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Dr. Cynthia Pelley
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Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Sellwood Location

8708 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 235-0313
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Meet Dr. Bell at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Bell, D.D.S

Pediatric Dentist for Kids, Dr. Bell

Dental Background

Growing up, Dr. Bell knew he wanted to either run an amusement park full of dinosaurs or become a dentist. Since discovering Jurassic Park was only a movie and not a career option, the choice was easy to make. Dr. Bell went to the University of Iowa for dental school, where he learned a lot about dentistry but also learned he no longer enjoyed cold winters lasting longer than six months. Drawn to the beauty and abundance of donuts in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Bell initially relocated to Seattle where he worked as a general dentist for two years. It was during this time that Dr. Bell realized he was much happier working with children. At the encouragement of a couple friends who were pediatric dentists, Dr. Bell applied to and was accepted into the pediatric dental residency at Oregon Health & Science University. Following graduation in 2019, Dr. Bell worked at two offices owned by assistant professors at OHSU before finding Little Smiles in 2021.

When not working in the office, Dr. Bell has an array of hobbies to keep him busy. He and his wife Asiya love to hike and camp. He drinks an obscene amount of coffee, reads, does crosswords, and enjoys building furniture. Dr. Bell is a lover of music and movies, and finds himself going to lots of concerts. He also has a great passion for travel stemming largely from his nomadic upbringing as part of a military family. But for the most part, Dr. Bell is happy hanging around Portland, meeting new people, and spending time at home with his wife and bread-addicted cat Chidi.


•  University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, B.A.
•  University of Iowa College of Dentistry, D.D.S.
•  University of Rochester, Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry
•  Oregon Health & Science University, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

Professional Licensures and Certifications

•  Board-certified in Pediatric Dentistry
•  Oregon Board of Dentistry
•  Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification

Professional Affiliations

•  American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
•  Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
•  American Dental Association
•  Oregon Dental Association
•  Multnomah Dental Association

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Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry - Cynthia Pelley | | (503) 235-0313
8708 SE 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202