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Meet Our Dentist

Dr. Jesus Espino, DDS

Dr. Jesus Espino, DDS

Dr. Espino has practiced in the area since 2006 and is consistently striving to provide true multidisciplinary services to his patients. He is invariably rewarded and challenged with his continued education and works to persist in that aspect of his dental career frequently. Dr. Espino is a member of the ADA, TDA, TAGD, Seattle Study Club and is President Elect of the Hispanic Dental Association. Prior to establishing his dental career, Dr. Espino served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for 13 years before being honorably discharged as Captain. He graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Later, he attended dental school in San Antonio, Texas and graduated in 2006.

In his free time, Dr. Espino enjoys reading, working out, dancing and riding his Harley Davidson.

Dr. Brendan Smith, Orthodontics

Dr. Brendan Smith, Orthodontics

Dr. Smith chose orthodontics because he enjoys the way improving the look of someone’s smile frees them from self-consciousness. It’s incredibly rewarding to see someone smile confidently as a result of your work. Dr. Smith spent hundreds of hours to become certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. It is a voluntary process but he felt it was worth the effort to prove that his work and training are up the highest standards of his profession. At home, he and his wife belong to their 4 dogs. He enjoys hiking, competition shooting, PC gaming and gardening.

Dr. Victoria Ruiz, DDS

Dr. Victoria Ruiz, DDS

Dr. Victoria Ruiz attended the University of Texas-Pan American where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology and minored in both Chemistry and Medical Spanish. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Ruiz has found dentistry to be extremely rewarding as she is able to help her patients get out of pain or gain confidence while restoring their smile. She strives to provide the best dentistry for each of her patients by providing an enjoyable, high-quality and honest experience. As someone who is bilingual, she is looking forward to working in a community with both English and Spanish speakers!

When she is not hard at work in the office, Dr. Ruiz can be found walking her two dogs, painting, reading or going for a run.

Meet Our Team

Our experienced team is dedicated to insuring that your visit with Dr. Espino at Republic Dental is relaxed and comfortable. We are here to serve you and your family. We will ensure that you understand your treatment options so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care and that of your family. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more about us and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist in Pleasanton, Texas.