Here at Village Dental Group, we are dedicated to treating each of our patients with respectful and attentive care. We aim to help our patients feel at home during their time here, developing relationships with them that last a lifetime. Our team values trust and honesty, and we do everything we can to ensure our patients fully understand the process of their treatment. To learn more, we invite you to meet our dentists
Dr. Powell graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1995 then went on to earn an advanced education degree at UT Memphis, along with undergoing an 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 wakeboarding; his out-of-town vacations are spent under the sea in scuba gear.
Dr. Robert Hodous blends the art of dentistry with an advanced technological approach to provide unequaled personal attention and professional care. Practicing dentistry for 32 years, Dr. Hodous’ commitment to excellence has earned him widespread recognition from both his peers and especially, his patients.
Karen is a 1975 graduate of the prestigious Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Bridgeport, Connecticut and in 1990 graduated from Northern Arizona University’s Local Anesthesia and Expanded Function Program.
She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 40 years and served as a Research Development Consultant for Professional Dental Tech Group of Batesville, Arkansas. Karen and her husband, Dr. Mickey Matthews, make their home in Hot Springs with their 2 Shetland Sheepdogs, “Stella” and “Morgan”. In her spare time, Karen enjoys golfing, dancing and gardening.
Emily is a Tennessee native and is currently a resident of Hot Springs. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
Holly was born in Naples, Florida, but grew up in Amity, Arkansas. She now lives in Hot Springs and joined our family here at VDG in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and playing with her sweet little pet ferret, Talulah.
Kyra is a southwest Arkansas native who grew up in Murfreesboro and has lived in Hot Springs for two years. Kyra joined the Village Dental group team in 2020. In Kyra’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going on adventures with her two pups, Jax and Miles.
Esther and Dennis, her husband of 40 years, moved to the Village in August 2011, from New York. Esther has been an office manager in a dental office for the past 34 years. Although it was hard leaving all her family and friends, she has met so many wonderful people from all over the country here. Esther looks forward to many wonderful years at Village Dental Group with her new family!
Nikki is the first smile you will see when you walk into our office. She is a native Arkansan and has been part of the family here at Village Dental Group since 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting and fishing.
Debbie is always happy to greet you at our front desk. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and now lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Debbie loves to cook, spend time on the lake, work on home renovations, and enjoys horseback riding with her family.
At Village Dental Group, we use advanced CEREC technology to provide your treatments in a single visit! Using this device, our dentists can create crowns and other restorations in a matter of minutes so that you can leave our office with a smile. Contact us today at 501-922-1045 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous and learn more about CEREC one-visit dentistry in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
Our dentists and dental team work hard to stay current on the latest advances in dental technology and techniques. We utilize state-of-the-art dental equipment, including CEREC one-visit restoration technology, to help us provide you with the best possible dental care and experience. CEREC technology allows our team to provide you with a custom-made, high-quality dental restoration in a single visit to our office. Traditional dental techniques require at least two visits to complete many dental restorations; CEREC technology saves you time and discomfort by eliminating the need for a second visit. With CEREC technology, we can create many types of dental restorations in just one visit, including:
With CEREC one-visit restorations, you will have no need for uncomfortable temporary crowns, veneers, or other restorations. In addition, CEREC uses advanced scanning technology to design the restoration, eliminating the need for messy impressions. CEREC one-visit restorations are created from high-quality porcelain that is matched to your individual tooth color, so your restorations will look beautiful and natural for years to come. For more information on the advantages of CEREC one-visit restorations and our other advanced technology, we welcome you to call or visit us today.
We use high-tech cone beam technology here at Village Dental Group to provide our patients with an exceptional level of treatment for their oral health. This 3D-imaging technology can capture detailed images of your mouth and better enable our dentists to diagnose and treat you.
At our office, we are committed to utilizing advanced dental technology to always provide you with the highest level of dental care. We are proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology at our practice. Cone beam 3D technology is an imaging system that provides our dentists and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat. We may use dental cone beam 3D imaging to:
Cone beam 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. One of the advantages of 3D cone beam technology is that it provides our dentists and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that are more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays. To learn more about cone beam 3D imaging and how it helps us provide you with exceptional care, we invite you to contact us today.
Our team uses digital X-rays in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, as a tool to help improve your experience as you seek quality dental treatment.
Digital X-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. Digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays that use film. Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than conventional film X-rays and require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Our dentists can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care. Our team is able to use digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:
Digital dental X-rays are used to plan many kinds of dental treatment, such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants, orthodontics, and more. To learn more about digital radiography and how we use X-rays at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us soon.
Are you struggling with tension in your face, neck, or mouth? You may be suffering from oral health issues like TMJ disorder or burning mouth syndrome.
Orofacial pain deals with tension or dysfunction that can occur in your head, face, and mouth. This tension can be associated with several different health issues depending on your situation. If orofacial pain is hindering you from many of your daily activities, like eating and talking, your pain may be related to TMJ syndrome.
