About the Practice
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
Meet the Dentists
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.
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.
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
Kristy has been in the dental field since 2009 and started with Sheppard Family Dental Care in 2019. She works to help patients maximize their insurance benefits by utilizing over a decade of experience in navigating the complex world of insurance. When she’s not in the office, she’s helping her husband on their farm while spending time with her grandkids.
Yvonne earned her bachelor’s in business administration with a minor in science from Cameron University in 2011. She started out in pediatric dentistry before making her move to Sheppard Family Dental Care in 2021. She keeps things organized and running smoothly in the office, and she makes patients feel comfortable for the best dental experience. In her off time, she’s usually spending time with family, crafting, reading, or painting.
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.
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.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Hannah is a graduate of Platt College for Dental Assisting and is certified in coronal polishing, sedation, placement of sealants, and more. She started with the practice in 2016 after being a patient here since 1999. She loves spending time outdoors with her three dogs and helping her patients to feel comfortable.
Bio to come
Areas of Expertise
We provide high-quality orthodontic services, including traditional braces, space maintainers, palatal expanders, and ClearCorrect clear braces.
Crowns and Bridges
Damaging or losing a tooth can not only affect your self-esteem but also hinder your eating and speaking abilities. We specialize in premium, natural-looking crowns and bridges.
Crowns and Bridges
Periodontal disease impacts overall health. Together, we can prevent the progression of gum disease and ensure healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for years to come.