Citadel Oral & Facial Surgery

Meet Dr. Joel Powell

Joel E. Powell, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Dr. Joel E. Powell, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)Born in Halifax and raised in New Glasgow, Dr. Powell received his DDS at Dalhousie University in 1998, during which time he also completed his BSc in Computing Science. He then completed a General Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Leaning towards a career in OMFS, he went on to complete a one-year oral surgery internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2000.

Following this, Dr. Powell returned to Dalhousie University for his specialty training, where he completed the 6-year program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, obtaining both a Masters degree and a Medical Doctor (MD) degree. Upon completion, he pursued further advanced training by returning to Emory University and the VA Medical Center in Atlanta for a Fellowship year. Here he received advanced instruction and experience in all areas of OMFS. He was very excited to return home in 2007, and now currently is co-owner of Citadel Oral & Facial Surgery, a very busy oral surgery practice, working primarily in Halifax/Dartmouth with satellite work in Truro, Bridgewater and Yarmouth.

Dr. Powell has successfully completed the Royal College of Dentists of Canada Fellowship examinations in OMFS, is involved as an examiner in that organization and is an active member in numerous local, national and international professional organizations related to dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Dalhousie University Dental School. Along with his partner in Citadel Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Marco Chiarot, he is proud to organize, host and lecture for numerous continuing education events for dentists in Nova Scotia.

Dr. Powell is a strong believer in patients being educated to make informed decisions regarding their oral health, and prides himself on being able to offer the latest evidence-based options and technology to allow patients to achieve their goals in as efficient and comfortable a manner as possible. Dr. Powell is married with two young boys, which occupy most of his free time. He also ties to squeeze in playing hockey, playing golf, motorcycling, skiing, boating, aviation, music, and traveling.

Mission Statement
'To provide the highest quality care possible for my patients with the hope of improving their quality of life to the best of my abilities.'