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Aspen Dental patient featured on NASCAR driver Ryan Newman's car

May 15, 2013
Aspen Dental and Stewart-Haas Racing celebrate smiles during NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — 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 when 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 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. "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!"

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.

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The NASCAR All-Star Race gets underway on May 18 at 9 p.m. EDT after the undercard Sprint Showdown is completed. 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!"