Meet the doctors
Dr. Powell graduated from University of Tennessee Dental School in 1995 then went on to earn an Advanced Education Degree at UT Memphis and Implant Internship. His natural talent and fascination with the cosmetic side of dentistry led him into the Prosthodontic Program at the Memphis VA Medical Center where he spent three years becoming an expert in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and sleep disorders. Dr. Powell has practiced advanced cosmetic and family dentistry for more than 20 years and is sensitive to the needs, wishes, and fears of his patients. He is a frequent visitor of Lake Ouachita where he enjoys swimming and wake-boarding and his out of town vacations are spent under the sea in scuba gear.
Dr. Raines is a native of Camden, Arkansas, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, and attended dental school at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. While in college at Ouachita, he met the love of his life, Lauren Raines, who is also a dental hygienist at our practice. After getting married in June of 2013, the two moved off to Memphis, Tennessee for dental school and dental hygiene school. When he isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Raines enjoys cooking, surfing on the lake, playing music, portrait photography, and wedding videography. He and his wife are the newest additions to VDG!