Dr. Richard Drake
Dr. Drake earned his DDS degree from the University of Texas HSC in San Antonio, TX in 1989. He practiced general dentistry until 2001 when a trip to the Amazon jungle for peacock bass landed him in a tent with a fellow fisherman who snored so loudly he scared the monkeys away at night. Soon after, he devoted his practice to the treatment of snoring, upper airway resistance, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has served as the Secretary/Treasurer and also President-Elect of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He routinely lectures to dentists and physicians all across the United States.
Dr. Stephen Yarbrough
Known for his caring and compassionate approach to dentistry, Dr. Yarbrough has over 36 years of clinical experience in a state-of-the-art dental practice. After earning a BS degree at Stephen F. Austin State University, he received his doctorate degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He has hundreds of hours of post-graduate education in dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Jeff Paz
After graduating from St. Mary’s University with a Biochemistry degree, Dr. Paz commenced his training at Tufts University with a focus on Molecular Craniofacial Development-spawning his interest in the oral cavity, T.M.J., along with facial muscles and bones. Dr. Paz has authored and lectured extensivley across the United States on topics ranging from animal models predicting bone reconstruction and craniofacial development, to evidence based practice.
Dr. Paz remains committed to excellent patient care by continuing to serve as adjunct faculty at the UT-Health School of Dentistry in San Antonio, helping train other dentists. Dr. Paz is excited to join the practice of Dr. Drake and begin forging long-lasting relationships with our sleep patients. Dr. Paz is eligible to sit for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate exam in the upcoming year.
Dr. Peggah Escalante
Dr. Escalante grew up in South Texas starting in Harlingen then moved to San Antonio with her family during her high school years and has been here ever since. She graduated as part of the honors program from St. Mary’s University and continued her education at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio. She graduated with a distinction in Teaching and Research in 2016.
Over the years and hours of continuing education courses, Dr Escalante has seen the transformative power sleep dentistry has had for her patients. She is grateful to have the opportunity to serve our patients in this way.
Pam - Patient Record Administrator
Pam has worked in the private industry field her entire lifetime, from running printing businesses to schools to now a dental sleep medicine practice. She knows all the Ins and outs of insurance and works hard to keep your out of pocket to a minimum.
Kathryn - Financial Coordinator
You won't find a more caring and kinder person in all of Texas! Kathryn has worked in the dental field for many years and brings her expertise to Dr. Drake’s Sleep Solutions to help our patients treat their sleep disordered breathing. Kathryn and our team are dedicated to minimizing costs and maximizing patient insurance benefits!
Ashley - Lead Assistant
Ashley is a Registered Dental Assistant with the state of Texas and has been in the field since graduating from San Antonio Dental Assisting School in November 2015. She worked in general and cosmetic dentistry as a chair side assistant until joining Dr. Drake's team in June 2016. Ashley is an enthusiastic RDA who also volunteers her time as an assistant but nothing makes her more happy than to assist Dr. Drake and his patients in finding a healthy good nights rest!
Adrienne - Assistant
Adrienne is a registered dental assistant and has been in the dental field since graduating from Texas Dental Assisting Academy in 2016. She has worked as a chair side assistant in general, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry. Dental sleep is her newest passion and she is excited to assist Dr. Drake and our associate dentists with helping our patients breath better to live longer!
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs.
Lydia - Insurance Administrator
Lydia is a very patriotic, born and raised Texan! Lydia accepted her position as Dr. Drake's Insurance Coordinator shortly after we opened the Huebner office. She brings over a decade of medical billing experience to the Team. Dr. Drake boasts "Lydia is so good at the verification of benefits both in English or Spanish, patients fondly refer to her as my Insurance Guru". When Lydia is not using her skills at the office, you will find her cruising through the streets of San Antonio in her Silver Mustang "Sally". Sally's back window boasts of Lydia's favorite pastime, The Washington Redskins! Yep Lydia is not a Cowboy or Texan fan she rolls with the Redskins and she really understands the game of football, she will take your money! During the offseason Lydia enjoys fishing, tubing, camping and all things outdoors. She is the proud yet fearless mother of three grown successful young men. Lydia is not quite an empty nester, she shares her home with "Diva" her 4 year old Dachshund. Diva and Lydia will often cuddle while watching Netflix. So if you have any questions about your medical insurance and how it will help cover your dental device, ask for our "Guru", Lydia Ramos. Rest assured she has your back when it comes to fighting for every dollar your insurance will allow.
Kimberly - New Patient Coordinator
I grew up in the Mojave Desert in Ridgecrest, CA. I am the proud mother of 6 and Grandmother of 6. I am currently working on my degree in Sociology with a minor in Business at Texas A&M University. I enjoy being a spectator of football, baseball and track; my children and grandchildren are very athletic! I love to read, write, walk, bake and I am discovering my new creative/artistic side. I love to learn and have been greatly blessed in life to work with special needs children and the elderly. I am on a new journey with my career as New Patient Coordinator at Dr. Drake's Sleep Solutions in which I am thoroughly enjoying and feel very blessed to be a part of helping to save lives.
Shadab - Assistant
Shadab graduated from Indianapolis Dental Assisting school in 2011 and has been assisting chair side since. She loves to spend time with her family and do a little shopping in her down time. In 2017 she moved to San Antonio with her 2 children and Husband then started working with Dr. Drake shortly after. "I love seeing people coming back with big smiles after they have experienced good sleep with their new device."
Margaret - Practice Manager
Margaret was born in California and moved to Texas at an early age and considers Texas home. Later in life she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University. For over 26 years, Margaret was an Certified Orthodontic Assistant and Treatment Coordinator before changing careers to work at Southwest Airlines. Margaret always delivers the highest quality of customer service with a sense of warmth, friendliness and spirit. She is known around the office for making others smile. Her passion for dentistry and patient care however drew her back to healthcare and Dr. Drake’s office. Margaret feels fortunate and blessed to be working with such a great team. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her husband on their sailboat and walking her two standard poodles, Nelly and Pierre.
Darla - Marketing Representative
Darla’s work experience is very diversified! After traveling the US with her husband during his military career, she landed at our offices 5 years ago! She’s spent most of her career in the business and marketing world and we are happy to have her as part of our team! She enjoys helping people and that’s what we’re ALL about.
When Darla is not involved with her family, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and listening to music.
Robin - Reception/Patient Advocate
Robin is a born and raised Texan who is embracing being your front office greeter! She is passionate about learning how we treat sleep apnea and snoring with a custom oral device! Her drive to care for our patients is why she makes an excellent addition to our team.
During her off time, Robin is a student pursuing an associates degree in General Science and is excited to expand her knowledge in medical sciences at our offices.
Camila - Registered Dental Assistant
Camila was born & raised in San Antonio. She has been a dental assistant since 2017, starting off in general and orthodontics dentistry. She recently joined Dr Drake’s practice as a new team member, and is embracing our world of dental sleep medicine. This new side of dentistry, for her, is fascinating and rewarding!