Meet Dr. Suzanne Bird

Meet Dr. Suzanne Bird

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Practice Philosophy

As an Orthodontist and Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Suzanne Bird is one of just a few Orthodontists in the United States who is also a Pediatric Dentist. This dual specialty helps Dr. Bird create a pleasurable experience for all of her patients, young and not as young. For your children, Dr. Bird’s demeanor will comfort them as she guides their growth and development with orthodontics. If you’re unhappy with your own smile, Dr. Bird can help you make the right choice that supports your lifestyle and desire for a straight and healthy beautiful smile.

Home Life

When not helping her family of patients attain and maintain straight and healthy teeth, Dr. Bird appreciates traveling to tropical destinations and spending time with her husband Jake and their five children, Jacob, Emily, Marilyn, Rosemary and Renee; the youngest of whom is an aspiring dentist! The family also enjoys the antics of their furry family members, a Cockapoo named Otto and a Labradoodle named Henry.
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Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Bird earned her doctorate from UNC School of Dentistry, her Pediatric specialty from The Ohio State University and Columbus Children's Hospital, and her Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from The University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is an active member of the following organizations:
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • North Carolina Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Charlotte Dental Society

Meet Dr. Suzanne Bird

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Practice Philosophy

As an Orthodontist and Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Suzanne Bird is one of just a few Orthodontists in the United States who is also a Pediatric Dentist. This dual specialty helps Dr. Bird create a pleasurable experience for all of her patients, young and not as young. For your children, Dr. Bird’s demeanor will comfort them as she guides their growth and development with orthodontics. If you’re unhappy with your own smile, Dr. Bird can help you make the right choice that supports your lifestyle and desire for a straight and healthy beautiful smile.
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Home Life

When not helping her family of patients attain and maintain straight and healthy teeth, Dr. Bird appreciates traveling to tropical destinations and spending time with her husband Jake and their five children, Jacob, Emily, Marilyn, Rosemary and Renee; the youngest of whom is an aspiring dentist! The family also enjoys the antics of their furry family members, a Cockapoo named Otto and a Labradoodle named Henry.
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Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Bird earned her doctorate from UNC School of Dentistry, her Pediatric specialty from The Ohio State University and Columbus Children's Hospital, and her Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from The University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is an active member of the following organizations:
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • North Carolina Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Charlotte Dental Society

About Our Team

Along with Dr. Bird, our team of dental professionals is dedicated to helping your family achieve the beautiful and functional smiles that you all deserve.
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Business Development Manager

Alexa

As the business development manager for both Braces by Bird and Bird Pediatric, Alexa is instrumental in promoting our services and practices. Spreading the word is her specialty! Alexa thoroughly enjoys engaging with the community and going to events. She grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota but has lived in Charlotte since 2017 (it’s nice to live where there isn’t snow!). She enjoys spending as much time as she can with her twin daughters, Ayla and Ella, and trying out new foods. She has a pet cockapoo named Oliver.

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Clinical Lead

Tara

Tara’s focus is to offer patients quality care while helping transform their oral health. She does it all with a fun approach to work. Her motto is, “plaque is wack!” Tara is grateful for her work family and being able to improve the smiles of others. She spends her downtime with friends and family, including her husband Joe, two sons, and two dogs. Her favorite pastimes are going to the beach and camping. Tara grew up in New York State’s Catskill Mountains and has lived in our community since 2009.
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Dental Assistant

Souphy

Souphy is laser-focused on helping patients – and it’s all worth it when they see their beautiful straight teeth for the first time. Souphy is married to Al. Together, they have three kids and a cat named Gerald. Souphy grew up in Kannapolis and has lived in our community since 1994.
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Dental Assistant

Erin

Erin aims to ensure patients are comfortable and receive prompt treatment. The best part of her job, she says, is working with an exceptional team and helping people fall in love with their smiles. A Charlotte native, Erin studied at the Dental Assisting Academy of Charlotte. She became interested in Braces by Bird because she believed it would foster her professional development. At home, Erin relishes time with friends and family, traveling, and exploring new coffee shops. She loves her two westies, calling them “the cutest.” She aspires to sail and travel the world.
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Front Desk

Blair

Blair is devoted to making all patients feel welcome the moment they arrive. She is fond of speaking with them and scheduling appointments. Blair is a graduate of Aiken Technical College’s Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program. Factors that made our practice appealing to her were our team and everyone’s ability to gel well. Blair is married to Phillip and has one child. She likes running, playing with her dogs, traveling to see family, and buying things at local shops. Blair grew up in North Augusta and relocated in 2018 because of her husband’s family.
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Front Desk

Rachel

Rachel is committed to providing the best care possible. The highlight of her day is meeting new people. She believes everyone deserves a happy, healthy, and beautiful smile. Rachel is grateful for a positive work environment full of happy staff. Outside of work, Rachel savors time with family. She has lived in North Carolina since the age of one. One day, she plans to get a dog.
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Dental Assistant

Sunda

Sunda takes all the necessary steps to make patients feel comfortable while helping provide happy smiles. Seeing the joy on their faces when they leave the office makes it all worthwhile. Sunda starts each day with a positive attitude. She chose our team because of our positive atmosphere. Sunda studied dental assisting at Lakeside Dental. She enjoys reading, painting, and traveling when she’s off the clock. She owns a mini dachshund named Lady May and plans on having a big family.
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Dental Assistant

Olivia

Olivia likes helping kids gain confidence in their smiles. She also focuses on sterilization and x-rays. Initially, she was drawn to our workplace environment. Olivia spends her downtime at the beach and with her dog and two cats. She grew up in Waxhaw and plans on becoming an orthodontist.

