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.
Dyan - Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in South Dakota. I lived on a dairy farm and have two sisters and one brother.
Why did you choose dentistry? I was looking for a career in healthcare where I could help people. Growing up I always enjoyed going to the dentist.
What is the best part of your job? Helping people achieve better oral health through education.
What do you do outside of the office? I like spending time on the river in the summer, and watching my nephews and nieces play sports.
What is the best quote you’ve ever heard? “Never lie to someone who trusts you, and never trust someone who lies to you.”
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.
Carrie - Dental Hygienist
I grew up on a farm and graduated from High School in Mott, ND. I met my husband in college at NDSCS, and we have lived in Bismarck since 1999. We have two children, Logan is 11 years old, and Kaia is 4.
Why did you choose dentistry? I wanted to work in healthcare, and I had an older cousin that I looked up to who was a hygienist.
What is the best part of your job? I enjoy helping people get a healthy smile, and working with them, easing any concerns and fears they might have.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office? I have a lot of compassion, am gentle, detail oriented, and empathetic. Dental care is something a lot of people fear. I love helping people feel understood, that way we can trust each other and work together toward a healthy smile.
What do you do outside of the office? I enjoy spending time on our pontoon with my family in the summer. I also enjoy board games or watching movies together when we aren’t enjoying the outdoors.
My son is now a Boy Scout, so we are starting to learn camping and helping him work towards new ranks.
My daughter is a very energetic little lady, so we try to keep her busy with various sports, most recently dance.
I don’t get a lot of time to myself but I do enjoy photography and hope to develop that when my kids are older.
What is the best quote you’ve ever heard? “Always remeber, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you think, and smarter than you know.”
Vanessa - Dental HygienistI grew up in Beulah, ND with my parents, brother, and sister. I attended NDSCS Wahpeton… opens in a new window to NDSCS website… 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.
Our mission is to provide the highest level of care to our patients while building relationships and trust. We strive to provide an environment that puts dental fears to rest by offering sedation dentistry. Our team creates an experience like no other traditional dental office by offering relaxing amenities and exceptional care. We value each patient as an individual and create custom treatments to meet your personal needs. Staying on the cutting edge of dentistry through advancing our technology allows us to deliver high-quality dental care.
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: