I've been going to Dr. Bell since I was young and now I'm married with a kid. That has to tell you something about how wonderful he and his staff are. He's very personable, family oriented, a Carlsbad native, and treats his patients as if they were his own kids (he has 2 in their 20's). He's a great guy and a wonderful dentist. "Sorry" is the phrase he says while working on everyone's teeth and he genuinely means it. I drive 1.5hrs to go to him and sometimes have to make cleaning appointments way in advance, but it's all worth it. Oh, and he is ALWAYS on time. I have never had to wait in his waiting room.