Patients voice support for accused de...

Patients voice support for accused dentist

There are 15 comments on the A liberal dose story from May 23, 2007, titled Patients voice support for accused dentist. In it, A liberal dose reports that:

“With no DNA evidence, you're going to have a 'he said-she said”

WATAUGA -- For six years, Stephany Ashcraft has been a dental patient of Joseph Anthony Bonola, who was accused last month of fondling a 13-year-old patient.

Ashcraft, 24, isn't about to change dentists.

'I would trust my daughter with him,' Ashcraft said. 'I can never imagine Dr. Bonola touching a child.'

Ashcraft, of Haltom City, her twin sister and two other female patients have voiced support for Bonola since he was charged last month with indecency with a child/sexual contact. Read more

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GLoria McDade

Denver, CO

#1 Jun 7, 2007
I have be a patient of Dr.Bonola for about
25 years.I would never change dentist.He is a very caring person,husband,and father.I do not believe any of the charges.I would trust him with my life.

Irving, TX

#2 Jun 15, 2007
You aren't a 13 year old girl.

United States

#3 Apr 14, 2009
I have been out of the loop. Has he been charged and formally arrested?

How many victims have come forward?

When is the trial?

Chattanooga, TN

#4 Apr 15, 2009
This is not an isolated incident. We have a very similar issue with a Hygienist who preyed on a 15-year-old female child. His sentencing is next month. We still have people blaming the child because they simply cannot believe individuals of this caliber are compatible of hurting people.
There are also two doctors; a M.D. and a Dentist (who the hygienist once worked for) have also hurt people. The MD killed himself and the dentist, we think, just filed bankruptcy. There is substantial denial within our community that any issues exist at all, some of us know better! Go here if you are interested.
1. The hygienist;
2. The dentist;
3. The doctor;

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Jul 12, 2009
That man is a sick and evil B*stard. He came in the room where I was and wanted to try me in a different way... telling me my issue was indiciative of young "black" girls, but I was an "old gal" and I was 33 at the time (I guess too old for him to mess with or maybe not the right race who knows). This man even went so far as to release my medical records without my permission...something they later had to apologize for and I am sure was fined heavily for. And all this was AFTER thet refused to release my records (or lack thereof) to me. So do I think he touched that child. Oh Yes, I certainly think so. This place will charge for work never performed that my double coverage paid. I am still arguing with my insurance company about that. While those who want to deal with him deal with him. I am paying another dentist to do the work his newbies almost destroyed.

United States

#6 Sep 28, 2011
Ashcraft (stacy) one of the twins ,posted this review cause she used to work there and was of Bonolas favorites!!! And I'm sure she did lots of favors for him!!!
Nicole Malachowski

Dallas, TX

#7 Jun 29, 2012
GLoria McDade wrote:
He is a very caring person,husband,and father.
How do you know so much personal information about your dentist?

Canton, OH

#8 Jun 29, 2012
I'd like to find a good dentist.
money hungry

Denver, CO

#10 May 26, 2013
This guy its all about the money, roping off patients and the insurance companies
money hungry

Denver, CO

#11 May 26, 2013
Ripping off patients and insurance companies

Mckinney, TX

#12 Jun 10, 2013
Keep in mind that the young lady, Stacy Ashcraft used to be an employee of Dr. Bonola before she herself was arrested for forging prescriptions for her sister. I have known this dentist and his family for many years and know personally how he objectifies women and talks and acts very innapropriatly with them. He has been forced to settle many sexual harrassment lawsuits by several past employees. Ms. Ashcraft has claimed that his wife (who permits this behavior) works in their office when in fact she works from home and may show up at the office only to drop off items a small handful of times throughout the year. This man is very charming but has the money and the power of manipulation to get away with many indecencies. He gives the health care and dental proffession a bad name.
TIa Tann

North Richland Hills, TX

#14 Nov 1, 2016
atzi wrote:
Ashcraft (stacy) one of the twins ,posted this review cause she used to work there and was of Bonolas favorites!!! And I'm sure she did lots of favors for him!!!
I used to work for him & trust me , Stacy was charged with forging prescriptions & had always been rumor d to have had an affair with Dr. Bonola. Many of his staff members were very shady. Many were either doing drugs or embezzling money from the office. He would loan them money and if he liked the girl whom he loaned the money to they would pay him off in sexual favors. Sounds like an awful soap opera doesn't it?! Unfortunately Dr. Bonola is a morally corrupt person & his wife Kristen isn't too far behind him, she is just very charming (as is he) and pretty to look at as well as hides behind her Christian beliefs. Stay away from both of his practices!!!!
TIa Tann

United States

#15 Nov 1, 2016
Nicole Malachowski wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know so much personal information about your dentist?
In the dental community as in any business, the circle is small and employees talk. It was a very much well known fact among many of the dental offices as well as dental labs and supply companies. I know this as a fact because I unfortunately worked for this man at one time.

United States

#16 Jun 6, 2017
Never go into the field of dentistry. It is so stressful, the pay sucks relative to the intensity and struggles of day to day work, and insurance causes 85% of the problems in a doctor/patient relationship. This doctor was probably a perfectly good man before falling into the most stressful career in the world----dentistry. I feel sorry for him. I managed to retire early from dentistry and within a year I regained most of my sanity. Dental patients are so hateful.
Hateful patients

United States

#17 Jun 6, 2017
Laura wrote:
I have been out of the loop. Has he been charged and formally arrested?

How many victims have come forward?

When is the trial?
The careless parents should be arrested for never brushing the child's teeth, or supervising the situation. Then blaming the dentist for how their spoiled child acts in the chair. A responsible parent would take their kid out back and wear their ass out and tell them to sit still and act like a reasonable human.

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