SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tina Johnson began experiencing oral pain and infections in 2010, she spent a lot of time looking for answers, to no avail. But all of that changed once she met Aspen Dental practice owner Dr. Alison Teske (Meudt), DDS, and her team in Waukesha, Wis., who successfully treated Tina for periodontal disease and gave her a new reason to smile—her health.
On Saturday, May 18, Aspen Dental and Stewart-Haas Racing will celebrate Tina's good health and experience by showcasing her healthy smile on Ryan Newman's No. 39 Aspen Dental Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
A resident of Waukesha, Tina was selected to have her photo featured on the No. 39 Chevrolet based on her comments on the Aspen Dental Facebook page:
"I first came to Aspen two years ago. My dentist, Dr. Alison Teske, and the staff at Waukesha Aspen Dental are awesome! Specifically Casey and Ann made me feel at ease. Aspen Dental gave me a wonderful smile! I highly recommend Aspen Dental to everyone."
"When I was sick, people would ask me to smile for photos and I would refuse," Tina added during a follow-up conversation. "I went to Aspen Dental because I just couldn't live that way anymore. The Aspen Dental team took those medical concerns away from me. They were the key to my recovery. Now, when people ask me to smile, I do!"
A resident of Brookfield, Wis., Dr. Teske graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry and has been practicing for five years. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) and the Waukesha Chamber of Commerce.
Aspen Dental began featuring patients' photos on Newman's No. 39 Chevrolet during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and will continue the tradition throughout the 2013 season.
The NASCAR All-Star Race gets underway on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. EDT after the undercard Sprint Showdown is completed. SPEED will carry live coverage of both races beginning at 7 p.m., with its "RaceDay" program beginning at 4 p.m.
In 2012, Newman scored a pair of top-10 finishes driving the No. 39 Aspen Dental Chevrolet. He finished fifth in the Coke Zero 400 July 7 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and 10th in the Sylvania 300 Sept. 23 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
"I'm looking forward to driving the Aspen Dental Chevy at the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte," said Newman. "The opportunity to feature fans of Aspen Dental on the car puts a smile on everyone's face. I know Tina will be watching!"
Aspen Dental will also be the primary sponsor of Newman's No. 39 Chevrolet during the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. For all other races during the 2013 season, Aspen Dental is an associate sponsor with placement on the lower-rear quarter panels of the No. 39 Chevrolet and prominent positioning on Newman's uniform. In addition to Newman, Aspen Dental is also featured on the uniform of Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing.
About Stewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. The team fields three entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart, the No. 39 Aspen Dental Chevrolet for 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman and the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Danica Patrick. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with nearly 200 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing and on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng.
About Aspen Dental
Aspen Dental is one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S. with more than 380 practices in communities across 25 states, providing millions of Americans with access to quality, affordable dental care. Every Aspen Dental practice offers a full range of dental and denture services – including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work.
In 2012, Aspen Dental practices recorded nearly 2.6 million patient visits and welcomed more than 550,000 new patients. The dentists and staff at Aspen Dental have a deep commitment to patient satisfaction, and every Aspen Dental office is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Aspen Dental practices are supported by Aspen Dental Management, Inc., a dental services organization that provides non-clinical business services to licensed, independent dentists.
To learn more about Aspen Dental practices and services preview the Aspen Dental patient experience, get answers to general treatment questions, find a location, and schedule appointments, visit www.aspendental.com. To learn more about careers at Aspen Dental, visit http://aspendentaljobs.com.
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