Raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Dr. Justin Power earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Master of Science in orthodontics at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He currently serves as a clinical associate professor for the OU College of Dentistry, sharing his knowledge and experiences about orthodontics and Invisalign treatment with dental students and orthodontic graduate students. Dr. Power is also the attending orthodontic faculty for the John W. Keys Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Team at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Power has served in various positions for the American Association of Orthodontists and is a past president of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists. For many years, he has served as a delegate for the SWSO to the AAO House of Delegates.
Having always been passionate about music Dr. Power graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance. In his spare time Dr. Power enjoys Scouting, cycling, landscaping, motor sports and spending time with his wife, Nicole, and his two children, Samantha and Ben. Dr. Power and his family are members of Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City, where he is a key leader in the Scouts BSA program. As an Eagle Scout, Dr. Power is a passionate supporter of the Scouting program as he serves at the District and Council level to help make a better program for every youth involved in our community.
GET TO KNOW DR. POWER
What is your philosophy on how oral health relates to overall body health?
JP: Oral health relates to overall body health in many ways. There are links to heart health and certainly good oral health promotes health teeth that are needed for appropriate nutrition. Healthy, beautiful smiles contribute to healthy self-esteem which is extremely important.
What personal goals do you have for you or your family?
Personal goals include instilling in my kids the values of duty to God and country, healthy living, and helping others. I strive to set an example of servant leadership in anything and everything that I do. I believe these are the values that make the difference in the world around us.
Social media. Are you on it, do you like it, what are your feelings on Instagram and Facebook?
I’m on it and I like it. I probably like Instagram a little better than Facebook. Both require self-control regarding time spent on them and what is shared. Most of what I post is for me to help me document memories and the things that make me happy.
Favorite Oklahoma food joint.
What do you keep stashed in your top desk drawer?
Extra Polar Ice Sugar-free Gum