Dr. BellDr. Portia J. Bell opened her practice to the public in September of 1987. Dr. Portia J. Bell, D.D.S., Inc. has celebrated more than 20 years of providing dental services to residents of the Columbus area. Dr. Bell’s mission is to provide health centered comprehensive dental care in an atmosphere that encourages awareness and growth.

Her current affiliations include lifetime membership in The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Alumni Association, and membership in the National Dental Association and the Columbus Association of Dentists.

Dr. Bell is a charter member of the Columbus State Community College Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee. She also serves as an Advisory Board member to the Ohio Business College, Everest Institute Program Advisory Committee, and the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Advisory Committee.

A native of East Saint Louis, Illinois, Dr. Bell moved to Columbus after earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Indiana State University.

In 1984, she graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Bell has developed a special bond with the northeast community in which she works. Many organizations, including Columbus Public Schools and Head Start children, have also benefited from her promotion of good dental health. Dr. Bell is a mother of two daughters.


Portia J. Bell, DDS

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience:

September 1987 – Present
General Dentist and President
Portia J. Bell, DDS, Inc.
2710 Crossroads Plaza Drive, Columbus, OH 43219

July 1984 November 1987
Assistant Director of Admissions
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
305 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43213

August 1984 August 1986
Dental Claims Consultant
Ohio State Industrial Commission Medical Review
246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Licensure: Ohio State Board License Number 17775

Northeast Regional Board Certification


Educational Background
B.S. Environmental Health Science
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN

Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS)
The Ohio State University
College of Dentistry
Columbus, OH

East St. Louis Lincoln High School
East St. Louis, Illinois