Meet Dr. Steven Powell

I am truly blessed to be an orthodontist. Daily I meet and spend time with people of all ages, from many walks of life, and have the opportunity to get to hear their stories. It is a pleasure to build connections and friendships through my work and to know that what I do makes a lasting difference in so many lives.

After practicing for 35 years, I still love what I do and share in each patient’s excitement and anticipation as we near the end of treatment. The day we’re done, and that finished smile is revealed, I celebrate with my patient. Together we’ve accomplished a smile that strengthens their self-esteem and the confidence with which they greet the world.

Here at Powell Orthodontics, we care about people. We want to get to know our patients and we want to be their provider. I believe in what my son and I can do, the care we can provide, and the importance of sharing this with our community.

Education and Experience

A native Augustan, I attended Martinez Elementary and Evans High School. My Bachelor of Science in biology was awarded by Augusta State University, where I graduated cum laude.

I attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, where I graduated first in my class with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, I completed a general practice residency at the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, California, then served four years with the United States Navy Dental Corps.

After completing my service, I returned to the Medical College of Georgia, where I completed a rigorous two-year orthodontic residency.

Continuing Education

I choose to participate in a range of continuing education opportunities, because I want to be an orthodontist who provides the best care possible. Each year I take online courses, attend meetings, read multiple specialty journals, and consult with other orthodontists and oral healthcare specialists.

Continuing education keeps me current and on the cutting edge of orthodontics and dentistry. It allows me to be familiar with and to be able to choose to use the most up-to-date technology for superior treatment and for what is most beneficial for my patients.

I am also a part-time instructor at the Augusta University orthodontic residency program. In my classes, I cover multiple orthodontic and business topics, including treatment planning and clinical processes.

Professional Memberships

  • Augusta Dental Society
  • Eastern District Dental Society
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • Georgia Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Beyond the Practice

I was born into a military family. My first school years were spent in Germany, then third grade through high school were here in Columbia County. After my own military service, I returned home and have lived here since.

My wife and best friend is Debbie; we have been married nearly four decades. We have four wonderful adult children. Our only grandchild right now is Vivian. She is the joy of our lives. We soon will have a few more grandchildren and cannot wait.

Our current pets are all rescue animals: Princess, a pit bull; Count, a mixed bulldog; Felix, our grey cat; Ringo, our orange cat; and Trump, our other grey cat. They give us a lot of joy and unconditional love.

When I’m not at the office, I am usually at Debbie’s side as her handyman. We dabble in real estate, which keeps her — and me — quite busy. I love to go to the lake and the beach with my family. We are developing a new hobby — camping in an RV — so we will see how that goes!