky, chewy, gooey candy on the horizon that's about to fill our kids' mouths -- we thought it would be a good time to focus on Mouth Heathy Kids -- the ADA's site for the younger set. 

 

Mouthhealthykids.org is filled with great information, presented in an engaging manner that's easy and fun to understand.  From games to worksheets and videos, there are activities for every age group to enjoy. Personally, we're considering utilizing the site as a preemptive strike against October Candy Overload Syndrome. ;) 

 

For more details, visit mouthhealthykids.org. 


 

Orthodontic Health Month

 

October is National Orthodontic Health Month.  It's so important to be sure children are seen by an orthodontist by age seven for an initial evaluation.  This consultation establishes a baseline for their orthodontic health, and allows the orthodontist to note whether there are any developmental issues in the child's mouth which should be monitored.  The earlier a child is seen, the easier it will be to take care of small problems before they become much more difficult and time consuming to treat.  Early treatment is the key to good orthodontic health!

 

If you or your family member needs a referral to an orthodontist, please give us a call at 734-677-2156.  We have close relationships with several wonderful area orthodontists and are happy to refer you to a specialist whenever necessary.


 

Facebook Faves


If you haven't already "liked" us on Facebook, now is as good a time as ever.  It also means you've missed out on some great posts! Here, we present a sampling of some of our favorites from the last month.

 

  • 12 Things Your Dentist Knows Just by Looking in Your Mouth

  • Teeth Straightening: Don't Do it Yourself

  • How Neutrinos Saved Your Teeth from Cavities

    Enjoy!


     

Office Notes 


Two quick notes Yvonne wanted to share from the front desk:
 

  • Open enrollment for insurance is coming up soon!  If you are aDelta Dental subscriber, and select the "Standard PPO" plan, be sure you fully understand what it covers.  Although it costs a bit less than their other plans, it can be much more expensive in the long run as it covers very little which leads to greater out-of-pocket costs.
     

  • Don't forget to say "cheese!" next time you're visiting ourpractice.  As part of our digital records system, we are now keeping a photo of each patient on file as part of their records.


     

Have an outrageous October!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff



 


 

Free Phililps Air Floss!

08.27.15

 

 

Is it really back-to-school time already?

The last couple of months have really flown by!  We hope every single one of our patients had the chance to enjoy lots of quality time with friends and family this summer. 

This month, we have some exciting news regarding oral cancer screenings, as well as a fantastic, fun contest -- in fact, one lucky winner will get their hands on a brand-new Philips Air Floss, valued at $80!

Read on for more information...

 

Dental Emergencies

 

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

 

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 and issues 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.

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.

 

 

Free Oral Cancer Screenings


We are so very excited to announce the addition of the OralID oral cancer-screening device to our practice. The OralID utilizes fluorescence technology via a blue light that allows clinicians to identify oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions at an early stage. Use of this new appliance enables our team to screen for issues in only 60-90 seconds -- we think that investment of time is quite small if it means potentially saving a life. 

 

The very best part?  We are offering this service for free to our entire patient family at every hygiene appointment, as part of routine care. 

 

Questions?  Please give us a call today at 734-677-2156 for more information.


 

Facebook Faves


If you haven't already "liked" us on Facebook, now is as good a time as ever.  It also means you've missed out on some great posts! Here, we present a sampling of some of our favorites from the last month.  Enjoy!
  

  • OU Fullback's Hilarious Reaction to Getting His Wisdom Teeth Pulled

  • Built-In Toothpaste = #Winning

  • Baby Teeth Matter!

     

Time for a Scavenger Hunt!

 

Our website misses you -- and it's inviting you to come on back for a scavenger hunt.  Make time to stop by for a visit, find the answers to the below questions and email the answers to us atkotrecontest@gmail.com. We'll draw one winner from the group of correct entries on September 15th and that lucky person will be the recipient of a brand-new, shiny Philips Sonicare Air Floss, valued at $80.  

Ready...set...GO!
 

  • What are the three types of whitening/bleaching we offer?

  • What service do we use to process online payments?

  • Name one benefit or treatment that can result from laser dentistry.
     

Good luck, and have fun!
 

