TDA honors OIG’s Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Janice Reardon, Chief Dental Officer of the Office of Inspector General, has been honored with the Lifetime Membership Award by the Texas Dental Association. The award recognizes her 30 years of continuous membership in the TDA.

A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch, Dr. Reardon spent many years in private practice before choosing to seek work at clinics serving populations with fewer resources. During that time, she also became an adjunct clinical professor with the University of Texas School of Dentistry, supervising residents and senior dental students doing rotations at a non-profit clinic.

Dr. Reardon joined the OIG in December 2015 and became Chief Dental Officer in 2017. In her role as the OIG’s dental subject matter expert, she ensures dental investigation record reviews are completed accurately and timely, and she performs highly advanced consultative dental work and provides expert testimony as needed. Under her direction, the OIG dental team performs clinical exams of Medicaid beneficiaries, assists with inspections of dental offices, and works in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the FBI. Dr. Reardon also works with the HHS Medicaid/CHIP Division to recommend improvements to state dental policies to help reduce and eliminate fraud, waste and abuse.

From her bio:

Dr. Janice Reardon graduated in 1983 from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas after having earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology with a minor chemistry from Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Reardon was a partner in a private general dental practice for 18 years in Houston, Texas and has also worked in nonprofit dental clinics in Houston and Austin. Dr. Reardon has served as an adjunct clinical professor for the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry (formerly known as the University of Texas Dental Branch) where she supervised dental students and residents during their rotation at a nonprofit dental clinic. Dr. Reardon has provided dental services to Medicaid recipients during her career.

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