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Dr. Liliana Janer D.D.S.

Dr. Janer was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Puerto Rico at the age of 4. She graduated from high school in Puerto Rico, and then went on to graduate from Georgetown University in 1982, with a degree in Biology. Dr. Janer has a love for science. After graduating from college, she was involved in research for 3 years before attending and graduating from The University of Texas School of Dentistry, in 1989. Dr. Janer went on to complete a one-year General Dentistry Residency at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where she learned how to treat complex dental patients and patients who are medically compromised.

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Serendipity placed Dr. Janer under the tutelage of Dr. Jackie Duke, where Dr. Janer was a research assistant in her lab. Dr. Duke was awarded a grant to perform research for NASA. Dr. Janer was involved in studying and researching bone dissection with the team working on the Space Lab-3 Flight Sample Utilization Program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was Dr. Duke who encouraged Dr. Janer to go to dental school, and we are so glad she did.

Dr. Janer is a “forever student.” There is nothing she sees more exciting than learning. She loves reading and studying and she was always prepared for her classes. So much so, that she graduated first in her dental school class, she was inducted into the Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and she received many awards.

  • The Walter G Sterling Award for academic excellence

  • Academy of General Dentistry Award

  • American Academy of Dental Radiology Award

  • American Equilibration Society Award

Dr. Janer practices General Dentistry, because she believes in treating the entire patient. She is committed to her patients 100%, and she always puts her patients first. Dr. Janer listens to her patients and believes strongly in education, so her patients can make informed decisions regarding their treatment. Dr. Janer is a cheerleader for her patients. She encourages and supports her patients on their way to excellent oral health and attaining beautiful smiles. She belongs to organizations that support her on-going desire to learn.

  • Academy of General Dentistry

  • American Dental Association

  • Hispanic Dental Association

Dr. Janer is married to Javier and together they have 3 children. Dr. Pablo Janer practices with Dr. Janer at Richmond Landing Family Dentistry. This has been a life-long dream of hers, that she would be able to practice along side one of her children.

Gabriel, her middle son, graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and he is employed by Dow Chemical in Lake Jackson. He is married to Meghan Kelley, who also graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance and Spanish.

Their youngest son Javier, is attending Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Spanish. Javier, also a “forever student,” like the rest of the family hopes to pursue Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Janer loves to travel and learn about different cultures in our world. This also includes tasting food from other cultures, of course! She loves reading, scuba diving and watching Notre Dame football. Dr. Janer is a people person like no other. She is friendly, kind, humble and is so easy to talk to. Each of her patients are treated individually with respect and compassion. Our “Brainiac” caring and kindhearted Dentist looks forward to meeting New Patients and loves to see her current patients who have become part of her dental family.

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Dr. Pablo Janer D.M.D.

Dr. Pablo Janer was born in Houston, Texas.  He graduated from Fort Bend Christian Academy, and he received the Award for Art at graduation.  He most likely inherited his artistic ability from his Dad who is an architect. His grandmother and great grandmother were also artists, and they painted in acrylic and oil.  His artistic ability compliments his dental skills in creating beautiful smiles.

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Dr. Pablo Janer attended Dayton University in Dayton, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He went on to pursue higher education and graduated from The University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 2016. Dr. Janer came back to Houston to complete a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at The University of Texas.  During his residency he focused on prosthodontics and full mouth rehabilitation cases with an emphasis on comprehensive case management.  A segment of his training centered on digital dentistry including digital smile makeover and digital design. He also had extensive training in surgical implant placement and implant restorations.  Dr. Janer won an award at the end of his residency program as the Doctor who completed the most amount of cases.

Dr. Janer has completed education and training in sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea. Furthermore, he is certified in the use of Invisalign® orthodontic treatment.  These additional certifications and training allow Dr. Janer to treat the patient comprehensively in one location.  

Professional Organizations Dr. Pablo Janer belongs to:

  • American Dental Association

  • Academy of General Dentistry

  • Exchange club. 

  • Past President of the After-Hours Exchange Club in Sugar Land

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Dr. Janer has a very extended family that spreads across several states and countries from Houston, Puerto Rico, Miami, Connecticut, Indiana, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina and France. He speaks Spanish at home with his parents who were both raised in Puerto Rico. He will tell you his family is a very typical Puerto Rican family.  They have their meals together and always welcome any friends at the house during dinner time to stay and share the meal with their family.  On several occasions, his Dad recalled his mother inviting people she had just met at HEB, when she heard their Puerto Rican accent, to Christmas Eve dinner. To this day, the family has friends that come to the house unannounced for a good espresso and to share lively conversations. There is never a dull moment at the Janer family home!

