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Photo Focus: Benjamin Foundation Donates to Frederiksted Health Care

The executors of the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation met with Frederiksted Health Care staff and board members Feb. 9 to donate funding for three dental scanners. The scanners, valued at $90,000, will be placed in the three FHC dental offices.

L-R: Luis Llanos, FHC dental manager, Masserae Sprauve, FHC CEO, Dr. Stephanie Brown, FHC dentist, Dr. Robert Good, FHC chief dental officer and Stanley Brown, FHC board member, accept a check for dental scanners from David and Tina Beals, executors of the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation. (Submitted photo)
L-R: Luis Llanos, FHC dental manager, Masserae Sprauve, FHC CEO, Dr. Stephanie Brown, FHC dentist, Dr. Robert Good, FHC chief dental officer and Stanley Brown, FHC board member, accept a check for dental scanners from David and Tina Beals, executors of the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Bennie Benjamin was a musician/songwriter from St. Croix who willed his royalties to improve health care on the island. So far, the foundation has donated $3 million in this pursuit including this donation to FHC.

Dental scanners are hand-held, wireless devices used to create 3-D images of patients’ teeth and gums. They send the images directly to a lab, replacing the 6-8 week wait it previously took to process clay molds of teeth, which now enables dentists to fit bridges, for example, within 10 days.

Dr. Stephanie Brown, FHC dentist, demonstrates how to use a new dental scanner donated by the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation. L-R: Tina Beale, Stanley Jones, David Beale and Brown. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Stephanie Brown, FHC dentist, demonstrates how to use a new dental scanner donated by the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation. L-R: Tina Beale, Stanley Jones, David Beale and Brown. (Submitted photo)
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