Office Manager & Treatment Coordinator- Michelle Papademetriou
Michelle is the daughter of Dr. Papademetriou and Dr. Smith and was born and raised on the island of Cyprus. During her summer breaks, she assisted in her parents practice in Cyprus which the doctors had for 20+ years. This helped her gain knowledge of the dental industry. Upon graduating high school in Cyprus, Michelle moved to the United States and went on to pursue her bachelors degree at the University of Arizona. She graduated with a B.A in Theatre Arts with a minor in psychology and philosophy with an emphasis in neuroscience. She also studied at the University of Greenwich in London, England focusing on psychology.
Michelle wears many hats in the office. Aside from being the office manager, she works the front desk, works with the doctors and patients during their new patient exams, creates the financial plans and contracts, does the coding and billing, insurance claims, administration and design and marketing. "I love working in a family run practice alongside my parents! We truly want what is best for our patients and seeing patients come in excited to see our doctors and happy with their overall treatment makes it all worth it!"
Outside the Office
When she is not in the office Michelle teaches Pure Barre in Scottsdale and North Scottsdale and is a certified instructor. She has over 15 years of classical ballet training through the Royal Academy of Dance taking examinations through the RAD and the ISTD for modern dance. Fun fact, asside from dance and fitness, her passion is ultimately in the film industry as an actress. She worked on many stage productions growing up as well as film, commercial and tv sets while living in Los Angeles, working with some of the most prominant actors and directors. This allowed her to join the union making her a SAG-AFTRA member since 2014. Some of her favorite memories were working on the tv show "Glee", working as a body double and stand-in on ABC's "Switched at Birth" and winning the award for "Best Actress" at a film fesitval in 2013. Michelle also loves spending time at home with her pomeranian Coco and bichon bolognese Zuri! They are adorable!
Orthodontic Dental Assistant- Mylee Hicks
Mylee completed her training at the Arizona School of Dental Assisting (ASDA) and then joined our team gaining knowledge in the orthodontic world. You will see Mylee working in the clinic in our office. She is so great with our patients and makes them feel comofrtable before they are seen by the doctor. She assists the doctors at the chairs, does the x-rays and photos for our new patients and deband patients as well as taking impressions. Mylee also does all of the sterilization of the equipment. She gets to use her creative flare while at work too deorating our light up board daily in the waiting room where we welcome new patients and congratulate deband patients.
Outside the Office
Outside of work Mylee enjoys the outdoors and the beauty that Arizona offers. She is an Arizona native, born and raised and takes advantage of what this state has to offer! She enjoys camping and taking trips up north, mountain biking and playing the guitar.
To Our Patients
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.