Education | Dentist in Palmdale, CA

Education, Certification, and Licensing
He pursued undergraduate studies in biology at the University of the Pacific, and also attended California State University of Northridge for additional courses in science and business. Later, he graduated from the prestigious Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.It is Dr. Powell’s vision to positively affect the lives of as many people as possible, and believes one way to do this is by delivering the most advance treatment options available. Because of this belief, he has diligently pursued higher learning from the following facilities and organizations:

  • Antelope Valley High School, 1973
  • Antelope Valley College, 1974
  • University of the Pacific, 1979
  • California State University at Northridge, 1980
  • Loma Linda University – Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1984
  • Myotronics (Advanced Occlusion and Case Finishing), 1993, 1998-2000
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (Continuing Dental Courses), 1995
  • International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, 1996
  • Esthetic Professionals (Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion), 2000-2001
  • CEREC® CAD-CAM, 2003, 2004, 2010
  • Nobel Biocare (Implant Restorations), 2004, 2005; Placing and Restoring Implants, 2005
  • Las Vegas Institute (Advanced Dental Studies), 2000, 2007-2009, Received Fellow Award
  • 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography, 2009
  • Member of International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA), since 2009
  • Advanced Radiological CBCT Interpretation, Computer-Guided Implant Surgery, 2010
  • Scottsdale Center for Dentistry (Level 6 CT Guided Implant Surgery), 2010
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (Primespeak), 2011
  • ClearCorrect™ (Clear Aligner Therapy), 2011
  • Scottsdale Center for Dentistry/Academy of General Dentistry (3rd annual CEREC Owners Symposium), 2011
  • SybronEndo (Essential Endo), 2011
  • Impant Direct Sybron Int. (Multi-Dimensional Approach to Implant Dentistry), 2011
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (Non-Surgical Endodontics), 2011
  • Advanced Treatment Planning Seminar, 2011, 2012
  • The Shield Group (Infection Control), 2011, 2012
  • Nobel Biocare (Esthetic Alliance – Module 1), 2011, 2012
  • Esthetic Professionals (Surgical Implant Placement, Grafting and Prosthetic Design Series), 2012
  • Myotronics (The Power of Neuromuscular Dentistry), 2012
  • FOY Dentures (Training Program), 2012
  • Patterson Dental (CEREC Study Club), 2012
  • Patterson Dental (Placing Implants with CEREC and GALILEOS), 2012
  • Great Lakes Education Center, 2012
  • LVI (The Physiological Approach to Treating OSA), 2012
  • LVI (Post Core Continuum), 2013
  • LVI (The Oxygen Advantage), 2016
  • ACT 260 Lasers in Restorative Dentistry NightLase® Smoothlase™, 2013
  • ACT 260 Lasers in Restorative Dentistry Laser Operative, Endo, Perio (2 courses), 2013
  • LVI (Cranio-Cervical Physical Therapy’s Role in Neuromuscular Dentistry), 2013
  • LVI (Post Core Continuum: Level 1), 2013
  • LVI (The Physiological Approach to Treating OSA: Level 2), 2013
  • LVI (Practical Advanced TMD: Level 2), 2013
  • LVI (Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Myofunctional Therapy), 2016
  • Great Lakes Education Center (CEREC Owner’s Tips Tricks), 2013
  • The Shield Group (Infection Control), 2013
  • LVI (Pediatric Orthodontics), 2013
  • LVI (Neuromuscular Ortho Mechanics), 2013
  • SPEAR (Joint Examination), 2015
  • SPEAR (Surgically Assisted Osteogenic Orthodontics), 2015
  • SPEAR (The Gummy Smile – Differential Diagnosis), 2015
  • SPEAR (Treating Significant Interior Gingival Recession), 2015
  • SPEAR (Endo Vs. Extraction in a Fractured Interior Tooth), 2015
  • SPEAR (Restorative Solutions for Failed Implants), 2015
  • SPEAR (Integrating Aesthetics and Functions in Wear), 2015
  • SPEAR (Complex Dental Cases), 2015
  • SPEAR (Functional Treatment Planning), 2016
  • SPEAR (Wear and Tooth Size Discrepancy in the Ortho/Restorative Case), 2016
  • SPEAR (Functional Evaluation), 2016
  • SPEAR (Diagnosing and Treatment Planning Interior Open Bites), 2016
  • SPEAR (Patient Goals in the Comprehensive Exam), 2016
  • LVI (Physiologic Orthodontics level 1), 2016
  • IAPA (Evolutionary Changes in Physiologic Based Dentistry and Advanced Scan Interpretation), 2016
  • IAPA (Creating a Computerized TAG Bite for a Sleep Appliance), 2016
  • IAPA (Environmental Toxins and Their Relationship to: Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Dementia, and Cancer), 2016
  • IAPA (OSA Begins in Childhood), 2016
  • LVI (Controlled Arch Orthodontics and Case Finishing), 2017
  • LVI (Tactical Advanced TMD), 2017
  • LVI (Full Safe Orthodontic “F2O” Physiologic Orthodontics Level 2), 2017
  • SPEAR (Unesthetic Anterior Implants), 2017
  • SPEAR (Orthodontic Extrusion and Implant Sites), 2017
  • SPEAR (Patient Education), 2017
  • SPEAR (Multiple Missing Teeth and the Complex Ortho/Surgical Restorative Case), 2017
  • SPEAR (Anterior Trauma and Fractured Teeth), 2017
  • SPEAR (Traumatic Avulsion of an Anterior Segment in a Very Young Patient), 2017

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