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.

Ashleigh—Clinical Assistant

I am an orthodontic assistant at Great Big Smiles and loving it! I went to dental assisting school in 2012 and have recently joined the orthodontic team. I love how positive and welcoming everyone has been and how much of a family they have all become. At Great Big Smiles we strive to not only provide the best experience possible, but to encourage our patients to live the best life they can, starting with their smile! I truly enjoy coming to work every day and seeing our patients smile!

I have four brothers and three sisters, one of them being my twin. I love playing volleyball and enjoy fitness. I am a lefty, which makes for a fun time for everyone here in the office! I am excited to work with such an amazing team and wonderful patients.

Keyera—Scheduling Coordinator

As the Front Office Coordinator at Great Big Smiles Orthodontics, I am responsible for scheduling and canceling appointments. I also oversee the doctor’s schedules to maintain productivity and manage communication with the clinical lead in regards to patients or treatment questions. My favorite part about working at Great Big Smiles Orthodontics is interacting with our patients by getting to know them and by watching them flourish and become more confident as their smile progresses. Our office is friendly, warm, outgoing, and tons of fun! I recently moved from Chicago to Arizona, and even though the weather is much warmer, it has been a great decision so far. I enjoy spending time alone, but I also love hanging out with close friends and family. In the future, I would like to go back to school to finish my degree as a Health Administrator. 

Lisa—Financial Coordinator

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. I have been the the orthodontic field for over 17 years and believe that the best part of orthodontics is the transformation over the treatment time. I love seeing our patient’s smiles the day they are done with their treatment!

I have been married to my best friend Brian for almost 20 years. We just moved here from Washington a few months ago. We love to travel, paddle board, and be outside as much as possible! We have a dog named Rex who is a 7 year old lab mix and loves sunny Arizona as much as me! I look forward to getting to know all of our patients that everyone loves here so much!

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 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!

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.

Sue—Treatment Coordinator

I am a Treatment Coordinator for Great Big Smiles Orthodontics. The thing I love most about my position is helping our patients get started with their treatment and corresponding with their general dentist.  It is always exciting to see a patient’s smile transform over the course of their treatment.  I have worked in dentistry since 1981.  I have worked in orthodontics since 2003.  My husband, Greg and I have 2 children. Kyle is 29 and Kelsey is 25.  We enjoy traveling.