Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our Team

Welcome to Bell Family Dentistry, where your smile is our top priority! We are a dedicated team of dental professionals committed to providing exceptional oral care and ensuring your comfort throughout your dental journey.

At Bell Family Dentistry, we understand that visiting the dentist can sometimes be a daunting experience. That’s why we have created a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can feel relaxed and at ease. From the moment you step into our modern and state-of-the-art office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, who will make you feel like part of our dental family.

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. While at Notre Dame, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society and is currently an active member. She then completed her dental training at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2002, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Bell is committed to providing the latest advances in dentistry to her patients, and has completed courses at the Pankey Institute and the Spear Education series. She is currently an active member in the local chapter of the Spear Study Club. This organization focuses on team treatment planning and improving dental knowledge to achieve ideal and comprehensive patient care. Away from the dental office, she enjoys reading and playing, coaching, or watching all sports.

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. Claudia has had additional training with the Nash Institute and Levin Group where she was educated by top dental professionals. She graduated in 2014, completing her Fellowship in Dental Office Management, in 2020 completing her Masters in Dental Office Management, and was part of the first ever graduating Class 2021 in the Nation of Diplomates.  All degrees achieved by the American Association of Dental Office Management. Making her in an elite group of highly educated Managers in the nation. She was nominated as Office Manager of Distinction in 2019.  This made her one of the top ten in the nation. She is a board member of the AADOM Triangle Area Chapter and was nominated Treasurer. In her spare time Claudia loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and family.  Cooking and listening to music are her favorite past times. 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.

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.

Katie Mullins

Dental Hygienist

Katie grew up in New Hampshire and went to school for both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene at New Hampshire Technical Institute and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2011. She has called North Carolina home since the fall of 2014 which is when she  met Dr. Bell and Claudia and started working part time at Bell Family Dentistry. She began working full time in June 2020. As a hygienist, it is Katie’s priority to provide patients with oral care to best meet their individual needs in a non-judgmental, friendly, thorough and gentle manner. 

When Katie is not in the office she loves to spend time with her husband, Mike and two cats Mr. Purrfect and Marty. She also loves doing anything artsy crafty, enjoys reading and going to yoga classes.

Lindsay Cammett

Dental Hygienist

Lindsay grew up in Vermont, but has called North Carolina home for the past 16 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Keene State College, and her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Wake Technical College. As a former preschool teacher, Lindsay enjoys seeing patients of all ages and strives to provide individualized care.

Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband Ben, their two boys, Owen and Landon, and dog Cane. They are usually at an ice rink, whether it’s cheering on Landon’s travel hockey team or the Carolina Hurricanes!