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Zion Dental
James B Powell, DDS
Never Underestimate the Power of a Smile!

Meet The Dentists

Zion Dental's Family & Cosmetic Dentists

Dr. James Powell

Dr. James Powell hales from West Valley City, UT. He graduated from Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho), and from Utah State University. From there he attended the University of Michigan where he received a doctorate degree in dentistry in 2007. In between living in these frigid environments of Idaho, Northern Utah, and Michigan he served an LDS mission in the tropical islands of the Philippines, where he came to the realization that a long cold winter is not necessary for enjoyment of life.

His first year out of dental school was spent in a residency program for Advanced Education in General Dentistry studying and practicing all aspects of family dentistry with rotations through orthodontics, endodonticsoral surgeryperiodontics, prosthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. He then spent an additional three years practicing dentistry in the US Army in Georgia, during which time he deployed to Iraq and served for a year as the brigade dentist of the 1st HBCT, 3ID.

Now he is happy to be in the United States with his wife and four young kids. He loves beautiful Southern Utah where he can be both close to extended family and far from snow.

Service is a big part of Dr. Powell’s philosophy of general dentistry. He has volunteered extensively with Operation Smile since becoming aware of the organization while in the Philippines and plans to continue to work with them. If you would like to learn more about this excellent organization, their website is www.operationsmile.org. He has also volunteered locally through the "Dentistry with a Heart" program and the "Give Kids a Smile" program.

Outside of dentistry he also enjoys working in local youth soccer and scout programs. He loves to read, especially classic novels. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids camping, hiking, canoeing, backpacking, and going to the beach.

Dr. Powell prides himself on an honest and gentle approach to dentistry. Come on in and meet him!

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  • Graduate University of Michigan DDS
  • Graduate Utah State University
  • Graduate Ricks College
  • Graduate Advanced General Dentistry Residency 


  • ADA-American Dental Association
  • UDA-Utah Dental Association
  • Utah's Dixie Dental Society
  • Academy of LDS Dentists
  • AGD-Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Phillip Acevedo

Dr. Phillip Acevedo started his dental career in 2008 as a dental lab
technician. He then attended USC Dental School where he received the Dr.
Rodolfo Montes Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic record and
community service, Louis and Erma Feldman Endowed Scholarship for
leadership and academic excellence, and was voted Best Hand Skills by the
USC Dental Class of 2015. When outside the office, he enjoys hiking,
camping, and biking with his wife and three boys, Kayden, Kale, and

Dr. Alan Schmidt

Dr. Alan Schmidt was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of
Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1987. He then practiced in
Pittsburgh for 35 years for two different dental groups prior to moving out
West to join up with us! When he's not at work, he loves to do home
remodeling, model railroading, and driving his Razor around.

Office Location

  • Hurricane
  • 82 South 700 West
  • Hurricane, UT
  • 84737
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: 435-635-4333