Meet the Smile Team
The Aesthetic Dental Center Family
Clara - Office Manager
Clara grew up in Valley City, attended Valley City State University, and majored in Human Resources prior to moving to Bismarck. Clara has been immersed in the office setting for over 17 years, working as a director of human resources, an office manager/third party administrator, as well as working in the insurance industry. This experience helps her excel in her current role as our office manager. She chose dentistry as she loves a challenge and learning new things. Clara has always had positive dental experiences and enjoys helping others find their new dental home. She works hard assisting all of our patients with financial arrangements and insurance benefits.
Outside of the office When Clara is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her son. They go fishing, hunting, work on art projects, go to concerts, and track meets. In her downtime, she likes to spend time with friends, go to CrossFit, read, and cook.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by? “Smile at everyone!”
What flavor ice cream would you be? Cherry Garcia…a little light and a little dark…a little sweet and a little bitter. The best of both worlds.
Shelby - Dental Hygienist
Shelby is originally from Harvey, ND. Her interest in dentistry started at a young age with her own personal experiences with dental treatment. She had the pleasure of working with a team of general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and even her HS science teacher who is an endodontist. These professionals made her “less than ideal” situation enjoyable. They allowed her to be involved in the treatment process and created a curiosity, which she turned into a career. Since then she’s had experience with hygiene, pediatrics, and chairside assisting. With dentistry, there is always something to learn! Shelby is always eager to expand her dental knowledge and has achieved a laser certification.
Outside of the office When away from the office, Shelby enjoys spending her time with family, watching movies, reading, and anything outdoors.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by? Don’t worry about failing, worry about the chances you would miss if you didn’t try.
What flavor ice cream would you be? Mint – anything!
Lori M. - Dental Assistant
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 patient’s treatment she helps build their confidence and trust in our team.
Outside of 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? 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? I have two!!! 1) Cold stone Mint with crushed Oreos. It’s refreshing! 2) Natural Vanilla, simply because you can add whatever topping based on your mood.
Lori H. - Dental Assistant
Lori is originally from Hazen, ND. She chose to work in Bismarck so she could spend time with her family and pursue a career in dentistry. Her interest in the dental field started when she wrote a research paper on dentistry in high school. Since graduating from Minnesota State in Moorhead, MN she has become certified in sealant placement, nitrous oxide monitoring, and CPR. Lori has been in the dental field for more than five years and really enjoys building relationships with her patients.
Outside of the office In her off time, she enjoys camping, fishing, crafting, and spending time with her dog Marley.
Who is your hero? Why? My hero is my mom because she is the strongest and most patient person I know.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by? The Golden Rule
What flavor ice cream would you be? Birthday Cake.
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:
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: