Dr. Watson grew up in a small farming town in western Montana in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was there — as the son of a barley farmer — that he developed an appreciation for hard work and the dedication he saw in his father. After high school, Dr. Watson studied at Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in chemistry. He always knew he wanted to be a healthcare professional, so at the suggestion of his wife, he attended the university’s pre-dental student meeting. While listening to the speakers, he remembers, “Everything just felt right.” That inspired him to attend the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After that, Dr. Watson was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Air Force and went on to serve his country as a military officer and dentist for eight years. While in the Air Force, he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. From there, he moved to Japan for three years, followed by England for four years. In 2016, Dr. Watson and his family left the military and settled down in North Carolina.
With over 10 years of experience as a dentist and hundreds of hours of continuing education, Dr. Watson is truly a comprehensive dentist. He is proficient in a myriad of dental procedures including dental fillings, crowns, cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment, extractions, wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign®, and pediatric dentistry. For patients that need extra help to ease their dental anxieties, Dr. Watson offers three different types of safe anti-anxiety services: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV conscious sedation.
Dr. Watson has been married to his college sweetheart, Lyana, for 16 years, and together they have three overtly-talented children. When he is not treating patients, you will most likely find Dr. Watson at any number of his children’s activities such as rowing, tennis, theater, soccer, choir, or band. He is very active in his church and serves diligently as the Scoutmaster for his son’s Boy Scout troop. He also enjoys running and teaching himself how to play the guitar. While in the military, Dr. Watson and his family caught the travel bug and spent as much time as they could traveling around different countries, experiencing diverse cultures, and meeting wonderful people all over the world. They hope to continue to travel as much as time (and the kids’ schedules) allows.