Introduction to Boyd W. Shepherd, creator of The Dental Legal Advisor


My name is Boyd W. Shepherd, D.D.S., J.D., and I am a 1988 graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and a 1992 graduate of South Texas College of Law. Although I no longer practice dentistry, I have maintained my Texas dental license since licensure in 1988. An ADA and Texas Dental Association member, I am also a member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, for which I served 8 years as legal counsel to its Board of Directors.

Since 1994, I have developed a specialized practice of providing legal services and counsel to Texas dentists on a wide range of legal issues and needs, including Texas Dental Law, TSBDE issues & licensure, dental practice transitions, employment law, commercial lease review and negotiation, risk management, contracts & business transactions, and other general legal services including criminal law, family law, wills & probate, and general civil litigation. To see all of my areas of practice, please click here: Areas of Practice.

For 20 years, I have been in the business of keeping track of the the law that regulates the dentists of Texas. I have vast experience from state board representation at each and every level of the process, litigation, and from day-to-day counsel and guidance to dentists across the state of Texas on issues related to their business operations, Board rule compliance, employees, and patients.

Bottom line: Comprehensive legal services for Texas dentists.

– Boyd W. Shepherd, D.D.S., J.D.