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About Your Team

About Your Team

You can expect personal, one-on-one attention from our entire team. At Modern Dental of The East Valley in Mesa we understand that each of our patients has unique wants and needs. That’s why we promote open communication, to understand what you are looking for in your smile, so we can design a care plan that is right for you. We take the time to explain your options, listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Deandrea Bell, DMD

Where are you from?

Dallas, TX

What is your favorite hobby?

Spending time with family

What inspired you to get into the dental industry?

I love working with my hands and the immediate gratification of dentistry. I enjoy creating beautiful smiles.

Who is your favorite celebrity smile?

Denzel Washington and George Clooney

What's something you think your patients appreciate about you?

I'm patient, caring, calming, and efficient.

Hebah Nasser, Hygienist

Where are you from?
California – I moved to Arizona in December 2005.

What is your favorite hobby?
I enjoy roller skating!

What inspired you to get into the dental industry?
I had an amazing dental team when I was a child. I always looked forward to my dental appointments.

Who is your favorite celebrity smile?
Christina Aguilera

What’s your favorite thing about Dr. Bell?
Dr. Bell is down to earth and genuine. She cares about his patients and treats them like family. 

Rachel Kortsen Hygienist

Where are you from?
Flagstaff, Arizona

What is your favorite hobby?
I love sports! I love to play basketball and softball. I like to do crafty things, eat, and watch movies! I also love to spend quality time with my family and friends.

What inspired you to get into the dental industry?
I have always been drawn to dentistry! Teeth have always appealed to me and I love helping people. So, the dental field is the best of both worlds! I love to make people smile.

Who is your favorite celebrity smile? 
Chris Pratt. He has a great smile.

What’s your favorite thing about Dr. Bell?
She is such a wonderful dentist! You can tell by the way she interacts with staff and patients. She is passionate about what she does. She is very kind and does all that she can to make sure our patients are taken care of. She is helpful and just all around great to work with!

Jessica Hogsett, Assistant

Where are you from?
I am a native to Arizona, born and raised in Mesa.

What is your favorite hobby?
I enjoy doing D.I.Y projects, spending time with my two daughters and on an occasion, I enjoy reading a good book.

What inspired you to get into the dental industry?
As a child growing up, my parents never took me and my siblings to the dentist. When I was going to Chandler Gilbert Community College, I was undecided on my career. One day, I ran into an old friend and she told me that she was a dental assistant and expressed to me how she loved it. That following week, I signed into dental assistant school, not knowing anything about dentistry. I took a leap of faith and feel in love with this career. I don’t see myself doing anything else. I really enjoy everything about dentistry, especially changing a person’s self-confidence and giving them a beautiful, healthy smile.  

Who is your favorite celebrity smile?
Britney Spears

What’s your favorite thing about Dr. Bell?
My favorite thing about Dr. Bell is how she enjoys patient education as well as helping the staff understand things from a dentist point of view. She is very knowledgeable and is willing to do anything and everything to make patients feel comfortable – physically, emotionally and financially. 

Tatia Street, Front Desk

Where are you from?
The 480 area

What is your favorite hobby?
Since becoming a mother, I have gained new hobbies, such as, running - around trying to catch my two-year old and also I've come to appreciate the fine art of negotiation and distraction. Besides my full schedule, I enjoy soaking up the Arizona sun with my family.  

What inspired you to get into the dental industry?
Smiles

Who is your favorite celebrity smile?
Zac Efron

What’s your favorite thing about Dr. Bell?
Dr. Bell is an amazing patient advocate who aims at providing lifelong patient care. Also she has a great attitude and always does the right thing for the right reason.

Crystal Bruce, Front Desk

Where are you from?
Bloomington, IN

What is your favorite hobby?
Anything outdoors and traveling.

What inspired you to get into the dental industry?
I was inspired by friends who worked in the field and seeing how much of a difference oral health can impact overall health.

Who is your favorite celebrity smile?
Paul Walker

What’s your favorite thing about Dr. Bell?
Her positive and flexible attitude with co-workers and patients. She is very patient focused. 

Cassi Lawver, Assistant

Where are you from?
Portland, Oregon

What is your favorite hobby?
Sports, board games, and spending time with family

What inspired you to get into the dental industry?
I love helping people and having the opportunity to educate with my dental knowledge

Who is your favorite celebrity smile? 
Eva Mendez

What’s your favorite thing about Dr. Bell?
She is always so sweet and easy to talk to