It may seem funny, but I knew I wanted to be a dentist ever since the fourth grade. There's been a Dr. Powers in this town, Lions, for almost a hundred years. My grandpa started dentistry here in 1928. My father was a physician after that. So I grew up seeing firsthand the positive impact they had on people from this area. So it's very rewarding to be able to help someone get out of terrible pain, to help someone chew better, to give them a great new smile that helps their self confidence and their self esteem. So, I take this honor seriously and it's also a lot of fun to be able to help those around me and to have that positive influence on people.
I have had extensive education and not only general dentistry, but also implant dentistry and sedation dentistry, so that gives us an edge in treating more difficult, complex dental cases, and it lets us provide all that here in one office location. So that's nice for patients. They don't have to drive around to seeing multiple dentists at multiple locations. They're able to get all of those services done here in one spot. Whether it's a child's first dental visit for a cleaning or an adult that needs extensive dental treatment done, we have the ability and the tools here to give you a great dental experience.
Dr. Scott Powers received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1998. He then completed a one-year general practice residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After his residency, Dr. Powers completed a one-year fellowship in implant dentistry at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. Fewer than 1 percent of all dentists have completed two years of residency and fellowship training.
Dr. Powers is one of only a few general dentists in the state certified to administer IV sedation. He also provides hospital dentistry in the operating room using general anesthesia. He has taken thousands of hours of continuing education and loves to stay up to date on the latest advancements, especially in the field of implant dentistry.
Dr. Powers’s father and grandfather have been doctors in Lyons since 1928. Dr. Powers has served as the Town of Lyons Board President for over 15 years. He has been married for over 20 years to Dr. Linda Powers, who practices orthodontics in Lyons and Terre Haute and is the only orthodontist in Greene County. They have two boys, Luke and John. Dr. Powers is an instrument-rated pilot with over 1,000 hours logged, and he also enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling.
Our office recognizes that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us. That is just one reason why we value every patient relationship. Dr. Powers’s unique training and experience allow him to provide individualized treatment options for even our most complex dental patients. His goal is to help each patient achieve optimal oral health.