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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Celebrating Claudia!

Posted by on October 8, 2017

We just love to party!  Especially when the occasion is something as special as a new baby!  The team at Bell Family Dentistry hosted a baby shower for Claudia on Friday, October 6.  Congratulations, mommy-to-be!...

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Baby Shower for Claudia!

Posted by on October 1, 2017

The Bell Family Dentistry team celebrated Office Manager Claudia LaSmith’s baby shower yesterday at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Durham.  Baby girl LaSmith is due in November!...

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Office Manager attends Leadership seminar

Claudia LaSmith, office manager at Bell Family Dentistry, attended a leadership seminar in Raleigh last week with fellow AADOM members.  The topic, “Making the Shift:  From Manager to Leader”, was presented by Mindy Altermatt, a profess...

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The History of Dentistry – Ancient Origins

Today’s dentistry has come a long way since its origins.  Just in the last couple of decades, I’m sure many of us can remember the little bowl with running water next to the dental chair to spit into… and the tiny square xrays you...

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New technologies on the horizon

From the September 2, 2017 article from “DentistryIQ”, Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS, discusses how new dental and medical technologies are on the horizon, and they could make things very interesting for future diagnostics, prevention, and treatment ...

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Small Hands Big Hearts United charity run

Posted by on August 28, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, Bell Family Dentistry was proud to sponsor and participate in the annual charity run of Small Hands Big Hearts United. Ashley, Claudia, and Dr Bell are all smiles after they crossed the finish line!...

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Small Hands Big Hearts United

Posted by on August 11, 2017

Bell Family Dentistry is proud to again sponsor Small Hands Big Hearts United with the SHBHU Java Jive Jog 10k/5k. The race is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at Java Jive located at 2425 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, NC. The SHBHU Java Jive ...

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1 day left!

Posted by on June 29, 2017

We are so excited to announce that your next visit to Bell Family Dentistry will be in our new suite!  It’s in the same building, but 2 units to the left.  You’ll see the new signs out front.   New address:  270 Cornerstone Drive, Sui...

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2 days left!

Posted by on June 28, 2017

“Only 2 days left, and we cannot wait to share our new space with you!” says Jamie Matthews, our Front Desk Coordinator and patient scheduler extraordinaire....

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3 days left!

Posted by on June 28, 2017

Office manager Claudia LaSmith is excited to say that we have 3 days left until we move into our new space at Suite 104!...

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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

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

The Bell Family Dentistry Team