About William T. Bell, DMD, MSD
Dr. Bell is a Prosthodontist, a dentist who specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. After completing dental school, Dr. Bell, like all prosthodontists, received three additional years of training in the art and science of restoring beautiful smiles at a university hospital-based program accredited by the American Dental Association.
Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry, crowns, bridges, implants, partials, and dentures. While Dr. Bell’s training is for complex dental needs, he also handles the general dental care most people require. This includes regular checkups, cleanings, fillings, etc. Dr. Bell takes special pride in determining the treatment that will best achieve your cosmetic and functional goals. Dr. Bell provides most general dental procedures and serves as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, working with other dental specialists to ensure the optimal outcome of your treatment and resolution of your concerns. Dr. Bell is the dental professional who is best suited to recommend the appropriate procedure whether you are missing one tooth, all of your teeth, or if you simply desire to enhance your existing smile.
While cosmetic appearance is becoming increasingly important in our society, our permanent goal is the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of your dental health. Therefore, all treatment planning will keep these primary goals in mind, while providing proper restoration of function, providing comfort, and maximizing the aesthetic result. Premium materials, handled by capable individuals utilizing appropriate applications, are used to ensure you are provided a healthy, enduring outcome.
William T. Bell, DMD, MSD
Dr. William Bell is a 1981 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He completed his residency and Master's Degree in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the Indiana University Medical Center in 1984. Afterwards, he accepted a position as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and University Hospitals in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as Graduate Faculty Member, Faculty Practice Chairman and Consultant to the University Hospitals and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Bell has been in private clinical practice in Sarasota, Florida, since 1988, where he has worked with a network of the finest medical and dental specialists to augment his services. He has extensive experience in full-mouth reconstruction, denture fabrication, implant procedures and esthetic/cosmetic restorations. Dr. Bell is also involved in forensic dentistry and in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.