 

Have a spectacular September!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

 

 

Ready for THE BIG ONE?

07.30.15 

 

 

August already??

So much to talk about. So little space to do it!

Ready for our big summer sale?  We are blowing out our entire inventory of in-stock dental products all month long.  Plus, we have details on a great back-to-school contest! 

Read on for more information...

 

August is Full

 

Summer hygiene appointments are officially gone.  If you need to cancel, please do so in advance so we may give the spot to a patient on our waitlist.  It's important to note that we are also booked for after-school hours (3 pm and later) through September 22nd, so any canceled appointments for those late afternoon time slots cannot be rescheduled for similar times until the last week of September or early October.


 

Summer Blowout


Time for a fall cleaning, and we don't just mean teeth! We are clearing out all of our in-stock dental products on a first come, first served basis; once they're gone, they're gone. Please give us a call at 734-677-2156 to make a purchase over the phone, or stop by the office to see what we have left available before time runs out!
 

  • Philips Sonicare AirFloss: Regularly $69.00 -- Sale Price $50.00(ONLY 2 IN STOCK!)

  • Oral B 5000 Electric Toothbrush: Regularly $115.00 -- Sale Price $90.00

  • Dry Mouth Gel: Regularly $8.00 -- Sale Price $5.00
     

Happy Shopping!

 

August Office Closures


The office will be completely closed on August 6th and 7th. This means there will be no phone coverage for those who have questions or wish to schedule an appointment. For our patients of record, there will be an emergency number available for urgent matters on our outgoing voicemail.

 

Back-to-School Time

 

...and that means it's time for a back-to-school contest as well!

We're asking kids ages eight and older to donate one school supply item (such as pencils, pens, markers, crayons, etc.) by bringing it into the office. With that donation, each child will receive one entry into our raffle for an awesome string-style backpack packed with (FUN) tooth-themed goodies, including an Oral-B Vitality electric toothbrush!

All school supplies will be donated to the winner's school.

Want more details?  Additional information is available by calling the office at 734-677-2156.

 

Have an awesome August!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

 

Only a Few Appointments Left

07.02.15

 

 

Happy Independence Day!

We don't know about you, but we can practically smell the delicious sent of the barbecue from here.  We hope everyone has a wonderful (and safe!) 4th of July and is able to celebrate with family and friends.  As a quick reminder, the office is closed for the remainder of this week, but we are back on Monday, July 6th, and ready to take calls for the last few appointments we have left for this summer.

And don't forget -- when you leave an online review for our practice, we'll reward you with a free bleaching polish at your next hygiene appointment!

Read on for more information...

 

Only 15 Appointments Left!

 

Summer vacation is in full swing! If you or your children are off during this time and would like to make an appointment, be sure to contact the office soon -- we only have about 15 hygiene appointments left before school begins.  Those going off to college in the fall should especially take time to be seen. Give us a call at 734-677-2156 today or use our contact form to request an appointment before time runs out.


 

Good to Know


If you don't follow us on Facebook (and if you don't -- why not give it a go?), here are a few of our favorite posts from last month:

 

How to ruin your teeth

 

Missing teeth may predict risk of future cardiovascular events

 

Most people do not take adequate care of their teeth
 

Should you brush or floss first?  Experts weigh in

 

 

Pediatric Dentistry


General dental practitioners are the family doctors of the dental field, with extensive knowledge of how to best treat individuals, including children, throughout their entire lives.

Dr. Kotre and her staff pride themselves on providing a warm, caring, and encouraging environment that is perfect for gently teaching children that they never have to be afraid of seeing the dentist.

We receive many referrals from our patient family for pediatric dental care, and we would just like to say how much we appreciate the trust our patients have in us. We know we wouldn't be here with out you!

 

 

Free Bleaching!


Love Dr. Kotre and her staff? Then let the world know by writing an online review! 

When you write a review, let us know and you'll receive a free bleaching polish at your next visit -- a $15 value!

Where can you review Dr. Kotre?
 

  • Google

  • Yelp

  • Kudzu
     

Don't forget to schedule your bleaching polish at the same time as your next appointment -- it can only be done after a professional cleaning.  Call 734-677-2156 for more information. 

