Dr. Bigman, a native Californian, grew up in San Francisco. He attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he received his doctorate in 1984. After practicing general dentistry for 2 years in Walnut Creek, Dr. Bigman decided to specialize in orthodontics. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine outside New York and earned his Master of Science degree in orthodontics. He thoroughly enjoys getting to know his patients and constantly strives to provide a fun, motivational environment for his staff, his patients, and their families.
Dr. Bigman resides in San Ramon with his daughter Hallie, and their cat Bentley. A former competitive figure skater, he now enjoys skiing, ice hockey, working out and living a healthy lifestyle. He has been a team dentist for the U.S. Soccer Team and the World and National Figure Skating Championships.
Dr. Bigman is an adjunct faculty member at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in the orthodontic department, where he lectures occasionally, as well as lecturing at UCSF. Likewise, continuing his education is a top priority for Dr. Bigman for himself and his team.
Dr. Bigman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This is a distinction held by fewer than 22% of orthodontists nationwide. Board Certification is intended to provide assurance to the public that an orthodontic specialist has successfully completed an approved educational program and an evaluation process. This process includes an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills, and clinical expertise required to provide quality patient care. Certification is an elective process and completion of this process is an indication of an orthodontist's commitment to the highest level of treatment excellence. Dr. Bigman is proud to have completed certification in 2000.
Dr. Bigman is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, and the Contra Costa Dental Society.
Dr. Bigman strongly believes in giving back to the community. His events often include a sponsorship of a charity organization such as the American Cancer Society, The Smile Train and Contra Costa and Solano Counties Food Bank. He also often supports local schools and community associations.