About Us

About Us

Best Dental Clinic That
You Can Trust

At Highland Hills Dental Center, we believe that quality dental care is essential, so every member of our community can enjoy lifelong oral and overall health. That’s why Dr. Samuel Escarsega and Dr. Terri Ashby always look for ways to customize the treatments we offer.

Whether your loved one needs a dental exam, or you want to restore damaged teeth, our friendly team is here to help. We do what is required to enhance the aesthetics of your smile and improve your long-term oral health. If you reside in San Antonio, call today and visit our practice to experience our exceptional personalized dentistry.

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Advanced Dentistry Through Modern Technology

Our team has experienced firsthand how the right tools can transform dental care. By staying up-to-date with new technology and dental techniques, our treatments are more accurate and effective. It also gives you a positive and relaxing experience. We use high-tech diagnostic and treatment tools to deliver exceptional results when caring for your smile.

Some of the tools you’ll see in our office include:

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Team Of Professionals

Our friendly staff makes an effort to form strong, lasting relationships with you and your family. These connections help you feel at ease during treatments and enjoy your time at our practice. We are a Dental Warranty Certified Practice offering affordable services with the highest assurance available in dentistry.

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 in the Naval Dental Corps 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.

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!


Registered Dental Assistant


Andrea is our fantastic Lead Dental Assistant. She started with Highland Hills Dental Center in 2019 and has been a blessing! After being a stay at home mom, Andrea had a dream of becoming a successful Dental Assistant. Andrea’s 16 years of dental assisting has allowed her to achieve her goal of providing positive patient care experiences. When she is not working, Andrea is wrangling her three sons, kicking back and watching Netflix.



Charla is one of our amazing hygienists at Highland Hills Dental Center. In 1996 she earned her associate’s degree at Bee County College, now Coastal Bend College in Beeville Texas. She has been married for almost 22 years and happily still going strong! She has two wonderful children, a 13 year old girl and 4 year old boy. In her free time she likes to knit. She also enjoys tending to their family’s small farm where they grow microgreens , herbs and lovingly raise what some might call very well-cared for chickens.