Your Orthodontic Family!

Michael Bowen, DMD

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Meet Dr. Bowen

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.

Debbie—Clinical Assistant & Supervisor

I have been with our team at Great Big Smiles for 6 years, and I have over 30 years of experience in the field. In addition to working with patients and assisting Dr. Bowen, I also help maintain a clean office and perform lab duties. I absolutely love making beautiful smiles and building new friendships along the way. It is so much fun to watch kids grow up to be happy, confident young adults. Our office is a fun, stress-free place to work, and I enjoy coming in every day to be around my team. There’s never a dull moment here!

I am married to a wonderful man named Steve, I have two sons, Brian and Travis, and I have two cats, Whiskee and Bella. I love country dancing, camping, and spending time with friends in my free time.


Melissa—Clinical Assistant

I have been an orthodontic assistant for 4 years, most of that time working here at Great Big Smiles. I love interacting with our patients, and watching their smiles transform. It is very rewarding seeing how happy patients are when they see their final results. We also have tons of fun at our office.  I enjoy creating all of the videos for our office.

I am originally from Pennsylvania. My family and I moved to Arizona in 2009. I am also a licensed cosmetologist. On the weekends I love to go camping, fishing, and country dancing.


Mykaela—Front Office Coordinator

As the Front Office Coordinator, I love helping our patients and making them feel happy and welcomed to the practice. I work with our patients on scheduling and taking calls.

I moved to Arizona from Seabeck, Washington last year.  Currently, I am a student at Mesa Community College and my long-term goal is to become an Orthodontist. I love trying new foods, traveling, and meeting new people. I live in Chandler with my husband and cat, Paris.


Tara—Treatment Coordinator

As a Treatment Coordinator for Great Big Smiles Orthodontics, I work to educate new and existing patients on their treatment plan. I strive to make your first appointment fun, carefree and educational. I am available to you every step of the way to put you at ease and give you an understanding of what’s to come both financially and clinically. After visiting Dr. Bowen with my daughter Emma as a patient for the last 6 years, I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this amazing team. My favorite part of my job is meeting new people every day and I love that each day I learn something new.

I graduated from Arizona State University and have lived in the Phoenix metro area for the last 28 years. I presently reside in Cave Creek with my husband and our three children.


Sydnee—Treatment Coordinator

As a treatment coordinator, I enjoy developing relationships with our patients. I work with our patients to educate them about orthodontics and the 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.

I have been in the dental field since 2011 and have loved learning the orthodontic side of it. My husband and I have 2 young kids that keep us busy! In my free time I enjoy scrap-booking and filling our home with music on the piano.