Meet Our Dentists
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. Richard Brian Sanchez received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio while working for the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft technician. He was at Randolph Air Force Base in Universal City, Texas for seven years and valued every moment of it. Dr. Sanchez went on to attend Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
Dr. Sanchez is fluent in Spanish and English and has a passion for dentistry. He went into this profession to help the community by providing the highest quality dental care. He enjoys staying up to date with state of the art dental technology and techniques. He is very family oriented and enjoys being outdoors. He is looking forward to providing the highest quality of dental care for you and your family.
Dr. Cristiana (Kika) Araújo got her Dental degree in 2005 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, her home state in Brazil, where she was born and raised. In 2009, Dr. Araújo received her Certificate and Masters in Orthodontics from Saint Louis University (Mo); she joined her family in private practice until she was offered a position of Fellowship Director and joined the faculty at Jacksonville University (Fl) in 2011, where later she would become Clinic Director.
Dr. Araújo is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Board certified (ABO) and affiliate member of the ‘Angle Society’ (EHASO).
Since 2018, she gladly calls Texas ‘home’ and, since always, truly believes in the power of a beautiful smile!
Dr. Obinna Ejike received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University. Dr. Ejike developed a passion for dentistry after seeing just how bad dental pain can be. His favorite part of dentistry is taking away patients’ pain and instead replacing it with a smile. He is most looking forward to providing the highest standard of dentistry to those in the community.
Dr. Ejike is married to his dear wife, Dami, and together they have two amazing sons, Jeffrey and Jaden. Outside of practicing dentistry, he most enjoys spending time with his wonderful family. He also enjoys basketball and soccer.
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.