Dr. Powers has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he attended the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, receiving his dental degree in 1980. After a general practice dental residency, Dr. Powers began practicing in Greenbelt, Maryland in 1981.
Patients love Dr. Powers' empathetic and compassionate dental care. In addition, they appreciate his desire to expand and advance his dental expertise. He frequently attends courses on Oral-Systemic Health, Laser Dentistry, Smile Design, Invisalign, Ultimate Occlusion, Sedation Dentistry Oral Cancer detection and prevention. Thus, he's able to empower his patients with an array of treatment options.
Terrie is our business office administrator. Her dental experience spans four decades as a certified dental assistant, consultant and business office manager. She enjoys working with patients to help them achieve their dental journey and continuing her education keeping dentistry her career passion.
Outside of the dental office, Terrie enjoys gardening, pool time, a sunny beach and sleepovers with her grandchildren. She has been married to her best friend, Dan for 43+ years. Together they have enjoyed the blessings of their two grown children, their spouses, six grandchildren and the continued fun times with their elderly parents. Terrie also enjoys her large Italian-German family and can always be found preparing for a family event. Quiet time seldom exists for this happy grandmother as her grandchildren light up her world.
Sonai has over 17 years of experience in customer service and 5+ years in the dental health care field. As the scheduling coordinator/ social media administrator in our practice, she takes great pride and joy in getting to know our patients. The care and well being of our patients is her highest priority. She is extremely happy to take part in giving them a great dental experience.
Sonai is the youngest of 6 siblings! Coming from a military family she has no problems making friends wherever she goes. Sonai currently resides in DC. She loves to play “tourist” in DC and find events to do with her family. She prides herself on finding great deals and being thrifty. She is a lover of life! Her alias “Sunny “ completely embodies her bright personality.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Barbara has been a practicing dental hygienist for 36 years. She started her career in dentistry as a certified dental assistant and after several years decided to further her education and attended Allegany Community College where she earned her dental hygiene degree.
Barbara and Dr. Powers have been working together over 26 years. She prides herself with providing quality individualized oral health care to each of her patients, all with a gentle touch. Currently, Barbara works two Fridays a month and when needed to provide support for others in the practice.
Barbara has been married to her husband for 32 years. She loves playing tennis, yoga, and spending time with her daughter, son-in-law, grand puppy, and two other sons.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Janet brings our dental team a vast amount of clinical experience spanning over 40 years, starting with assisting at her father's dental practice. She works primarily as a dental hygienist earning her degree from Allegany College but you might also see her assisting Dr. Powers or working the front desk.
She has been a Dental Hygiene "Lead" for Mission of Mercy (a free dental clinic held at the University of Maryland) for the last 8 years.
Janet keeps her fingers limber with quilting (Even making a quilt for Mission of Mercy that was raffled off). In addition, come springtime, you can find her digging in her flower and vegetable garden.
She and her husband Bernie, have one daughter, Holly and a brand new son in law, Steven. They enjoy family time together camping and attending music festivals.
Registered Dental Assistant
Debbie, a registered dental assistant, since 1986 and has been working with Dr. Powers since 1995. She has a great wealth of dental information to draw on. Debbie is a true caregiver, in every sense of the word. Being very patient-oriented, she ensures that all of our patients are comfortable and given the best care available. She takes great pride in what she does.
Debbie is a native Marylander. She is married with four grown children. Debbie enjoys camping, gardening, scrap-booking and caring for others. Above all, she loves her 11 grandchildren, including a set of twins.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Suzanne joined Dr. Powers’ team in 2018. She began working in the dental field as a business administrator while taking classes at UMBC. She continued her dental education at Howard Community College. She graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene where she was recognized with the Gold Scaler Award. Suzanne has experience working in the fields of general, pediatric, and periodontal dentistry. As a Dental Hygienist, her goal is to provide the best-individualized care for her patients and make each and every appointment as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. She works with her patients to prevent disease and promote dental health to enhance and maintain overall health. She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and stays up on the latest information.
During her spare time, Suzanne loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, baking, reading, working out, hiking, and traveling.
Kai is the newest addition to our practice. She joined us in July 2020 and is the niece of one of our former assistants, Marlene. She loves to assist in any way possible around the office, and is currently training under Dr. Powers' dental assistant, Deb, to be a dental assistant as well. Soon Kai will be a Certified Dental Assistant! She is excited to fill in for Deb when needed, to enhance our dental team/office further. She is very task-oriented, and can multitask duties around the office to ensure everyone's needs are met for a more productive and enjoyable day!
Kai has two sweet kitties at home, Koda and Chanel. Outside the office, Kai loves to drive for leisure and try new foods. In her spare time, Kai enjoys spending time with loved ones, learning new things, and discovering new places to eat.