Dr. Justin Bell grew up right outside Idaho Falls. He was raised in a home with three boys and three girls and now has his own set of three boys and three girls. He loves anything with a fast engine and enjoys surfing, reading, being outdoors or doing anything with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Dr. Bell graduated in the first class from Hillcrest High School. He attended Rick’s College, now Brigham Young University – Idaho, and Idaho State University. During his undergraduate studies, Dr. Bell was accepted into a doctoral program by Creighton University through the Idaho Dental Education Program and graduated Cum Laude with his doctorate in dental surgery. He began practicing in Idaho Falls in 2000.
Education and staying on the forefronts on dental technology has always been a part of Dr. Bell’s dental practice. His love for technology brought 3D orthodontic fabrication, same day crowns, computer aided digital implant surgery to Foothills Dental before many of the other dental offices in town. His skillsets have allowed him to hold hospital privileges at every major hospital in Idaho Falls.
In 1993, while working in the fishing industry, Dr. Bell was crowned the Ekuk, Alaska, Maple Bar Eating Champion! This would be one of many prestigious awards and accomplishments on his mantel. Others include the International Award from Pierre Fauchard Academy for Academic Merit, Honorary Membership into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society, President of the Upper Snake River Dental Society in 2004 and the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership Award in 2016.
Dr. Bell devotes part of his time helping the disabled. He has a daughter with Rett Syndrome which has kept him active in volunteering and serving the disabled community for 20 years. His volunteering also extends to church callings, and being a member of Idaho’s Boy Scouts National Youth Leadership Training Program titled Cedar Badge. His care in all that he does is part of each dental appointment scheduled with Dr. Bell.