This past Sunday, July 24, two Michigan residents were smiling ear-to-ear as they were presented with $5,000 in prizes for being voted the two finalists of The Best Smile of Detroit contest, hosted by Comfort Dental Spa and Dr. Aziza Askari in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Amanda Hartung of Shelby Township won in the female category with 251 votes for her smile on Facebook. Joe Carlier from Clinton Township topped the male category with over 480 votes.
Amanda Hartung, 25, is a dental hygienist and got engaged to her new fiancé the evening of the HOUR event. A month later, she got another surprise when she was voted a Best Smile winner. “It’s shocking, and winning this contest has made me smile with more confidence,” Hartung says.
Joe Carlier, 23, works in the emergency room at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center and was shocked when he found out he had won the contest. “I was like, no way. My girlfriend and her sister got their photos taken, and I got mine taken as more of a joke. It feels great, and I’m still kind of shocked by it, but very happy,” he says.
Hartung and Carlier simply smiled for the camera along with hundreds of other area residents at HOUR Magazine’s Best of Detroit event at Motor City Casino on June 24, 2011. Dr. Askari, a highly accomplished and recognized cosmetic dentist, narrowed the Best Smiles down to 10 finalists. Dr. Askari is featured as a Top Dentist by Hour Magazine, as well as Styline Magazine, and is a recipient of the Fellowship Award by the Academy of General Dentistry.
The two winners will each receive a night out on the town with limo transportation, dinner at Café Cortina, tickets to a Detroit Tigers baseball game, and gift certificates to Comfort Dental Spa.
We would like to thank each and every person who participated and voted in the first ever Best Smile of Detroit contest. We are very happy and honored to have you as part of our Comfort Dental Spa family. Learn more about other fun contests, opportunities, and specials on Comfort Dental Spa’s Facebook profile.