Dr. Gregory F. Bell DDS: Experienced Periodontist
Dr. Gregory F. Bell DDS has more than 30 years of periodontics practice. A specially trained dentist, a
periodontist works with patients on issues of periodontal disease and oral inflammation. A periodontist also has expertise related to the placement of dental implants.
In his practice, Dr. Bell performs a variety of periodontal plastic surgery and regenerative periodontics procedures. He has undergone specialized training to achieve clinical competence with a number of leading products, including the top-rankedStraumann dental implants. His other areas of competence extend to Astra,Lifecore, Calcitek and IMZ.
Furthermore, Dr. Bell has advanced experience in areas of interdisciplinary treatment planning. He has attended Kois Seattle Seminars, specially geared toward specialists, to gain greater understanding on such topics. He is committed to staying abreast of the latest innovations to provide the best care possible to patients.
Dr. Gregory F. Bell DDS: A Well-educated Professional
Dr. Bell attended the Air Force Academy before earning a Bachelor of Science degree from theUniversityofWyoming. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from theUniversityofMinnesota. It was there he pursued his dental education. At theUniversityofMinnesota, Dr. Bell earned both his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree as well as his Masters of Science in Dentistry. Notably, he graduated first in his dental school class.
In the year after he graduated as aDDS, Dr. Bell practiced general dentistry. He then went on to graduate school, during which time he completed a residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. As part of this program, he completed a number of hospital rotations including General Anesthesia, Surgical Pathology and Infectious Disease Services. The residency also required a two-year study of periodontal services in the clinical and hospital settings. After this time, Dr. Bell began his practice of Periodontics.
Today, Dr. Gregory F. BellDDSis a board certified practitioner with the American Board of Periodontology. Of the 11 periodontists practicing inAlbuquerque, he is one of only two who hold this certification. In addition, Dr. Bell is licensed to practice in the state ofNew Mexico. He is also a registered dental practitioner with the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy.
Well respected within the community, Dr. Gregory F. Bell DDSwas named Albuquerque Magazine’s “Periodontist of the Year” for three years in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Furthermore, he was listed in the “More Top Dentists” for the periodontal category in 2009, 2011 and 2012. These honors hold special significance as they are bestowed by dental professionals within the community. On an annual basis, general dentists and specialists vote to determine who ranks at the top.
Like any well rounded professional, Dr. Bell is an active member of many professional organizations. He is recognized as a Diplomate within the American Board of Periodontology. He is also a member of the:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Albuquerque District Dental Association
- New Mexico Dental Association
- New Mexico Society of Periodontists
Dr. Gregory F. Bell DDS: Active in Education and the Community
Along with his many responsibilities, Dr. Gregory F. Bell DDS has held teaching positions at the University of New Mexico. As both a Clinical and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, he taught dentistry students in a number of courses. His areas of expertise included a range Periodontology courses as well as dental specialties. He also served as a Clinical Instructor and Supervising Dentist.
Today, he is finishing out a term as President of the Dental Assisting Advisory Board at Central New Mexico Community College. He has served as a member of the board since 1993. His dental practice is also a host office for interns pursing specialty training.
Dr. Bell is proud to have organized a local Spear Education Study Club. This organization facilitates interdisciplinary discussions among practitioners of both general and specialized dentistry. The group is known as the Albuquerque Spear Study Club.
Group members come together to discuss patient care and other hot topics in the dental industry. They attend eight, three hour continuing education meetings at the New Mexico Dental Association headquarters in Albuquerque.
Speaking & Writing Engagements
Throughout his career, Dr. Bell has accumulated a vast array of knowledge. As such, he is a sought-after speaker who has delivered informative presentations to a number of groups across New Mexico and the nation. He has spoken to groups at the New Mexico Dental Hygiene Association and the Santa Fe Dental Hygiene Society. He has delivered additional presentations to audiences at the:
- Academy of GeneralDentistry
- Albuquerque District Dental Society
- High Desert Dental Association
- Howard Riley Raper Study Club
- Nebraska Dental Association
- Wyoming Dental Association
- Vermejo ParkStudy Club
In addition to participation in speaking engagements, Dr. Gregory F. Bell DDS has published articles in a number of professional journals. His most recent articles on Periodontics are found in the Journal of the New Mexico Dental Association. In the past, he has also served as an editor and assistant editor for the New Mexico Dental Journal.
About the Practice
When visiting the dental practice for the first time, patients typically undergo a comprehensive periodontal examination that includes x-rays if necessary. Dr. Bell takes time to review his findings with patients. His thorough consultation includes a discussion of what caused the problem and available treatment options. Upon developing a treatment plan, he takes care to ensure patients have an understanding of their treatment commitments.
Members of the practice include three experienced dental hygienists and a knowledgeable dental assistant. The office administrator takes time to help patients understand their fees and set up collaborative appointments with other dental professionals, including the patient’s primary care physician, as needed.
Dr. Gregory F. BellDDSis a well-respected periodontist serving patients across theAlbuquerquearea. In this specialty, Dr. Gregory F.BellDDS aids patients in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal gum disease and oral inflammation. For more information on how Dr. Gregory F. BellDDSmay assist, please take a moment to visit his corporate website.