A practicing general dentist in Asheville for more than 30 years, Dr. Powell’s passion is helping patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. His expertise extend to performing more than 5,000 CEREC procedures and earning certification as a Lumineers® provider.
His interest in dentistry began while he was studying biology at Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tenn. He went on to earn his D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University in California.
In 1974, Dr. Powell opened a private practice in the heart of historic Biltmore Village. Hurricane Frances demolished that office in 2004. So while working out of temporary quarters, he planned and furnished the state-of-the-art facility he practices in today.
Committed to providing the best, most advanced dental care, Dr. Powell keeps up to date on advances in the dental field and enhances his skills by attending courses in cosmetics, prosthodontics and endodontics. He has studied with some of the country’s leading dental authorities, such as Dr. Dan Poticny, Dr. Robert Conrad and Dr. Peter K. Dawson. Dr. Powell is currently taking advanced studies with leading industry programs such as Tulsa Dental, and the National Dental Network.
Dr. Powell is a member of several professional organizations including the Buncombe County Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He is a founding member of the Western North Carolina CEREC Study Club and an active member of the Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry (ACCD).