Award-Winning
Hickory Dentist
5-Star Reviews!

 

Dr. E. Dean Powell

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

(828) 322-2133

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Office Location

231 13th Ave Pl NW
Hickory, NC  28601

 

Office Hours

Mon-Wed: 8am-5pm

Thurs: 8am-3pm

Fri: by appointment

Setting The Standard

As a dentist in the Hickory, NC area, Dr. Powell sets the standard fro the best level of dental care available. From being bestowed the honor of being a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry to holding many titles of prestige in the field of dentistry including President of the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Powell continually strives for the highest level of patient comfort and care. Read more about his achievements on this website.

Innovative Technology

From techniques that help patients heal much faster with connective tissue graphs to expertly used equipment that saves patients time with same day crowns and one hour whitening, Dr. Powell offers his patients the very best in the latest dental advancements. Learn more about how Dr. Powell’s technology can help you by scheduling your FREE dental consultation.

Community Outreach

Our Hickory dentist team is proud to be a part of outreach programs in Catawba County and surrounding areas. Along with his team, Dr. Powell has a long history of promoting oral health education in schools and community.

Preventative Oral Care

One Hour Whitening

Restorative Dentistry

TMJ & Other Common Dental Concerns

FREE Dental Consultation

Same Day Crowns
And Porcelain Veneers

The Dr. Powell Difference

Dr. Powell  has a passion for excellence when it comes to comfort and superior results for his patients. As a veteran, his unique set of skills and techniques stem from over 25 years of continuing education combined with his extensive training as a medic in the Green Berets and his time spent at the UNC at Chapel Hill Dental School where he completed his rotations with honors. Read more about Dr. Powell by clicking “Learn More“. 

Professional Distinctions:
Bestowed the honor of “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry
President of the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry
Secretary / Treasurer of the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry
First District Representative in the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry
Vice-President in the North Carolina Dental Society
President in the Catawba County Dental Society
Vice-President in the Catawba County Dental Society
Secretary / Treasurer in the Catawba County Dental Society
Chairman of the Catawba County Board of Health
Advisory Committee at the UNC School of Dentistry
Board of Trustees at the UNC School of Dentistry Alumni Association

 

 

K. Kirby

“My family and I have been patients of Dr. Powell’s for almost 20 years. The dental care is outstanding and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Dr. Powell and his entire team treat us like part of their family. If you are looking for the highest quality of work and the best possible experience in dental care, choose the team at Dr. Powell’s practice.”

C. Lee

“I had grafting done for the first time by Dr. Powell and the process was easy and painless. When I returned home I began reading about others’ experiences with grafting and noticed that what I was going through was much different. While others were saying this was the worst pain of their life, I had no pain at all. I was just so happy to not be in pain and will get my other grafts done by Dr. Powell!”

Sylvia F.

“Wow! Painless Injections! That is only the beginning of this excellent office. I have had exceptional dentistry from Dr. Powell and his team for thirty years. Through their oral hygiene care instructions, the newest and improved techniques and the highest quality products, I have maintained excellent dental health that has, in turn, affected my total health! Come enjoy awesome dentistry with me! Thank you Dr. Powell and Team!”

Helpful Articles

5 Ways to Save on the Cost of Dental Care!

As we age, we often begin to plan for an increase in dental care expenses. However, with these tips, you can enjoy big oral health savings without compromising on quality. Discover these five ways you can love your smile at any age without breaking your healthcare budget!

Hickory Dentist Welcomes Dr. Jackson Hanigofsky

Hickory dentist, Dr. E. Dean Powell, is proud to announce Dr. Jackson Hanigofsky is joining his Viewmont practice family! Dr. Hanigofsky is excited about this opportunity to return to the area of his childhood and practice alongside his long-time mentor and friend. Gain access to more information about Dr. Hanigofsky and the steps that led to this greatly anticipated announcement in this personal interview with both dentists.

Can Stress or Anxiety Affect My Oral Health?

If you are experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety, such tension could be making more problems than you know for your teeth. You may already know these health concerns are commonly associated with a long list of diseases throughout the body, but what about your oral health? Discover what impact your emotional state may be having on your teeth and gums.

How COVID-19 Impacts Your Dental Appointment

After limiting dental appointments to emergency visits during the early stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Dr. E. Dean Powell is reopening his office in Hickory, North Carolina to elective procedures such as tooth cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and new patient initial exams in order to care for his patients’ oral health and wellness needs. But, will this ongoing community virus impact your appointment process? Find out what safety precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of illness.

