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.
Present/Provide Customized Options
Make a Commitment
Establish Easy Financing
Deliver Timely Care
Ensure Patient’s Satisfaction
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.
Michael Bowen, DMD
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.
OFFICE MANAGER & TREATMENT COORDINATOR
As the Office Manager, I strive to keep things running smoothly and promote an amazing office culture. You may see me helping at the Front Desk, in the Back Office or pretty much anywhere in the office. If you have a question, I have an answer. I have been a part of the Great Big Smiles Team since 2017 and love helping our patients and team members!
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: Lifting weights, taking care of my plants and napping
Hidden Talent: Playing the piano
Favorite Food: Tacos, Dr. Pepper Zero and Sour Patch Kids
Characteristics: Trustworthy, Dedicated and Funny Superpower Mom of Three
CLINICAL ASSISTANT & SUPERVISOR
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
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
NEW PATIENT LIAISON
As the New Patient Liaison, I may be the first friendly voice you hear on the other end of the phone. I have been back with Great Big Smiles for almost a year. I was a Treatment Coordinator back in 2017, so I can answer your questions and help get you scheduled for your first appointment with our office and help you feel prepared to get you started on your new smile the very same day!
Favorite GBS Task: Scheduling our potential new patients
Free Time and Hobbies: Spending time with family, walking, hiking, cooking and decorating my home
Hidden Talent: Love financial analytics
Favorite Food: Almost anything Italian
Characteristics: Kind, Loyal & Tenacious
I am originally from Napa, California and I recently moved to Arizona with my family. I truly enjoy connecting with our patients and learning more about them. Building relationships is key to providing exceptional care. I strive to create a welcoming environment where patients feel at home.
Favorite GBS Task: Marketing and connecting with patients and helping them get the smiles they have always wanted.
Free Time and Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and son – hiking, riding bikes, kayaking. Doing Peloton spin classes and restoring old furniture.
Hidden Talent: I can name any song from the 70’s to the 2000’s after the first 1-2 seconds of hearing it.
Favorite Food: All and any Italian Food, pineapples, grapes and Goldfish crackers
Characteristics: Funny, Go Getter and Goal Oriented
I have been an Orthodontic Assistant for over four years. I was born and raised in Arizona and am passionate about helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles and I enjoy working in our office’s welcoming and friendly culture. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors and cheering on Arizona’s sports teams.
Favorite GBS Task: Removing braces and celebrating patients and their Great Big Smiles!
Free Time and Hobbies: Spending time with family, going to the gym, watching The Office
Hidden Talent: Yodeling & can solve a Rubik’s cube in under two minutes
Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese
Characteristics: Funny, Loyal, Trusting, Honest, Dependable
I am a cheerful and passionate Orthodontic Assistant. Making patients smile brings me so much joy. I love connecting with patients and witnessing their happiness as they see their smiles improve. Our office culture is amazing, fostering a supportive and welcoming environment. Outside of work, I enjoying spending time outside and with loved ones.
Favorite GBS Task: Getting to know our patients
Free Time and Hobbies: Going to the gym, playing volleyball, hiking, going on road trips, spending time with friends and family
Hidden Talent: Speed talking
Favorite Food: Hot wings and pizza, pasta, chinese food & tacos
Characteristics: Self Aware, Decisive, Genuine