Espire Dental Announces the Acquisition of Five Colorado-Based Dental Practices

Espire's; leadership team from left to right: Brooke Young, COO; Sarah Montgomery, SVP, Finance and Accounting; Dr. Jennifer Derse, Founder & Chief Clinical Director; Tim Hill, CEO; Kim Schneider, CMO; Dr. Brett Levin, Founder & Clinical Advisory Board Chairman

The fast-growing, doctor-led integrated dental organization (IDO)
expands its footprint to 26 practices in the western U.S.

Espire Dental, a fast-growing, cosmetic and multi-specialty group practice, founded and operated by dentists, has just announced the acquisition of Fox Creek Family Dental, a five-location group with practices located in Longmont, Loveland, Thornton, Westminster and Broomfield, CO. The addition of these five new dental practices strengthens Espire’s position in the state of Colorado.

This comes on the heels of Espire acquiring California-based La Costa Dental Group last month and propels the IDO’s footprint to 26 practices located in Colorado, California, Oklahoma and Wyoming since launching in 2018.

Headquartered in Denver, the emerging dental group was founded by Dr. Brett Levin. It actively seeks practices with a clinical philosophy focused on the patient experience, while placing significant emphasis on elevated, quality clinical care and true provider and employee fulfillment. Espire Dental provides its practices with hospitality-like dental experiences.

Tom Hill, Espire CEO

Tim Hill, Espire Dental CEO, is excited about the cultural synergy between Espire, Fox Creek Family Dental, its owner Dr. Ryan Koenig, D.D.S, and his team. “Espire is the solution for elevated private-practice dentists who would not typically join a DSO. We’re proud to partner with Dr. Ryan Koenig, his providers and practice teams who have a rich history of providing exceptional dental care within their communities. These five locations are an ideal fit with our existing Colorado footprint, and we look forward to working together to advance quality dental care to patients in Colorado.”

“When I first met the leadership team at Espire, I knew that they were creating something unique and were the perfect fit for our practice teams and patients. We searched for a partner with a proven track record to grow and support our team members, but we didn’t want to lose our personalized patient experience. We found that partner and are proud to join Espire in elevating the entire dental industry,” Dr. Ryan Koenig said.

The group created the Espiration Foundation, a 501(c)3 non profit to organize and deliver dental care to communities with no access to a dentist, and to make a difference in the community through sponsorship of local health-oriented charities. All proceeds from teeth whitening are donated to the Espiration Foundation. Since 2010, Espire Dental has given over $200,000 to local charities, and traveled as a team to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala to provide care to communities with no access to a dentist.

The Espire Dental Team is returning to the Dominican Republic in the fall of 2023 – their 8th mission trip dedicated to providing care to impoverished communities lacking access to dental care.

Key executives in group:

  • Ryan Heckman, Chairman
  • Tim Hill, Chief Espire Officer
  • Kim Schneider, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Brooke Young, Chief Operating Officer
  • Sarah Montgomery, Sr. VP, Finance & Accounting
  • Dr. Brett R. Levin, Clinical Advisory Board, Chairman
  • Dr. Jennifer Derse, Chief Clinical Director
  • Tina Braesch, RDH, Director of Hygiene

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