Other conditions associated with orofacial pain may include sleep disorders, trauma, migraines, or burning mouth syndrome. As you meet with our dentists, we can help you determine the cause of your orofacial pain through a thorough examination. Depending on the cause, we can help you find the proper treatment path suited to your situation.
BOTOX involves no incisions, stitches, or surgery, so you can resume your daily routine directly following your appointment. This also means that your treatment will be comfortable and fast. Our team will simply inject the medication into the muscles. We may use ice or a topical numbing cream before the treatment to ensure that you feel completely comfortable. You may begin noticing improvements as soon as 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, and your BOTOX results can last up to four months.
For more information regarding orofacial pain treatment, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, you can contact us at 501-922-1045 today. Ask to meet with our dentists, either Dr. Larry Powell or Dr. Robert Hodous, and set up a consultation with us here at Village Dental Group!
Our experienced dentists can provide dental crowns and bridges to restore your smile to full health and beauty. With a crown or a bridge, you can once again smile, speak and eat with full confidence. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous and learn more about dental crowns and bridges in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, contact Village Dental Group today at 501-922-1045.
Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most common treatments for replacing and restoring missing or damaged teeth. During your initial consultation at our office, our dentists will carefully examine your mouth to determine if these treatments are good options for you.
Dental crowns, or caps, are a treatment designed to restore the strength, functionality, and appearance of teeth that have been broken or damaged by decay, disease, or injury. Crowns are custom made to fit your smile and are bonded over your original tooth to cover it and prevent further damage. If you are replacing a missing tooth, your crown may be placed atop a dental implant. Your dental crown is intended to be a long-lasting solution for your oral health and smile.
Dental bridges are replacements for missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth can shift out of position, causing you to develop a bad bite and making it more difficult for you to chew and speak normally. A dental bridge will literally “bridge” the gap in your smile to keep your teeth in the correct position, maintain a healthy bite and give you back a beautiful smile. Dental bridges are typically anchored in place by crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the prosthetic tooth but may also be supported by a dental implant.
Dental implants are the ideal replacement for your missing teeth! Our experienced dentists and team offer implants to give you back a beautiful smile and improve your oral health and function. Call Village Dental Group today at 501-922-1045 for more information about dental implants in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous.
Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.
Following this healing period, our dentists will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.
If you are embarrassed to smile due to flaws in your teeth, our skilled dentists may recommend porcelain dental veneers to enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers cover the imperfections in your teeth to give you the picture-perfect smile that you have always wanted. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Powell or Dr. Robert Hodous and find out if porcelain dental veneers in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, are right for you, call Village Dental Group today at 501-922-1045.
Dental veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Our dentists may recommend dental veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth color. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.
Our dentists may recommend dental veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest veneers to:
We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more about custom dental veneers and how we can enhance your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our dentists and team provide teeth whitening to brighten your teeth and give you a more attractive smile. Our professional whitening treatments are among the fastest and most effective ways to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Call Village Dental Group at 501-922-1045 to make your appointment with Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous and learn more about teeth whitening in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
Teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental treatment that we offer to noticeably enhance your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening is often available in both in-office and take-home systems. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride.
If you have ever wished that your smile was whiter and brighter, teeth whitening might be right for you. Through professional teeth whitening, we can lighten staining and discoloration caused by various factors, such as:
Our dentists will work with you to determine the right type of treatment and treatment length to achieve the smile aesthetic you desire. To learn more about professional teeth whitening and to set up your consultation at our office, please call us today.
Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous provide tooth-colored dental fillings to restore your teeth and smile! These composite restorations are designed to blend in with the natural appearance of your teeth to give you a beautiful and long-lasting final result. We invite you to call Village Dental Group at 501-922-1045 to learn more about tooth-colored dental fillings in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and make your appointment with our dentists.
Traditionally, dental fillings have been made of silver amalgam. However, our dental office uses only composite, or tooth-colored, filling material. Our dentists and team have chosen to use composite filling materials in order to provide you with a more natural-looking result and to promote better long-term oral health. There are many benefits to composite fillings, including:
When you receive a composite dental filling, our dentists will carefully select a filling that matches your natural tooth color to give you a more beautiful and healthier-looking smile. Fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment.
For more information about composite dental fillings and to make an appointment with our dentists, contact our office today.
Our experienced dentists and team provide complete oral examinations in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, to check for signs of developing problems and help keep your mouth healthy. We recommend that you visit Village Dental Group regularly for this preventive treatment so that we can ensure any problems are diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible. Contact us at 501-922-1045 to learn more about complete oral exams and make an appointment with Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous.
Dental exams are a key part of keeping your mouth and smile healthy. We recommend that you receive a dental exam every six months, as this will allow our dentists to monitor your oral health and ensure that any developing problems are diagnosed and treated promptly. Dental exams are often performed as part of your regular cleaning appointments.
A dental exam consists of our dentists checking your teeth and supporting oral structures for any signs of damaging dental conditions or diseases. Dental X-rays may be used to further evaluate your teeth and supporting structures and check for tooth decay or other developing problems. During the exam, our dentists will check for problems such as cavities, bone loss, oral cancer, and periodontal disease.
