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University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Charles A. Powell

Chair, Division of Periodontics and Director of Postgraduate Periodontics

Associate Professor
Department of Surgical Dentistry
Mail Stop F847
13065 E 17th Avenue 
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-6424
Fax: 303-724-6986


  • Certificate in Periodontics, Wilford Hall Medical Center
  • MS in Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • DDS, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry

Honors and Awards:

  • American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Educator Award, 2006
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists, 2000
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Periodontology, 1998
  • Killoy-Hallmon Periodontics Research Award Winner, 1995
  • John Prichard Competition for Graduate Research, Second Place, 1995
  • Top 1% of United States Periodontal Residents, 1995 American Academy of Periodontology In-Service Examination

Research Interests:

  • Dental Implants
  • Periodontal Regeneration
  • Periodontal Wound Healing


Powell C.A., Bannister S.R., Mackey S.A., Maller S.C., McDonnell H.T., Deas D.E.: Periodontal Wound Healing With and Without Platelet-Rich Plasma: Histological Observations and Assessment of Flap Tensile Strength. J Periodontol 80:985-992, 2009.

Bannister S.R., Powell C.A.: Foreign Body Reaction to Anorganic Bovine Bone and Autogenous Bone with Platelet-Rich Plasma in Guided Bone Regeneration. J Periodontol 79:1116-1120, 2008.

Deas D.E., Moritz A.J., Mealey B.L., McDonnell H.T., Powell C.A.: Clinical Reliability of the "Furcation Arrow" as a Diagnostic Marker. J Periodontol 77:1436-1441, 2006.

Schwartz S.A., Koch M.A., Deas D.E., Powell C.A.: Combined Endodontic-Periodontic Treatment of a Palatal Groove: A Case Report. J Endod 32:573-578, 2006.

Powell C.A., Stanley C.M., Bannister S.R., McDonnell H.T., Moritz A.J., Deas D.E.: Palatal Neurofibroma Associated with Localized Periodontitis. J Periodontol 77:310-315, 2006.

Powell C., Mealey B., Deas D., McDonnell H., Moritz A.: Post-surgical Infections: Prevalence Assicated with Various Periofontal Surgical Procedures. J Periodontol 76:329-333, 2005.

Deas D., Moritz A., McDonnell H., Powell C., Mealey B.: Osseous Surgery for Crown Lengthening: A 6-Month Clinical Study. J Periodontol 75:1288-1294, 2004.

McDonough P.M. and Powell C.A.: Effectiveness of bioresorbable  and nonbioresorbable barrier membranes in guided tissue regeneration. Journal of Dental Education 63(1):5, 1999.