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.
Alisa Ratzlaff, DDS
Dr. Ratzlaff is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas. She attended Rider High School where she was a very active student body member. Later, she attended the University of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, graduating with Distinction.
Dr. Ratzlaff attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she received her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dental school achievements include the Clinical Excellence Award for General Dentistry and the Myron Sigler Cosmetic Award.
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It is difficult to overstate the impact this 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.
He 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.
At The Foundry Dental Center 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.
Dr. Ratzlaff has a special interest in creating beautiful smiles. Giving patients their best option for a healthy long lasting smile is a true passion. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association. Dr. Ratzlaff has spent much of her time away from the office getting credentials in various areas of restorative dentistry. Dr. Ratzlaff has specifically received credentials in comprehensive orthodontics, comprehensive interceptive orthodontics, full mouth restorative rehabilitation, gum grafting, implant dentistry, and bone grafting. She is very excited to offer patients the 6 Hour Smile and design the perfect smile for their specific individual needs, and be on their journey with them throughout the whole process.
Dr. Ratzlaff relocated to the Oklahoma City area a year ago, and is excited to adventure with her 3 children: Hutch, Haddie, and Collins. Her hobbies include running, all things fitness, painting, spending time with friends and family, and going to all her children’s events.