Dr. Zach Powell, Georgia Dental Association and Powell Dentistry Group (Dental Business Radio, Episode 29)
Dr. Zach Powell, this year’s President of the Georgia Dental Association, joined host Patrick O’Rourke to talk about the GDA. Dr. Powell laid out the mission and initiatives of the GDA, discussed his recent travels all over the state to meet with members, and his commitment to dentistry as a profession. He and Patrick also talked about the upcoming summer meeting of the GDA, the impact GDA was able to have during COVID to get dentists back to work to serve patients, the GDA Foundation, and much more.
Powell Dentistry Group
Powell Dentistry Group specializes in practice management, consultation, transitions, and acquisitions. Dr. Powell serves as the company’s CEO. PFD has owned and managed twelve dental offices in 20 years.
Currently, it encompasses four practices throughout southeastern Georgia: Dentistry in Redfern, serving Saint Simons Island and Sea Island; Brunswick Smiles, serving Glynn and MacIntosh Counties including Brunswick and the Golden Isles; Blackshear Family Dentistry, serving Pierce, Wayne, and Ware Counties; and Alma Family Dentistry, serving Bacon and Douglas Counties.
Dr. Powell himself practices on Saint Simons Island in Redfern Village where his business offices are also headquartered. The Powell Dentistry Group employs 35 team members, including a CFO, COO, and five dentist associates.
Zachary Powell, DMD, Owner, Powell Dentistry Group and President, Georgia Dental Association
Dr. Zachary Powell is a general dentist specializing in comprehensive, implant, and family dentistry. He is a Georgia native and graduated from both the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). He has been in private practice for 23 years and owned multiple offices.
Dr. Powell is deeply dedicated to his profession and enjoys treating patients of all ages, from all walks of life, all over the great state of Georgia. Additionally, he works as a dental and business consultant throughout the state and has extensive experience in medical/dental office and real estate development. He possesses 25 years of leadership experience in both a professional and civic capacity.
His professional service experience includes positions held at local, state, and national levels and he currently serves as the President of the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Powell is an honorary fellow with both the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the GDA and has been named to the University of Georgia’s Bulldog 100 twice. Dr. Powell serves on several boards including the Affinity Bank Dental Advisory Board. His commitment to ethics, patient advocacy, and grassroots organized dentistry are the hallmarks of his career.
About Dental Business Radio
Dental Business Radio covers the business side of dentistry. Host Patrick O’Rourke and his guests cover industry trends, insights, success stories, and more in this wide-ranging show. The show’s guests include successful doctors across the spectrum of dental practice providers, as well as trusted advisors and noted industry participants. Dental Business Radio is underwritten and presented by Practice Quotient and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®. The show can be found on all the major podcast apps and a complete show archive is here.
Dental Business Radio is sponsored by Practice Quotient. Practice Quotient, Inc. serves as a bridge between the payor and provider communities. Their clients include general dentist and dental specialty practices across the nation of all sizes, from completely fee-for-service-only to active network participation with every dental plan possible. They work with independent practices, emerging multi-practice entities, and various large ownership entities in the dental space. Their PPO negotiations and analysis projects evaluate the merits of the various in-network participation contract options specific to your Practice’s patient acquisition strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.