 

Have an a joyful July!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Free Bleaching!

05.28.15

Happy (almost!) Summer!

Due to popular demand, our incredible whitening deals have beenextended through the end of June.  Plus, when you leave an online review for our practice, we'll reward you with a free bleaching polishat your next hygiene appointment!

Read on for more information...

 

Chlorine = Discoloration


Everyone loves to cool off with a dip in the pool on a hot summer day.  However, too much time in the pool can mean yellowish brown teeth, often called "swimmer's calculus."  The teeth's enamel becomes discolored by overexposure to chlorine in pool water. If you are noticing that your or your children's teeth have become excessively yellowed over the summer, be sure to book an appointment for a cleaning to take care of the discoloration.

 

Spring Whitening Extended!


With Wedding and graduation now in full swing, we've decided to extend our amazing whitening specials for one more month!

Until June 30th, our Sinsational Smile*, DASH and Zoom! WhiteSpeed** whitening systems will be available at incredible discounts:
 

  • Sinsational Smile, regularly priced at $139, can be scheduled for only $99.

  • DASH whitening, normally $200, will be just $149.

  • Zoom!, our most effective, longest-lasting whitening system, is priced at only $275** (regularly $350).
     

All three whitening systems are in-office procedures. Sinsational Smile results are more gradual, but the package includes a take-home whitening pen to extend and enhance results and the procedure takes only 20 minutes.  DASH and Zoom! whitening have more intense immediate results, but require a longer appointment time (75-90 minutes) to complete, while Zoom! also includes take-home whitening trays, which help maintain your beautiful new smile.

Call today and schedule your appointment for these special offers at 734-677-2156 before time runs out!

 *Sinsational Smile whitening can only be completed after a professional cleaning.  Please be sure to schedule your procedure at the same time as your hygiene appointment.

 **Special $275 Zoom! WhiteSpeed pricing includes a $50 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.

 

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!


As the summer heats up, don't forget that your body needs more fluids in order to function optimally.  For most people, this means drinking plenty of water; in fact, the most 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! 

 

Your Review = Free Bleaching


Love Dr. Kotre and her staff? Then let the world know by writing an online review! 

When you write a review, let us know and you'll receive a free bleaching polish at your next visit -- a $15 value!

Where can you review Dr. Kotre?
 

  • Google

  • Yelp

  • Kudzu 
     

Don't forget to schedule your bleaching polish at the same time as your next appointment -- it can only be done after a professional cleaning.  Call 734-677-2156 for more information. 
 

Have an a great June!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

Look!  THREE Whitening Specials!

04.30.15

 

So many specials, so little time!

 

This month, we're featuring four different opportunities to save on dental care.  From wedding and graduation whitening to spring mouth guards, we've got you covered. Read on for more information...

 

 

 

Summer Appointments

 

Summer vacation is almost here and we're already completely booked for hygiene appointments through the beginning of June. 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 fast. Those going off to college in the fall should especially take time to be seen. 

 

Give us a call at 734-677-2156 today to be scheduled while we still have spots available!

 

 

 

Wedding and Grad Whitening

 

Wedding and graduation season is upon us, and we're decided to offer not one, not two, but THREE amazing whitening specials in honor of these very special occasions.

 

Beginning May 1st, our Sinsational Smile*, DASH and Zoom! WhiteSpeed whitening systems will be available at incredible discounts:

  • Sinsational Smile, regularly priced at $139, can be scheduled for only $99.

  • DASH whitening, normally $200, will be just $149.

  • Zoom!, our most effective, longest-lasting whitening system, is priced at only $275** (regularly $350).

 

All three whitening systems are in-office procedures. Sinsational Smile results are more gradual, but the package includes a take-home whitening pen to extend and enhance results and the procedure takes only 20 minutes.  DASH and Zoom! whitening have more intense immediate results, but require a longer appointment time (75-90 minutes) to complete, while Zoom! also includes take-home whitening trays, which help maintain your beautiful new smile.

 

Call today and schedule your appointment for these special offers at 734-677-2156 before time runs out!

 

*Sinsational Smile whitening can only be completed after a professional cleaning.  Please be sure to schedule your procedure at the same time as your hygiene appointment.

