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Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre, Ann Arbor Dentist -- eNewsletters, dental newsletters

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!

Click to Make an Appointment

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!


Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

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