Dr Richard Bell


After graduation, Richard joined the staff at University College Hospital London for 12 months, before heading to South Africa in 1969. He lived and worked in the Cape during the 1970’s, becoming hooked on all pursuits relating to the ocean and the bush.

It was always his intention however to settle in Australia, and together with his family, which by then included two wonderful children, he moved to Victoria in 1977. Richard had a practice in Geelong, but lived in the self-proclaimed surf capital of Australia, Torquay. After 14 years and by now four wonderful kids, it was off again, this time to Queensland, and in 1990 Richard made Caloundra home.

Richard established the practice, which became Avenue Dental, back in 1991. Our Home Page photo and caption show that even after 20 years, his original philosophy on which the practice was built -‘To create happiness by providing dental care that brightens every ones day.’ – still holds true.

Richard thrives on the satisfaction of providing quality care for his patients, but also appreciates time for his swimming, surf skiing, books and yes, those grandkids!