Educating San Antonio Children in dental health
for over 30 years
Dr. Scott Hebert, DDS (pronounced A-Bear) — Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
It is my personal goal to help your child have a healthy smile and to teach him or her good dental habits that will last a lifetime. I have been practicing pediatric dentistry on the Southside of San Antonio since 1988. I graduated from the University of Texas Dental School San Antonio in 1984 and soon after I was assisting in public health services in Laredo. I later returned to San Antonio and completed an additional two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 1988. I have extensive experience in restorative dentistry, sedation and hospital dentistry.
I consider it a great privilege to treat children and recognize how important it is for young patients to have positive dental experiences while growing up and have made that a priority at SSCDC. For me, it is the greatest compliment of all when my former pediatric patients grow up and return with their children so they too can have that same memorable dental experience they had as a child.
Dr. Yusif Mohammad, DDS —
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
I was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry in 2012. After spending time working as a general dentist, I 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.
You may catch me singing the SpongeBob theme song to young children during dental treatment. When I'm not treating children in the clinic, I love spending time with my beautiful wife and three bouncing boys.
Dr. Helia Koleini, DDS —
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
I was born in the Middle East but Texas has been my home since 2001. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UT-Dallas with a degree in Neuroscience. I then completed my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas-Houston and I finished my Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. I am an active member of several professional organizations, including the AAPD, the ADA and the TDA. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring San Antonio and traveling around the world.
Nothing gives me greater joy than seeing a smile on my patients’ faces. I love helping children and working with them through their dental experience to make it as positive and fun as possible.
Dr. Patricia Lopez — Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where I achieved my Dental Degree with honors at the Central University of Venezuela in 1996. I then accomplished a two-year internship at the Santa Rosa Maxillofacial Surgery Center in Caracas.
In 1999, I moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to complete my Post-doctoral Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. After graduation, I went back to Venezuela in 2003 and actively worked in private practice at the Santa Rosa Maxillofacial Surgery Center for eight years. Also, I 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, I 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. I am 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. My major areas of interest include dento-alveolar surgery, osseointegrated implants, alveolar reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma and pathology among others.
I 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.
I am a Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. I continue 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.
I have 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. I was Director of the Orthodontic Residency Program at the School of Dentistry in San Antonio from 2006 through 2014. My 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.
My wife Sanja and I enjoy our growing family of three married daughters and five little granddaughters. We also enjoy working out in a gym, playing tennis and dancing. Through our church, Wayside Chapel, we are involved in humanitarian and missionary work locally and internationally.
Dr. Dubravko Pavlin, DMD, MSD, Ph.D. – Board Certified Orthodontist
Doris Zercher —
I am the office manager for Southside Children’s Dental Center. I was born in Banbury, England. When I was two years of age, my father was assigned to Lackland Air Force Base. This is how 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. Before 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 look forward to meeting you!
Patricia Anguiano, RDH —
I have worked at Southside Children’s Dental Center for most of my career and loved it. Working with children makes me very happy, and I am proud to help shape good oral health.
I graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) in 1989 as a dental hygienist.
I am married to a wonderful man, Robert, and we have two sons, Anthony and Patrick. I enjoy running and walking and have 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 Mims, RDH (pronounced D-on-za) —
I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas. Native to the big little city of Midland, Texas, I moved to San Antonio to get a feel for the big city living. I enjoy spending time with my three children, Elijah, Mia, and Cameron, whom I love and adore. Knowing early in life that I loved a beautiful smile and how helping to give someone their healthy smile back could truly make a difference in their self-esteem, I decided to go to hygiene school. I love working with children and I believe starting things, in the beginning, makes an impact. Working in a pediatric office has helped in my endeavor of changing lives one “little” smile at a time.
Erica Lopez, RDH –
I was born and raised in Beeville, Texas and graduated from a dental hygiene program at Coastal Bend College in 2001. Soon after, I moved to Laredo, Texas and was able to utilize my new found skills while earning my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M International University in 2010. After earning my bachelor’s degree, my family and I decided to move to San Antonio, Texas in 2012 and we’ve been here ever since!
I love being a hygienist and working with children so much and I was very blessed to find a great team that has the same values here at SSCDC. Everyone works great together and we all go above and beyond for our patients. We all understand the importance of providing quality dental care for all of our patients & we make it our personal goal to make sure our patients leave with happier & healthier smiles.
When I’m not having fun at work, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful daughter, Brooke. We love being outdoors enjoying our wonderful city! And of course, when I’m not cheering on our patients, you’ll definitely hear me cheering on our San Antonio Spurs!
Yesenia Torres, RDH —
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2013 and soon after joined this amazing team, SSCDC.
I truly enjoy working with children and believe in educating the younger generation about the importance of having good oral habits and how to maintain a healthy smile in between their 6-month check-ups. My number one priority is to treat each patient like family and provide them with the best dental experience and have them leave our office with a smile on their face.
When I’m not in the office, I love spending quality time with my family and friends. I especially enjoy being outdoors, exploring new places in our beautiful city with my husband and our dog, Rocco. Seeing how much San Antonio has grown makes me excited for the future, for myself, our office and our community.