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.
Aashna Handa, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Handa is an international dentist from India where she earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2009. She then moved to the US and attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her professional program for International dentists and received her dental degree where she was involved in various pediatric patient-centered activities which included but not limited to Infant Oral Health Care Club, Craniofacial Center at Ronal Reagan Hospital, UCLA. Her dedication and passion for children made her go a step further and she earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry at Nova Southeastern University where she served as the chief resident. Her training included the full spectrum of behavior management, basic and advanced, which included sedation and hospital dentistry. She also excelled in working with Children with Autism at the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, as part of her residency. Besides her professional life, she loves art and enjoys spending time with her husband, who is working as a general dentist in San Antonio and her 2 year daughter, Areesha.
Tina Puchimada, DDS, MS - Pediatric Dentist
Dr.Tina Puchimada after getting her dental degree, completed her master’s in Orofacial pain from Rutgers University and is American Board certified in Orofacial Pain. Dr. Puchimada later went on to complete Pediatric dentistry from the University of Michigan and is board eligible with the American Board of Pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Puchimada is a multi linguist, as she is proficient in 7 languages. She loves working with kids and enjoys telling stories and talking to them. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music and travel. She unwinds by taking her dog Casper on long walks.
Jennifer Hole, DDS - General Dentist
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!
Dr. Megan O'Connell - Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. O’Connell is a native of Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Business. She continued her education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she attended dental school. During dental school, Dr. O’Connell was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship with the Army. After graduating dental school, Dr. O’Connell completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Fort Benning, GA. During this year, Dr. O’Connell specialized in all aspects of dentistry and garnered a strong dental foundation. Dr. O’Connell continued to practice general dentistry at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, followed by a deployment, providing dental care to Soldiers in Iraq. Dr. O’Connell went on to attend the University of Louisville for her orthodontic residency, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Dentistry and a Certificate in Orthodontics. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. She is currently stationed at Fort Sam Houston, providing Soldiers with orthodontic care. Dr. O’Connell enjoys working with patients to create beautiful smiles and finds gratification in seeing the confidence a beautiful smile creates. She and her husband, Derek, a dentist in the US Army, enjoy spending time with their daughter, Claire, traveling, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers, Louisville Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers.