Dentistry Supports Its Employees, Who Volunteer to Give Blood and Sew Masks for Healthcare Providers
As the largest dental practice in North Carolina, Lane & Associates Family Dentistry (LAA) is proud to serve the state of North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the guidelines recommended by the American Dental Association, CDC, and the NC Dental Board, LAA responded immediately by treating emergency patients and restricting elective procedures. This decision prioritized the safety of their patients, the community, and their employees.
FOR PATIENT SAFETY: By treating dental emergencies, LAA is able to reduce the number of patients seen at urgent care facilities and hospitals, freeing up resources during this uncertain time.
“As health care professionals, we have a role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve in order to follow public health advice, help limit infections, and slow the spread of the virus.” — Dr. Don Lane, Owner of Lane & Associates.
FOR EMPLOYEES: Moving quickly to soften the economic hardships its 475 employees are now facing, Lane & Associates has offered to pay employee insurance premiums, give interest-free loans, and prorate employee anniversary gifts.
“…what Dr. & Mrs. Lane have done for their employees speaks volumes. I am humbled and so proud to be a part of this amazing team.” — Misty Taylor, Training & Development Specialist at LAA.
LAA is encouraged by its staff as they go above and beyond: donating blood to the Red Cross and assisting with the PPE shortage. Teams are sewing masks made with materials provided by the company. Nearly 1,000 masks will be donated to the UNC Healthcare system.
Employees and their family members who are volunteering their time may receive rewards through an inner-office program called the “Smile Squad.” This program awards points/prizes through which volunteers may earn gift cards, Apple products, a TV, and more.
FOR COMMUNITY: LAA is also rallying together to give back to the communities during this time of need. They are graciously donating oral care supplies and providing lunch to healthcare workers and first responders.
Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is the largest dental group in North Carolina with 44 locations, including 10 specialty offices. From general dentistry to oral surgery to Child’s First Dental Visit program, Lane & Associates is here for the entire family.
Source: Stephanie Klein, Lane and Associates Family Dentistry