Meet Dr. Eric Bell

BellDr. Mike Yapel and the entire staff at Yapel Orthodontics are very excited to announce that Dr. Eric Bell has joined our team as Dr. Yapel transitions to retirement after 30 years in practice! Please help us welcome him!

Dr. Bell has strong central Minnesota roots; growing up in Little Falls, MN and receiving his undergraduate education at St. John's University in 2010. He then "toured the Midwest" by obtaining his dental training at Creighton University (2013-2017) and his orthodontic training at the University of lowa (2017-2019), which included a Masters in Orthodontics while researching cleft lip and palate anomalies. Dr. Bell is a Board-Certified Orthodontist as well as a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, The American Dental Association, and multiple Spear and Seattle Study Clubs. He has provided excellent care to the eastern side of the Twin Cities since 2019 and is excited for Central Minnesota to become home once again. He looks forward to pursuing further knowledge through continuing education and local dental societies as he has a strong passion for education in the field of orthodontics.

Dr. Bell and his wife Jessica will reside in Sartell, MN. Jessica is an excellent pediatrician, certified lactation consultant, and will be starting summer 2022 at the CentraCare Plaza. They are proud parents to their three children (soon to be 4!), Charlotte "Charlie" (6), Xander (4), and Bodi (2) who make them laugh and appreciate the little things in life. Dr. Bell enjoys playing basketball and soccer, golfing, being outdoors, drawing, and taking his golden retriever (Sherlock) on runs. Whether on an athletic field or in a classroom, Dr. Bell has always been an extremely thorough and detail oriented individual. His primary goal is to provide the utmost care in a personal manner with a dash of his own humor. Dr. Bell looks forward to meeting you and your family!