John A. Moore Jr., DDS
Since Dr. John Moore’s undergraduate years, he has always excelled in his work and strives to be the best San Antonio dentist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Texas in 1977 and then went on to receive a Doctorate degree from the University of Health Science Center San Antonio in 1981.
In dental school, Dr. Moore’s professors discovered he was a unique student because he went above and beyond the requirements. His final task as a senior was to work on 12 crowns and bridges. Dr. Moore went above the required amount and completed work on 65 dental crowns and bridges; a record that has yet to be broken.
Dr. John Moore, DDS, a San Antonio dentist using orthodontics, started as a research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Colorado and University of Texas. He moved on to Clinical Instructor and the Assistant Professor of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Here, he taught dental anatomy, restorative dentistry and clinical dentistry for 10 years (1978-1989).
In addition to teaching, he has lectured both nationally and internationally (at UTHSC, TDA meetings and at The Mexican Academy of Prosthodontics). In dental school, Dr. Moore was a Senior Clinical Consultant and has delivered numerous dental continuing education courses at both the UTHSC Dental School and Texas Dental Association conventions. Dr. Moore has many certificates and awards in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, occlusal rehabilitation, Invisalign, Lumineers, computerized dentistry, prosthodontics, dental laboratory technology and ceramics. He has been performing San Antonio cosmetic dentistry procedures for over 30 years.
Dr. John Moore, DDS has been voted into America’s Top Dentists in Cosmetic Dentistry and honored by Align Technology for outstanding case presentation using San Antonio Invisalign and Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also received the DENTSPLY International Merit Award and has been recognized for outstanding achievement by the Southwest Society of Prosthodontists, The University of Texas Health Science Center and Mexican Academy of Prosthodontics. In addition to being recognized as one of the very few Invisalign Elite Providers nationally he has been awarded the Outstanding Case Presentation Award for his contribution to the prestigious 2009 International Invisalign Summit.
Through the years Dr. Moore has written and illustrated numerous published articles. In addition, he has created numerous educational recordings for use in the training of dentists at the University of Texas-Dental School. Dr. John Moore, DDS is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society, Dental Honor Society – Omieron Kappa Upsilon, Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics and an Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Prosthodontists.
In his work with San Antonio orthodontics, Dr. Moore has developed a groundbreaking method of combining San Antonio Invisalign invisible braces and porcelain veneers in a system to correct major jaw and tooth alignment problems. He has successfully applied this method to treat patients that otherwise would have required years of metal braces and surgery to cut their jaws apart and realign them.
Beyond his achievements in dentistry, Dr. Moore and his wife, Carol, are active humanitarians who have received recognition from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, National Humane Education Society and International Fund for Animal Welfare, just to name a few. Dr. Moore has also been a contributing member of Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles, donating over $21,000.00 in dental care to underprivileged people of San Antonio since 2001.
Dr. John Moore, DDS and his wife, Carol, reside in San Antonio and together have three children: Johnny, Jason and Lauren, and two grandchildren: Delaney and Kinley. When away from the office, Dr. Moore likes collecting, engineering, and competitively racing cars. He also enjoys illustrating, painting, skiing and outdoor adventure sports when it is time to get out.
Alice Lang, Administrator Office Manager
I was Salutatorian of my high school and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I brought with me 6yrs of management experience when I came to CDA in 1993. I married the love of my life, Colin, in 1987. We have five dogs. I am in charge of administrative team training, I also spearhead the scheduling and billing processes to assist the staff in working more efficiently.
Alejandra Fincher, HR Director & New Patient Marketing Assistant
I am married to my childhood crush, David. My favorite performers are FYER and Skrillex. My favorite screenplay writer is Joe Dukes and my favorite novelist is an unpublished author by the name of Jacqueline Duque. I also enjoy world traveling like my favorite adventurer, Chance Fincher. I love my three dog rescues, Monet, Bells and Frida Kahlo. I love my smile by Dr. Moore, I couldn’t be happier with my veneers! And I love love love working at CDA with the best team in the world.
Mingo Portillo, Lab Director
I have been with Dr Moore and CDA for over 10 years. I bring to CDA 27 years of experience and I have also attended dental courses at UTHSC San Antonio. Working with Dr. Moore has taken my craft to a higher level. His knowledge and training is greatly appreciated. I have five children and my lovely wife Monica who is a homemaker, baker and PTA President . I also love tropical salt water fish and cooking Fat Cap BBQ in my off time.
