Portia Bell Dentistry
Portia Bell, DDS:
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Portia Bell Dentistry
Portia Bell, DDS
Columbus, OH













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Marian Jones (Source: Google)


My family just found Dr. Bell and we are so glad we did. Dr. Bell and her team are very, very thorough in providing not just care of teeth but full dental/oral health care–and even if you are in need of some catch up. They have great way of explaining everything to you directly before they do it, and use state-of-the art technology. They were also VERY patient and kind with my daughter, who is almost 5 and has gotten very emotional about dental and doctor visits. A big plus is that my daughter asked before we went “will the dentist look like me?” and I said yes. It is important for my daughter, as a young Black girl, to see herself in the responsible adults in her life and to have role models, and this eases her anxiety somewhat with big things like going to the dentist or doctor. Dr. Bell and her team are great at dental care and really great role models as well.

Olivia Boyd (Source: Google)


Today was my first visit to Dr. Bell and it was nothing short of amazing. I found her office through Google and after reading reviews decided this needed to be my new home for dental care. Not only is she personable, but she gave me the most thorough exam I have ever had. I have a better understanding of my overall health and am so happy I was able to get an appointment to see her and her amazing team. 10/10 recommend!!

Yolanda L Jackson (Source: Facebook)


The service I received here is unmatched. From start to finish it was great. Great communication from the time I initially contacted the office to make an appointment till my completion of my consult. Most thorough exam I have received from any dentist I’ve even seen.

Diana Verduga (Source: Facebook)


I drove around Columbus, Westerville and Gahanna trying to find some one that would fix my chipped tooth and found this great place!!! The staff was extremely nice, Dr Bell is one caring woman and you can tell right away she has a huge heart! Thank you for what you did to fix my smile I’m super happy ! Your girls are so nice just like you !

Lisa LeNoir (Source: Facebook)


My family of 5 has been going to Dr Bell for the past 4 to 5 years. Her passion for dentistry is present in every aspect of her practice. She and her staff have taken the time to educate us, encourage us, work in cooperation with us to achieve and maintain good oral health. I recommend her to everyone…young and old. She will do you good on your dental journey. Thanks Dr Bell and staff!

Trina Shavonne (Source: Facebook)


Happy 30 years Dr. Bell!!! My 3 year old son absolutely loves and adores Dr. Bell. She is the BEST pediatric dentist EVER (I know because I was a patient of hers when I was little). Not only is she an awesome pediatric dentist she’s perfect for your entire family. Wonderful environment & friendly staff. No need to look elsewhere.

Raven Stewart (Source: Google)


My new patient appointment was great! The office is nice, atmosphere and everyone’s energy was amazing! Everyone was very thorough and, informative about everything that they were doing, as well as everything I needed moving forward. I felt very safe, cared for and heard. I am so so happy that I made the change to become a patient at this practice!

Tsion Beye (Source: Google)


I went to DR Portia bell family dental office to ask them if they let me to come and shadow as a dental assistant student and they didn’t hesitate at all And my experience was more than my expectations. All the staff who works there starting from the receptionist , the clinical director the hygienist and the dental assistant they are so nice ,very professional ,and very experienced,and they were willing to show me everything they knew. Julie is so professional ,very experienced and confident I am very glad I get the chance to work with her.Dr portia bell also very nice she really takes her time with the patient and she had a very nice communication skills with her patients ,She makes sure the patients are comfortable before she start the procedure . I really recommend Dr portia bell family dental office to anyone who are looking where to go.

Victoria Whitson (Ria) (Source: Google)


Dr. Bell, Jalese, and their team are all phenomenal. In the last 15 years of going to the dentist, this was the first time I felt acknowledged for being more than just teeth! Whenever I changed dentists, they ask basic questions and clean my teeth. Dr. Bell and her team dove into my medical history, what I want to get out of these appointments, and recommended various methods to get healthy and stay healthy. They explained healthy habits I already followed and explained potential consequences if I continue with various negative habits. Dr. Bell gave me an in-depth examination that checked lymph nodes, saliva glands, and my thyroid, too! I don’t think any dentist has ever checked anything outside of my teeth, gums, and occasionally my tongue. I’m excited to be on a healthy mouth journey with this team. They are extremely friendly, warm, and compassionate. Fantastic.

Emily Smith (Source: Google)


The staff at Dr. Bell’s office are attentive, thorough and make every effort to make your dental procedure as pleasant as possible. Their professionalism and well-oiled teamwork never fails to leave a good impression. Dr. Bell herself is personable and empowers her patients to take better career of their teeth, gums and overall oral health.

Cory Strauss (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Dr Bell for many years. It’s like I’m visiting family when I go see her. She’s very thorough and has always made me feel at ease. Love her and her practice! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dentist!! She and her staff are warm, welcoming and second to none!

Edward Calloway (Source: Google)


This was by far the best experience I have ever received at a dentist office. The environment was pleasant and professional. The receptionist was super kind, Alissa did my x-ray of my teeth and was very personable, the dental assistant was professional and kind, and Dr. Portia Bell was super informative and gave good insight on dental care. I have never had such a warm and welcoming experience at a dental office. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a regular dental hygienist. I am a permanent client from here on out. Thank you all again for the excellent care and service!

