About Dr. Powell

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry
Hickory, NC

Meet Dr. Powell

Dr. Powell is a dentist in Hickory, NC with a passion for excellence when it comes to comfort and superior results for his patients. With steady hands and his unique set of skills and techniques from over 25 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Powell has combined his training as a medic in the Green Berets during his time in the service along with his time spent at the UNC Dental School at Chapel Hill where he completed his rotations with honors.  He continues to advance his skills through continuing education where he received the coveted “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction that only a small percentage of dentists nationally have achieved.  Dr. Powell also participates in a local dental study club where hands-on participation is encouraged and he has been chosen “Dentist of the Year” more than once through this prestigious organization!



  • Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of the Foothills Dental Continuum
  • Annual Continuing Education Courses and Seminars

Dental School

U.S. Army

  • Medic Officer in the
    Special Forces


  • UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill
  • Mars Hill College

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

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Seattle Study Club – Foothills Dental Continuum Study Club
  • Catawba County Dental Society
  • First District Dental Society
  • Western Piedmont Dental Society
  • UNC Dental Alumni Association
  • American Equilibration Society

Professional Honors

  • Graduated UNC at Chapel Hill Dental School with Honors
  • Recipient of the prestigious Monte G. Miska award for Crown and Bridge Excellence.
  • Fellow Achievement
  • Cultivating Excellence in Comprehensive Dentistry Seattle Study Club Award

Community Service Appreciation Certificates

  • Foothills Homeless Veteran Stand Down
  • Viewmont Baptist Church Special Thanks Service Award
  • Catawba County Public Health Board Commendation
  • St. Stephens High School

Our Practice
& Core Values

We hope that the information you will find on this site will be informative and educational about the practice as well as a wide variety of dental-related subjects. The trust our patients have placed in our team is greatly appreciated as we continue to seek knowledge in all areas of the dental profession to be in the forefront of not only advanced technology, but also of the expertise to use that technology. 

If you have questions about our practice or a service that we offer, feel free to contact us. Please note, we are currently offering free dental consultations. We look forward to discussing how we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted.

Our Mission

To ensure that those we serve the highest level of comprehensive dentistry in a caring, comfortable, and professional environment.

Our Commitment To You

Our office will continue to offer the latest proven technology and expertise to use that technology in order to deliver the best results possible!

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