Meet the Team

Dr H and Dr P standing together
The team with just the ladies on a bridge

Over 25 Years of Experience

Dr. Powell first began the Hickory Dentist practice when he moved his family to the Viewmont area in 1975. By placing a high value on patient comfort and continually seeking the best care techniques and treatment options available, Dr. Powell along with Hygienist Susan McLain and Dental Assistant II Nancy Murphy quickly developed a reputation for going the extra mile. 

In 2020, Dr. Hanigofsky, a longtime patient of Dr. Powell’s, joined the practice as an associate dentist. He later purchased the practice from Dr. Powell in 2024 as Dr. Powell began his partial retirement. Today, Dr. Hanigfosky and Dr. Powell still offer that same warm and welcoming experience coupled with the most advanced dental healthcare treatment options available. With over 130 5-star reviews, we invite you to see how the team at Hickory Dentist by Dental Health Concepts can help you feel confident about your next dental visit.

Our Commitment

Our team offers the latest proven technology and expertise to deliver the highest level of oral health care possible.

Our Team

Dr. H in downtown Hickory
Jackson Hanigofsky, DMD

Dentist/Practice Owner

Dr. Powell in downtown Hickory
E. Dean Powell, DDS PA

Associate Dentist

Nancy in downtown Hickory
Nancy Murphy

Sr. Dental Assistant II

Donna in downtown Hickory
Donna Alesi

Dental Assistant II

Susan in downtown Hickory
Susan McLain

Sr. Hygienist

Tammy in downtown Hickory
Tammy Thomas


Kimberly in downtown Hickory
Kimberly Hayes

Billing Specialist
Dental Assistant II

Kelsey Hanigofsky sitting in a window seat.
Kelsey Eaker

Social Media Manager
Community Engagement Manager

Catherine Parillo's close-up
Catherine Parillo, MA

Communications Manager
Marketing Manager