W01160 OP02 (Source: Google)


What a wonderful experience with Dr. Bell and her entire staff. My 91 year old Father hadn’t had dental work in quite a few years. They are so gentle and kind. Explaining slowly step by step. We are looking forward to the future when they will give my Daddy his pretty smile back and a more comfortable day to day life. We highly recommend Dr Bell and her team.

Robert L. Bell (Source: Facebook)


Allow me to be up front and honest! I was given the respect and Dignity. The comes to being a human being. This organization took the time to assist me and explain every aspect of my treatment and the many options that are available to me. I know I will be a long life client Andy I recommend this organization to anyone who needs a professional dental hygienist. The staff really care for you and respect you and the care that is and was given to is above and beyond what I assumed I would receive. Thank you for all you do and I personally give this organization a Ten Star ⭐️ service and recommendation accordingly.

Kimberly MerricksRN (Source: Facebook)


This was my family first time at Portia J. Bell’s office. We had a wonderful experience. The staff was very nice an informative. Dr. Portia Bell did a great job with explaining every detail of my childrens dental visit. So thorough!

S. Smith (Source: Google)


Today was my first visit. I had such a good experience and can not believe I’m saying this…..I had fun! I am usually tense at dental visits. From cleaning to fillings I leave tense and not looking forward to my next visit. I can honestly say the atmosphere with Dr. Bell and the other professionals have changed the way I feel about dental visits. Dental care is important. Finding a great fit is just as important. I am glad my family and I have found a doctor and staff that are not only a great fit, but they care.

Abby Greene (Source: Google)


I am glad to know Dr. Porsha Bell and would like to share my case. I desperately needed to have 3 teeth removed and extensive dental work in the future. In order to be healthy and have the the beautiful smile, this appointment was overdue. I have these words to describe how WONDERFUL my experience wit Dr. Bell and staff. I was greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to get the best possible care and many diverse needs. Dr. Bell and staff explained the skillful approach to address my health and needs. They were very thorough and caring, always warm and welcoming and not satisfied until I understood the dental work that needed to be performed. I am usually apprehensive about needles but it was no sweat at all. In fact, I am ready for the next needle, due to Dr. Bell’s gentle touch. I am very pleased with her professional, yet personable service I have had dentist in the past but she is the best. I already recommended her to my friends.

Bryana Anderson Ross  (Source: Google)


I started bringing my kids here in Feb 2021 and they thoroughly enjoyed their experience and I decided to transfer my care to her practice. My first visit was above and beyond any other dentist visit I have been to. All of the staff throughly explained each step, Dr. Bell throughly examined and explained my current status and how to treat to truly be healthy. If you want to really know the health status of your mouth and understand what is being done and why choose Dr. Bell’s office. Highly recommended!

Karen Cook (Source: Google)


I always have a great experience during my dental visits. I feel safe and cared from the time I enter and throughout the entire process. The staff are always professional, courteous, and friendly. Dr. Portia Bell is amazing and she is very caring as well as gentle. She takes her time to explain each step in the procedure. Without hesitation, I recommend Dr. Bell and her staff to you for all your dental needs

Endia R. from Columbus, OH (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bell has saved my teeth and contributed to a new found health. I have put off going to the dentist for a very long time (8 years) due to a terrible dental phobia. During my first visit, Dr. Bell sat down with me and talked to me for nearly an hour calming my fears and walking me through the steps needed to increase my oral health. I trusted her and she made a plan that I was able to stick to, both financially and mentally. I’m now cavity-free!!! Please allow Dr. Bell to treat you, she has the spirit of an angel!

Charla Rutherford (Source: Facebook)


Dr Bell influenced my life!! She hired me in 1992-94 and showed me EvErY tHiNg about a running her front desk/reception area. Eventually she showed me how to Assist her. Thanks to Dr.Portia Bell dds.inc. I retired with benefits, from The Columbus Health Dept. Dental Clinic. “We love you”!! Me and my kids.

Paula Simmons (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Bell is the best dentist. I have been with Dr. Bell for 20 years. She is very professional and comforting. Her staff is also professional and the atmosphere is great. I would recommend Dr. Bell to anyone. Try her, I promise, you will not be disappointed.

Peter O.  (Source: Google)


I began my time as a patient of Dr. Bell’s in 2019 shortly before the pandemic. I was so excited to be connected to this staff of highly qualified, Black, women dental professionals. Unfortunately, the pandemic interrupted my treatment for two years but when I finally got back early 2022, Dr. Bell and her staff remembered my face, name and even details about my profession! They were informative about the progression of treatment that I needed after taking time off to accommodate the pandemic safety concerns and I feel confident moving forward with my treatment plan. I can’t recommend them enough!!

Cassietta Smith (Source: Google)


From the time I walked into the office the staff were friendly and professional. As a new patient, I love how Dr. Portia Bell walked you through the new patient exam, taking the time to explain the anatomy of the mouth and teeth relating to your health. Dr. Bell’s assistant explained the treatment plan and made sure all my questions were answered. I have found my new dentist and I recommend Dr. Portia Bell for your dental needs.

