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1144 W Oaklawn Rd, Pleasanton, TX 78064
PH: 830-542-4221

Welcome to Pleasnton Children's Dentistry.

Our office provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm, caring and "child-friendly" environment. As pediatric dentists, our 2-3 years of additional training after dental school has prepared us for the unique dental needs of each child we serve. We focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Our office serves infants, children, teens and children with special health care needs in Pleasanton, TX.

About Us

Joanna Ayala, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified Specialist

Dr. Joanna Ayala - Pediatric Dentist in Pleasanton, TXDr. 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 Craciun Brutten - Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lanissa Haltom - General Dentist in Pleasanton, TXCristian 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.


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