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.

Aimee Schumacher

Dental Hygienist

Aimee is originally from Western New York and is now happy to call Holly Springs home. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, Ryker. She earned her dental hygiene degree  from Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2013. Aimee has been practicing dental hygiene for over 7 years.   We are glad to have her join us as part of the Bell Family Dentistry Team.

Taylor Johnson

Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

Taylor was born and raised in Apex, NC.  She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Sandhills Dental Career Center in Aberdeen, NC in November 2020.  She graduated at the top of her class.  Her compassion and eagerness to provide excellent dental care makes her an amazing addition to our team.  In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and goes on walks with her dog Willow.

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 (read more)

Katie Mullins

Dental Hygienist

Katie was born and raised in Rochester, NH then moved to Apex, NC in the fall of 2014 worked with Dr. Bell and team from 2014-2017 and came back in June 2020. She is so happy to be back! As a hygienist, it is Katie’s priority to provide patients with oral care to best meet their individual needs in a friendly, gentle, and sincere manner.

JaKayla Betts

Dental Assistant/Scheduling Coordinator 

Ja’Kayla was born and raised in Roxboro, NC. She graduated from Triangle School of Dental Assisting in April, 2021.  Her passion is working with people and creating a connection. In 2019, Ja’Kayla was a former advisor of the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decision) Committee. Where she spoke in front of hundreds of students across North Carolina encouraging students to make healthier decisions. In her free time, Ja’Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and cooking out on the grill. Her goal is to provide her patients with the best care and making sure every patient is leaving with the best experience and a smile to follow.