Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Shepherd Sittason received his D.D.S. from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1998. He then joined the U.S. Navy and served for two overseas tours, during which he earned his AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry). Helping and working with military families strengthened his interest in pediatric dentistry and in 2004 he separated from the Navy in order to pursue his career as a specialist. He returned to school to earn his Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2007 and became board certified in 2012. Though he’s lived in many places, he feels he couldn’t have chosen a better place than Lynchburg to settle and raise his two children together with his wife Jennifer


Office Manager

Betsy Burns has been with the practice since it’s opening in November 2008. Originally from New York State, she and her family have lived in Virginia for 23 years. She enjoys all things music and spending time at the beach or on outdoor adventures.


Front Office Staff


Erin Brokaw was born in North Carolina, but raised here in Virginia. She has over four years of dental experience and joined the CDOL team in the summer of 2012. Erin is married and has one son and loves doing anything outdoors.




Captain Smiles joined the CDOL team in May 2013. He made his first public appearance at the Lynchburg Hillcats “Hit the Books Reading” Night and enjoyed the friendly competitions with SouthPaw. On his mission to fight tooth decay, Captain Smiles spends a lot of time at schools teaching children about good oral hygiene. We hope to see him at more venues in and around Lynchburg.


Clinical Staff


Kelly Dawson grew up in Lynchburg and graduated from E.C. Glass High School and completed the dental assistant program there. She is married with two children and has been employed at CDOL since November 2011. Kelly really enjoys working with kids.


Elizabeth Bilbo “Lizzy” is a certified dental assistant. She graduated with honors from the Bryman Dental Assisting School in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1992. Lizzy is married with two sons and has been employed at CDOL since December 2012. She loves working in the field of dentistry and with children and finds her job to be challenging and rewarding.


Crystal Bryant is a native of Lynchburg, but because she married a Navy man, she has moved a few times. She went to school for dental assisting in Virginia Beach, VA. She has a passion for working with children and for the Lord and has two children of her own.