Dr. Michael Bell, DDS, is a nationally recognized practitioner of general and cosmetic dentistry in Austin, Texas. Dr. Bell has been a practicing dentist since 1981, focusing on excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. Dr. Bell and his team are known for their use of the latest technology to provide complete and accurate diagnoses of dental conditions, as well as patient comfort and safety. His dedication to continuing education and willingness to grow and change with new knowledge as it becomes available has kept his practice at the forefront of dental care.

Invited to the White House

Dr. Bell has also been recognized nationally for his extensive community involvement and service. He was invited to the White House to be personally thanked by President George W. Bush for his contributions through the Smiles for Life program. Dr. Bell and his team have participated in the program, which helps seriously ill children, for five years. Locally, the team has provided free oral cancer screenings to firefighters. Dr. Bell has traveled to the countries of Panama, Nicaragua, and Belize with various faith-based organizations to provide dental care to those that cannot afford or even reach a dentist for care. In his personal time, Dr. Bell and his lovely wife, Maura enjoy walks around Town Lake, traveling together, and checking out the birds and wildlife of the Barton Creek Greenbelt. His interest in health and nutrition keeps him energetic and a very positive attitude toward life.

Family

Dr. Bell is especially proud of his beautiful daughter, Meryl and her wonderful husband Jonathan Heacock. Meryl and Jonathan have a new son, Logan, born December 23, 2012. This is their first child and Dr. Bell’s first time to be a Grandad! Drew Bell is his son, who is an accomplished golfer, on a golf scholarship at St. Edwards University, and making high marks in his studies of biology.

Dr. Michael Bell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Texas A&M University in 1975, before receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1978. Upon graduation, Dr. Bell served as a Dental Officer in the United States Air Force for three years. He was awarded a special commendation medal for his service.

Since 1981
  • B.S. in Zoology, Texas A&M University, 1975
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1978
  • Dental Officer, United States Air Force (with special commendation for services), 1978-1981
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry, 1990
  • Graduate of the Kois Center, 2012
Dr. Michael Bell

Dr. Michael Bell

Dr. Bell is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, and is past president of Central Texas Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bell is active in a study group of Austin area dentists that participate or have completed the curriculum at the Kois Center, considered by many as the premier continuing education center for dentists in the United States.

  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry since 1990 (link will take you to his extensive contiuing eduation record over the last three decades)
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, Texas Dental Association
  • Member, Central Texas Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member, Capital Area Dental Society (past Chair of Peer Review)
  • Past President, Central Texas Academy of General Dentistry

 

Our Fabulous Team (some have been with us more than 20 years!)

Amanda

Registered Dental Assistant

A member of the team since 2008, Amanda enjoys learning about new dental technology and loves time with family and working out.

Brittany

Registered Dental Assistant

Wth us since 2011, Brittany likes entertaining with friends, horseback riding, and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Diana

Registered Dental Hygienist

30+ years in dentistry and she still loves it. Diana loves time with family, trying new restaurants, and Aggie football.

Drew

Registered Dental Assistant

Drew has been with the practice since February 2015. He recently graduated from St. Edwards University and is applying to dental school. He enjoys hunting, playing golf, and spending time with family.


Lou Ann

Registered Dental Hygienist

25+ years in the dental field and a strong periodontal background, Lou Ann likes cooking, entertaining, and Longhorn football.

Sarah

Business Administration

Sarah has been with the practice since 1997, she loves spending time with her husband , family (including furry ones) and friends. She loves her church and outdoor activities.

Theresa

Business Administration

A member of the team since 1992, Theresa loves getting to know patients, as well as spending time with family and friends.


What it like to be a patient with Dr. Bell?

Our Mission

We will have a distinctive, unique, fun dental practice that exceeds the expectations of the most discriminating patients, building enduring relationships that can open hearts. We will do this while keeping a balance in our personal and professional lives.

Our Vision

To be a premier dental practice that exceeds the expectations of the most sophisticated patients by providing transformational experiences which will open hearts, build self esteem, and establish enduring relationships. We will succeed while having fun and maintaining a balance in our personal and professional lives.

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