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All presentations include CE Credit: 3.0 Hours in Risk Management & Recordkeeping (TSBDE Rule §104.1(2)(B)]);

Boyd W. Shepherd, DDS, JD, is a TSBDE Approved CE Course Provider

Emergency Preparedness Rules for Sedation & Anesthesia Permit Holders

Understand the Dental Board rules and the documentation requirements for sedation & aneshesia permit holders.

3.00 Hrs CE Credit

Dentist Associate Contract Negotiations: From Both Sides

Be prepared on either side of the table for negotiating the terms of an enforceable and workable employment agreement.

3.00 Hrs CE Credit

Practice Sale, Purchase, and Transitions: Advice for Seller & Buyer 

Get the information & direction for navigating the process of selling, purchasing, or starting up your dental practice.

3.00 Hrs CE Credit

Responding to TSBDE Complaints and Investigations: Get It Right

Know the steps in the TSBDE investigation process, starting with a patient complaint, & through final resolution.

3.00 Hrs CE Credit

Risk Management & The Rules, Including Record-Keeping & Ethics

By knowing the rules that regulate your license, you will be effectively managing your risks to avoid patient claims and complaints.

3.00 Hrs CE Credit


After 20 years of experience in state board regulatory defense, dental transition representation, and general legal services to the Texas dental community, I have many experiences in several areas to draw from to speak on the subject of choice for your club. I look forward to hearing from you, and to sharing valuable information and lessons with your entire group. 


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.




Houston, Texas