Dr. Gary Powell is the Principal Dentist at Carrington Dental Centre, West Kelowna, BC.
Dr. Gary Powell grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His education began with a baseball scholarship to the United States for three years. He returned to the University of Manitoba where he completed a Bachelor of Science in 1992 and then his Doctor of Dental Medicine, DMD, in 1996. He opened Carrington Dental Centre in West Kelowna in 1998 (formerly Dr. Gary Powell & Associates) He loves helping people of all ages to improve their oral health and see them smile.
He loves the hands-on aspect of dentistry and helping people feel good about their teeth. Learning about advances in dental care and using new technology keeps dentistry fun and exciting. He has been using Itero digital scanning for digital impressions and implemented a CBCT scanner (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) which takes 3-dimensional scans of the teeth. This technology helps to improve diagnosis and treatment accuracy.
Gary truly listens to patients' concerns and takes the time to answer all questions. He tailors the treatment plans based on the patients’ needs and gives them options. Whether a patient just wants to get rid of pain and infection or if they want to completely rebuild their smile, he is happy to help them achieve what they desire. He understands dentistry is an investment of time and money and he wants people to be happy with their investment. Good health is always a good investment.
He enjoys working with other dentists and is proud of the team at Carrington Dental and how well they work together to care for their patients. Gary has a special interest in treatments such as sleep apnea and snoring caused by dental disorders, Invisalign® orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, Botox, oral surgery and implants. His future goals are to learn more about smile design and periodontics. There is always more to learn which keeps dentistry interesting and exciting.
Gary is part of an international Invisalign® study club and is a *Preferred Provider of Invisalign®.
Gary values the trust and patient relations he has built over the years. He loves living in West Kelowna and working in his dream dental office. Along with his wife, Gary has raised two kids, who have graduated from Mount Boucherie secondary and are off at University. He loves exploring the valley by hiking and fishing on the beautiful lakes. He enjoys travelling to attend dental courses, exercising, cooking, playing or watching sports and spending time with friends and family
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