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

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 Sports 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!


Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre

Ann Arbor Dentist, Dentist in Ann Arbor Michigan, Emergency Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry