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. Kevin Rykard

Oklahoma City, OK  

Dr. Kevin Rykard earned his dental degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors, after also earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. So no surprise: he is an avid OU football fan. However, his wife and three daughters went to OSU. Their house is a Bedlam epicenter! Dr. Rykard is passionate about continuing education so he can offer his patients the highest level of care. He takes numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically selecting those that focus on general dentistry to improve his patients’ overall oral health. His training includes the areas…

Dr. Jim Spurgeon

Norman, OK  

Dr. Jim Spurgeon is an Oklahoma native, a University of Oklahoma graduate and has been practicing in Norman for over thirty years. He is one of only 7% of general dentists who has earned the distinction of a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). He is also a talented “Mr. Fix it”, who spends his free time remodeling his house on Lake Eufaula. Whether it’s building cabinets, furniture, or fabricating a custom faucet from an old cast iron pitcher, he finds joy in creating beauty...both personally and as a dentist! Dr. Spurgeon has advanced training in implants, full…

Dr. Brett Leemaster

Norman, OK  

Dr. Brett Leemaster is Sooner Born and Sooner Bred. He grew up in Moore where his father was (and still is) a practicing dentist! His dad’s example motivated Dr. Leemaster to become a dentist himself, so he pursued his undergrad degree and DDS from the University of Oklahoma. Fun fact: he eats queso EVERY time OU scores a touchdown when he’s watching at home. Yum Dr. Leemaster was also accepted into the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at OU and spent this additional year receiving advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, implant placement & restoration, and wisdom tooth…

Dr. Greg Stewart

Oklahoma City, OK  

Dr. Greg Stewart is a Northwest OKC native, Casady high school graduate, former college athlete, Spanish speaker AND an expert sushi maker; who also happens to be an outstanding dentist! In college, he was Captain of the soccer team and also competed on the golf team. He received his dental degree from OU and was then chosen for OU’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program, where he focused on excellence in aesthetic dentistry, dental implants and complex treatment planning. He has also chosen to pursue advanced dental education with the Pankey Institute and Kois Institute. Fun fact: his quarantine…

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We now offer virtual appointments on your smart phone, tablet or computer. This is a great way to connect with your doctor without coming into our office. A virtual consult is perfect for learning your cosmetic options, a quick follow up on treatment that was recently completed and even some of your orthodontic visits. Connect with your dentist from the comfort of home!

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“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.

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