We will review our findings with you so that you can understand the current state of your oral health. Our dentists and team may also make recommendations on ways to improve your at-home oral hygiene. If you require any treatment, we will discuss your treatment options with you so you can make a fully informed decision about your care. We are always happy to discuss any concerns that you may have; we want you to feel comfortable and confident in the care you are receiving.
If you experience a dental emergency, pain, or injury, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible to make an appointment and receive treatment.
To schedule your dental exam and learn more, call our office today. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!
During each of your regular visits to Village Dental Group, our dentists and team will review your oral hygiene with you. After examining your mouth and discussing your hygiene routine with you, we may make suggestions to help you improve your at-home care and keep your mouth and smile healthy. To learn more about comprehensive oral hygiene in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and make an appointment with Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous, call us today at 501-922-1045.
During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dentists and the team recommend that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:
When you visit our dentists and team, we will review your dental hygiene habits with you and offer needed information on any additional steps you can take to further improve your oral health. To learn more about dental hygiene and schedule your next appointment at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us today.
Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous provide complete and partial dentures to replace your missing.
Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures might be just what you need to restore the function, beauty and health of your smile. There are two kinds of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.
A complete denture is used to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch. We may suggest a complete denture to replace all of the teeth in one or both arches depending on your individual needs. Our dentists may suggest using a denture adhesive for improved stability.
A partial denture is used if you are missing multiple teeth but have natural teeth remaining. A partial denture often includes a thin framework or clasps that attach to the natural teeth for a secure fit.
Our dentists may recommend complete or partial dentures to restore your smile if you are missing multiple teeth; dentures can improve your ability to properly speak and eat, restore your natural facial volume, and enhance the overall beauty of your smile. Your dentures will be custom made to fit your smile comfortably, aesthetically and securely. We invite you to call or visit us soon to learn more about how dentures can improve your smile!
Are you struggling with tension in your face, neck, or mouth? You may be suffering from oral health issues like TMJ disorder or burning mouth syndrome. If you would like to learn about finding orofacial pain treatment in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, you can contact us at 501-922-1045 today. Ask to meet with our dentists, either Dr. Larry Powell or Dr. Robert Hodous, and set up a consultation with us here at Village Dental Group!
Orofacial pain deals with tension or dysfunction that can occur in your head, face, and mouth. This tension can be associated with several different health issues depending on your situation. If orofacial pain is hindering you from many of your daily activities, like eating and talking, then your pain may be related to TMJ syndrome.
Other conditions associated with orofacial pain may include sleep disorders, trauma, migraines, or burning mouth syndrome. As you meet with our dentists, we can help you determine the cause of your orofacial pain through a thorough examination. Depending on the cause, we can help you find the proper path of treatment suited to your situation.
For more information regarding orofacial pain treatment, we invite you to contact us today and schedule a consultation with our excellent dentists!
Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous provide root canal therapy in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, to help you regain a healthy smile. This endodontic treatment removes infected and damaged tooth tissue so that you can prevent the need for an extraction and continue using your original tooth. Call Village Dental Group at 501-922-1045 to schedule a consultation with our dentists and learn more about root canal therapy.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia. Our dentists and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.
If you or a loved one snore while asleep, our dentists can provide you with treatments to prevent snoring and help you get the rest you need. We are committed to helping you sleep well at night and enjoy a healthier quality of life. Call Village Dental Group today at 501-922-1045 to make your appointment with Dr. Larry Powell and Dr. Robert Hodous and learn more about snoring treatment in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
Our caring dentists and team understand that many patients (and their partners) find snoring to be a common nighttime annoyance. Snoring is typically caused by obstructions in the airway, such as collapsing tissues in the throat, large tonsils or the tongue rolling back in the throat. As airway muscles relax during sleep, these tissues can narrow the upper airway and result in snoring.
To ensure that you and your loved ones can sleep peacefully through the night, our dentists may recommend a snoring treatment. Our most common snoring treatment is oral appliance therapy. For this treatment, we will provide you with a custom-made oral appliance, which you wear only while you sleep. The snoring appliance works by ensuring that your airway stays open and free of obstructions while you sleep. This may be accomplished by preventing the tongue from rolling back or holding your jaw in a position that prevents the airway tissues from collapsing. We will make certain that your custom snoring appliance fits effectively and comfortably to minimize snoring and allow you to sleep peacefully.
If you snore frequently, we encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about snoring treatment and schedule your next visit with our dentists. We are eager to care for you!
To patients who struggle with severe jaw tension or headaches, we offer TMJ treatment here at Village Dental Group! This treatment can often involve certain restorative procedures or mouthguards designed to address TMJ disorder. Contact our office at 501-922-1045 today for a meeting with our dentists, Dr. Larry Powell or Dr. Robert Hodous, and learn more about TMJ treatment in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
Our dentists can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and schedule your consultation with our dentists, we encourage you to contact us today.