Dr. Melinda Bell
I love building relationships with my patients and helping them achieve optimal oral health. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a patient who was afraid to show their teeth, smile again with confidence. I am passionate about helping people have the most positive dental experience possible. As a youth, going to the dentist gave me severe anxiety. Luckily for me, I had wonderful dentists who put me at ease. Now I want to give back and give my anxious patients a caring environment that helps them overcome their dental anxiety.
Education and Experience
I attended University of Mo. Columbia for undergraduate school then continued on to University of Mo. Kansas City School of Dentistry. I stay up to date by being involved with the Interdisciplinary Study Group Northwest and the American Dental Association, both of which provide continuing education. I am also a member of the King County Dental Association and Washington State Dental Association.
Commitment to Community
My profession gives me the unique opportunity to help my patients and their children prevent future cavities. I am fortunate that in our practice there are many caring parents that are interested in learning how to prevent cavities in children. With parents as our partners in the prevention of early childhood caries (cavities), we can help a whole new generation of children enjoy better dental health.
Outside the Office
I grew up in Fr. Leonard Wood, MO but have been in Bonney Lake, WA now for 12 years. If I am not at work, you will most likely find me volunteering at my children's' school. I love activities that allow me to be with my husband and two beautiful children.