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AzDA's Audio Amalgam podcast is a bi-weekly to monthly update from the Executive Director of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) as well as AzDA members, programs, and community leaders.

This exclusive member dentist benefit takes a deeper dive into the current issues, obstacles, and opportunities dentists in Arizona face on a day-to-day basis, including: hot button issues, advocacy and new legislation, BODEX and the Dental Practice Act, licensure, business advice, AzDA member benefits, member dentist guest features, Q&As, and even roundtable discussions.

This is practical, applicable, and insider advice that member dentists practicing in Arizona absolutely need to know.

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Jul 21, 2023

Arizona dentists, you might be aware of an article that was recently published by a handful of students at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. The article was picked up by a few local publications. Leadership at the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) and the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX) felt the article was inaccurate, unfair, and biased.

As a result, ASU Lead Editor Mr. Kenneth Foskett received a candid, stern email from AzDA Executive Director Dr. Regina Cobb—expressing the Association's disapproval of the student reporters' lack of transparency and professionalism. Within minutes of receiving this communication, Mr. Foster reached out to Dr. Cobb via phone. 
Because negative articles like this affect all dentists practicing in Arizona, both AzDA and BODEX felt it appropriate to respond to the mischaracterizations that were written in the ASU students' piece. Their response was done through a podcast featuring BODEX Executive Director Ryan Edmonson, and the Chair of the BODEX Investigative Committee Dr. Anthony Caputo.