**Special $275 Zoom! WhiteSpeed pricing includes a $50 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.

 

 

 

Favorite Facebook Posts

 

If you haven't yet "liked" us on Facebook, then you've missed some great posts.  Here are a few of the best from the past month:

  • How NOT to whiten your teeth

  • 3D Teeth Printing

  • "Hoppy" Easter!

  • Clean Your Teeth Like a Dentist in One Minute

 

 

 

Last Call for Mouth Guards

 

Spring sports often require mouth guards.  Mouth guards are extremely important to protect teeth from damage that may be incurred as a result of sports injuries. Therefore, we are extending our offer on custom sports mouth guards through the month of May. Usually $30, you can now purchase a sport mouth guard for only $20!  Hurry in, this offer is only good through May 31st.

 

 

 

Have a marvelous May!

 

 

 

 

Free $80 Oral Cancer Screening

03.26.15

 

 

Spring is finally here!  Now let's hope the weather follows the calendar, shall we? :)

 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and our focus is on prevention and early detection.  Therefore, we are dedicating this issue to protecting our oral health with information about mouth cancers, an offer for a FREE Trimera oral cancer screening during any scheduled appointment, and a 33% discount on mouth guards for spring sports.Read on for more information!

 

 

 

Oral Cancer Awareness 

 

As April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we are again marking this important event by offering free Trimera oral cancer screenings (an $80 value), which help identify early-stage oral cancers. They are available during any regularly-scheduled appointment, including check-ups or other dental work.  Please call 734-677-2156 for more information or to schedule a time to be seen.

 

 

 

Facts About Oral Cancer 

 

Did you know?

 

Nearly 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year:

 

  • It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.

  • Of those 40,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years (approximately 57%).

  • The mortality rate for oral cancer has not significantly improved in decades.

  • The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely such as cervical cancer, testicular cancer, and skin cancer.

  • Worldwide, oral cancer rates are even higher, with over 640,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

  • Historically, the death rate associated with oral cancer is particularly high not because it is difficult to diagnose, but because the cancer is routinely discovered late in its development, when it has already metastasized to other areas of the body, often the lymph nodes.

  • Early diagnosis is the key to positive outcomes after a diagnosis of oral cancer.  Our free Trimera oral cancer screening will be available for the entire month of April during all regularly scheduled check ups.  Call today to make an appointment at 734-677-2156.

 

 

 

Oral Cancer and You

 

Who is at risk for developing oral cancer? Tobacco users are one population at much greater risk for developing oral cancer than non-users.  For example: 

 

  • Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smokers are six times more likelythan nonsmokers to develop oral cancers.

  • Users of dip, snuff, chewing or other smokeless tobacco products are 50 times more likely to develop cancers of the cheek, gums, and lining of the lips.

 

Other risk factors include:  

 

  • Family history of cancer

  • Excessive use of alcohol

  • Excessive sun exposure, especially at a young age

 

The key to beating oral cancer is early detection.  Regular preventative dental appointments, at least twice a year, will go a long way towards making sure any changes or issues are identified early on.  For more information on oral cancer, you can check out these excellent resources:

 

  • Mayo Clinic 

  • Cleveland Clinic 

  • Oral Cancer Foundation 

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

  • The American Dental Association's Mouth Healthy site 

 

If you have concerns about your risk of developing oral cancer, we are happy to speak with you.  Please give us call at 734-677-2156.

 

 

 

Spring Mouth Guard Special

 

Spring sports often require mouthguards.  Mouth guards are extremely important to protect teeth from damage that may be incurred as a result of sports injuries. Therefore, we are offering an outstanding deal on all sports mouth guards during the month of April.  Usually $30, you can now purchase a sport mouth guard for only $20!  Hurry in, this offer is only good until April 30th.

 

 

 

Have an amazing April!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Shannon!

02.26.15

 

 

March is right around the corner and many of you know what that means...That's right -- it's almost time for Dr. Shannon's birthday!  Find out in this newsletter how you can wish her a great day and enter to win a great prize at the same time.Please read on for more information...

