Dr. Sheppard grew up in Arkansas and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas. After graduation, Dr. Sheppard studied at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Sheppard then joined the U.S. Navy as a commissioned Dental Officer and practiced general dentistry for four years in multiple hospitals and deployed around the world with the U.S. Marines. While in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Sheppard completed additional training in a one year General Practice Residency at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Sheppard separated from the U.S. Navy in 2010 to pursue his interest as a specialist of pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Sheppard graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina where he received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry upon completing two years of advanced education and training in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Sheppard served as Chief Resident during his final year of residency. Dr. Sheppard is a board certified pediatric dental specialist, certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Sheppard continues his education through memberships to dental associations including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Dental Association, Piedmont Dental Society, Roanoke Valley Dental Society, and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Sheppard is on staff at the following:
- Lewis-Gale Hospital and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
- Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Dr. Sheppard is a Clinical Preceptor for VTCSOM, Department of Surgery.
Dr. Sheppard is on faculty for the Carilion Dental General Practice Residency Program and enjoys teaching the residents of the program. He is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Corey J. Sheppard and his wife, Erin Sheppard, D.V.M., have three children, Grace, Levi and Mila. Dr. Sheppard enjoys spending time with his family and stays very involved in coaching youth sports in the Roanoke Valley.