Melane Smith (Source: Facebook)


I’m super excited about my new Dentist Dr. Portia J. Bell!!! I have always hated going to the dentist until i meet her. I got referred to her from some friends on FB. had a cavity that was giving me a lot of pain so Dr. Portia took me in asap. She probably had a full schedule but she treated me as if i was her only patient. She examined me and took a few minutes to talk to my son about college and his future plans. The office as a whole runs as a team. I will recommend Dr.portia J. Bell to everyone. A dentist that cares!

Maria Smith (Source: Google)


I absolutely love Dr. Bell and her staff. So happy I acted on the referral from family that was given to me. The level of care I’ve received was top notch and should be the standard of care in every dentist office but sadly it’s not. I recently had my first treatment done by Brittany. She was very professional and patient with my anxiousness and sensitivity issues. She made me feel relaxed and comfortable which has almost been impossible with other dental offices I’ve been to in the past. Thank you, Brittany!! Please call Dr. Bell’s office today for your dental needs.

DaWanna Allen (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Bell’s for many years. The entire staff have always been diligent & informative, taking special care in explaining your oral hygiene & the importance of staying on top of it. It’s always a pleasant experience.

Johnetta D. Wiley (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Bell and her staff are knowledgeable, professional, and courteous at all times. The treatment and care offered by Dr. Bell is second to none. I love her for the service she has provided to me. It has truly made a difference in my health and life

Rachael Mack (Source: Google)


My name is Rachael Hartfield, google won’t let me change it, but anyway, I had the BEST experience at Dr. Bell’s office. My initial visit, I was seen along with my 1 year old son. Office staff were upbeat and friendly. They made me and my son feel very comfortable. During my initial visit Dr. Bell and staff did a very thorough exam and explained everything they were looking for and everything they found. We came up with a game plan that made me excited to start being intentional about my oral health. My second visit was a deep cleaning with the dental hygienist. She was amazing as well. She explained everything she was going to do, what tools she was going to use and explained in detail everything I needed to do to get where I needed to be by my next visit. I had another great experience, leaving excited to keep up with the work I had already been doing at home since my first visit. I also left with my mouth feeling cleaner than it ever had before. I’m looking forward to my follow up visit.

Tasha Baker (Source: Google)


For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I’ve had wonderful experiences at a dentist office. Yes, at the dentist. Due to bad dental experiences in my past, I was nervous to find a new dental practice. While at this year’s African American Wellness Walk, I was given a flyer to visit Dr. Portia Bell’s dental practice off of Agler and Cassidy. I kept the flyer for 3 months before calling! From my first phone call, I was met with professionals that answered my questions right away. During my first consultation, I felt heard and left believing that Dr. Bell and her dental assistant genuinely wanted to help me to improve my dental health. I felt supported not judged! I still feel the same way after my fourth visit. I was encouraged to ask all questions and was immediately given realistic answers. If you are interested in improving your dental health, you should call Dr. Bell’s office right away. All staff members will support you in your dental health journey!

Janae (Source: Google)


I had the absolute BEST experience! The office is very clean and welcoming. The staff is very observant, knowledgeable and beyond kind. I felt so empowered walking into a Black Female Practice. I was a bit anxious during my visit but Dr. Bell and the entire staff made me feel at ease and cared for. I never had an examine like the one I received with Dr. Bell. This practice truly cares for their patients and their oral care. I almost forgot I was in a dentist office because how wonderful the entire staff are. I’ve already scheduled my next appointments and I’m glad I found this dentist. Well worth the drive from Dayton and money. I’m not going anywhere else as long as Dr. Portia J. Bell is practicing.

Alisha Maria (Source: Google)


Dr. Portia J.Bell and staff were absolutely knowledgeable, caring, and intentional with care. My experience was amazing. The Dr. and staff saw myself and my daughter. As a parent, I would highly recommend Dr. Bell. My daughter felt comfortable and excited. Each procedure was explained to both of us in detail and easy to understand. Anyone who is fearful of the dentist should visit this office because the fear is calmed by the amount of positive reinforcement and vital information. Everyone was very kind from the time we walked in. I am so delighted to have found this positive and devoted space. Thank you all!

Qicha Hampton (Source: Facebook)


They really do care about their patients , they’re professional and informative. I haven’t had a good dentist experience in I don’t know when , but Dr Bells office will be dentist from here on out. The Queens in that office ROCK !!

Daniel Scott (Source: Google)


What a wonderful 1st time experience. Staff was very knowledgeable & professional. And getting the complete breakdown from Dr. Bell was truly informative and appreciated. I’d highly recommend this office to attend to anyone dental needs! I’ve just became a patient without any doubt, In or Out of Network, I value my health more than anything…….5 Stars in my book. Respectfully, Daniel Scott

Norma Richards (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Bell is concern about not only your oral health, she is concerned about your whole well being. For example, she takes your blood pressure, screens for oral cancer and shows you how oral health is part of your whole health picture. Excellent comprehension service by her and her staff!