I was always interested in the health care field. After considering different fields when I was younger, I felt dentistry would be really what I wanted to throw my energy and ambition into. I think a lot of it has to do with the ability to have long-term relationships with your patients as opposed to seeing them for an emergency, taking care of them, and never seeing them again. So, we're at the point in the practice now, or I've treated the grandparents, the parents, and the kids and have long-term relationships, get birthday cards and wedding invitations and things like that. And it's very rewarding to have those long-term relationships while you're taking care of your patients’ health needs. Another aspect of my profession, for me at least, I really enjoy being myself around my patients, and you have that opportunity when you have those longer-term relationships. So, being myself and being able to take care of people's health, maybe being able to take care of a cosmetic concern or health issue, it's just the best of both worlds.
Dr. Dave has been practicing dentistry alongside his twin brother, Dr. Chuck Bell, for more than 30 years. The two have been interested in dentistry from a young age thanks to their father, Dr. David Bell, Sr., who is a retired dentist. Dr. Dave and the rest of our dentists bring this family focus into their work and love treating patients like members of their own family.
Dr. Dave strives to help patients understand how important dental health is to their overall health and well-being. With the help of state-of-the-art technology, he is committed to delivering quality, comfortable treatments in all facets of dental care – from tooth-colored fillings to complex cosmetic dentistry makeovers.
Dr. Dave has completed advanced training in an array of dental services, including:
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Dental implant dentistry
- The Klearway™ device (an oral appliance used to treat sleep apnea)
I'm from Cincinnati. I went to high school. I went to Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee for undergrad and up to Ohio State for dental school. Continuing ed is something that we really value here and constantly taking classes. More recently I've been doing a lot of coursework down at the Spears Institute, which is in Phoenix. It's probably considered the premier of post graduate study area in the country, very high tech place, very high level learning, and very complex actually.
He strives to improve his skills every day and keeps up with the latest techniques through continuing education courses. To stay ahead of the curve when it comes to advances in the dental field, Dr. Dave is a member of the following professional organizations:
- The American Dental Association
- The Ohio Dental Association
- The Cincinnati Dental Society
Thanks to the high level of care provided by Dr. Dave, he received the Top Dentist award from Cincinnati Magazine for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Dr. Dave is married and has eight children. He and his wife adopted four of those children through international adoption. Outside the office, he enjoys coaching youth soccer and basketball.