Meet Your Hickory Dentist Team!

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

Where Dental Innovation Meets the Highest Level of Care

Discover what makes our Hickory dentists stand out and why over 130 patients give us 5 stars for our compassion, dedication, advanced techniques, and continual pursuit of that next level of comfort and care.

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Dr. E. Dean Powell, DDS PA

Jackson Hanigofsky, DMD

“I consider the word ‘family’ in ‘practice family’ to be very important. I want to treat patients as if they were members of my own family, and I want that feeling to come across during their experience in the practice. This not only should come from me but from those working with me as well. I want to foster that same value of care and respect in all who are part of the practice from front office personnel to dental assistants.”

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    E. Dean Powell, DDS PA

    For decades, Dr. Powell has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of patient care and experience. Through such efforts, thousands of individuals have benefited from his skillfully crafted artisan results. By combining the latest proven advances in dental technology with the highest level of experience and techniques, Dr. Powell and his practice family can offer you the smile you’ve always wanted! 

      Susan McLain, Senior Hygienist

      Susan McLain

      Hygienist Extraordinaire!

      38 Years of Experience

      Favorite Hobby = Loving on My Granddaughters!

      Nancy Murphy, Dental Assistant IV

      Nancy Murphy

      Top-Notch Dental Assistant II

      38 Years of Experience

      Favorite Hobbies = Golf & Hiking

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      Cheryl Smith

      Our Newest Team Member
      Dental Assistant I
      2 Years of Experience

      Favorite Hobby = Hiking

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      Tammy Thomas

      Caring Receptionist

      Favorite Hobbies = Hiking & Waterfall Exploration

      Kimberly smiling and wearing a smock

      Kimberly Hayes

      Multitalented Billing Specialist & Dental Assistant II

      Favorite Hobbies = Traveling & Reading

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      Catherine Parillo

      Webmaster & Marketing Manager

      Favorite Hobbies = Writing & Volunteering

      M. Glenn

      “Dr. Powell and his capable staff have taken care of me and my family for years now. They gave my husband a beautiful smile again since his teeth had been damaged in childhood. Since then, they have been caring for me and my four children and son-in-law. Dr. Powell and his staff are always willing to fit us in when we’re having problems. I trust them 100% with my family’s care.”

      Lynn P.

      “After many years of dreading visits to the dentist, we moved to Hickory and a friend referred me to Dr. Powell. I no longer fear going for checkups because of his gentleness and knowledge in procedures. He is the best and his staff likewise.” 

      William G.

      “In my own case, Dr. Powell found several problem areas that my previous dentist had either missed or ignored. Dr. Powell corrected these problems overtime at a cost I feel was very reasonable pricing.”

      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!”

      Bill E.

      “I had heard stories about root canals causing major pain. Dr. Powell has done two root canals on me and I had no pain during or after my root canals.”

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