At Palm Springs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full array of dental procedures including teeth cleaning, bridges, dentures, partial dentures and dental crowns. During your consultation, our team will assess your dental history and work with you to determine the best solutions for you. Your smile is your best asset in life. Our goal is to help you have the smile you want to have every day.


At Palm Springs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full array of cosmetic dental services including teeth whitening, full mouth reconstructions, white fillings, veneers, Smile Makeovers, Kör and ZOOM! Whitening.

Our team will work with you to understand your goals and explain the process for each procedure so you can choose the one that is right for you. We believe that your smile is a great asset in life. We want it to be the smile you want to have every day.

Why You Should Choose Us for Your Dental Home

  • Paperless for ease in obtaining your patient information efficiently, as well as protecting your privacy.
  • Digital Radiography for your safety, as well as efficiency.
  • Intra-oral Photography of your dental needs so you see what we see!
  • Trios3 scanner for faster impressions that are even more accurate, shade matching is spot on and again, you can see what we see!
  • The most comprehensive 1 hour New Patient Exam with the doctor and his assistant that you have experienced, hands down.
  • Highly skilled hygienists with years of experience who take their time with their patients.  Each patient is scheduled for 1 hour with our hygienists.
  • A business team that is focused on you as a person.  We truly care about our patients and their families.  If you are not greeted with a big smile, an offer of water, coffee or restroom, it would be a first!
  • A current selection of the latest magazines and the local daily Desert Sun.
  • A TV (closed caption for your relaxation) in the reception area with the news on.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Prompt attention to your appointment time.
  • Doctors that love what they do, are exceptional at what they do, and most importantly, care about the person attached to those teeth!
  • Shall I go on?

If you have the unfortunate need to visit us with an emergency, I trust that we were able to offer you an appointment within a timely manner.  Unless otherwise indicated, the first visit is to determine what services you require in order to address your dental concern.  This includes using digital technology as well as years of experience to make the evaluation.  Should you require treatment that is not performed in our office (Root Canals and Oral Surgery), your options will be reviewed by your doctor, your financial investment options will be discussed by your Schedule Coordinator and an appointment made.





Dear Valued Patients:

While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety, as well as the safety of our team that serves you.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to or exceed each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect you and our team.

  • We will communicate with you via text shortly before your appointment to ask some screening questions. We will not see you if you have a fever over 100.4, persistent cough or sneezing.
  • Whenever possible, we request that you come alone to your visit to reduce the number of people in our waiting room. Feel free to call us for exceptions.
  • We do not require that you wait in your vehicle or outside prior to your appointment. If you prefer, just text or call us and let us know that you have arrived and are waiting in your vehicle or are outside.
  • Everyone entering the office is required to wear face masks at all times except during your dental treatment.
  • Our clinical team all wear required PPE for your protection as well as theirs.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find hand disinfectants in the treatment areas and checkout areas for you to use as needed.
  • We have installed clear barriers in the business area between you and our business team.
  • You may notice that we have reduced the seating capacity in our waiting room, as well as removed all magazines.  The area is sanitized often throughout the day.
  • Each area is equipped with HEPA air purifiers that removes 99.9% of aerosol particulates.
  • Your hygienist or assistant will record your temperature using a contactless thermometer prior to being seated.
  • You will be asked to rinse with a diluted amount of peroxide prior to and after your procedure.

 We look forward to seeing you again soon and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (760) 416-1003 or text us at 760-416-1003.

Thank you for taking the time to read about how we are taking every precaution to keep you and your team safe.  We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back. If you are a new patient to our practice, Welcome and thank you for choosing us for your dental needs.

Drs. Shepherd, Tom and the Entire Palm Springs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Team