What to Expect With Your Initial Exam at Hickory Dentist

What is an initial exam for new dental patients and why is it necessary? If you live in the Hickory or the surrounding area, you may schedule a free meet and greet consultation with Dr. Powell to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. However, an extensive initial exam will be required before any cleanings or procedures can be performed. Here is why this is great news for you!

Caring for Your Oral Health While Preventing COVID-19

Looking for more ways to help prevent contracting COVID-19 while boosting your immune system? Make these strategies a part of your daily routine at home to improve your oral health while providing support for your body’s natural ability to fight off viral infections like COVID-19. Did you know your gum health has been directly linked with many diseases in the human body that could impact your defense against both viral and bacterial infections? Although you may have to wait a little longer to have your cleaning and wellness visit with Dr. Powell and our team, you can start applying these tips today to protect your overall health, give your immune system a boost, and get a post-worthy smile you can be proud to show off!

5 Reasons for Athletes to Wear Mouthguards

Mouthguards are worn by athletes for more reasons than you may know. From protecting one’s jaw to preventing concussions, these small devices make a world of difference in the sports industry. Find out why dentists and physicians of all fields recommend mouthguards for sports participants of all ages.

The Best in Holistic Preventative, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

When you need a dentist in the Hickory, North Carolina area and you want the best results for all your preventative, cosmetic, and restorative oral health needs in one convenient location, Dr. Powell at Hickory Dentist is the one to call. His holistic painless approach helps hundreds of patients experience dentistry in a new light. From same-day crowns to tooth whitening, Dr. Powell offers the comprehensive services you seek with the expertise you’ll love.

The 3 Best and Safest Teeth Whitening Options

Before you head to the nearest pharmacy to buy those whitening strips, check out what Dr. Powell and his team at the Hickory Dentist suggest for the top teeth whitening solutions on the market. If you are looking forward to an exciting event coming up or maybe your morning coffees are starting to dull your smile, you need the top teeth whitening solution that works best for you. Dr. Powell and his team are frequently asked about how to get a brighter smile without causing harm to the teeth and gumline or going over budget. Their response may surprise you!

Pros and Cons of Same Day Crowns, Which is Best for You?

Oftentimes, patients will ask The Hickory Dentist, Dr. Powell, about the differences between his traditional crown process and the same day crown process. Although both will result in a color-matching crown you can be proud to show off, there are reasons a patient may prefer one process over another. Read on to find out which crown method is the best fit for you.

Why Patients Love Dr. Powell AKA The Hickory Dentist

You’ve heard the stories and read the testimonials about patients coming from all over to the small town of Hickory, NC in order to receive dental care by The Hickory Dentist, Dr. Powell, and his experienced team. Comments like “No pain!”, “No longer afraid of visiting the dentist!”, and “Unbelievable results!” are what you hear when you ask about Dr. Powell’s practice. Plus, he does it all with local anesthetics and hypnosis. Does it sound too good to be true? Read on to find out about the training, skills, and technology that set Dr. Powell apart and why his methods work so well patients are willing to drive and fly long distances to see him.

5 Reasons To Love Your Customized Nightguard

Dr. Powell, the Hickory Dentist, is the one to see about your nightguard to help with toothaches, facial soreness, earaches and headaches as these can all be painful signs that you clench or grind your teeth. While making healthy lifestyle changes can help, you might think you have to live with the resulting discomfort. Luckily, there is a pain-free solution to this common problem with a dental night guard, and all it takes to get started is a quick visit to your dentist!

The Link Between Oral Health & Your Overall Health

Several of our Hickory area patients asked Dr. Powell, “How does bacteria in your mouth impact your health in other ways?” We all learned about the bacteria under our nails and on our skin in high school. That lesson scared us into learning to wash our hands after we use the restroom and again before we cook or eat. But, like your hands, your mouth also contains a massive amount of bacteria with up to over 700 strains! What is the big deal about bacteria in your mouth and what does it say about your overall health?

How Important Is Flossing If I Brush Well?

Patients often ask Dr. Powell, the Hickory Dentist, if they can skip the floss by doing a better job brushing. The importance of brushing our teeth is instilled in us from the time our baby teeth begin to show. Some mothers even use a wash cloth to help their babies become used to the idea of brushing before a toothbrush is needed. It is clear brushing twice per day with a soft bristled brush is certainly one of the primary methods we have to clean our teeth. But, is it enough? Is flossing really necessary as long as a thorough brushing job is part of your daily routine?

Your Dental Appointments Are Not Just For Cleaning Your Teeth

Dr. Powell, one of the top dentists in the Hickory and surrounding area, explains about why regular teeth cleanings are so important to our healthy beyond having a squeaky clean smile.