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.

Morgan McLamb

Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator

A life-long Meadow resident, Morgan enjoys commuting from the small eastern NC town and lives with her fiancé and two dogs. After graduating from a Dental Assisting program, she joined Bell Family Dentistry in January 2020.

Pascha Hudson

Dental Assistant

Pascha is originally from Jacksonville, NC, and now lives in the Triangle with her husband and their two fur babies, Dixon and Jake. She graduated from Wake Technical Community College in Dental Assisting in 2019. In the winter, she enjoys snowboarding with her husband, and in the summer, she cherishes family time at her second home in Ocean Isle.

Claudia LaSmith

Office Manager
From Strasburg, Ohio and Greensboro, NC, Claudia now resides in Apex with her husband and daughter Harper Dean. Graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Guilford Technical Community College in 2000, Claudia has additionally trained with the Nash Institute, the Levin Group and AADOM. She annually attends AADOM conferences, where she is educated by top dental professionals from around the world. In 2014, she completed her “Fellowship in Dental Office Management” from AADOM, and she is currently pursuing her “Mastery of Dental Practice Management”.  In 2019, she was a nominee for “Practice Administrator of the Year”, and she won “Practice Administrator of Distinction”, making her 1 of the top 9 Practice Administrators in North America! She serves as a board member of the local AADOM Triangle Area Chapter and is nominated for the role of Treasurer.  Claudia’s dedication to providing office and team support, as well as high quality customer care, have had a strong influence in our office and continues to make our dental team strive for excellence.  Some of her hobbies include walking, cooking, and listening to music.

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.

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.