Meet The Dental Place Team


Family Dentist in Portland, TX


Since 2001, Dr. Carlos Jaramillo, DDS and his friendly, professional team have provided Portland, TX with top-notch dental services. In addition, he served 14 years in the United States Navy providing the best care to our country’s men and women. With 30 years of experience, he has knowledge you can trust to deliver that beautiful smile you have always wanted. From general and preventative dentistry to cosmetic dentistry, they can provide most dental services you or your family needs.

Since the beginning, our practice has focused on building positive long-lasting relationships with our patients and their families. We are proud to serve bi-lingual and multi-generational families. We are committed to educating our patients about their specific dental needs and about their insurance coverage. Finally, we use state-of-the art technology to provide the best and most modern oral care available.

For a healthy looking and feeling smile, choose The Dental Place. Contact us today by calling (361) 643-2522. We look forward to meeting you!


The Dental Place Team

Dr. Carlos Jaramillo DDS

A 1988 licensed graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio. Dr. Carlos Jaramillo served 14 years in the United States Navy as a Navy Commander providing dental services to Navy sailors and marines abroad. After his tours of duty he opened his new office in Portland TX where he has been practicing at The Dental Place since 2001.

Lydia Jaramillo- Business Administrator

Lydia has been married to the doctor since 1989 and together have raised three children, Andrew, Anthony, and Sarah. She handles the operational, organizational, and managerial responsibilities of the dental office.

Maria Rosas – Office Manager

An integral member of The Dental Place since 2002, Maria Rosas is your source of information from making your appointments to understanding your insurance and what benefits you are eligible for.

Holly Irvin – Dental Hygienist

Holly Irvin has been fully licensed since 2006. She graduated from Stark State College of Technology Canton Ohio where she earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been a member of our team since 2006. Her contagious personality and gentle technique makes your routine dental cleaning an enjoyable experience

Lydia Grace Rangel-Vela- Dental Hygienist

Lydia Grace Rangel has been fully licensed since 2009. She is a graduate from Del Mar College where she earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been a member of our team since 2009. Her contagious personality and gentle technique makes your routine dental cleaning an enjoyable experience.

Bianca Estrada – Dental Assistant

Bianca has been working as an RDA since 2013. She received her degree in Dental Assisting from Kaplan College of Texas in Corpus Christi. She likes working at The Dental Place because it is such a fun atmosphere and we are always ahead of the game when it comes to technology. She works hard to create an upbeat, positive and comfortable environment where our patients’ needs always come first.

Arlene Espinoza- Dental Assistant

Arlene has been working as an RDA since 2015. She received her degree in Dental Assisting from Kaplan College of Texas in Corpus Christi. She enjoys getting to know our patients and building a lasting friendship with each person she meets. She is here to help you and care for you throughout your visit.