We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Patient Services Coordinator
I love helping our patients, making sure that they receive incredible care and always have a great visit. Whether I’m finding an appointment time that works with a person’s busy schedule, or working on a treatment plan, I’m making things easier for them. I answer our phones, post payments, and handle billing and insurance claims. I also handle small IT problems, our social media, and a myriad of other tasks that keep the office moving smoothly.
I was born and raised in Bloomington. My husband Mike and I have two college age sons, Andrew and Alex, and a Bichon Frise, Buffy. I love traveling, especially to Disney World!
Registered Dental Hygienist
I love developing long-term relationships with our patients: many of them feel like members of my own family. It’s just as wonderful to meet new people and build friendships with them. As a dental hygienist, I clean teeth, but my focus is on patient education. I help people learn about the connection between a healthy mouth and body. Then I work with them to find the home care routines that work with their needs and lifestyle. I love healthy smiles!
My husband Bob and I have been married for more than 35 years. We have two adult sons, Ryan and Trevor, and we now love being grandparents! I enjoy traveling and time with loved ones.
Patient Services Coordinator and Dental Assistant
I love making patients feel secure before, during, and after their treatment. I also enjoy reviewing treatment options, explaining why they’re recommended, and what each entails. It’s important a person understands, so they can make educated decisions about their care. As a patient coordinator, I greet people as they arrive, schedule appointments, and answer questions. As a dental assistant, I provide support to the doctor and our patient during procedures.
My spare time is spent with family and friends, as well as my church family. I support many breast cancer awareness groups, including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Lawrence County Patient Services, and Hoosiers Outrun Cancer.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I enjoy helping our patients achieve and maintain excellent oral health. Over the years, our patients have become like family to me and I love hearing their latest news. I spend my days providing patient care, including the prevention and treatment of dental disease, as well as gum and teeth cleaning. A lot of my time is devoted to educating patients about their specific dental hygiene needs, and how to keep their mouth healthy between visits.
My husband Lee and I have two married children and three wonderful grandchildren. Spending time with them is what I most love. I also enjoy antique toys and Roseville pottery.
Patient Services Coordinator
I love getting to know our patients and their families. We serve a wonderful community and our patients are the best people! I welcome patients as they arrive, answer our phones, and schedule future visits. I also handle some insurance matters, process payments, and work with collections, in addition to ordering dental supplies. The best part of my work day is answering questions and helping each patient have a positive experience.
I’m married, with two adult daughters, two sons-in-law, a grandson and granddaughter, and a puggle named Maggie. I love spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties
I love helping to transform patients’ smiles and build their confidence. It’s amazing what a difference having a healthy and beautiful smile can make for someone. I feel lucky to be part of making that happen. I deliver patient care, making sure people are comfortable during their visit. I provide chairside assistance, take digital X-rays and dental impressions, place and adjust fillings, and make temporary crowns. I want everyone to feel relaxed and secure while here.
My husband and I have lived in Bloomington for more than 10 years. We have four very active children and two great dogs. When not sitting on the sidelines of a game, I enjoy reading, running, and being with family.
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
I love working with our patients. It’s a pleasure to get to know them, while making them feel better about their smiles and easing their dental fears. I assist the doctor with all procedures, supporting him and our patient. I also take dental impressions and X-rays, design in-office crowns, place and adjust fillings, and make temporary crowns. I also explain treatment plans and answer questions about procedures and the doctor’s care recommendations.
My husband Derek and I have a daughter, Maddie. We have three dogs, too: Kujo, Shara, and Buster. I love spending time with family and friends, along with going to craft shows and farmer’s markets.
I love getting to know each of my patients personally. We form such wonderful friendships! The best part of my work is at the end of a visit, when my patient smiles and expresses their pleasure at the work I’ve completed. As a hygienist, I strive to remove all plaque from a patient’s teeth, along with debris and stains. I also monitor the health of their gums.
I work with each person to improve their overall health, starting with their dentition. The connection between a healthy mouth and body is strong, and I educate patients on how to care for both. When a patient comes for a recall visit and I can see they’ve made positive changes, I’m thrilled.
I cannot say enough about how comfortable I am made to feel during every appointment. Dr. Watkins is a kind and gentle dentist and I recommend him to everyone, but most of all, I recommend him to those who have ever had a bad experience at a dentist.~ Terre S. Read More
I have been going to Dr. Watkins for many years. After I moved from Bloomington (to over 50 miles away), Dr. Watkins is the only doctor that I keep coming back to Bloomington to see. I trust him completely. He and his staff are so caring, that I no longer dread going to the dentist as I did when I was a child.~ Terre S. Read More
When I first moved to Bloomington, one of my first tasks was finding a new family dentist. One of the reasons I picked Dr. Watkins' office was because his advertisement on the back of my church bulletin said 'Relax, we cater to cowards!' Since I had some painful memories of dental procedures as a child, this slogan gave me hope.~ Vallia Read More
I have been going to this office for probably 25 years or more and I have NEVER been mistreated or disappointed in any way. Even as a child I can remember how careful and caring they all were and continue to be to this day. I have recommended many people to them throughout the years and like me, I have yet to have anyone who was/is disappointed with their service.~ Rex V. Read More
The technology is strictly state-of-the-art. The receptionists are extremely friendly, accommodating, flexible, The doctors are understanding. extremely kind, reassuring, gentle, encouraging, and technically superior.~ Robert R. Read More
Drs. Watkins and their staff provide excellent customer service and exceptional dental care, The entire office is very well organized every step of the way… from scheduling your appointment through each step of your visit and with follow up, my family has been patients of Dr. Watkins for 15+ years!~ Ann Read More
The staff at Dr. Watkins' office always treats me with prompt, friendly, and courteous service! It's as if I were lifelong friends, or yet: family! I have come to expect superior professional service, and with each visit, from cleaning to crowns, the complete staff continues to help me at feel at ease.~ Louella S. Read More
I have been coming to Dr. Watkins since I was little and I'm now in my 30s. There is no one else that I would trust to take care of my smile. My daughter also loves to come here! Drs. Watkins and the office staff are awesome!~ Cami Read More
I work in a medical office as well, and understand the daily grind of repeatedly doing the same thing and seeing the same appointment types... I know that my daughter's appointment was not the only one that day, but the staff made us both feel comfortable, heard, special, and not rushed. I appreciate that!~ Piper R. Read More
They are extremely knowledgeable and more than willing to take the time to explain the what and why of their treatment. This is simply an amazing group of people who are the best at what they do.~ Rex V. Read More
My family have been patients of Dr. Watkins for 15+ years. We have always had very positive and caring experiences with Dr. Watkins and his staff.~ Ann Read More
Dr. Watkins and the office staff are awesome! They treat me like I'm just part of their family. Make your appointment with him today! You won't be sorry!~ Cami Read More
From the minute I walked into his office the very first time, I felt that I would be well cared for, and I have been, every time. Whether it was another crown, a simple filling, or a routine cleaning, my comfort and care has always been their top priority~ Vallia Read More
Dr. Watkins is an excellent dentist with an excellent staff. You never have to wait long, you are always met with competent, very friendly receptionists, and the hygienists and Dr. Watkins themselves are very up to date and explain things very well. The office is also exceptionally clean. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!~ Amy Read More
The medical assistants are top of the line, gentle, reassuring, and knowledgeable. Dr. Watkins is at the top of his game—extremely kind, reassuring, gentle, encouraging, and technically superior.~ Robert R. Read More
I am thrilled to be a patient in this practice and would recommend them to everyone... enthusiastically, and without hesitation!~ Robert R. Read More