Laura Sheppard is the owner and managing member of Device Masters Dental Laboratory in Traverse City, Michigan, providing devices for dental sleep medicine, TMJ dysfunction and orthodontics. A practicing dental technician since 1979, Laura holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Teaching. She is certified in Orthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Complete Dentures.
Laura spent many years as Director of Training, Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs. She has earned multiple DAMAS lab certifications for conglomerate laboratory companies, successfully coached many technicians to achieve certification and was instrumental in the invention, patent and 510(k) submission process of several successful proprietary Class II medical devices. Laura has been manufacturing dental sleep devices since 1988 and has been an active participant with the AADSM since 1991.
Laura currently serves on the NADL Board of Directors and is the Past-Chair of the National Board of Certification. In 2011, she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report. Laura lectures for both, the dental practitioner and dental technician communities, and is well published having written numerous articles for JDT, IDT, DPR, DLP, LMT, DSP and Sleep Review magazines.