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.


Dr. Preston Stewart attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he discovered the joy of working with children. In 2016, he graduated with honors in Pediatric Dentistry. Afterward, he received his Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from NYU Langone Health on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Stewart loves educating children and helping them navigate the dental experience. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he is excited to return to the mountains as he enjoys hiking, camping, and kayaking. He and his wife, Rebecca, look forward to making Lynchburg their home and raising their family.



Office Manager

Betsy has been with the practice since we opened in 2008. Originally from New York state, she and her family have lived in Virginia for 30 years. She enjoys time with her family, being at the beach and outdoor activities.


Front Office Staff


Erin was born in North Carolina, but was raised here in Lynchburg. She joined the CDOL team in the summer of 2012 and brings over eight years’ experience in the dental field. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and dog, Barkley.


Emily is originally from Massachusetts and went to school in upstate New York, where she met her husband. They moved to Lynchburg in spring of 2017 and Emily has been with our practice since. Emily loves animals and exploring her new home here in Virginia.


Sophie was born and raised in Lynchburg and joined our team in summer of 2018. She brings with her over 7 years of experience in the healthcare industry. In her spare time, she enjoys sending time with her family and being 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 enjoys 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.


Clinical Staff


Kelly was born and raised here in Lynchburg. She graduated from E.C. Glass High School where she completed the dental assistant program. She joined the CDOL team in November of 2011 and Kelly really enjoys working with kids.


Lizzy is a certified dental assistant and joined CDOL in December of 2012. She graduated with honors from the Bryman Dental Assisting School in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1992. Lizzy has been married to her husband for over 20 years and they have two sons. She loves working in the field of dentistry and with children and finds her job to be challenging and rewarding.


Crystal 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 and joined the CDOL team in January of 2013. She has a passion for working with children and for the Lord and has two children of her own.


Jessica is a native of Lynchburg and is married to an army veteran. She received her dental assisting certification while she was living in Texas and joined our team in the summer of 2018. Jessica loves working with children and has three children of her own. One of her favorite things to do is travel to new places with her family.


Sierra is a native of Lynchburg and graduated from E.C. Glass High School where she completed the dental assistant program. She joined our practice in the summer of 2018 and can be found always wearing a smile.


Shawna graduated from Dabney Lancaster Community College with her certification in dental assisting in 2015. She joined the CDOL team in the summer of 2018. In her free time, Shawna can be found either fishing or painting.