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Charles A. Powell

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgical Dentistry, Chair, Division of Periodontics and Director of Postgraduate Periodontics

Dr. Charles A. Powell

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

Phone: 303-724-6970
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, 2016
  • CUSDM Outstanding Dental Didactic Instructor, 2014
  • 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, 1995

Department Affiliations:

  • Department of Surgical Dentistry
  • Division of Periodontics

Research Interests:

  • Dental Implants
  • Periodontal Regeneration
  • Periodontal Wound Healing


  • Thousand J, Datar J, Font K, Powell CA.  A Root Volume Study of the Adult Dentition for Ridge Preservation Purposes.  Accepted for publication in Gen Dent 2016.
  • Deas DE, Moritz AJ, Sagun Jr RS, Gruwell SF, Powell CA.  Scaling and Root Planing vs. Conservative Surgery in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis.  Periodontology 2000 71;128-139, 2016.
  • French AMK, Powell CA, Font K.  Diagnostic Dilemma: The Case for Surgical Exploration.  Probe 92:5-9, 2015.
  • Powell CA, Chandrasekaran S, Yukna RA.  Dental Biofilm: The Microbiology of the Periodontium in Health and Disease.  In: Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, Fourth Edition, 2014, Pearson.
  • 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 Associated with Various Periodontal 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.

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