About Your Dentist

Melissa Jones, DMD

My Mission

"My goal is to provide a comfortable and predictable dental experience for all patients. Everyone should have an opportunity for a healthy mouth without fear."

Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry - Gainesville, Florida

Continuing Education

  • Certified in Invisalign
  • Special focus on aesthetics
  • Advanced training in implant restorations

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Jones enjoys cooking and experiencing new foods. Reading is one of her passions - she reads one book per week on average. She also enjoys travelling to new places and hanging out on the couch with her dog in her spare time.

Rachel Shepard, DMD

"A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.”

My Mission

"I strive to form long-lasting relationships with my patients while providing the highest quality dental care. I pride myself in having compassion for my patients and providing them with a pleasant experience each visit. I am here to listen and create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs in a comfortable environment.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science- Psychology & Dental Hygiene
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Professional Memberships

Dr. Shepard is an active member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Shepard grew up in the Tampa Bay area, and after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill she practiced as a dental hygienist for three years in Cary, North Carolina. She was excited to return closer to family and warmer weather for dental school at the University of Florida. Outside of the office, Dr. Shepard enjoys spending time with her husband and 5-year-old English lab Hudson. She also enjoys reading mystery thrillers, working out at Orange Theory, doing yoga, waterskiing, and cheering on her favorite college basketball team, The North Carolina Tar Heels. She is excited to be back in the Tampa Bay area!