Happy 5th Anniversary, Bell Family Dentistry!

Posted by on May 17, 2018

Team members surprised Dr Bell with an anniversary celebration last week.  May 2018 marks 5 years since Dr Bell started Bell Family Dentistry!  We are thankful for our family of wonderful patients and great staff members....

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Hygienists attend local Orthodontic event

Posted by on April 30, 2018

Our dental hygienists Ashley and Holly attended an orthodontic continuing education class last week at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.  Orthodontists Dr Todd Bovenizer and Dr Christopher Baker hosted the hygiene event....

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Beware of Charcoal Toothpaste!

Posted by on February 19, 2018

According to Samantha Via of “Today’s RDH”, the new fad of Charcoal Toothpaste for whitening teeth is just that– a fad.  It is one that, she explains, will hopefully go away soon! The first thing that comes to my mind when I ...

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted by on February 1, 2018

Today marks the beginning of Children’s Dental Health Month.  Dr Bell and Holly had the pleasure of speaking to a group of preschoolers at St. Michael’s School in Cary.  Lessons included brushing, flossing, nutritious foods, plaque germ...

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A bundle of joy!

Posted by on January 26, 2018

Bell Family Dentistry would like to announce its newest dental patient “Harper LaSmith!”  Our Office Manager Claudia LaSmith gave birth to a sweet little girl, 7lbs 6oz, on November 29.  We would like to congratulate Claudia and her husband La...

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Congratulations to our Honors Intern student!

Posted by on January 8, 2018

Bell Family Dentistry had the pleasure of welcoming Beles Abebe to our team last semester.  She participated in the Honors Internship Program at Apex Friendship High School.  On Monday, January 8, the Honors Internship students prepared an interac...

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Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions?

Posted by on December 28, 2017

Turning over a new leaf in the New Year can be tricky, but finding a way to stick with it is important when that new leaf benefits your health. If you want to take better care when looking after your teeth and gums this year, these five resolutions c...

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How to whiten your teeth in-office with Philips ZOOM

Posted by on November 28, 2017

Bell Family Dentistry offers ZOOM in-office whitening for our patients.  Read here to learn more, and call us today to set up your appointment for a brighter, whiter smile! With Philips Zoom in-office whitening, you can unlock a smile up to 8 shades...

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The History of Dentistry — Innovations in Techniques and Technology (20th Century)

Posted by on October 30, 2017

We conclude this historical dental timeline with Part 5 of a 5-part series with fun facts and interesting inventions in the field of dentistry.  For more information, you can visit the website of the American Dental Association. Part 5 will focus on...

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The History of Dentistry — Advances in Science and Education (19th Century)

Posted by on October 23, 2017

We will continue with Part 4 of a 5-part series with fun facts and interesting inventions in the field of dentistry.  The following historical timeline is presented by the American Dental Association. Part 4 will focus on advances and science and ed...

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The History of Dentistry — The Development of a Profession (18th Century)

Posted by on October 16, 2017

We will continue with Part 3 of a 5-part series with fun facts and interesting inventions in the field of dentistry.  The following historical timeline is presented by the American Dental Association. Part 3 will focus on the development of the dent...

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The History of Dentistry — The Beginnings of a Profession (Middle Ages)

Posted by on October 9, 2017

We will continue with Part 2 of a 5-part series with fun facts and interesting inventions in the field of dentistry.  The following historical timeline is presented by the American Dental Association. Part 2 will focus on the beginnings of a profess...

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WELCOME BACK!
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We hope this newsletter finds you and your family in good health. We are very excited to see patients again at our office. Our community has been through a lot over the past couple of months and all of us are looking forward to getting back to our normal routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice as you probably noticed  in your past visits to our office. Our infection control processes are designed such that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations. Protocols we have created in our sterilization procedures include:

  • All operatory surfaces will be sprayed and wiped to keep the most sterile environment possible.
  • Items around the office (door knobs, bathrooms, countertops, pens, etc.) will be wiped down and sanitized every hour
  • Plexiglas shields are present to protect patients and staff
  • Medical grade, high-flow HEPA filtration unit in addition to office HVAC air filtration system
  • UV light sanitation of all patient treatment areas

As a result of our added protocols we have put in place to promote safety, you may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you as well as reduce the amount of patients at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep every patient safe at our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (919) 380-7624 or visit us at bellfamilydds.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back.

The Bell Family Dentistry Team