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We Accept Most Insurances

Saturday & Family Block Appointments Offered

Board Certified
Pediatric Dentists

Braces for Kids & Adults

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Welcome to Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics in San Antonio!

At Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we love helping children and teens stay on the path towards a healthy, friendly smile. We offer a range of dental services in a warm, welcoming, and child-friendly environment with the latest dental technology and techniques to effectively treat children who visit our office. Our individualized treatment plans for preventative and restorative care can help your child create positive oral hygiene habits, and help them achieve a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Orthodontic care is coming soon!

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Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Joanna Ayala
Board Certified
Pediatric Dentist

Headshot of Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Anna Stell

Dr. Anna Stell
Board Certified
Pediatric Dentist

Headshot of Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Aashna Handa

Dr. Aashna Handa
Board Certified
Pediatric Dentist

Services To Smile About

Preventative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Sedation Services

Emergency Dentistry

New Patient Specials

new patient special for babies and toddlers
new patient special for ages 3 and up

Your First Visit

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If your child has never been to a dentist before, we are honored that you have chosen our team and our practice to care for their dental needs. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality, compassionate dental care for kids in San Antonio and surrounding areas. In an effort to make your first appointment with us easier, we’ve outlined some information that first-timers usually ask about. Visit our FAQ page or contact us for more information.

Most Insurances Accepted

We are in network with most PPO dental insurances. Not sure if your specific plan is accepted? Contact us today for a complimentary benefits check.

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Dr. Joanna Ayala

Dr. Joanna Ayala was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Ayala went on to complete her dental degree at Boston University. Her passion for children inspired her to continue her education at Miami Children’s Hospital, where she earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Anna Stell

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. Aashna Handa

Dr. Handa earned her dental degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During this time, she was involved in various pediatric patient-centered activities, including the Infant Oral Health Care Club, Craniofacial Center at Ronald 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 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she served as the chief resident. Her training covered 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 daughter, Areesha

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