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December 2017 Newsletter

In this Month’s Newsletter:

  • Community Holiday Events
  • Spotlight: Beamer, our Therapy Dog
  • Using All Your Dental Insurance Benefits

2017 Holiday Community Events

Huntersville 10th Annual Community Nativity Festival:
Nov 30-Dec 2 from 10 am-8 pm
https://nativityfestival.com/

Santa’s Mailbox:
Cornelius Art Center, Nov 27- Dec 15
https://www.cornelius.org/129/Special-Events-at-CAC

Cocoa with Santa:
Cornelius Art Center, Dec 1 from 10 am-12 pm
https://www.cornelius.org/129/Special-Events-at-CAC

Candlelight Christmas at Latta Plantation:
Dec 2 from 6 pm-9 pm
https://www.lattaplantation.org/new-events/2016/12/3/candle-light-christmas

Christmas in Davidson:
Nov 11-Dec 2 from 6-9 pm
http://www.christmasindavidson.com/

35th Annual North Meck Christmas Parade:
Davidson/Cornelius, Dec 2 starting at 1:30
http://www.townofdavidson.org/889/North-Mecklenburg-Christmas-Parade

2nd Annual Jingle All the Way 5K:
race starts Bellingham Park Mooresville, Dec 2 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/Jingle-all-the-Way-5k?sid=eee6ed50fae6444b8a76f75adc264d14

Mom’s Gift at Armour Street Theater:
running weekly at various times through Dec 17
https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/401445/moms-gift

Huntersville Holiday 5K & Half Marathon:
race starts in Birkdale Village, Dec 9 at 8:00 am
https://www.halfmarathons.net/north-carolina-huntersville-half-marathon-holiday-5k/

21st Annual Lighted Boat Parade:
Peninsula Yacht Club, Dec 9 from 5:00 pm
https://www.peninsulayacht.com/lbp

Mother/Daughter Holiday Tea:
Beaver Dam, Dec 12 from 1:30-3:00 pm
https://townofdavidson.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1871

Jewish Council of LKN Hanukkah Party:
Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Dec 17 from 12:00-3:00 pm
https://www.jewishcounciloflakenorman.org/

Speedway Christmas at CLT Motor Speedway:
running the month of December
http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/speedway-christmas/

…And if you are looking to venture outside the Lake Norman area

2017 Jingle Bell 5K Run:
race starts at St. Matthew Catholic Church & benefits The Arthritis Foundation, Dec. 9
http://www.jbr.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1173427

Hanukkah, Hornets, and Hoops:
Spectrum Center, Dec 9 from 7:00-9:30 pm
http://templebethel.org/events/jewish-community-night-at-charlotte-hornets/

Daniel Stowe’s Botanical Gardens:
Nov 17-Dec 31, 5-9 pm each evening
https://www.dsbg.org/events/garden-events/public-garden-events/holidays-at-the-garden/

Winterfest at Carowinds:
running through the month of December
https://www.carowinds.com/play/winterfest


Meet Beamer: Our Lovable Therapy Dog

Everyone’s first question when they come into our office is usually, ‘Is Beamer here!?’ Believe me we know how you feel – we all love our sweet Beamer. She is our special Office Mascot who brings a happiness to the office that only a dear pet can! I don’t think anyone could imagine our office without her. Here is a little about everyone’s favorite Whalen Dentistry employee:

Hi, everyone! I am Beamer, the golden doodle and everyone’s favorite staff member at Whalen Dentistry. I was born on December 14, 2015 in Davidson, NC. As a puppy I was adopted by Keen Dog Training and spent the next few months training to be the best dog I can be! It was hard work because I love to play and wrestle and run, but hey, I’m not just a pretty face! I’m smart and a fast learner, too and I caught on quick! In April 2016, the Whalens came to get me and take me to my new home, and let me tell you-it is THE BEST!! We take walks, go for runs, drop off the kids at the bus stop, chase squirrels, and the best part of all? I get to snuggle at bedtime with my girls, Belle and Lane, and listen to all of the stories that our mom and dad read to us. It’s great after a long day at work! Which brings me to how I make my living-I’m a dentist! Well, my dad is actually the dentist, but I go to his office and spend the entire day making sure everyone stays on task and that our patients are comfortable and have a great experience. It can be tough work, but sometimes I let them scratch my belly because everyone needs a break during the work day. My favorite part of work is greeting all the wonderful patients who come in to see us. They love me so much and I love them right back! Anyone who wants to pet me and tell me how pretty I am is A-OK in my book 🙂 Overall, I am ONE LUCKY DOG. I love my job and my family and our patients are the absolute best!

Happy Holidays, everyone!


Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Go Unused!

The winter holiday season is already upon us, signaling the end of 2017! As the year comes to a close, don’t forget to take a look at your remaining dental plan benefits. The last month of the year is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of any unused benefits you and your family might have through your insurance plan. Many individuals paying for dental insurance do not realize that their plans provide coverage up to a certain dollar amount annually; and, unfortunately, many of those insurance benefits cannot be carried over to the next calendar year. The bottom line is:


Unused dental insurance benefits are lost benefits.

We want to provide our patients the best care possible and an important part of this process is helping you maximize dental benefits available to you. If you have been putting off that checkup, cleaning, or badly needed treatment, now is a great time to act.

Please contact our office to discuss your outstanding treatment plans or to discuss how to get the most value out of your dental benefits for this year (and next!). Our team will be happy to assist you in any way! Thank you for choosing us as your Cornelius Dentist.

Now don’t let your dental benefits go to waste!


Patient Spotlight

At Whalen Dentistry, we love our patients and we want to put the SPOTLIGHT on YOU! If you have a business, event, or even a cool hobby we would love to share you with our community!

Please email our office to share your story:info@whalendentistry.com