Dr. Janer spent many summers in the office working as a Dental Assistant for his mother, when he attended college.  This is what ultimately sparked his interest in Dentistry. Dr. Janer chose Dentistry, because it combines his artistic expression with helping patients achieve beautiful smiles and flawless aesthetic results.  He enjoys restoring patients after they have lost their teeth giving them esthetically pleasing outcomes with biologically healthy function. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a patient complete their treatment with the smile of their dreams. He will tell you, “This is what it’s all about!”

 

His mother graduated from Dental School the year before he was born, so Dentistry has always been part of Dr. Janer’s life.  He loves science and has always enjoyed figuring out how things work.  These interests coupled with his passion for art is the perfect combination for a career in Dentistry. This is why it is often referred to as: "The Art and Science of Dentistry.”

 

Dr. Janer’s mother, Liliana Janer, who he practices with, was born in Venezuela and grew up in Puerto Rico.

 

His father was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Degree in Architecture. He completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Houston. He worked many years as an architect in private practice. Subsequent to this he worked at Methodist Hospital as an Architect and Manager of Facility and Building Services. He now helps with the equipment in the office.  His Dad is the one who cooks every day at home, and his Mom is thankful for this.  However, his Mom makes breakfast on weekends and Puerto Rican food, a family favorite.

 

D. Janer loves outdoor activities, including running, bicycling, fishing, working out and gardening the traditional way, with dirt, and  hydroponically.  He also enjoys wine and beer making, sculpture and painting.  When he cooks, and he loves to cook, he makes the food look beautiful at the same time, of course!

 

Interesting Fun Facts

 

Dr. Janer painted the bird painting hanging on the fence in the office.  He volunteers to cook for nursing homes and has given seminars on oral cancer at Del Webb in Richmond. Come meet our well-diversified Doctor of many trades and talents!

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Dr. Llelenys Rivera Rivera
 
D.M.D.  M.S.

Prosthodontist

Dr. Rivera grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico and moved to Houston in 2016. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, magna cum laude. Dr. Rivera also received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine, again, magna cum laude. Her quest for higher education led her to the University of Texas School of Dentistry, where she did a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Prosthodontics and graduated summa cum laude. She went on to get her Masters of Science in Prosthodontics, and in 2019, Dr. Rivera pursued a Fellowship in Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Most of us are asking exactly what this means. Dr. Rivera is not only a talented Dentist, but she can help restore patients who have lost facial features due to extensive cancer surgery. She helps re-establish the confidence many patients have lost, because they have facial abnormalities due to their surgeries.

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Some of the many awards Dr. Rivera has received pursuing her academic career are:

  • 2016- Betances Award- Award given to one student in the School of Dental Medicine every year, by the General Student Council of the UPR-MSC.  The student must excel at key values such as: leadership, humanitarianism and patriotism.

  • 2016- Eleanor J. Bushee Award by the American Academy of Women Dentists

  • 2016- Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Oro-Facial Complex by the American Association of Orthodontist

  • 2015- Certificate of Achievement by the OKU Beta Gamma - School of Dentistry (UPR RCM)

Dr. Rivera also belongs to Professional organizations in the pursuit of continuing education

  • 2020-2016 American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

  • 2020-2016 American College of Prosthodontics

  • 2020-2012 American Dental Association

  • 2015-2014 American Association for Dental Research

  • 2013-2012 American Association of Women Dentists

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Dr. Rivera will tell you the reason she chose dentistry is because she had the opportunity to combine two of her passions, caring for others and dentistry. From the time she was a young girl she was captivated by dentistry. Her Pediatric Dentist and later her General Dentist were instrumental in her decision. The example of love and dedication her two Healthcare Providers exhibited toward their patients truly inspired her. Dr. Rivera’s love of plastic arts has been a passion of hers since early childhood, and when combining this with dentistry, she found her perfect calling. Her specialty of Prosthodontics takes her like-mindedness for artistry to the next level, because it involves dental esthetics with function.

 

Prosthodontists have advanced training in dental prosthetics such as crowns, veneers, implants, complete and partial dentures and implant-supported fixed prostheses (all-on-4).

Dr. Rivera is part of a large family in Puerto Rico with 33 aunts and uncles and over 40 cousins. Her parents and her younger sister live in Puerto Rico, and she visits them frequently. In addition to spending time in plastic arts for fun, Dr. Rivera enjoys reading, going to new places and trying new food. She loves the outdoors, hiking and tubing.

Dr. Rivera takes care of her patients like they are her family. She is always excited to see her new and existing patients, because caring for others is something that is in ingrained in her. You cannot miss this, when you meet her. She will tell you this energy permeates the Team Members and everything we do at Richmond Landing Family Dentistry. She hopes patients choose our Practice as their dental home for many years to come!