All professionals at Powell Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. William Madison Powell DMD
Dr. Powell is a native of Gainesville, Tx and made the move to South Carolina for college. He graduated from Furman University in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. He continued his studies in Chemistry at Furman and graduated with a Masters of Science degree in 1998. Dr. Powell attended the Medical College of Georgia where he received his Doctor of Medical Dentisty degree in 2005. He holds memberships in the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association and the Greenville County Dental Society.
Outside of work, Dr. Powell is an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal church, serving on both the Vestry and Outreach Committees and acting with the St. Peter's Players. He enjoys gardening, cooking, running, and participating in his children's extracurricular activities. Dr. Powell and his wife, Keri, have two beautiful daughters, Sara and Avery, and two rescue mutts, Hoppy and Badger.
Ilona Smith – Office Manager
Ilona joined Powell Family Dentistry in December 2012, bringing 10 years of dental and medical front office experience. Prior to that, her work experience focused on personal line insurance with State Farm Insurance Companies. She and her husband Greg live in Hendersonville. Born and raised in Illinois and Missouri, Ilona attended CMSU and ISU-Normal with a major in elementary education. An avid Tarheel fan (especially basketball), other pass times include hiking, kayaking, glass painting and coastal vacations.
Anna Hanley – Registered Dental Hygiensit
Anna graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. A native of Pittsburgh, Anna moved to Travelers Rest in March 2004. Prior to joining Powell Family Dentistry in June 2014, Anna worked for a general dental office in Hendersonville, NC for 10 years. She enjoys one on one interaction with patients as she shares her knowledge and experience regarding dental hygiene needs. Anna enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family.
Cathy Barnett – Registered Dental Hygienist
Cathy graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent with a Bachelors degree in French. A few years later, having always had a keen interest in dentistry, she decided to return to school and pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene. A native on Long Island, NY, she attended City University of New York in Brooklyn and received her AAS degree in Dental Hygiene.
Cathy and her husband, Louis, moved to Greer 20 years ago and raised their 3 sons, Ryan, Kevin, and Peter. She sincerely enjoys sharing knowledge with her patients concerning their dental needs. Cathy enjoys gardening and frequenting different local restaurants.
Christy Stevens – Dental Assistant
Christy has been a dental assistant since 2008. She is a people person, and loves every connection, dentally and personally with all our patients. She loves to smile and share laughter with our patient family. She also loves spending time with her children, Sonny and Chloe. In her spare time, she enjoys an array of outdoor activities as well as dancing and running. Christy also enjoys ideas from Pinterest that challenges her creativity. She brings a lot of energy and teamwork to the office.