Southside Children’s Dental Center has been providing outstanding dental services for children since 1988. Our children’s dental office is located on the Southside of San Antonio and can be reached within 30 minutes of any area of the city. We also serve many of the communities surrounding San Antonio.
Our mission is to treat children in a kind and gentle manner. We make every effort to interact with children in such a way that they feel comfortable and secure during all stages of their dental experience. We instruct and educate children about the benefits of continued dental checkups in the hope that their future dental care and oral health will be considered a priority.
Our dental office utilizes the most up-to-date technologies such as digital X-rays, state-of-the-art dental software and the latest treatment methods. Our doctors and team are involved in ongoing dental education and are licensed or certified by the State of Texas, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
A vital part of our successful dental office and behind every one of our great dentists is our exceptional dental team! At Southside Children’s Dental Center, we feel lucky to have such a caring, experienced and skilled team working alongside Dr. Scott Hebert and associates. If you would like to learn more about our team or want to visit with our pediatric dentists in San Antonio, Texas, we invite you to call 210-922-3483 today!
Dr. Scott Hebert (pronounced A-Bear) graduated from the University of Texas Dental School San Antonio in 1984 and completed an additional two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 1988. He has been practicing pediatric dentistry on the Southside of San Antonio since 1988. Dr. Hebert is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. This means that he successfully completed a series of tests and case reviews that demonstrated his high level of competency as a pediatric dentist. Dr. Hebert has extensive experience in restorative dentistry, sedation and hospital dentistry. He has treated thousands of children from San Antonio and South Texas. Dr. Hebert considers it a great privilege to treat children. He recognizes how important it is for young patients to have positive dental experiences while growing up. It is his personal goal to help your child have a healthy smile and to teach him or her good dental habits that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Yusif Mohammad — Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Yusif Mohammad is a pediatric dentist who was born and raised in San Antonio. He graduated from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry in 2012. After spending time working as a general dentist, Dr. Mohammad returned to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio to complete an additional two years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry with a strong focus on sedation dentistry and treating special needs patients.
Dr. Mohammad has a caring, fun and positive attitude. He is known best for singing the SpongeBob theme song to young children during dental treatment. When Dr. Mohammad is not having fun treating children in the clinic, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife and three bouncing boys.
Dr. Dubravko Pavlin, DMD, MSD, PhD – Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Pavlin Obtained the Orthodontic Specialty Certificate and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and a D.M.D. and M.S. in Dentistry degrees from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Dr. Pavlin is a Board Certified orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He continues to work part time as a Professor of Orthodontics at the UTHSCSA School of Dentistry, also as a clinical consultant for OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., Bellaire, TX, and an expert consultant in clinical orthodontics and related fields, Premier Orthodontics Consulting, San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Pavlin has worked as a full time and part time orthodontic faculty for the last 24 years involved in teaching clinical orthodontics and numerous didactic courses to orthodontic residents and dental students, as well as treating orthodontic patients in faculty practice. Director of the Orthodontic Residency Program at the School of Dentistry in San Antonio from 2006 through 2014.
His areas of clinical expertise include orthodontic biomechanics and treatment planning, accelerated orthodontic tooth movement, evidenced based treatment, and biological response of alveolar bone to mechanical loading.
Dr. Pavlin and his wife Sanja, enjoy their growing family of three married daughters and five little granddaughters. They also enjoy working out in a gym, playing tennis and dancing. Through their church, Wayside Chapel, they are involved in humanitarian and missionary work locally and internationally.
Dr. Patricia Lopez — Board Certified Oral Surgeon
Dr. Patricia E. Lopez is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a novel member of the Southside Children’s Dental Center. Dr. Lopez was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where she achieved her Dental Degree with honors at the Central University of Venezuela in 1996. She then accomplished a two-year internship at the Santa Rosa Maxillofacial Surgery Center in Caracas.
In 1999, Dr. Lopez moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to complete her Post-doctoral Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. After graduation, she went back to Venezuela in 2003 and actively worked in private practice at the Santa Rosa Maxillofacial Surgery Center for eight years. Also, she was a Consultant Professor in the OMS Department at the Central University of Venezuela since 2004 and a Board Member of the Venezuelan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for four years.
In 2011, Dr. Lopez relocated to San Antonio, Texas- and became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio until December 2014. Actually, she is dedicated to the private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, maintaining an academic affiliation as an Adjunct Professor at the Dental School, UTHSCSA one day a week.
Dr. Lopez’s major areas of interest included: dento-alveolar surgery, osseointegrated implants, alveolar reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma and pathology among others.
I am the office manager for Southside Children’s Dental Center. I was born in Banbury, England. My father was assigned to Lackland Air Force Base. So at two years of age, I came to live on the south side of San Antonio. A fun fact about my self is that the base housing where my family lived was located at the corner of S. Flores and SW Military Dr., exactly where our office is now located.
I have worked with Dr. Scott Hebert for over 30 years. Prior to working with Dr. Hebert, I worked as a dental assistant at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio for eight years. I was able to gain valuable experience and knowledge in many different dental specialties working in the university system.
In 1989 I came to work with Dr. Hebert as he opened his practice. As with any significant endeavor, building a practice of quality and efficiency has proven to be an exciting and challenging journey. Being a part of the development and ongoing progress of Southside Children’s Dental Center is one of my greatest accomplishments. I work with a great team of dental professionals whose shared vision and goal is that every patient is treated with respect and that they receive a consistently high degree of great dental care and education.
I enjoy my job and consider it a blessing and privilege to be able to serve our patients, our doctors, and our staff. When you visit our office stop by and say hi, I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Pat graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) in 1989 as a dental hygienist. She has worked at Southside Children’s Dental Center for most of her career and loved it. Working with children makes her very happy, and she is proud to help shape good oral health.
She is married to a wonderful man, Robert, and they have two sons, Anthony and Patrick. She enjoys running and walking and has even done several Rock-n-Roll ½ Marathons for fun and health benefits.
“I treasure working and living on the Southside of San Antonio. It is my pleasure to continue serving this community and educating children and parents in maintaining healthy and happy smiles.”
Deanza (pronounced D-on-za) graduated from the dental hygiene program at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas. Native to the big little city of Midland, Texas, she moved to San Antonio to get a feel for the big city living. She enjoys spending time with her three children, Elijah, Mia and Cameron, whom she loves and adores. Knowing early in life that she loved a beautiful smile and how helping to give someone their healthy smile back could truly make a difference in their self-esteem, she decided to go to hygiene school. With her love of children and beliefs about starting things in the beginning to make an impact, working in a pediatric office has helped her in the endeavor of changing lives one “little” smile at a time.
Yesenia was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2013. She enjoys working with children and believes in educating the younger generation about obtaining good oral habits. Her number one priority is to give each patient the best dental experience and have them leave with a smile on their face. In her spare time, Yesenia likes to spend quality time with family and friends. She also enjoys practicing yoga and discovering new places.
Erica was born in Beeville, TX and graduated from the dental hygiene program at Coastal Bend College in 2001. She began her dental hygiene career working in Laredo, TX. While in Laredo, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A & M International University in 2010. She moved to San Antonio in 2012 and has really enjoyed living here.
She really enjoys her job as a hygienist and loves working with children. She believes in providing quality care to her patients that is both gentle and thorough so that they look forward to coming back. When she is not at work, Erica enjoys playing tennis with her daughter Brooke and running, dancing, cooking & spending quality time with friends and family.