Dr. Patel is a native of Henderson, Tennessee. He graduated from Chester County High School in 2012. He finished his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Memphis in 2016. Dr. Patel then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery, with multiple years of corporate practice experience.
Julie first discovered her love for dentistry in 1992 while she was a student at McNairy County High School. She was given the great opportunity to shadow at Dr. Bell’s office and did so well that we gladly hired her as a full-time assistant in 1994. Julie has great personal skills and works very hard to make each patient feel comfortable and at ease. She is currently a Registered Dental Assistant, holding a state of Tennessee License in Radiology, Coronal Polishing, Nitrous Monitoring, and Expanded Functions. Julie assists Dr. Bell at chairside and is known as the “lab queen” around the office. She is a real team player and can even be found up in the front office helping out at times.
Julie enjoys spending her free time in The Florida Keys, Indy Races or at Import Auctions with her husband Anthony. They have 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and cat named Roadie. She also likes to go antiquing, especially where old cars such as her 1957 Chevy Belair are found.
Tammy was hooked on dentistry from her first day at Dr. Bell’s office, when she was still a student at McNairy County High School. She began working part-time in 1981, while attending school to become a dental hygienist, and gladly joined our team full-time in 1989. She is responsible for providing comprehensive oral hygiene care and educating patients to make good progress during treatments. Tammy understands all about the anxieties people bring with them to the dentist. She takes great care to relax and comfort each patient by providing gentle and thorough cleanings. Patients find no reason to fear Tammy’s work; in fact, they often come to enjoy and look forward to their visits.
Tammy was born and raised in Selmer. She loves it here! Tammy is happily married and has three children, three grandsons, and a Chihuahua named Deats. They all keep Tammy very busy.