About Us

The Bell Family Dentistry Dental Team welcomes you to our website.

We are dedicated to providing you with the optimum oral health care that dentistry has to offer. Our team has been carefully selected to assure that we share the same practice philosophy. The most important aspect of our practice philosophy is to provide exceptional patient care with the utmost attention to detail.

We are here to explain all procedures and treatment options to help you understand your treatment needs and concerns. We strive to help you and your family attain a healthy and beautiful smile. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, we welcome an open dialogue, so please do not hesitate to contact any one of us directly.

We are not satisfied until you are.

At Bell Family Dentistry, your safety and protection are our top priorities. We go above and beyond what is required by state and federal laws in our sterilization and infection control procedures. For instrument sterilization, we utilize ultrasonic agitation and steam autoclaves (high heat and pressure) to ensure the sterility of our dental instruments. We add another layer of protection by packaging instruments in sterilization bags and resin or metal cassettes, which are only opened on an individualized patient basis. Weekly spore tests are performed on all autoclaves to monitor their safety and effectiveness, and all of our equipment is maintained according to manufacturer’s specifications. We thoroughly clean and disinfect all patient and clinician surfaces prior to your arrival. When possible, disposable dental supplies are utilized to prevent any possibility of cross-contamination. All tests and cleaning procedures are properly logged and are available for your inspection. Our staff has been trained in proper infection control techniques, and we attend annual OSHA continuing education courses.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Tara Bell


Dr. Bell grew up in Minnesota and is happy to now call Cary home. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1998.

Shianne Webb

Dental Hygienist

Shianne grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina and now lives in Durham. She graduated from Oakwood University in Alabama in 2013 with a BS in Biology.

Isbell Lopez-Sierra

Treatment Coordinator

Isbell grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to North Carolina in 2008.  She has worked as a Chiropractic Assistant, front desk personnel, and office manager.  She specializes in appointment scheduling and insurance verification.

Katie Beasley

Dental Assistant

Katie grew up in the small town of Coats, North Carolina, where she currently resides. After graduating from high school, she spent 18 months in the village of Shayandima in South Africa, volunteering as a teacher’s assistant in a rural school.

Holly Rucker

Dental Hygienist

Holly grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina and now lives in Apex with her husband, 2 sons, and her vizsla dog Tucker.

Claudia LaSmith

Office Manager

Claudia grew up in Strasburg, Ohio and later in Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended the Dental Assisting program at Guilford Technical Community College and graduated in 2000.

Ashley Mitchell

Dental Hygienist

Ashley joined Bell Family Dentistry in March 2017. She grew up in Louisburg, a quaint town in the northeastern part of North Carolina.