Our Doctors Are the Difference
Andrew Mueller, DMD, MD
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Andrew Mueller loves being an oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. After completing both dental and then medical school, he did a general surgery residency and an oral/maxillofacial surgery residency (both at Parkland hospital in Dallas, Texas). During his residency, he was trained to put faces back together after facial trauma from car crashes, gun shot wounds, dog bites, etc.; to resect tumors or cancer from the head and neck and reconstruct the area to restore function and appearance. He has performed countless general anesthetics in the operating room, learning how to safely put patients to sleep and wake them back up.
Dr. Mueller loved all of this, but what he didn’t know when he finished his residency was that he would play a major role in one of the most important medical advances in human history: the ability to finally replace your teeth.
Danielle Larivey, DDS
Chief Restorative Doctor
Dr. Danielle Larivey heads up cosmetic dentistry for Doctors Implants San Antonio, including serving as our Chief Restorative Doctor. She focuses her practice on what she loves: working alongside patients to design a beautiful, confident smile that is unique for each individual, while also restoring important function.
A native of San Antonio, Dr. Larivey graduated magna cum laude from Texas State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology.
Patrick Waters, DDS, MD
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Patrick Waters is passionate about the full spectrum of oral, implant, and maxillofacial surgery. The care Dr. Waters provides is unique, since he has both dental and medical degrees.
Dr. Waters first received his dental degree at University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He then went on to get his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his 6 years of extensive residency at Parkland & UT Southwestern, considered to be one of the world’s most elite training programs in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery.
Michael Porter, DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Michael Porter is a highly skilled surgeon who is committed to providing exceptional care to his patients. Inspired by his father’s example, he has dedicated his career to the field of oral surgery and to ensuring his patients’ comfort and satisfaction.
Dr. Porter completed a rigorous residency training program at the Washington Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. He was honored to serve as Chief Resident during his final year and is now proud to be board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Adam Forehand, DDS
Dr. Adam Forehand is the Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist for Doctors Implants Charleston. He was born and raised in a small town in Alabama, which is where he acquired his “very subtle” southern accent. From the time he was a child, two personality traits shined through, the love for working with his hands and the love for helping people. So naturally dentistry was a perfect career fit!
Dr. Forehand attended Auburn University for college (War Eagle!) and The University of Alabama for dental school. He chose to continue his training by attending residency at The Foundry Dental Center in Alabama.
Michael Womack, DDS
Dr. Michael Womack is a highly skilled doctor specializing in the fields of Periodontics and Prosthodontics. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and further honed his expertise through specialized residencies in Prosthodontics and Periodontics.
Dr. Womack’s pursuit of excellence led him to undertake a residency program in Periodontics, dental implants, and oral medicine. Through this program, he acquired advanced skills in diagnosing, preventing, and treating periodontal diseases. Additionally, he gained expertise in the surgical placement of dental implants, an increasingly popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth.
Lior Aljadeff, DDS, MD
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Aljadeff graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chemistry in 2011. He then went on to complete his dental degree at the University of Michigan in 2015. He subsequently completed his medical degree, a general surgery internship, and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the premier University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in 2021.
He went on to complete an additional two years of fellowship training in maxillofacial oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a renowned NCCN designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
It is difficult to overstate the impact replacing teeth has on patients’ lives and how incredible he feels to be a part of it. Dr. Mueller has become a world leading expert on this procedure.
Today, he devotes the vast majority of his surgical practice to this procedure – to studying it and constantly pursuing ways to improve it. He is obsessed with how to do this procedure as simply as possible in the least invasive way with the most natural, beautiful and esthetic restoration of ideal facial function and anatomy. Because of that, he started Doctors Implants.
A lab was built, experts were hired, and conferences were hosted with leading surgeons and restorative doctors from across the country. Doctors Implants continues to do this today and we will keep pushing forward.
Dr. Mueller would be honored to be a part of your care. The best results come from doing this procedure right the first time and he would be happy to go on that journey with you. He has treated many, many patients from across the country that were told that were not candidates or needed the procedure revised or redone.
When Dr. Mueller is not performing or studying surgery, he has a life that includes a wonderful family, hobbies of flying planes, wake surfing and barbell training (he owns several gyms as well!). He loves to read philosophy and learn more about anything and everything. Life is an incredible journey and he is filled with gratitude to be so blessed.
The University of Texas Health Science Center in the heart of San Antonio, is where Dr. Larivey graduated dental school at the top of her class, magna cum laude with honors in Research. After completing dental school, she completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
You could say, Dr. Larivey’s educational history has a theme: finishing at the top and always striving to be the best. That dedication to being the best extends to the quality of work she does at Doctors Implants.
Dr. Larivey’s vision for patients who could previously only be offered dentures coincides perfectly with that of Doctors Implants: to give people the opportunity to eat a normal diet without pain or embarrassment, and to laugh and smile freely again.
Outside of work there’s never a boring (or quiet) moment in Dr. Larivey’s life as she’s the mom of two young children, and has two dogs: a Great Dane, and a little Italian Greyhound. When she does find some free time, she also enjoys hiking and exploring new cities with her husband.
Dr. Larivey is passionate about her job, and is dedicated to giving patients an amazing experience at Doctors Implants.
Dr. Waters’ experience in reconstructive maxillofacial surgery allows him to offer highly advanced procedures, which means shorter healing times for his patients. His clinical interests include dentoalveolar and orthognathic surgery, dental implants and bone grafting, trauma/reconstruction.
Dr. Patrick Waters and his team strive to make the patient visit as pleasant and comfortable – which is evident from the moment you walk into the office. Integrity and superior healthcare is paramount to Dr. Waters, and he works tirelessly to give his patients an incredible experience while in his care.
In his free time, Dr. Waters enjoys spending time with his family, personal fitness, cooking, traveling, and perfecting his golf game.
Dr. Porter is also a member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Dental Association (ADA), the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA) and the South Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (SCSOMS).
With a special interest in dental implants and jaw surgery, Dr. Porter understands the life-changing impact these procedures can have on his patients. He continually pursues additional training and education to stay at the forefront of his field and provide the best possible care to his patients.
Dr. Porter is deeply committed to the well-being of his patients and their families. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife, three children, and their pup.
This is where he saw the true hope that dental implants can give to patients. He spent his entire residency restoring patients’ smiles who had struggled with their teeth their entire life, and nothing gave him more joy.
Dr. Forehand is one of those lucky souls who loves what they do, and he would love to help you on your dental implant journey!
After residency, Dr. Forehand moved to Charleston, South Carolina and quickly realized that the Lowcountry was the home he had been looking for. The food, the people, the beaches and sunsets, there’s truly no better place!
In his free time, you can find him trying the local restaurants, visiting dog parks with his German
Shorthaired Pointer, Ellie, or out on the water fishing.
When he is not attending to his patients’ dental needs, Dr. Womack enjoys spending quality time with his wife in their home in Oklahoma City. Family is of utmost importance to him, and he cherishes the moments shared with loved ones. Furthermore, he maintains an active lifestyle and prioritizes physical fitness. Dr. Womack also nurtures his passion for exploration by embracing travel whenever possible, allowing him to immerse himself in new cultures and experiences.
With his exceptional skills, compassionate approach, and dedication to comprehensive dental care, Dr. Michael Womack is committed to enhancing the oral health and overall well-being of his patients.
Dr. Aljadeff is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He came to San Antonio to serve as a head and neck surgeon for the United States Air Force and helps train their oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, which he loves.
When not operating on base, Dr. Aljadeff loves being a part of Doctors Implants’ mission to redefine the limits of digital state of the art technology to restore peoples smiles with full arch restorations.