Governor Abbott Reappoints Bithos As Independent Ombudsman For State Supported Living Centers

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed George P. Bithos, D.D.S., Ph.D. as the Independent Ombudsman for State Supported Living Centers for a term set to expire February 1, 2021.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed George P. Bithos, D.D.S., Ph.D. as the Independent Ombudsman for State Supported Living Centers for a term set to expire February 1, 2021. The Ombudsman’s office provides oversight and protection for residents of state supported living centers, and advocates for residents with Texas Health and Human Services.

George P. Bithos, D.D.S., Ph.D. of Austin is the Independent Ombudsman for State Supported Living Centers, and has served in the position since 2010. Previously, he practiced reconstructive dentistry for 28 years. He is a former member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Orthodox Theological Society. Bithos received a Bachelor of Science in biology and anthropology from Southern Methodist University, a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry, and a Doctor of Philosophy in theology and history from the University of Durham in Great Britain.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.