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About Brooks Pediatric Dentistry

Brooks Pediatric Dentistry is focused on helping kids achieve and maintain optimal oral health, learn more about dentistry, and have positive experiences at the dentist. Our practice offers same-day treatment post-diagnosis whenever possible, and we allow families to schedule family block appointments, which can be much more convenient for parents with multiple children. Our office also works with children of all ages, from babies and toddlers to tweens and teens! We are excited that you are interested in learning more about our office, and we are looking forward to getting to know you and your family as well! CONTACT US
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Our Kid-Approved Amenities!

One of the great benefits of visiting a pediatric dental office is that everything is centered around children and what they need to feel comfortable at the dentist. With this in mind, our office is proud to offer the following fun and entertaining amenities:
  • Designated Play Area
  • Books & Toys For All Ages
  • Video Games & Tablets
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
  • Cavity-Free Club
  • Treasure Chest Full of Prizes
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Same-Day Emergency Dental Care for Kids

Dental emergencies can be scary, but should your child ever need to see an emergency dentist in San Antonio, we recommend giving our office a call and bringing them in to see us as soon as you can. Dental emergencies can range from broken or knocked-out teeth to gum swelling or bleeding to getting a foreign object stuck between the teeth. Once you call our office, we will assess the situation before offering advice and scheduling an emergency appointment if necessary. We recommend adding our office phone number to your contacts so you can contact us right away in case of an emergency. LEARN MORE
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Office Guidelines

We do our best to find convenient timeframes that work with your family’s schedule as well as ours, so if you have to cancel or reschedule, we ask that you provide us with at least 24 hours notice. If it’s your child’s first visit with our office or they are nervous about their appointment, you are more than welcome to stay with them during their treatment! However, we do recommend that as they become more comfortable with our team that you begin waiting in the lobby. We find that this helps us build stronger relationships with our patients. Any child who is not being worked with must remain in the lobby with a supervising adult at all times. English Health History Form Spanish Health History Form New Patient Forms

Meet Our Dental Team

Dr. Ayala

Joanna Ayala, DMD

Pediatric Dentist, Board Certified Specialist

Dr. Ayala was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She earned her Associate of Science degree from Blinn College in Brenham, TX, and her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She continued her studies by receiving her dental degree from Boston University, where she served as Class President and graduated Cum Laude. Prompted by her passion for children, Dr. Ayala continued her education at Miami Children’s Hospital and earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry. Her training included many aspects of pediatric dentistry like sedation and hospital dentistry. She is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ayala is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Dental Association. Her practice is limited to infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. Dr. Ayala provides excellent service in all aspects of pediatric dentistry in a caring, professional and personal manner.
Dr. Stell

Dr. Anna Stell

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Anna Stell is a Texas native who grew up in San Antonio. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Health and Society, and a Minor in Biology. Dr. Anna then moved back to San Antonio to earn her dental degree at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). During her time at UTHSCSA, Dr. Anna served as Vice President of her class and was active in many clubs. She also received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award and graduated with honors. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Anna moved to Iowa City to pursue her passion of working with children and obtain her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Iowa. During residency, she was fortunate enough to obtain extensive training in pediatric dental care including behavior management, sedation, hospital dentistry, dental trauma, and caring for individuals with special health care needs. She is excited to be back in her hometown where she can share her passion of helping kiddos achieve healthy and happy smiles! When she isn’t treating patients, Dr. Anna enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their tiger-striped dog, Bex. Some of her favorite things include exploring new restaurants, traveling, live music, alpacas, and spin classes.
Dr. Ayala

Miriam Muniz, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Muniz is a board eligible pediatric dentist who graduated from UT Health, San Antonio. Before graduating from this residency program, she worked as a general dentist in San Antonio, Texas. It was during this time that she discovered her true passion for working with Kids. It is her belief that quality treatment go hand in hand with comfort. Her main goal is to serve the dental needs of the child in the most efficient and child friendly manner. She has received special training in treating kids 6 months and older utilizing nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and general anesthesia. She is extremely excited to be able to serve the community of San Antonio and is looking forward to joining our clinic.
Dr. Noor

Dr. Noor Mansouri

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Mansouri is a board certified specialist in Orthodontics and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association and San Antonio District Dental Society. She graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida earning her specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Mansouri met her husband during residency and together they relocated to Texas where he grew up, and fell in love with the charming people of San Antonio. In her free time she values spending time with her family and enjoys cooking, exploring, new places and traveling.