SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Ashland City, Tenn. resident Judy Berryhill celebrated her birthday this spring, she vowed to make this the year she would put her health above all else. Today, thanks to Dr. David Elrod, DMD, and the team at Aspen Dental in Clarksville, Tenn., Judy can now check "great oral health" off her to-do list.
"I told myself I wouldn't wait another year," Berryhill told Aspen Dental. "I got tired of looking in the mirror and knowing there was a smile in my heart that wasn't being shown on my face."
Judy wasted no time in treating her poor oral health. After seeing a commercial for Aspen Dental in Clarksville, she began her treatment and says she owes her new-found confidence to the transformation she experienced at Aspen Dental.
"From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warmth and compassion by not only the dentist, but also by Dana, the office hygienists and technicians," Berryhill wrote in a review she posted on Aspen Dental's Facebook wall. It was determined that I needed to have teeth extracted and be fitted with dentures. Dr. Elrod and Leslie went above and beyond what was needed to calm my anxiety."
On Sunday, Aug. 18, Aspen Dental and Stewart-Haas Racing will showcase Judy's story as they feature her smile on Ryan Newman's No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet during the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
Judy plans to pay her good fortune forward this fall as she begins volunteer work with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Clarksville.
"I have so many reasons to smile these days that I decided I needed to share my good fortune with those who need it most," she said. "Nothing spreads faster than a smile, and now I have a one to share with the world."
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.
Aspen Dental was the primary sponsor of the No. 39 Chevrolet for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 18, 2013 and will also boast the primary sponsorship of Newman's car during the AdvoCare 500 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 Dr. David Elrod, DMD
Dr. Elrod is the owner of Aspen Dental practices in Clarksville, Tenn. and Paducah (KY). He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2011 and currently resides in Paducah with his wife, Sarah.
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 and 2013 Brickyard 400 winner Ryan Newman and the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Danica Patrick. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with more than 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 independent dental care providers in the U.S. with more than 390 practices in communities across 25 states, providing millions of Americans with access to quality, affordable dental care. Every Aspen Dental-branded 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-branded practices recorded nearly 2.6 million patient visits and welcomed more than 550,000 new patients. The dentists and staff at Aspen Dental practices have a deep commitment to patient satisfaction, and every Aspen Dental location 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.
SOURCE Aspen Dental