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.
Ashley has worked at our office as a Registered Dental Assistant since 2004. She holds a state of Tennessee License in Dental Assisting, Radiology, and Nitrous Monitoring. In 2010, Ashley took over as our office manager, and she now handles treatment options, appointments, finances, and insurance. Her experience in the field helps her raise the level of care our patients receive. She still uses her skills chairside while assisting Dr. Bell with patient procedures. We truly value Ashley for her smile and ability to make others feel welcome. She loves being able to help patients and will bend over backwards to see that their dental needs are met.
Ashley is happily married. She has two wonderful children, a Weimaraner, and an English Springer Spaniel. Ashley loves spending as much time as possible with her family. She is also very active in her church and enjoys boating and vacationing.
Kyle has been in the field of emergency medicine and medical documentation for 5 years. He is very excited to start his career in dentistry. Kyle’s passion for serving and helping others has led him to a position here at Selmer Smiles. He enjoys spending time with friends and family. Kyle also likes to vacation and travel and is an avid sports fan. Patients receive bonus points from Kyle if they support the Volunteers, Grizzlies and Yankees. He looks forward to serving and assisting his hometown of Selmer, TN.
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.
Amanda has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 32 years. She is also certified in Local Anesthesia, administration of Nitrous Oxide and is a Myofunctional Therapist. Helping her patients connect their Dental Health with Total Body Health is her passion. Making her patients feel comfortable and at ease is one of her specialties.
Amanda has two adult children and one GRANDson and loves spending time with them. Her main focus now is being the coolest Mimi in the world!
Alesa is a Registered Dental Hygienist, certified in the administration of Nitrous Oxide. Alesa is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at Northeast Mississippi Community College. She is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee where she grew up around the dental field, finding a love for the profession at a young age. Alesa values outstanding patient care as well as the relationships she builds with her patients over time. She believes hygienist are called to educate, advocate, and prevent disease - doing more than “just cleaning teeth”.
Alesa and her husband Cody live in Henderson, Tennessee and have one son together. In her free time, Alesa enjoys spending time with her family, thrifting, and traveling.