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.
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.