I used Dr. Bell a few times for my regular checkups, as well as to fix a chipped tooth I had. He is a great dentist, friendly and very competent. He is beyond gentle and caring as well.
The staff is great and seem to remember everyone that comes in. The location, downtown Carlsbad, is great.
He is a bit expensive compared to other dentists, but well worth it. He is more than willing to work with people though and does do payment plans if you need them.