Who May Need a Hospital Setting for Dental Care?

Some patients’ with special needs including debilitating medical conditions and disabilities or allergies to anesthetics may require sedation for dental procedures in a hospital setting. Dr. Powless, along with the assistance of a skilled Anesthesiologist, performs treatment under general anesthesia at Tampa General Hospital from pediatric to geriatric patients. He treats ages 1 through 99.

How Do I Know if I need Hospital or Sedation Dentistry?

Dr. Powless has been caring for patients at TGH for over 16 years and is the Vice Chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery. A consultation with Dr. Powless can determine if in-office sedation or hospitalized sedation dentistry is right for you or your loved one.

Common Procedures Performed at Tampa General Hospital:

  • Full mouth extractions
  • Pediatric restorations
  • Surgical placement of implants
  • Full mouth restorations
  • Emergency oral surgery
  • Special needs restorations & Periodontal therapy

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Who We Treat

Dr. Powless has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with mental, physical and developmental challenges. He is very patient, gentle, and genuinely cares about his patients.

Dr. Powless and his staff are fully trained to care for these individuals who may have difficulty receiving dental treatment in a traditional environment.