Dr. Gayle Tieszen Reardon’s practice mission is helping her clients become optimally healthy. She and her staff of dental specialists partner with the client to overcome disease, to correct dental anomalies, to improve dental and facial aesthetics, and to educate for the proper care and maintenance of oral structures (including the teeth, their supporting structures, and their restorations).
Dr. Gayle Tieszen Reardon obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 1978, she graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received additional prosthetic training in a non-degree “Adult Prosthetics” program instituted by the University of Minnesota in 1979. Dr. Reardon joined the dental practice of her father, Dr. Reuben Tieszen, in May 1979. For the next twelve years, her father was her mentor and tutor, nurturing her professional development and technical skills in the profession of dentistry.
Dr. Gayle has served as Visiting Faculty of the Pankey Institute (www.pankey.org) since 1998. She has also served on the Pankey Institute’s Board of Directors and its Provost Committee.
Dr. Gayle is active in her community, in her church, and has served on the Avera McKennan Hospital Board of Trustees as well as the Augustana College Board of Trustees. While on the Board of Avera McKennan Hospital, she served as chairperson of the Behavioral Health Hospital Art Committee.
Dr. Gayle and her husband, Tom, have two daughters, Katherine and Kimberly. Katie graduated from the University of Denver in 2006 and went on to graduate from Creighton University’s School of Dentistry four years later. Kimberly is a 2008 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a major in Communications.
After thirty years of full time clinical dental practice, Dr. Gayle made the decision to pursue a dental diagnostic specialty in the area of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. In 2008, Dr. Gayle began the journey as a non-traditional student professional, completing her program with a Masters in Science degree in Oral Diagnostics and a specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Her specialty training is of particular use in the area of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostics and also Dental Implantology Surgical Guidance and Treatment Planning.
When Dr. Gayle is not in her office, she enjoys spending time oil painting, doing bronze sculpture, playing the piano, and trekking with their Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Charlie, Winston, Duncan and Kaiden.
Focused on high quality care and optimal health, Dr. Gayle and her team collaborate with each client to create an individualized plan of treatment that will achieve the client’s desired outcomes. Dr. Gayle is a committed lifelong student, participating in and also teaching continuing education courses with regularity. Her clients benefit from her learning as Dr. Gayle has worked with the best and brightest minds in dentistry.