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Arizona Dental Association names new executive director

Scottsdale, Ariz.—Kevin B. Earle is the new executive director of the Arizona Dental Association.

"Kevin Earle's experience in the regulatory and government relations field, combined with his educational background and long history of working and collaborating with professional and trade associations makes him an ideal fit for to lead the Arizona Dental Association during its centennial year," said Dr. Regina Cobb, AzDA board president.

Mr. Earle was the executive director of the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners where he worked with AzDA and other stakeholders to enact a legislative initiative designed to improve consumer protection.

In addition to leadership experience with several professional regulatory boards in the New Jersey State Division of Consumer Affairs, he holds an MBA from Rutgers University and a master's in public health from the Mailman School for Public Health at Columbia University.

"I'm looking forward to working on oral health care issues in Arizona," said Mr. Earle. "Our member dentists care about bringing oral health to all Arizonans. Together we will be working towards creative initiatives to promote oral disease prevention, improve access to quality dental care, in addition to addressing issues that affect the dental profession in this state."