Benevis Supports Jackson Community in Crisis with Safe


JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces, a Benevis Kids First family dental practice with two locations in Jackson, Mississippi, has continued to safely serve the Jackson community throughout the region and supports water crisis.

Both Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces locations in Jackson remained open and continued to provide safe dental care to the community during the water emergency. The water used by Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces for dental exams and treatments meets or exceeds water quality standards in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. While city water remained unsafe for consumption, Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces used only purified distilled water from a closed bottle system. Dental waterlines are equipped with waterline cartridges that provide safe, compliant water cleaning of the dental unit.

“With the Jackson water crisis lasting over 7 weeks, it remained critical to maintain excellent safety standards while we continue to address the oral health needs of the community,” said Dr. Dale Mayfield, Benevis Chief Dental Officer. “Strong quality assurance and support systems from being part of Benevis have allowed the Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces practices to remain open and continue to provide dental care to our valued patients in the community.”

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In addition to ensuring the community continued access to quality dental care, Benevis and Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces donated $2,500 and 1,500 sets of toothbrushes to the Jackson Free Clinic at 925 Martin Luther King Drive. Local office teams were also supported when Benevis sent out pallets of bottled water to ensure employees had safe drinking water throughout the workday and could take it home for personal use.

“We are proud to continue serving the dental health needs of our Jackson community as we have for 15 years, and we wanted to do our part to help local residents and our employees. We hope we brought some relief to our fellow Jackson residents by providing supplies, financial support and a safe place for basic dental care,” said Benevis CEO Bryan Carey. “We are pleased that the water supply has been restored and we look forward to many more years of service to the community.”

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Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces, a Benevis affiliate practice, serves 12,000 children in the Jackson community, 90% of whom receive Medicaid services. Benevis is a leading dental support organization (DSO) for practices focused on kids-first, family dental care and orthodontics.

For more information on safe water practices at Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces and resources during the Jackson water crisis, visit www.sunnybrookdentistry.com/safety-quality-of-care#water-safety.

About Benevis

Benevis is a full dental practice services company focused on expanding access to dentistry by providing over 120 locally branded dental practices with the highest quality practice support services focused on kids-first, family dental care and orthodontics. Benevis works to improve lives by advocating programs and laws that ensure all families have access to the health care they need and deserve. Benevis support allows dentists to focus on providing quality care to their patients. Visit benevis.com for more information.

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About Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces

Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces opened in 2007 and is dedicated to supporting children and families by ensuring all children have access to dental services. Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces is committed to reducing the need for future extensive dental work and keeping children healthy through preventative dental care and a range of community and educational programs. Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces employs 120 team members and 11 dentists at its five Mississippi locations. Visit sunnybrookdentistry.com for more information.

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