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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.

Discovery

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
Celebrate!
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, Phoenix, and Glendale, AZ. We work with our orthodontist to run three upbeat office locations where we provide customized braces systems. 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. My wife of 16 years and I have four wonderful children who make us 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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Sydnee

OFFICE MANAGER & TREATMENT COORDINATOR

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 two

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Debbie

CLINICAL ASSISTANT & SUPERVISOR

I have been with our team at Great Big Smiles for over six years, and I have over 30 years of experience in the field. In addition to working with patients and assisting Dr. , 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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Lisa

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

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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Tara

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

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 two

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Sue

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

I have been with our team at Great Big Smiles for over six years, and I have over 30 years of experience in the field. In addition to working with patients and assisting Dr. , 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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Ericka

SCHEDULING & TREATMENT COORDINATOR

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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Jessica

MARKETING DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER

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 two

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Manny

CLINICAL ASSISTANT

I have been with our team at Great Big Smiles for over six years, and I have over 30 years of experience in the field. In addition to working with patients and assisting Dr. , 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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Cristal

SCHEDULING COORDINATOR & CENTRAL COMMAND

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