Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, founder of Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform and CEO & founder of Harlingen Family Dentistry and six satellite offices, was inducted into the Rotary Club of Harlingen’s Walk of Fame this past Friday, May 31.
Walk of Fame honors civic contributions and life achievements
The Walk of Fame is a celebration of the citizens of Harlingen, their life achievements, significant civic contributions and their impact on the community. The Harlingen Walk of Fame was unveiled April 15, 2010, as part of the Harlingen Centennial Celebration and is permanently displayed at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium in Fair Park. Each year new inductees will be inscribed on the Walk of Fame.
Chosen because he “has made a difference not only in Harlingen but across the state and nation”
Dr. Villarreal was chosen for this honor because he “has made a difference not only in Harlingen but across the state and nation by providing youth scholarships, Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South Healthcare scholarships, JROTC scholarships, TSTC Dental Hygiene Scholarships and scholarships for dental students. He is a sponsor for the Harlingen Chamber Youth Leadership Program.
“Dr. Villarreal served on the Harlingen CISD Board of Trustee as a member, vice president, and president. He has served in the US Army, Texas State Board of Dental Examiners as secretary, chair of the ad hoc Committee on Examinations, and the Enforcement Committee. He additionally was an examiner for the Western Regional Dental Examining Board, the Northeastern Examining Board. He served on the Harlingen Economic Development Board as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. He also served on the Wells Fargo Advisory Board and served as President of the Hispanic Dental Association. He is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry.
“Dr. Juan D. Villarreal opened his dental practice in Harlingen in 1983 He is the CEO and Founder of Harlingen Family Dentistry and offices in Austin, Brownsville, Edinburg, McAllen, Raymondville, and Weslaco, and continues his practice of dentistry serving the community until the present.”
Dr. Villarreal is also the author of “Truth Decay: How Government Corruption Caused a Political Scandal Victimizing Texas Dentists and How It Could Happen to You!,” published by TDMR.