Meet the Smile Team
The Aesthetic Dental Center Family
Teresa - Office ManagerAbout Me
I have two adult kids. They drive me crazy at times but they are my greatest blessing, and the Mister in my life is amazing!
I love to run, it keeps me sane!
Peppermints are meant to be eaten by the handful, they are so delicious! Eggs Benedict is yummy any time of the day. And making beautiful things with yarn makes me very happy. God has given me grace for my place, and I am very blessed!
Why did you choose dentistry? I started in dentistry a little over 6 years ago. I love the challenge of administrative work. Sounds odd, but I like putting the puzzle of paperwork together. On the personal side of things, I love the difference a beautiful smile can do for a person’s self-esteem. In order to make that happen, it takes a team. I am so blessed to be part of that process! A great smile can change your life!
What is the best part of your job? The best part of my job is people. In life, we are all called to make a positive difference. I am not perfect but I do my best to shine where God has placed me.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office? I have an effervescent personality and I love to be organized. I value hard work and integrity! I am so blessed to be part of a team that shines with these qualities!
What would be the theme song of your life? “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
Lori - Patient Care Coordinator
Lori grew up in North Dakota and is married with two children.
She was drawn to dentistry as a child as she wanted to make her unpleasant experience more pleasant for others. Lori has had an active role in dentistry for more than 17 years and is passionate about patient advocacy, education, and building relationships. By personalizing patients’ treatment, she helps build their confidence and trust in our team.
What do you do outside the office? Lori’s other passion is spending time with her husband, her two busy children, and their dog Mallatobuck (Star Wars fans will understand). Lori loves to travel near and far. When she isn’t running to her children’s activities, she is active with her church and volunteers within the community. You may find her active in the great outdoors. She enjoys a good novel, crafting, yoga, photography, and, most of all, taking in a concert or a hockey game.
Who is your hero, and why? The mighty King – He is the creator of all living things and has provided many blessings to be thankful for.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by? The lost art of a handwritten “thank you” goes a long way.
What flavor ice cream would you be? She has two! Cold stone mint with crushed Oreos because it’s refreshing and natural vanilla, simply because you can add whatever topping based on your mood.
Brooke - Dental Assistant
Brooke was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. She moved to Bismarck, ND in April of 2020, a significant change of weather for her. She has one sister that’s a year older than her.
Why did you choose dentistry? Brooke chose dentistry because she likes to interact with patients and wants to be the one to comfort them because she understands the dentist can be a little nerve-racking. When she was a little girl, she was very nervous and hated going to the dentist, but now she wants to be the dental assistant who helps them feel better about being at the dentist.
What is the best part of your job? The best part about this job is the women she works with! Brooke loves working with all of them and gets along great. Everyone is so friendly! It makes coming to work easy!
What do you do outside of the office? She likes to go shopping, hang out with family, and do anything outdoors!
Who is your hero, and why? Brooke’s hero would be her parents! They’ve both supported her through everything, and she is always trying to make them proud. They keep her motivated through everything and push her to better herself. She is always looking up to them!
Sondy - Dental Assistant
Sondy grew up on a family farm, ranch, and dairy in Shields, ND, and she went to school in Flasher, ND. She is married and will be celebrating 30 years soon. They have one son, Grant.
Why did you choose dentistry? Sondy likes the dental environment and that team/family feeling.
What is the best part of your job? She enjoys the challenge of making people comfortable as possible during their dental appointments.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office? She casual, live and let live attitude.
What do you do outside of the office? In her downtime, you’ll find Sondy painting landscapes, gardening, canning, fishing, being a concert even supervisor, and spending time on the family farm.
Who is your hero, and why? Clint Eastwood. She believes they are of like minds.
Lindsey - Dental Hygienist
Lindsey grew up in McHenry, ND with her parents and sister. She attended college at Minnesota State University Moorhead for one year of general studies before being accepted into the dental hygiene program at M State Moorhead.
