Dr. Sheppard first became interested in the field of pediatric dentistry as a child, when he would shadow his childhood dentist to discover what made those visits not only healthy but fun! Dr. Sheppard is committed to make every dental experience a positive one for your child, while offering the very best in patient care.

To this end, Dr. Sheppard spent years of additional study to become a specialist in the field of pediatric dentistry and completed multiple residencies as a specialist for children's dentistry and special healthcare needs dentistry. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, in addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, which requires completing multiple steps in the certification process to verify higher proficiency and excellence in pediatric dentistry. Diplomate status is maintained through an annual renewal process. Dr. Sheppard is proud to be a veteran of the United States Navy. After serving as a U.S. Navy Officer and traveling the world as a dentist on the USS Bataan (LHD-5) he returned to the Medical University of South Carolina to complete his residency training in pediatric dentistry. He has now been in practice for over a decade in Roanoke while practicing as a member of the College of Diplomates and is designated a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

“I love treating children of all ages. Being a pediatric dentist is challenging and rewarding. I have committed to achieving excellence in pediatric dentistry by being board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I provide high-quality oral healthcare to all children and maximize patient outcomes through continuous participation in the certification process.”

— Dr. Sheppard


  • University of Central Arkansas: Bachelor of Science, Biology
  • University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry: Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • Medical University of South Carolina: Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy, Navy Medical Center Portsmouth: Residency in General Practice Hospital Dentistry (GPR)

Professional Organizations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Piedmont Dental Society
  • Roanoke Valley Dental Society
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sheppard is on staff at Lewis-Gale Hospital and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. 

Continuing Education

Through his Diplomate status at the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Sheppard demonstrates annually that his knowledge is up to date and maintains the board’s high standard of clinical excellence. Dr. Sheppard is also involved in continuing education through his membership and participation in the professional organizations listed above.

Outside the Office

Dr. Sheppard grew up in Arkansas and has made Roanoke his home for the past decade. He believes Roanoke is a great place for families, and enjoys sharing all it has to offer with his wife Erin, daughters Grace and Mila, and son Levi. Their dogs Nessie and Chewy are lucky to share their home with Erin Sheppard, DVM — a veterinarian!

Dr. Sheppard enjoys spending time in the outdoors, especially fishing and waterskiing on the lake. He’s involved in his community: participating in local organizations and schools and helping to coach youth sports.