Diana Merced, Marketing & Public Relations Director
I bring 18 years of marketing, advertising and public relations experience to CDA. I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Communications, Advertising & English. I’ve had the opportunity to work in television, radio, out- of-home advertising, Health & Wellness and the Automotive Industries. I strive to support our team in showcasing groundbreaking dental cosmetic advances and the stunning results cosmetic dentistry can have through market research, product development, competitive strategies and developing marketing collateral. Away from work I love spending time with my son who is obsessed with sports just as much as I am. My son is my passion along with my Crossfit & circuit training with my sports family. I also love to spend time with my friends on our group adventures.
Shonna Smith, Hygiene Scheduler
I’ve been working with the CDA administrative team for almost 6 years. I love each and every one of my patients; I enjoy developing a great long lasting bond with each of them. I’ve been married to my husband James for 26years and we have two amazing children. Now that our youngest has left for college in Washington DC, we are considered “empty nesters”. Now my husband and I spend a majority of our free time focusing on our hobby, BBQ’ing and enjoying the company of our four dogs.
Whitney Parker, Insurance Coordinator
I love my job and all the amazing people I get to see and work with everyday. I am a single mom of a beautiful 3 yr old girl who is my world. Something I love doing on my spare time is capturing memories for people, unforgettable and memorable moments through photography. However, my passion in life is helping anyone I can.
Emmanuel Enriquez, Treatment Coordinator
I was born and raised here in San Antonio. I came to Cosmetic Dental Associates from the Health & Wellness industry as a manager for 8 years. Weather it’s the fitness or dental industry I have a passion for interacting with people and helping them started with a treatment they have wanted for a long time. I like making a difference.
Leticia Gamez, Treatment Coordinator
I was born and raised in Victoria, Texas, graduated from Victoria Stroman High School, and moved to San Antonio to attend the San Antonio Court Reporting Institute. I graduated from SACRI, passed the state licensing exam, and began a 22-year career as a stenographer, both freelancing and in the courts. I am married, a mother of three, and grandmother to two, and my family is my world. Recently, I enrolled in pre-nursing courses at San Antonio College and was accepted into their nursing program. I absolutely love working here. We have an awesome team, and we have the best patients. My favorite part of working here is seeing the before and after of our patients. Our team does truly amazing work. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, especially my grand babies.
Katelin Reed, Billing & Treatment Coordinator
I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Samford University with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. I love being able to build relationships with our patients and help them in any way I can. Outside of work I love spending time with my fiancé, hiking and traveling anytime I get the chance.
Leigh Mangum, Treatment Coordinator
I was born in Denver, Colorado. I have lived in San Antonio for 14 years so I consider it my home. My passion is creating music, reading and writing. I have a wonderful boyfriend, friends, family and I love experiencing new adventures with them. I am grateful to be part of a team that cares for each other and look forward to coming to work each day to help patients get the services they need and want.
Vanessa Olguin, Hygiene Treatment Coordinator
I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. I attended career college for nursing. I bring more than 6yrs of customer service experience and passion to help others to CDA. I have three beautiful children, a baby boy on the way and an amazing husband. I enjoy nothing more than to spend tim with my family on my time off.
Rayanne Magana, Hygiene Treatment Coordinator
I have been with my best friend Canyon for more than four years. We have a rescue pit names Kingston who is our giant baby. My hero’s are my grandma Christina and my dad Aaron. I bring years of customer service skills to the CDA team. I am excited to be a part of such a well renowned company.
Celeste Barron, Dental Assistant
I am a registered Dental Assistant. I bring 2yrs experience to CDA. I love my career and helping our patients keep their wonderful healthy smile is my passion. In My personal life I am a mother of four, three children and our dog Roxy. I enjoy spending time doing family activities and watching my oldest daughter play basketball. My children are my everything and I want to be the best role model I can be.
Randi Olveda, Orthodontics Assistant
I am a registered dental assistant who was recently promoted to CDA’s Orthodontics assistant. I absolutely love my patients, the staff and environment here at CDA. I am a wife and mother to a 5-year-old boy and a 4-month-old Beagle. On the weekends, I enjoy being my son’s #1 fan at his numerous sporting events.
Kimberly Villanueva, Lead Hygienist
I joined the CDA team in 2014. I graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2011. I bring to the office a fresh attitude and a passion for providing oral health care and education. I pride myself in staying current with the latest research. My professionalism and commitment is noticeably reflected in positive attitude and delivery of good customer care. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, friends and my two dogs Niko and Nena
Lauren Sandoval, Dental Hygiene Assistant
I am a registered dental assistant and currently work as the hygienist assistant here at CDA. I really enjoy seeing our patients leave with a smile on their face knowing they have a healthy smile. When I am not working, I enjoy listening to Texas country and spending quality time with my family.