She graduated in 2004 with her degree in Dental Hygiene. She practiced her first 10 years in Kansas, where her family became K-State, Chiefs, and Royals fans. She moved back to North Dakota in 2014 and has been practicing in Bismarck since 2017.
Why did you choose dentistry? Lindsey feels there is a need for compassionate people in dentistry, which drove her to where she is today. She connects with patients and makes them feel at ease, which helps her enjoy this profession.
What is the best part of your job? Making her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and easing their anxiety. Connecting with patients and making friends. She feels we can learn from each encounter we make.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office? Lindsey is always smiling. She has a sense of confidence that is not overbearing. She’s been practicing for 16 years, so she brings a lot of experience to the office, which helps us build a great team.
What do you do outside of the office? She enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, going camping, and boating on the river and lakes. She also enjoys live music, comedy, and sports. In the winter, you will find Lindsey snuggled up watching movies with her daughter Madison, her two dogs, Puck and Koda, and cat, Marty. She enjoys throwing darts, baking, bonfires, and shopping, of course! If the weather is nice, you will more than likely find her outside!
What’s one item on your bucket list? Skydiving.
What is the best quote you’ve ever heard? I was so far behind that I thought I was in first! Life is short, eat dessert first!
Vanessa - Dental Hygienist
I grew up in Beulah, ND with my parents, brother, and sister. I attended NDSCS Wahpeton for dental hygiene and graduated in 2003. I have been practicing in North Dakota ever since. I am a mother of 2 kids, a boy, and a girl.
Why did you choose dentistry? My mother was a dental assistant. So, I was very comfortable in that world. I always wanted to find a job that is important and improves people’s lives.
What is the best part of your job? I love helping people enjoy coming to the dentist again.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office? I always try to put people at ease to make their experience the best I can. I want them to want to come back to stay or become healthy.
What do you do outside of the office? I spend a lot of time with my family. We try to get outdoors to p[lay and explore whenever possible. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t spend at least part of my day reading.
Who is your hero, and why?My dad is my hero. He has always been a great influence in my life.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Materi, originally from Linton, ND, graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from MedCenter One College of Nursing in 2008. She started her nursing career in the Medical/Surgical/Transplant/IC Unit at the Mayo Clinic.
After completing her Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia from the Mayo Clinic, she began providing independent anesthesia services in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and free-standing clinics. She is excited to offer a safe, stress-free, relaxing option of IV sedation for patients at the Aesthetic Dental Center.
Establishing care was a breeze. The facility is clean & they have bottles of water & coffee offered in the waiting area. Staff was friendly & welcoming. Clara, the receptionist, is fantastic, she took the time to explain my insurance coverage to me. Shelby, my hygienist, did a wonderful job; explained everything & answered all my questions.
Rachelle B. (Actual Patient)
Where Delightful Comforts Meet Modern Technology
Our office hosts a range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services all using the power of modern technology for greater comfort and precision. Our Bismarck dentist, Dr. Sellers, is also a prosthodontist, which allows us to provide in-house dental implants and sleep appliances. All your needs are truly looked after at Aesthetic Dental Center.
Every step of your dental visit is greeted with wonderful comfort. Our office boasts a large on-site car park and state-of-the-art sterilization center. During your appointment, you can sit back and relax on a heated pillow in one of our massage chairs. We even offer Netflix during your treatment and a special gift bag after.
We always aim to go above and beyond the standard for our patients. Everyone on our team works together to make your experience positive and easy. Dr. Sellers leads the way through her patient-first approach and does everything to accommodate your individual needs. We look forward to welcoming you and getting to know you better.
Giving back to our patients and the wonderful people of Bismarck, ND.
As a team, we love being part of the Bismarck, ND community. The majority of us grew up in the area, so the people of this city are close to our hearts. With this in mind, Dr. Sellers and our team strive to give back to the community and support community efforts. Here are some ways we get involved:
In the Media
Dr. Sellers offers her expertise to each patient she sees but also lends advice to an even wider audience. As a prosthodontist, she is able to help those in need of replacement teeth and smile restoration. Our Bismarck dentist has been recognized in the local media for these efforts: