About the Practice

About Us

Your Family Dental Practice in Lawton, Oklahoma

Welcome to Sheppard Family Dental Care, where we strive to provide an excellent dental experience for each of our patients. We specialize in family and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to providing a welcoming and relaxing environment, we use several dental innovations that enhance the comfort of your treatment.

Our dentists are members of:

  • Comanche County Dental Society
  • Oklahoma Dental Association
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association

At Sheppard Family Dental Care, we are committed to improving and maintaining your oral health. We strive for excellence in patient care and treat our patients with the same consideration and compassion that we would want for ourselves and our families.

We clearly identify your specific concerns and tailor our treatment plans to meet your needs. We clearly communicate what is involved in each of your treatment options so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care. This is one of the many ways that we’re not just dental care providers—we’re your partners in dental health.

We are conveniently located at 4206 Southwest Lee Boulevard in Lawton and invite you to contact us for your next dental appointment.

Our Philosophy of Care


All of our dental treatments are carried out in a stress-free manner to ensure your comfort from start to finish.


We care about you and your family and treat you with the same courtesy and respect we would want for our loved ones.


We thoroughly explain all your dental treatment options so you can make informed decisions about your care.

Meet the Dentists

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Ernie Sheppard, DDS

A Lawton native, Dr. Ernie Sheppard graduated from Eisenhower High School and later attended Texas Tech University on an athletic scholarship. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and was employed in international banking in Dallas until enrolling in Baylor College of Dentistry.

Since dental school, Dr. Ernie has completed numerous education courses with concentrations in orthodontics and fixed restorative procedures. He has supported the community by being involved in various civic causes such as Ambucs. He currently is the chairman of the Lawton Urban Renewal Authority and the Downtown Lawton Architectural Review Committee, as well as serving on the board of the Lawton Economic Development Authority.

In his time away from the office, Dr. Ernie enjoys hunting and playing golf.

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Cindy Sheppard, DDS

Dr. Cindy Sheppard graduated from Wake Forest University and then from Baylor College of Dentistry. After graduation, she returned to the dental school to teach. Soon after, she and Dr. Ernie married and she moved to Oklahoma.

Dr. Cindy has served on the boards of Marie Detty Youth Services and the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra as well as being involved in PTA and serving as president while their children were young. In her spare time, Dr. Cindy enjoys sewing and quilting, and has won two blue ribbons for her quilts in the Oklahoma State Fair.

Together, Drs. Ernie and Cindy have 3 children: Dr. Scott, Brooke, and Wade.

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Scott Sheppard, DDS

Dr. Scott Sheppard has always enjoyed Lawton and SW Oklahoma. He graduated from Eisenhower High School as valedictorian and went on to receive his BBA in management, as well as minors in chemistry and zoology, from the University of Oklahoma. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. Thereafter, Dr. Sheppard joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, where he taught removable and fixed prosthodontics for a year. Dr. Scott joined Sheppard Family Dental Care in the summer of 2016 and has introduced several new insights and techniques to the practice.

Dr. Sheppard has served locally on the Lawton Public School Foundation Board, the YMCA Board of Directors, and the Lawton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He loves his community and is happy to do his part to ensure it thrives.

In his free time, Dr. Scott enjoys being in the Wichita Mountains and hunting, as well as staying up to date on the latest U.S. and economic news.

Meet the Team


Administrative Assistant
Kristy joined Sheppard Family Dental care in August of 2020. She has worked in the dental field for 15 years as an insurance coordinator and front desk team member. The insurance industry can be very complex, but she will use her insurance background to help you get the most out of your insurance benefits. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, grandkids, and helping her husband on the farm.


Casey joined the Sheppard Family Dental Care team in September of 2022. She has been in the dental field since 2020 as an insurance coordinator and front office receptionist. She enjoys assisting patients and making them feel welcome. In her spare time, she looks forward to spending time with her family and friends. She also has a passion for photography and crafts.


Dental Hygienist
Melanie graduated from Vernon College with an associate’s degree in science and then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Midwestern State University. She started in dentistry as a dental assistant before deciding to pursue her degree in dental hygiene. She’s known for her big personality and loves helping patients achieve their oral health goals.


Dental Hygienist
Marcy joined the Sheppard Family Dental Care team in 2004 after earning her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Midwestern State University. She enjoys catching up on all the new events in her patients’ lives and watching them and their families grow. When not at work, you can find her at a baseball game or having fun with family and friends outside.


Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Callie is a certified dental assistant with advanced certifications in sedation, coronal polishing, and more. She joined the team at Sheppard Family Dental Care in 2021, and she’s known for her superb patient care as well as her sense of humor. Away from the office, she gardens, fishes, hikes, and spends time with her family.


Dental Assistant
Hannah is a graduate of Platt College for dental assisting and is certified in the management of nitrous oxide administration, coronal polishing, and placement of sealants. She started with the practice in 2016 after being a patient herself since 1999. She loves watching movies, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her dogs. Her goal is to ease the patient's anxiety and help them have a great experience.

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Dental Assistant
Nicole joined Sheppard Family Dental Care team in May 2023. She has been in the Dental field for since 2019 as a dental assistant and is certified in coronal polishing. Her ability to converse fluently in Spanish helps bridge the communication gap between the patients and our dental team, ensuring that all concerns are addressed and understood. Her compassionate nature helps alleviate any anxiety that patients may have about dental procedures. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family.

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Your beautiful smile starts here.

Are you ready for a smile makeover? Book an appointment at Sheppard Family Dental Care today!