Gleaming Smiles at BCFS Education Services Head Start

Local Dentist Keeps BCFS Education Services Students' Smiles Gleaming

Meet Dr. Espino and BCFS Education Services Head Start student Garrett. They are all smiles for a reason. Dr. Espino of Republic Dental is a Head Start community partner in Atascosa County. Dr. Espino kindly provides pro bono dental treatment for some families in need in the Atascosa area. He has been practicing in Pleasanton, Texas, for 3 years. In 2016, he took over the Republic Dental practice. Since beginning his practice, Dr. Espino has made a huge impact on his community and built a reputation as a kind, caring dentist for all ages.

When asked about his philosophy in providing care, Dr. Espino says, “I have long valued the principle of service. For years, I have been involved in a non-profit organization with a mission based on the principle of service. I feel fortunate to be in a position to serve and give. I think Gandhi said it best when he stated, ’the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’”

Garrett, a BCFS Education Services Head Start student in Jourdanton, Texas, visited Dr. Espino’s office earlier this year. A typical morning in Garrett’s Head Start classroom includes breakfast time. When asked about the treatment on his teeth, Garrett gave a big smile, pointed to his teeth, and said they no longer hurt him. He then went back to happily eating his breakfast with his friends and classmates.

A special thanks to Dr. Espino for helping our children have healthy teeth and happy smiles!