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Raffle to Benefit Smiles for Success

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

PITTSTON, PA — November 27, 2013 — After its unveiling on the West Coast, an original Paul Jr. Design chopper will return to its roots for a chrome finish at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest healthcare and dental event in the U.S.

A raffle for the bike, launched April 10 at an event in Costa Mesa, CA, will wrap up on the final day of the national dental meeting, slated for Dec. 1-4, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.  The limited ticket sale net proceeds will benefit Smiles for Success, a 501c3 foundation of the American Association of Women Dentists, which helps provide women with cost-free dental care.

Benco Dental commissioned the motorcycle, custom-built by Paul Teutul Jr., at his headquarters in Rock Tavern, NY, as the first give-back initiative for the company’s Lucy Hobbs Project. Named for the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, the project works to create an inclusive, encouraging environment nationwide in which women of all backgrounds can connect with one another.

“As a company, we can relate to Lucy Hobbs – the idea of overcoming adversity and spurring innovation. She had a lot to overcome: They wouldn’t let her go to dental school and she persevered,” said the renowned designer, Teutel Jr., who rose to fame on the reality show American Chopper and now oversees a business empire of custom bikes, clothing and other gear.

The $25 ticket, available through Dec. 4, will offer the chance to win the aforementioned Paul Jr. design, a sleek, shapely creation of gleaming chrome. And the consolation prizes are nothing less than noteworthy: 2nd prize - a Tiffany bracelet; 3rd prize - a $1,000 shopping spree and 4th prize - a $500 spa day.

While the Benco Dental sales force spread the word cross country about the raffle, the Lucy Hobbs themed chopper followed the same path; with guest appearances everywhere from the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in New Orleans; the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, PA and at bike nights hosted at locations of the national restaurant chain Quaker Steak & LubeTM .

A few days remain to enter to win online at or to enter in person at the Greater New York Dental Meeting at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY from Dec. 1-4. Winners need not be present.

“I built the frame to be a pro street-style bike, which creates more of a long, low look,” said Teutel Jr. “You can really see the design in the wheels (20-inch on the back and 26-inch on the front); it gives the whole bike a dramatic, shapely look.”

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