About Our Team

Along with Dr. Bird, our team of dental professionals is dedicated to helping your family achieve the beautiful and functional smiles that you all deserve.
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Business Development Manager

Alexa

As the business development manager for both Braces by Bird and Bird Pediatric, Alexa is instrumental in promoting our services and practices. Spreading the word is her specialty! Alexa thoroughly enjoys engaging with the community and going to events. She grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota but has lived in Charlotte since 2017 (it’s nice to live where there isn’t snow!). She enjoys spending as much time as she can with her twin daughters, Ayla and Ella, and trying out new foods. She has a pet cockapoo named Oliver.

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Clinical Lead

Tara

Tara’s focus is to offer patients quality care while helping transform their oral health. She does it all with a fun approach to work. Her motto is, “plaque is wack!” Tara is grateful for her work family and being able to improve the smiles of others. She spends her downtime with friends and family, including her husband Joe, two sons, and two dogs. Her favorite pastimes are going to the beach and camping. Tara grew up in New York State’s Catskill Mountains and has lived in our community since 2009.
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Dental Assistant

Souphy

Souphy is laser-focused on helping patients – and it’s all worth it when they see their beautiful straight teeth for the first time. Souphy is married to Al. Together, they have three kids and a cat named Gerald. Souphy grew up in Kannapolis and has lived in our community since 1994.
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Dental Assistant

Erin

Erin aims to ensure patients are comfortable and receive prompt treatment. The best part of her job, she says, is working with an exceptional team and helping people fall in love with their smiles. A Charlotte native, Erin studied at the Dental Assisting Academy of Charlotte. She became interested in Braces by Bird because she believed it would foster her professional development. At home, Erin relishes time with friends and family, traveling, and exploring new coffee shops. She loves her two westies, calling them “the cutest.” She aspires to sail and travel the world.
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Front Desk

Blair

Blair is devoted to making all patients feel welcome the moment they arrive. She is fond of speaking with them and scheduling appointments. Blair is a graduate of Aiken Technical College’s Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program. Factors that made our practice appealing to her were our team and everyone’s ability to gel well. Blair is married to Phillip and has one child. She likes running, playing with her dogs, traveling to see family, and buying things at local shops. Blair grew up in North Augusta and relocated in 2018 because of her husband’s family.
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Front Desk

Rachel

Rachel is committed to providing the best care possible. The highlight of her day is meeting new people. She believes everyone deserves a happy, healthy, and beautiful smile. Rachel is grateful for a positive work environment full of happy staff. Outside of work, Rachel savors time with family. She has lived in North Carolina since the age of one. One day, she plans to get a dog.
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Dental Assistant

Sunda

Sunda takes all the necessary steps to make patients feel comfortable while helping provide happy smiles. Seeing the joy on their faces when they leave the office makes it all worthwhile. Sunda starts each day with a positive attitude. She chose our team because of our positive atmosphere. Sunda studied dental assisting at Lakeside Dental. She enjoys reading, painting, and traveling when she’s off the clock. She owns a mini dachshund named Lady May and plans on having a big family.
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Dental Assistant

Olivia

Olivia likes helping kids gain confidence in their smiles. She also focuses on sterilization and x-rays. Initially, she was drawn to our workplace environment. Olivia spends her downtime at the beach and with her dog and two cats. She grew up in Waxhaw and plans on becoming an orthodontist.

Community Involvement

As a practice, and individually, we believe that giving back to people and providing sponsorship for events that benefit kids is our responsibility. We participate regularly in community support initiatives including:
  • School presentations to teach oral health
  • School festivals
  • 5 k runs
  • Safety days
  • YMCA events
  • Local swim teams
  • Recreational sports leagues
  • Local schools
  • Halloween candy buy-back
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Smiles Change Lives

Braces by Bird is proud to be associated with Smiles Change Lives. SCL promotes increased self-esteem and improved oral health for children from low-income families in need of orthodontic treatment. Their goal is to help families who cannot afford the full cost of braces secure treatment for their children by connecting them with local orthodontic providers willing to donate their services to deserving patients.
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"Partnering with SCL gives me the opportunity to improve the smile and quality of life itself for some deserving kids that truly cannot otherwise afford it. I am blessed with the opportunity to use my professional skills to help kids "love to smile." Creating beautiful smiles is a fantastic way for me to give back to the Charlotte community by instilling self-confidence in today’s youth." - Dr. Suzanne E. Bird.
For more information visit the SCL website.

Community Involvement

As a practice, and individually, we believe that giving back to people and providing sponsorship for events that benefit kids is our responsibility. We participate regularly in community support initiatives including:
  • School presentations to teach oral health
  • School festivals
  • 5 k runs
  • Safety days
  • YMCA events
  • Local swim teams
  • Recreational sports leagues
  • Local schools
  • Halloween candy buy-back
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Smiles Change Lives

Braces by Bird is proud to be associated with Smiles Change Lives. SCL promotes increased self-esteem and improved oral health for children from low-income families in need of orthodontic treatment. Their goal is to help families who cannot afford the full cost of braces secure treatment for their children by connecting them with local orthodontic providers willing to donate their services to deserving patients.
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"Partnering with SCL gives me the opportunity to improve the smile and quality of life itself for some deserving kids that truly cannot otherwise afford it. I am blessed with the opportunity to use my professional skills to help kids "love to smile." Creating beautiful smiles is a fantastic way for me to give back to the Charlotte community by instilling self-confidence in today’s youth." - Dr. Suzanne E. Bird.
For more information visit the SCL website.