Personalized Care, Every Step of the Way

Welcome to Roanoke Pediatric Dentistry
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Personalized Care, Every Step of the Way

Welcome to Roanoke Pediatric Dentistry

Listening First, Smiling Together

Welcome to Roanoke Pediatric Dentistry, where your child’s health and comfort are our top priorities. Experience a place where patient education is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy smile. Our dedicated team takes the time to discuss your child’s dental needs, answer your questions, and communicates clearly in order to provide personalized care. Whether they are here for a routine check-up or a more complex procedure, we ensure you feel informed and at ease every step of the way. With our expertise in child behavior management, we create an environment where every patient feels comfortable, welcome, safe and heard. Come discover how we can help your child learn to love going to the dentist.

Our Convenient Location

6035 Peters Creek Rd.
Roanoke VA 24019
(540) 563-1660

Our Doctor

Dr. Corey Sheppard

Dr. Sheppard’s passion for pediatric dentistry began in his childhood when he shadowed his own dentist, discovering how those visits could be both healthy and fun. Committed to making every dental experience positive for your child, Dr. Sheppard offers the highest level of patient care.

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To achieve this, Dr. Sheppard pursued extensive additional study and completed multiple residencies, specializing in pediatric dentistry and special healthcare needs dentistry. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a status that requires completing a rigorous certification process and maintaining annual renewal to ensure continued excellence.

Dr. Sheppard is also a proud veteran of the United States Navy. As a U.S. Navy Officer, he served as a dentist on the USS Bataan (LHD-5) and traveled the world. After his military service, he returned to the Medical University of South Carolina to complete his pediatric dentistry residency. With over a decade of practice in Roanoke, Dr. Sheppard continues to serve as a member of the College of Diplomates and is a distinguished Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Our Doctor

Dr. Corey Sheppard

Dr. Sheppard’s passion for pediatric dentistry began in his childhood when he shadowed his own dentist, discovering how those visits could be both healthy and fun. Committed to making every dental experience positive for your child, Dr. Sheppard offers the highest level of patient care.

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To achieve this, Dr. Sheppard pursued extensive additional study and completed multiple residencies, specializing in pediatric dentistry and special healthcare needs dentistry. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a status that requires completing a rigorous certification process and maintaining annual renewal to ensure continued excellence.

Dr. Sheppard is also a proud veteran of the United States Navy. As a U.S. Navy Officer, he served as a dentist on the USS Bataan (LHD-5) and traveled the world. After his military service, he returned to the Medical University of South Carolina to complete his pediatric dentistry residency. With over a decade of practice in Roanoke, Dr. Sheppard continues to serve as a member of the College of Diplomates and is a distinguished Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Our Services

Our experienced team is dedicated to creating a supportive and accommodating environment, ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality of care tailored to their unique requirements. We offer a full range of dental services, from routine exams and cleanings to advanced treatments, with a focus on patient comfort and understanding. Our doctor also specializes in special needs dentistry which allows us to address the specific challenges and concerns of our patients, providing personalized and compassionate care at every visit.

Pediatric Dentistry

We pride ourselves on creating a positive and fun dental experience for your child. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care while focusing on education and prevention. We take the time to explain each step of the visit, ensuring both children and parents feel comfortable and informed.

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From the first tooth to teenage years, we are here to support your child’s dental health journey with personalized care and a friendly atmosphere.

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From the first tooth to teenage years, we are here to support your child’s dental health journey with personalized care and a friendly atmosphere.

Exams & Cleanings

Your child’s first dental exam should start by age 1. Starting early helps decrease dental anxiety and helps your child become comfortable and build trus with our team. We advise that you schedule your child’s first dental appointment when the first tooth erupts and no later than the first birthday. 

What To Expect

The health of your child’s teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of his or her entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your child’s smile looking its best, visiting the dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential.

The American Dental Association recommends that your child visit the dentist every six months to ensure his or her teeth stay healthy, and smile stays beautiful. During your child’s exam, the dentist will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. The dentist may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of the teeth and gums. The images provided will help the dentist discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.

After the exam, our dental hygienist will begin your child’s cleaning by exploring the surface of the teeth to determine if there are any cavities and to examine the quality of existing fillings. Next, the hygienist will carefully clean your child’s teeth with a variety of tools to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from the teeth. Then, the hygienist will floss your child’s teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride.

What To Expect

The health of your child’s teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of his or her entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your child’s smile looking its best, visiting the dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential.

The American Dental Association recommends that your child visit the dentist every six months to ensure his or her teeth stay healthy, and smile stays beautiful. During your child’s exam, the dentist will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. The dentist may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of the teeth and gums. The images provided will help the dentist discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.

After the exam, our dental hygienist will begin your child’s cleaning by exploring the surface of the teeth to determine if there are any cavities and to examine the quality of existing fillings. Next, the hygienist will carefully clean your child’s teeth with a variety of tools to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from the teeth. Then, the hygienist will floss your child’s teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride.

Tongue & Lip Tie Releases

We specialize in tongue and lip tie release procedures to improve oral function and comfort. Tongue and lip ties can cause a range of issues, from breastfeeding difficulties in infants to speech and dental problems in children and adults.

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Our experienced team uses the latest techniques to perform safe and effective releases, promoting better feeding, speech, and overall oral health. We take the time to ensure you understand the procedure and its benefits, providing compassionate care throughout the process.

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Our experienced team uses the latest techniques to perform safe and effective releases, promoting better feeding, speech, and overall oral health. We take the time to ensure you understand the procedure and its benefits, providing compassionate care throughout the process.

Special Needs Dentistry

Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. We value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat, and seek to ensure maximal health for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.” Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness of his or her special dental care needs.

Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide suitable dental care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the children we see.
It is our goal to create a dental home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.” Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness of his or her special dental care needs.

Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide suitable dental care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the children we see.
It is our goal to create a dental home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.

Hear What Our Happy Patients Have To Say!

“Dr. Sheppard is amazing !!! he has such a wonderful demeanor and is excellent with children. We have been seeing this dentist for a long time! We live at the lake and travel in to Roanoke because he is that good. His front office staff has always been friendly anytime we have been there.”

– Jaime W.

“Could not ask for a better pediatric dentist. Dr. Sheppard walks them through every step and in a manner they completely understand and feel at ease with. No matter what, my son never worries about a visit because he says Dr. Sheppard always makes it easy.”

– Bonny V.

“We had a wonderful visit. They were so good with her and explained everything to her, and me as well. Everyone has a good personality to be working with kids.”

– Sherri C.

“Great staff and super helpful! Dr. Sheppard is great with the kids and is great at explaining everything!”

– Jon W.

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