Our Team

You’re in good hands at Espire Dental. Our team of passionate professionals is committed to making you smile – their quality of care and service is unparalleled.

Dr. Jeff Gray


La Mesa, CA  

Dr. Jeff Gray is one of the premier dental minds in the country...and he has a need for speed! In addition to racing off-road motocross AND around the speedway in his race car, he has been providing his patients with the highest level of care as a cosmetic, implant, and sedation dentist for over 35 years! Dr. Gray completed his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and then attended the University of California, San Francisco Dental School, and his education didn’t stop there. Following dental school, Dr. Gray attended the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentists, a premier training…

Dr. Leslie Strommer


Mission Valley, CA  

Dr. Leslie Strommer is an extremely talented and accomplished dentist who has been serving the San Diego community since 1991! After getting her undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, she headed south to UCLA (Go Bruins!) to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. In true go-getter style, she headed to San Diego and jumped right into practice ownership—and has been a dental practice owner ever since! So yeah…she’s smart AND fearless. In 2014, Dr. Leslie graduated from the Kois Center, a continuing education program dedicated to teaching the latest advancements in restorative, cosmetic, and implant…

Dr. Scott Strommer


Mission Valley, CA  

Dr. Scott Strommer is a native San Diegan with deep roots in the community. He has built his incredible reputation on delivering the highest level of dental care to his patients for over 30 years! After completing his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego, he attended the UCLA School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Scott stays on the forefront of the latest advancements in dental technology and the best ways to care for his patients’ specialized needs. He is beyond passionate about the power of…

Dr. Sarah Winter


La Jolla, CA  

Dr. Sarah Winter is obsessed with many things, including hot sauce (she puts it on everything!), her multi-step skincare routine, football, and most of all, excellence in dentistry. After graduating from the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!), Dr. Sarah attended UNLV School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Since graduating from dental school, she has received more than 500 hours of continuing education in functional aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry, implant placement and restoration, and periodontal surgery. She has also taught aesthetic dentistry at the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and has written published articles for several dental…

Dr. Greg Hurtado


La Mesa, CA  

Dr. Greg Hurtado was born and raised in Southern California, although he lived and practiced dentistry in Hawaii for 24 years! He and his family agree that San Diego has even better weather than Hawaii, which is only one of the many reasons why he decided to return home to practice dentistry with his long-time colleague and friend, Dr. Jeff Gray. Dr. Hurtado graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry and spent significant time after dental school continuing to learn the latest advancements in dental treatment and technology. He is a graduate from the esteemed Kois…

Dr. Charlotte Etesse


La Jolla, CA  

Dr. Charlotte is a compassionate general and cosmetic dentist, and she’s quite the foodie! She is a proud double Bruin, earning her Bachelor of Science in Physiology at UCLA followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she graduated Cum Laude. After dental school, Dr. Charlotte completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the V.A. in Long Beach, where she advanced her skills in comprehensive dentistry, including smile designs, implant dentistry, and emergency dental treatments.   While her academic achievements are impressive, patients know Dr. Charlotte for being warm, caring, and…

Dr. Rob Frey


Mission Valley, CA  

Dr. Rob Frey is a man of many talents, including photography and cooking, and he even modeled (briefly!) before going into dental school. Ooh la la:) He’s also an incredibly gifted dentist! After graduating from Pacific Union College with an undergrad degree in Biology, he headed to Loma Linda University where he received his Master of Public Health. Dr. Rob has a huge heart for the community and has spent time volunteering on international mission trips. He is committed to creating a culture of caring and treats his patients more like VIP guests. Mint on your pillow, anyone? Dr. Rob…

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Our Dental Support Team

Dental Support Team

“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world… but it requires people to make the dream a reality”
—Walt Disney

At Espire Dental not only do we feel like our patients are our family, we believe our team is the core of that family. We are so fortunate to have found the greatest hygienists, dental assistants and administrative team to take care of you. They have traveled from coast to coast of the United States to be trained on everything from bite problems and systemic health as it relates to your overall health to leadership and customer service. They are proud to give back to the community and have served as volunteers at a global level. They are proud to give back to the community, have served as volunteers at the global level and can’t wait to care for you at your next appointment.

A Complete Dental Experience

We’re passionate about your smile and are proud to offer a full suite of the highest quality general and specialty dental services to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you’re coming in for a routine cleaning, cosmetic dentistry like veneers & teeth whitening, or are in need of crowns or dental implants…we have you covered! Along with our team’s exceptional workmanship, you’ll enjoy state of the art technology that creates fast, effective and often pain-free treatments. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priority.

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Attention, Care and Experience.

The best dentistry begins with listening to you – your needs, your concerns, and your preferences. It continues with a team of passionate professionals who truly care about you…and your smile. You get the best treatment options and exceptional outcomes from our decades of combined experience, backed by cutting edge equipment technology. And while all that’s happening, enjoy a warm blanket, noise cancelling headphones and your favorite show or movie! Let us make your dental experience enjoyable, memorable and stress-free.

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Let’s schedule your visit!

Our team is standing by to schedule your appointment at a time that’s convenient for you, ensure that your questions are answered and make note of your desires and requests, prior to your appointment arrival.

Our Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Our Number: 303.990.5873

You may also use the link below to request an appointment, if that’s more convenient. The Espire team looks forward to seeing your beautiful smile in our office!

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Stress Free Dentistry

Let us make your dentist experience as comfortable and luxurious as possible. Would you like a warm blanket and cozy pillow? Great! Plug in our noise cancelling headphones, put your feet up and listen to your favorite tunes or watch a movie on a flat screen TV.

We are here to surprise and delight you…while we care for your beautiful smile!

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