Our pediatric dental practice has been in Roanoke for over 35 years. We cater to Roanoke, Salem, Vinton and the surrounding areas. Each of our dentists is recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as a board certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Anderson and Dr Sheppard are Board Certified pediatric dentists. Several of our staff members have worked with our practice for 20 to 30 years, and over half of our staff members have been with our practice for over 10 years.
Pediatric Dentistry is recognized by the American Dental Association as the only age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those children with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists must complete an additional two to three year advanced education and training in an American Dental Association approved residency program after becoming a licensed general dentist.
Dr. Scott Anderson
Dr. Anderson was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in Staunton, Virginia. He attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond.
Dr. Anderson was awarded the American Society of Dentistry for Children Certificate of Merit for his performance during dental school. Following graduation from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, Dr. Anderson was licensed to practice Dentistry in Virginia. He then completed his advanced education Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Medical Center Hospitals. This program was centered at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Dr Anderson is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and he has been duly elected a Fellow by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Anderson is a member of the staff of Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.
He is a past-president of the Roanoke Valley Dental Society, past-president of the Virginia chapter of the American Society of Dentistry for Children, and a past-president of the Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as the Dental Director and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke. He served as a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley (CHIP). He participates with the Virginia Dental Health Foundation’s Mission of Mercy (MOM Project) and Donated Dental Services programs. He also participates with Project Access of the Roanoke Valley. He is a member of the Roanoke Valley Dental Society, the Piedmont Dental Society, the Virginia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Anderson and his wife, Dawn E. Forbes, M.D., are involved with medical missions in El Salvador, working with My Father’s House International to serve the children of La Casa de mi Padre and their families in San Salvador and the surrounding villages.