Serving DFW-area families with excellence for over 25 years, Dr. Michael Bell is more than just a convenient dentist in Bedford. Our friendly team takes a real interest in every patient, providing the personal attention and friendly atmosphere Bedford patients have come to know and trust. And, your comfort matters to us, too! That’s why we offer many comfort amenities as well as sedation dentistry to help you relax during your visit to our Bedford dental office.
Our Practice Team
Highly Personal, Highly Professional & Innovative
Michael W. Bell
DDS, MAGD, LLSR
Michael W. Bell, DDS, MAGD, LLSR
Mastership Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
After years of continuing education and clinical testing, Dr. Bell obtained his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. To earn this honor, he spent his time studying every discipline in the field of dentistry. This unique perspective allows him to better serve his patients.
“Achieving Mastership is a professional designation within the Academy of General Dentistry beyond FAGD, and reflects a general dentist’s ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education.”
Approximately 1,800 of the 37,000 members of the Academy of General Dentistry have gone on to receive their MAGD. It is the highest distinction a member of the AGD can receive. The requirements are as follows:
- Attain Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry
- Earn an extra 600 approved continuing education credits, meeting minimum requirements in certain dental disciplines
- Of those hours, 400 must be hands-on courses In total, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry has taken a total of 1,100 hours of continuing education and studied 16 disciplines in dentistry.
Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition (LLSR)
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public, is pleased to announce that Michael W. Bell DDS, of Bedford, Texas has earned the 2012 Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition (LLSR) for his commitment to lifelong learning, volunteering his services to communities in need, mentoring associates and new dentists, and participating in organized dentistry.
The LLSR is presented to AGD members who have gone above and beyond earning the association’s highest honor of Mastership. To accomplish this recognition, Dr. Bell completed at least 1,600 hours of continuing dental education in 16 different dental disciplines. In addition, recipients must complete at least 100 hours of dental-related community or volunteer service.
“Recipients of the LLSR are true leaders among our organization and wholly embrace the AGD’s core principles and ideals,” says AGD President Jeffrey M. Cole, DDS, MBA, FAGD. “For Dr. Bell this award symbolizes a career of excellence in dentistry and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to his fellow dentists and to members of the community.”
Since its inception in 2005, only 189 of the AGD’s 37,000-plus members have received the prestigious LLSR.
Dr. Bell and his wife Elaine currently reside in Colleyville. God has blessed them with two sons, Christopher and Michael, daughter-in-laws, Katie and Maria, and three grandsons, Dylan, Dalton and Joshua who they are extremely proud of! Along with his family and friends, Dr. Bell is passionate about dentistry, travel and fishing.
Continuing Education and Affiliations:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Fort Worth District Dental Society
- Tarrant County Disaster Squad
- Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2008
- Texas Monthly Super Dentist 2005-2009
- Past President of Fort Worth AGD Chapter
- North Texas Mentor’s Network Leader
- Board Member III to I Foundation
- Master Academy of General Dentistry
- Member 12th Man Foundation
- Toastmasters International
- Dale Carnegie Course Assistant Instructor
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of Implant Dentistry
Elaine and Dr. Bell met as she was beginning her teaching career and he was newly in practice.
They have been married for over 30 years and have 2 married sons and 3 grandsons. Being Mimi is the best job ever!
She has been behind the scenes at the office since the beginning, and now helps with various administrative duties and whatever else might be needed! It has been such a pleasure getting to personally know our wonderful patients and getting to work with a great team!
" I could not be more proud of the top notch care we provide for our patients. Staying up with technology , paying attention to detail in a warm, caring environment . It is our honor and privilege to serve each and every one of our patients! We are so grateful !"
Angie enjoys helping patients like you meet their dental needs, or “Smile Goals,” and she loves the fun-filled family she joined at Dr. Michael Bell’s office. As a dental assistant, she finds fulfillment in making sure you know what is taking place and also by providing you with comfort during your time in Dr. Bell’s office.
“After working in several dental offices over the years, I was finally fortunate enough to find a dental practice that met my expectations – the highest standards of care and the best quality of work,” Angie said.
When Angie is not at the office, you will find her with her other family, her daughters Hannah and Savannah. Their active family enjoys many activities including shopping, getting their hair and nails done and swimming in the summer.
I am very excited to be a part of Dr Bell's team! I look forward to serving you with a gentle loving touch. My dental hygiene care will focus on helping you maintain great oral health throughout your life. I have used my 26 years of experience focusing on treating my patients individually, I will customize my services to fit your needs. I am a member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. In addition I have my degree in Oral Health Promotion. My mission is to do more than "clean teeth" I believe the health of the mouth reflects the health of the whole body. My hope is that we will be partners in maintaining your smile that reflects your overall well being.
I am a life time resident of the South Hurst area, I graduated from L D Bell High School, and received my degree in dental hygiene here at TCC. I can be found at our local live theaters, or in Dallas or Fort Worth's theaters, museums and music venues.