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The Great Big Smiles Difference

At Great Big Smiles Orthodontics, we use our proven process to ensure that you receive the personalized, high-quality care you need.


About Us
About You
Define Objectives

Solution Presentation

Present/Provide Customized Options
Make a Commitment

Establish Easy Financing

Customized Plans

Deliver Timely Care

Leverage Technology
Maximize Efficiency

Ensure Patient’s Satisfaction

Communicate Progress
Assess and Adapt

Maintain Treatment Results

Customize Retention System
Reach Out and Share

Meet Our Dental Team

We have an awesome team at Great Big Smiles who is committed to giving families great orthodontic care in Scottsdale and Glendale, AZ. We work with our orthodontist to run two upbeat office locations where we provide customized braces. To learn more about our orthodontic team members, take a look at their biographies below.

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Meet Dr. Michael Bowen

My path to dentistry began at a young age, and through the support of wonderful teachers and mentors as well as hard work, I am able to give back to my community by creating lasting, healthy smiles. Education has always been important to me, and it is necessary for my success as an orthodontist. Patients deserve the best treatment that I can give, so I work hard to stay on the leading edge of advances in the field.

I grew up in California, but I call Mesa home. I have lived here for over seven years and love it. I have four wonderful children who make me proud every day.

I enjoy the outdoors and am passionate about giving back to the community in which I live. I am active in my church, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Boys and Girls Hope of Arizona. I spend time volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul and other community projects such as Arizona Mission of Mercy. My office is very happy to find ways to work with local schools, teams, etc. Just call and we’ll talk! I look forward to finding even more opportunities to work in my community to better the lives of my neighbors and loved ones.

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As a treatment coordinator, I enjoy developing relationships with our patients. I love educating our patients about orthodontics and different treatment options available to them. My goal is to make your experience at Great Big Smiles fun and enlightening. I want you to leave our office feeling excited about your treatment at our office!

Favorite GBS Task: Making your experience at Great Big Smiles fun and enlightening so that you leave our office feeling excited about your treatment!
Free Time and Hobbies: Handwriting, crocheting and napping
Hidden Talent: Playing the piano
Favorite Food: Sushi and chocolate
Characteristics: Trustworthy, Dedicated and Funny Superpower Mom of Three

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I have been with our team at Great Big Smiles since the day Dr. Bowen took over the practice over ten years ago. I have over 40 years of experience in the field. In addition to working with patients and assisting Dr.B, I also help maintain a clean office and perform lab duties. Our office is a fun, stress-free place to work, and I enjoy coming in every day to be around my team. There is never a dull moment here!

Favorite GBS Task: Making beautiful smiles and building new friendships along the way.
Free Time and Hobbies: Camping, line dancing and shopping!
Hidden Talent: Decorating
Desired Superpower: To save the world
Characteristics: Laid-back, trustworthy and drama free

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I have been in the orthodontic field for just under 20 years and as the financial coordinator, I will do my best to make payment options easy for you! I will bill your insurance to get the most benefit for you and your family. If you have any questions about your insurance, feel free to call or email me.

Favorite GBS Task: Making the financial investment less stressful and seeing patients smiling and cheering as they finish their treatment!
Free Time and Hobbies: Making the financial investment less stressful and seeing patients smiling and cheering as they finish their treatment!
Hidden Talent: Line-dancing
Favorite Food: Salsa
Characteristics: Loyal, serious and helpful

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As the marketing director, I love connecting our patients and our team experiences with our community and giving back in anyway we can! My experiences as a special educator and a wedding photographer allow me to bring creative ideas to our patients and events, while capturing all of the fun as we create memories together.

Favorite GBS Task: Photographing our patients and celebrating the ones that love to refer new patients to our office!
Free Time and Hobbies: Singing, Photography, Traveling, & Spending Time with Family
Hidden Talent: Singing Blues and Rock-N-Roll
Favorite Food: Mini Gluten-free Cookies and Cream Cupcakes & Chimichangas
Characteristics: Loyal, Kind, & Walking Sunshine

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I have been with our team at Great Big Smiles for just over two years, and I have over 8 years of experience in the field. When I am not taking care of our patients in the clinical room, I am scanning and taking x-rays in our records room!

Favorite GBS Task: Seeing smiles transform right in front of my eyes.
Free Time and Hobbies: Drawing and Hiking
Hidden Talent: Drawing
Desired Superpower: Mind Control
Characteristics: Fun, Happy, & Outgoing

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I have been in the orthodontic field for just a few years! I started off at the front desk, and although I am still there to welcome you with a smile, I also love learning new things and helping patients in the clinic! For the time being, you can find me in either position!

Favorite GBS Task: Helping patients reach their smile goals!
Free Time and Hobbies: Cooking & Event Decoration
Hidden Talent: I Make the Best Chili Green Apples!
Favorite Food: All Mexican Food
Characteristics: Friendly, Truthful, & Outgoing