Dental School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency: Hospital and advanced dental training in Special Patient Care, Rochester, NY
Education: Master's Degree in Geriatric Dentistry and a Ph.D. in Oral Epidemiology
Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry
Philosophies of Care: Dr. Watkins serves as the dentist for the Special Management patients at Dental Care. From June 2003 until September 2004 she established the Special Needs Dental Program at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Watkins was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa from August 1995 - June 2003. For over 20 years her dental practice and training have focused on geriatric dentistry. Dr. Watkins has authored numerous research articles related to oral health among older adults. She was recently recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. She is committed to improving the quality of oral health care for seniors and currently works as an oral health consultant for the Sjogren's Support Group of the Triad.