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Boyd W. Shepherd, DDS, JD

Dr. Boyd W. Shepherd, DDS, JD
  • Title: Clinical Associate Professor
  • Office: SOD-5314
  • Phone: 713-486-4290
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  • Department/Administrative Area: General Practice and Dental Public Health
  • Education:

    DDS | UTHealth School of Dentistry, Houston, Texas, 1988
    JD | South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1992

Boyd W. Shepherd, DDS, JD, is a 1988 graduate of UTHealth School of Dentistry, a 1992 graduate of South Texas College of Law, and has practiced law as a Texas-licensed attorney since 1994.

At the School of Dentistry, Dr. Shepherd became an adjunct faculty member in 2005 and has been a part-time faculty member since 2007. Currently, he is vice chair of the Admissions Committee and course director for "Ethics, Communications, Law & Regulations," and two courses in "Practice Management." Dr. Shepherd also presents a CDE course, "Risk Management for Today's Dental Practice," on a bi-annual basis through the School of Dentistry's Office of Continuing Dental Education.

Although he no longer practices dentistry, Dr. Shepherd maintains his Texas dental license. An ADA and Texas Dental Association member, he is also a member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, where he serves as legal counsel to the board of directors. In November 2013, Dr. Shepherd was inducted into both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

In his private law practice, Dr. Shepherd has developed a specialized practice providing legal services and counsel to Texas dentists on a wide range of legal issues and needs, including Texas dental law, TSBDE issues and licensure, dental practice transitions, employment law, commercial lease review and negotiation, risk management, contracts and business transactions, and other general legal services including criminal law, family law, wills and probate, and general civil litigation.