 

New Clinic Opens

 

 

 

We all know how important it is to maintain good oral health, but for those without insurance, this can be difficult, if not impossible, to do. 

 

If someone you know is lacking dental insurance coverage, a new clinic has opened in Washtenaw County that we want to make our patient family is aware of, so they are able to pass the information on to those who may need it. 

 

 

The practice name is Michigan Community Dental Clinics -- Washtenaw County. They see both the uninsured as well as those with medicaid coverage. The new patient phone number is 877-313-6232.

 

 

Zoom is Going Strong!

 

The results are in -- patients LOVE Zoom WhiteSpeed! WhiteSpeed is a powerful product that can make teeth up to 8 times whiter in just 75 minutes. It not only includes in-office treatment, but touch-up trays for at-home use as well.

 

Zoom WhiteSpeed is available for $350. However, we want to make sure our patients know that there is a $50 discount available on the Philips Zoom Whitening website. Simply fill out the form, and they will send you a coupon via email. Bring it into the office for your appointment, and we will apply it to your treatment cost.Give us a call ASAP at 734-677-2156 to schedule your appointment and experience Zoom WhiteSpeed results for yourself!

 

 

Children's Illnesses

 

 

Just a reminder during the height of cold season that if you or your child is ill, please give us a call to reschedule at 734-677-2156. We promise -- we won't be mad! :) 

 

 

Go Shannon It's Your Birthday

 

 

It's March, which means it's almost Dr. Shannon's birthday, andeveryone knows how much Dr. Shannon LOVES her birthday. ;) So if you take a moment to wish her a great one during the month of March while in the office, visiting our Facebook page or checking out our Tweets, you'll be entered to win a brand-spanking new Oral-B Vitality electric toothbrush. 

 

 

Good luck, and Happy Birthday, Dr. S!

 

 

Have a marvelous March!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

 

Get a Hollywood Smile!

01.29.15

 

It's almost February -- this means love is in the air and we can just about start daydreaming about spring! :)

 

This month, we have an incredible special that combines two of our most popular procedures at an unheard of discount.  We are also excited to introduce the newest member of our dental staff.Please read on for more information...

 

 

 

CPR Re-certifications

 

 

 

We pride ourselves on taking care of our patients just like we would our own family members.  That's why we are sure to keep all of our continuing education and professional certifications current.  At the end of this month, the entire staff will again be attending a CPR re-certification to be sure all of our emergency care knowledge is completely up to date. These re-certification allow us to feel confident that we can take care of any heath emergency that may arise.

 

 

Zoom is Now Available!

 

 

(Pssst -- keep reading -- you can find out in the next article how to get Zoom treatment for free!)We are thrilled to now be able to offer the best professional whitening system we've seen yet -- Zoom WhiteSpeed.  WhiteSpeed is a powerful product that can make teeth up to 8 times whiter in just 75 minutes. WhiteSpeed not only includes in-office treatment, but touch-up trays for at-home use as well.

We really cannot fully express how amazing we think this product is. In fact, our very own Yvonne (some may know her as "Cha") tested the system for us in the office, and the results were simply stunning. Feel free to check out her new smile at your next appointment! :) Zoom WhiteSpeed will be available for $350. However, we want to make sure our patients know that there is a $50 discount available on the Philips Zoom Whitening website. Simply fill out the form, and they will send you a coupon via email. Bring it into the office for your appointment, and we will apply it to your treatment cost.Give us a call ASAP at 734-677-2156 to schedule your appointment and experience Zoom WhiteSpeed results for yourself!

 

 

Fabulous February Special

 

 

 

Do you often wish you had straighter, whiter teeth? Then this month's special is perfect for you!For February, we are offering the perfect package to show yourself some love this Valentine's Day with the gift of a "Hollywood Smile." We are combining full Invisalign treatment with Zoom WhiteSpeedprofessional in-office whitening (for teeth up to 8 times whiter!) for just $4500.  Normally, these two treatments together would cost $5350 -- this is a savings of $850!

