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Meet The Team

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Dr. Samuel Escarsega, DDS

 Dr Samuel A. Escarsega, DDS, (better known at the office as Dr. E) wasn't born in Texas but got here as fast as he could. In 2001, Dr E moved here to beautiful San Antonio from Tucson AZ.  Having worked for Office Depot since 1990 Dr. E decided to leave the office supply retail business and return to college to pursue dentistry. He completed his undergraduate education in 2005 at the University of Texas at San Antonio graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biology. He then completed his dental education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, the number one ranked dental school in the nation. During dental school Dr. E felt a calling to serve his country and joined the US Navy. At graduation Dr. E was commissioned as a Lieutenant Naval Dental Corp Officer and was assigned to 32nd Street Naval base and Balboa Hospital in San Diego for additional post graduate training and subsequently received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. E was fortunate enough to be able to return to beautiful San Antonio and fulfill his commitment to the US Navy at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston. In addition to being a bit of a dental nerd, he is a huge Spurs fan, Dallas Cowboys fan, UTSA Roadrunner fan and UA Wildcat fan. More importantly, Dr. E has three beautiful daughters who fill his world with love and remind him to make every day count.


Stephanie

Office Manager

Stephanie has been with Dr. Escarsega since the beginning. Dr. E truly doesn’t know where he would be without her. As the office manager, she has had an active role with the growth of the office and continues to play a fundamental role in its success. Her passion to want to help people is genuine. Stephanie strives to help patients understand the importance of their oral health. Her knowledge of the dental insurance world allows patients to best use their benefits and receive the dental care they deserve. Outside of the dental world, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband of almost 15 years and their 3 handsome boys! She loves cheering them on at their basketball and football games!


Brittany

Financial Coordinator

Brittany has been in the dental field for five years. Although she has only been with Highland Hills Dental Center for one year, she has made the office a brighter place. When she isn’t at work, she attends school in the evenings, spends time with her family and her cherished fur baby, June. Brittany’s wealth of insurance knowledge, excellent customer service and personal dental experiences play a major role in helping patients understand their dental needs and find better solutions to receive their needed dental care. She is a joy to work with and we are blessed to have her at Highland Hills Dental Center.


Heidi

Lead Assistant

Ms. Heidi has been with the Highland Hills Dental team since 2010. Being hired right out of externship by Dr. Sandra Burgman, she assisted with many doctors over the ensuing years until Dr. E came along. Starting back when she went through orthodontic treatment herself, dentistry has been her passion ever since. Heidi puts her heart and soul into everything she does, which is why she makes an AMAZING assistant. Aside from dentistry, her love is never ending for her two children, Derek and Harlee. She has excelled in all her training and continues to grow everyday. She is a strong leader at Highland Hills and is destined for great things.


Jessica

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center SA with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She has been in the dental field for over 8 years and has been working for Dr. Escarsega since 2015. Jessica is excited about all of the improvements being made to make this office a great environment for the patients and employees. Jessica was raised in a military family going to the dentist every 6 months and that is where she found a passion for dental hygiene. Jessica is passionate about dental health and spends a lot of time with patients educating them on their individual needs. She is always looking forward to meeting new patients and making their experience a positive one by making them feel comfortable. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family including her 3 children and working out.


Natalie

Registered Dental Assistant

Natalie comes all the way from the great blue grass state of Kentucky. Her country charm and quick wit makes her a pleasure to work with. With her Father being a dentist as well, you can see dentistry runs in her blood and shows in her work. She has been with Dr. Escarsega for two years now and it has been rewarding seeing her grow into the dental assistant she is today. Ms. McLean’s passion for the dental field has also encouraged her to further her education and pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. It has been great having Natalie as a part of our team here at Highland Hills Dental Center and it's clear to see she has a bright future ahead of her.


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