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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!

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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.

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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.

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Meet Our Dental Team

Dr. Albright

Amelia Albright, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Amy grew up in a military family and spent her childhood moving around different states. Most of her life was spent in the Northeast, where she began her journey in pediatric dentistry as a dental assistant and receptionist in high school and college. After much consideration, Dr. Amy concluded that her favorite place to live was Texas. It’s been a long time coming, but she is excited to finally live in San Antonio and establish her roots!

Dr. Amy attended Stony Brook University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. Following that, she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Amy then went on to complete her pediatric dentistry advanced specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Amy’s interest in pediatric dentistry originated from her own childhood fears of the dentist, so she aims to provide you and your family care with comfort and understanding. She looks forward to working with your family to create positive experiences and improve the overall health of your children.

When Dr. Amy isn’t working to create happy and healthy smiles, she enjoys photography, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and doing anything to keep active!

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.

Hunter Acord, DDS

Hunter Acord, DDS

Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Acord was raised in San Antonio as one of seven children. Growing up, he volunteered at many summer camps as a counselor where he realized his passion for working with children. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Acord then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Texas A&M College of Dentistry, graduating with honors and inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

After earning his DDS, Dr. Acord completed a two-year pediatric specialty residency at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry and at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. During his residency, Dr. Acord gained extensive hands-on experience in all aspects of pediatric dentistry including sedation, dental trauma, and treating medically compromised and special needs patients.

Dr. Acord is passionate about providing the best possible pediatric dental care and experience in an energetic, fun, and kid-friendly atmosphere. When he is not in the office helping patients, Dr. Acord likes to spend time with his wife and dog, grilling, fishing, and making trips to the beach!

Victoria Walling, DDS

General Dentist – Limited to the Practice of Children

Dr. Victoria Walling was raised a Texan in Tomball, TX along with her 4 siblings. Growing up her interests mainly consisted of sports (swimming, water polo, and gymnastics) and on weekends going to the beach, fishing, and doing anything outdoors.

After high school, she went on to graduate from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a degree in biochemistry. She then was accepted into the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston where she completed her doctorate.

Dr. Walling knew at the age of 4 that being a dentist was her dream and has worked in dental offices since she was 13 years old- that experience along with her formal education has helped shape the kind of doctor she is today. One of the many reasons she fell in love with dentistry is because she can watch her patients grow and maintain her patient’s oral health throughout their whole life. However, as she became a mother and started treating more pediatric patients- she fell in love with this aspect of dentistry. As a mother of three herself, she knows how important it is to have pediatric patients comfortable and is very passionate about giving her patients the most pleasant experience no matter their age. She is a conservative dentist who loves to educate her patients so that we can work together to focus on not just oral health but overall health.

Dr. Walling looks forward to enriching the lives and smiles of all who walk through our door.