 

If your smile only needs minor improvements, we haven't left you out in the winter cold.  The shorter-course Invisalign five-retainer program is also being offered at a discount, including in-office whitening with Sinsational Smile. Normally $3139, we are making this combined treatment available for just $2800 -- a $339 savings! Don't forget -- FSA and HSA funds can be used for Invisalign treatment.  Put those pre-tax dollars to work for you before time runs out! Give us a call today at 734-677-2156 to schedule your free Invisalign consultation and get on your way to a more beautiful smile today!

 

 

 

Meet Our New Hygienist

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our dental care team, Kris!  With 18 years experience, we are sure she will be an excellent addition to our staff.  We all knew Kris from our time on Packard and are excited to add her to our dental family. We hope you all enjoy meeting her and welcome you to help make her feel at home with us.

 

 

Have a fantastic February!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

 

 

 

 

New Year, New Contest!

January 7th, 2015

 

We hope the holidays were happy for everyone who celebrated! This month, we have some some important information to share regarding insurance cards, inclement weather closings and an incredible new whitening system that will soon be available, as well as a contest to kick the new year off right.Please read on for more information...

 

 

 

Insurance Cards Required

 

For your own protection, insurance cards are now required in order to process dental claims, as well as a photo ID. Therefore, card information must be provided to our office or we cannot send claims through to be processed.  Insurance companies will no longer accept social security numbers in place of your insurance ID number for security reasons.  Please bring in your card or call us with your insurance information so we have it on file.

 

Additionally, If you are at all concerned about an upcoming appointment and unsure of what exactly is covered, please call your insurance company and have them give you the facts directly. You can always contact our office ahead of time and ask what procedures are planned and we will give you their code numbers to report to the insurance company for additional information regarding cost.

 

 

 

Zoom Into the New Year

 

We are thrilled to be able to offer the best professional whitening system we've seen yet. Beginning on January 19th, we will be aZoom WhiteSpeed provider.  WhiteSpeed is a powerful product that can make teeth up to 8 times whiter in just 75 minutes. WhiteSpeed not only includes in-office treatment, but touch-up trays for at-home use as well.

 

We really cannot fully express how amazing we think this product is. In fact, our very own Yvonne (some may know her as "Cha") tested the system for us in the office, and the results were simply stunning. Feel free to check out her new smile at your next appointment! :)

 

Zoom WhiteSpeed will be available for $350. However, we want to make sure our patients know that there is a $50 discount available on the Philips Zoom Whitening website. Simply fill out the form, and they will send you a coupon via email. Bring it into the office for your appointment, and we will apply it to your treatment cost.

 

Give us a call ASAP at 734-677-2156 to schedule your appointment and experience Zoom WhiteSpeed results for yourself!

 

 

 

Angel Tree Was A Success!

 

A huge, heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who participated in our Salvation Army Angel Tree drive.  We were over the moon at the incredible level of participation we had, and are so very happy to have been able to continue our practice's tradition of helping to give back to the community through this very special event.

 

 

 

Inclement Weather Info

 

As Michiganders, we're all more than aware of the potential for wild winter weather.  If schools are closed, there is often the possibility that our office has closed as well.  If you have a scheduled appointment on a severe weather day, please give us a call at 734-677-2156 to be certain the office is open before driving in. We want to keep all of our patients as safe as possible by keeping them off the roads during inclement weather.

 

 

 

Win an Oral-B Vitality

 

Haven't followed us on Facebook yet?  Perhaps you're still missing out on our Tweets?  Now is the time to do either or both of these things because when you do, you'll be entered to win a new Oral-B Vitality electric toothbrush!

 

Simply visit one of the above social media accounts, start following us, then email us at kotrecontest@gmail.com to let us know.  You'll be entered in a drawing for the Vitality brush, and the winner will be announced on Monday, February 2nd.

 

Good luck to everyone who enters...

 

 

 

Have a great January!

Sincerely,
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre and Staff

Ann Arbor Dentist, Dentist in Ann Arbor Michigan, Emergency Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry
Engage With Us
  • Wix Facebook page
  • Pinterest App Icon
  • YouTube App Icon
  • LinkedIn App Icon
  • Twitter Classic
  • Google+ Social Icon

Shannon Norman-Kotre, DDS

Ann Arbor Dentist

 

2240 S. Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

ph: 734-677-2156

Find Us

© 2019 by Shannon Eggleton