Joanna Ayala, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist
Board Certified Specialist
Dr. Ayala was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She earned her Associates of Science degree from Blinn College in Brenham, TX and her Bachelors 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. With 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 to include sedation and hospital dentistry. She is a Diplomate 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 will provide excellence service in all aspects of pediatric dentistry in a caring, professional and personal manner.
Cristian Brutten, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist
Cristian Craciun Brutten completed his pediatric dentistry residency at Harvard University in Boston, MA. Prior to his residency at Harvard he also completed a Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut. As an educator, Dr Brutten has been faculty at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the University of Connecticut until 2014. He is actively involved in educational activities being engaged in current research projects at Children's Hospital Boston which involve the Latino population in New England. Dr Brutten is also a writer for the education column for the "US News and World Report". Besides his education in Dentistry, Cristian is also a professional musician. He has completed 2 Masters degrees in Music, one at Yale University in Connecticut and another one at Azusa Pacific University in California. Dr Brutten is from Brazil and fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He moved to Texas in 2014 where he enjoys the cultural diversity and the Texas hospitality with his wife Roberta and 2 year-old son, Richard.
Omar Issa, D.D.S. - Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. lssa's sincere enthusiasm for orthodontics is fueled by a lifelong passion for science,technology and learning. For him,the rapidly evolving field of orthodontics is a perfect fit. Dr. lssa thoroughly enjoys staying on top of the latest techniques that enable him to continue providing the best possible orthodontic care to his patients. He views each new case as a unique opportunity to improve his patients' lives by putting his experience into action.
Dr. lssa was born in Dover,New Hampshire,and lived in both the U.S. and Egypt as he was growing up. After graduating with honors and a BS Dental Surgery from Cairo University,he completed a General Dentistry Residency at Cairo University hospital. Dr. lssa then returned stateside to further his dental education at the University Of Minnesota School Of Dental Medicine. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degree,followed by a Graduate Residency in Dentistry. He entered the Orthodontic Residency Program and earned his Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. lssa draws upon this strong foundation of knowledge and experience daily in his patients" orthodontic treatment. His extensive training gives him invaluable insight when managing multidisciplinary cases with general dentist and other specialists.
Dr. lssa brings the same high energy to his personal life that he brings to his orthodontic practice. He and his wife and their two sons are rapidly getting acquainted with their new home state by taking advantage of the area's abundant parks,restaurants and sports activities. An avid athlete,Dr.lssa loves playing soccer,tennis and squash. He is one of World Cup Soccer's biggest fans,and when his favorite team (Holland) plays;his contagious enthusiasm turns patients into fellow fans who join him in cheering them on.
Jennifer Hole, DDS - General Dentist
General Dentist - Practice Limited to Children
Dr. Jennifer Hole is a San Antonio native, born and raised in the Alamo Heights area. She attended the Honors Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she double majored in Biology and Chemistry. Upon being awarded the Bush-Jones Sprenger Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence, she attended Baylor College of Dentistry, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2012. During her time at Baylor, Dr. Hole was involved in many leadership positions, including student council class representative, philanthropy chair, student consultant for Admissions Committee and a mentor for the summer pre-enrichment program for prospective students. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and enjoys volunteering in community events.
Dr. Hole lives in the neighborhood she grew up in with her husband, Dr. Steven Hole, who is a Captain in the United States Army. They have two children together, a daughter, Riley, who is two years old and a son, Everett, who turned one this past May. While life with two kids can get busy, in her free time she enjoys cooking, crafting, and running!