Dr. Shepherd DMD became interested in health care at a young age. He began his education at Utah Valley University, where he graduated with honors with an Associates of Science in Natural Science. He continued his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University with a Degree in Neuroscience. During his time at BYU, Dr. Shepherd solidified his desire to pursue dentistry after spending many hours observing local dentists and seeing the impact that surgical and esthetic dentistry can have in the lives of their patients. He selected the University of Louisville as the next phase of his education, based on their strength in clinical dentistry. Dr. Shepherd was honored in dental school, being inducted into the Delphi Society based on excellence in science. He was also selected as the Student member of the admissions committee. In 2008 Dr. Shepherdf graduated Cum Laude with his D.M.D degree. Determined to gain greater clinical and educational expertise, Dr. Shepherd elected to continue to the University of Colorado and spend one year in a General Practice Residency, a hospital based dental residency. During this year Dr. Shepherd had the opportunity to work with dental specialists in the areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, and radiology. During this program Dr. Shepherd received training in more advanced areas of general dentistry that included IV sedation, implants, surgical removal of wisdom teeth, root canals, esthetics and dental rehabilitative procedures. Dr. Shepherd has elected to remain a general dentist and create an environment where most dental procedure can be done in-house. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and strives to attend Continuing Education any time possible to stay current in an ever-changing dental world.
When not staying busy at his office with his “dental family”, Dr. Shepherd can be found spending time with his lovely wife, Jamie, and their 5 children. They enjoy spending time outdoors as much as possible including hiking, camping, and back packing. Dr. Shepherd has spent over 10 years volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and enjoys spending time teaching and instructing young men the skills that will help them find success in their life.
Dr. Shepherd has a passion for dentistry and loves to see other smile! His goal is to change the way his patients feel about dentistry. He truly believes that EVERYONE deserves to SMILE!