Fountain Valley Dentist | State-of-the-Art General and Cosmetic Dentistry for Quality, Comfort, and Beautiful Smiles in Orange County

General & Cosmetic Dentist in Fountain Valley, CA

Dr. John B. Shepherd

Specializing in Laser Dentistry for Greater Comfort and Better Outcomes


Dear Patients,

As you know, Dr. Bjarne Kvarnstrom recently retired and Dr. John B. Shepherd has taken over the practice. Dr. Kvarnstrom is not only Dr. Shepherd’s long-time mentor, he is also his father-in-law. He recommends Dr. Shepherd’s work without hesitation and knows you are in good hands.

Dr. Shepherd looks forward to serving you and supporting your health in the years to come. If you have any questions about the transition and what this may mean for your dental care, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Dr. Bjarne Kvarnstrom
Dr. John B. Shepherd

The Highest Standard of Care

Our team is dedicated to providing the most comfortable, modern, and effective dental care available to help you make the most of your smile. Whether you are seeking general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry services, we believe that the foundation of great care lies in the trust between a patient and their dentist. That’s why we combine our commitment to clinical excellence with respect for your time, your budget, and any unique needs you may have. This approach has helped establish Dr. Shepherd as one of the best dentists in Fountain Valley. Through conservative treatment planning and continuous learning, our team can help you achieve your dental health goals.


Laser Dentistry

Going to the dentist doesn't have to be scary. Dr. Shepherd combines state-of-the-art technologies with a soft touch to make your dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. More than half of our procedures are performed with the Biolase Waterlase dental laser, an extraordinary instrument that replaces traditional drills and scalpels to allow for gentle, minimally invasive treatment and faster healing, usually without the need for injectable anesthetic.

With laser dentistry, gum surgery can be performed without needles or stitches and cavities can be prepared for fillings without the pressure, vibration, and noise of rotary instruments. Patients undergoing laser treatment are significantly less likely to experience pain, bleeding, or swelling and you are able to return to normal activities—including talking, eating, and drinking -- immediately following treatment. The highly adjustable and precise nature of the dental laser makes it ideal for microdentistry, wherein only the smallest amounts of decayed tooth structure, soft tissue or bone can be removed while preserving surrounding healthy structures.


Additional Features of Our Practice

  • Gentle cleanings using piezo ultrasonic scalers

  • Cutting-edge CAD/CAM technology

  • Low radiation digital X-rays

  • Same or next day appointments 

  • After-hours and weekend availability for emergencies

  • No wait times

  • In-office wireless access

  • Always accepting new patients


Proudly serving clients from Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Westminster, and other Orange County and Los Angeles-area.