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.