Dentistry is something that I grew up with. My father was a dentist, my uncle was a dentist, and through my college years I was able to spend a lot of time with them and really see how their experience and expertise was able to help people and improve upon their situations. I actually had the experience where when I was younger I broke one of my front teeth, right in half. Going through that, and the emotions and the kind of the terror really “oh no, what are you going to do?”, and then having my dad be able to help me with that, and get through that and kind of really provide a solution almost immediately was something that stuck with me. And really kind of guided me towards really considering dentistry and getting into the dental profession. My education started after high school at the University of Pittsburgh. I studied neuroscience there and had a minor in chemistry. From there I went into dental school at the University of Pittsburgh. After dental school, I chose to further my education through a advanced education in general dentistry program at New York University, in Providence Rhode Island, which provided me a really great hands on training experience where I could further my skills and really kind of focus on becoming the best dentist and providing the best quality of care possible to my patients. Often times people are not very comfortable coming to the dentist. It's not a very comfortable place for people to go, and being able to provide a little bit more of a positive experience and really kind of ease some of that anxiety that people typically have, is something that I find very rewarding.
Dr. Sean Bell grew up around dentistry in a small town in Central Pennsylvania, as both his father and an uncle were dentists. After moving to Pittsburgh to pursue his education, he found the people, friends, and opportunities here made it easy to call the area home. Dr. Bell not only fell in love with the city, but he met his beautiful wife, Erin, while living on Pitt’s campus. They now share a young daughter, Margo, and enjoy spoiling her along with their dog, Remi.
Dr. Bell’s other interests include supporting Pittsburgh sports, riding his motorcycle, snowboarding, and being outdoors.
Dr. Bell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in neuroscience. His undergraduate accomplishments earned him the Dean’s Scholarship award at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated cum laude. Dr. Bell furthered his training by earning an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate from New York University.
Dr. Bell values his patients’ comfort, satisfaction, and health above all else. He strives to create a positive patient experience while providing the highest standard of care. As a dentist, Dr. Bell hopes to help people feel as healthy, comfortable, and confident as possible.