Meet our team

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James D. Powell, DDS CEO & Lead Dentist Read Bio

Has over 30 years experience practicing dentistry and graduated from Loma Linda University. Dr. Powell excels in Sleep Apnea alternative treatments, FaceLift Dentures, Laser Dentistry, TMD/TMJ, Oral Cancer Screening, General, Cosmetic, and Preventative dentistry. For a full description please visit our website.

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Terrie Ballinger RDA Read Bio

Terrie is a Registered Dental Assistant who graduated from Western College of Dental Assisting in 1979. She holds licenses for Registered Dental Assisting in California, Coronal Polishing, and Dental Radiology. For full description please visit our website.

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Diala Chahda Patient Care Associate Read Bio

Diala graduated from Dental Advantage with a certificate in dental assisting. She’s currently working towards her RDA license. Diala has attended continual education courses for exceptional customer service, and she has over 7 years in the customer service industry. She enjoys working in the dental field because she loves putting a smile on people's faces. For full description please visit our website.

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Michelle Shoop, Receptionist and Hygiene Coordinator Read Bio

Michelle has worked in customer service for eleven years. She has taken courses in coronal polishing and radiograph safety. She is also five star certified through Jay Geier’s Scheduling Institute. For full description please visit our website.

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Claudia Felix, RDH Read Bio

Claudia is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Pasadena City Collage. She is trained in periodontal treatments, advanced instrumentation, and is certified in soft tissue laser therapy. Her passion for the dental field began over 25 years ago, as a volunteer dental assistant in Germany while her husband was in the army. For full description please visit our website.

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Adrianne Fletcher RDH Read Bio

Adrianne has been in the dental field since 2005. She is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from Pasadena City College in 2015 as the Class President. She was also voted the best in instrumental skills by the dental hygiene staff. She has experience in pediatric dentistry, and she is certified in soft tissue laser therapy. Adrianne participates in community dental outreaches, which includes schools, homeless shelters, and dental care for lower income families. For Full description pleas...Read More

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Aja Suarez-Huff, Hygiene Assistant Read Bio

Aja went to Charter College and received her certification for coronal polishing and radiograph safety. She enjoys working in the dental field because she enjoys serving others and being able to help them get the smile of their dreams. For full description please visit our website.

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Kendra Powell, Marketing Director Read Bio

Kendra holds a BA in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Business. She has attended marketing courses with Paul Moon, President/Chief Marketing Officer at PanCom International, Inc. She is also five star certified through Jay Geier’s Scheduling Institute. For full description please visit our website.

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Services we provide

At Exceptional Dentistry we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

  • Cosmetic - ClearCorrect
  • Dental Financial Planning
  • Laser Dentistry

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We offer a number of convenient payment options for our patients which make it easy to afford any care you may need.