Meet the Team

Dr. J. Garland Watson Jr.

meet dr j garland watson jr

For more than 45 years, Dr. J. Garland Watson, Jr. has been enthusiastically building lasting relationships that are built on trust and his orthodontic skill and expertise with patients of all ages. Dr. Watson truly loves having the opportunity to help improve the lives of the people who come to him for treatment. By listening to and getting to know his patients, Dr. Watson makes it his utmost priority to provide the most rewarding and beneficial orthodontic care possible.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1959. In 1964 he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Dental Branch. Following that, Dr. Watson obtained his Master of Science in Dentistry, along with his specialty certificate in orthodontics, in 1966.

Dr. Watson understands how important it is for his patients that he stay abreast of the latest advances within the field of orthodontics, and for this reason, he completes more than 20 hours of continuing education each year. By staying up on the most proven and efficient orthodontic trends, techniques, and technologies, Dr. Watson is able to offer his patients quicker, more effective, and gentler treatments. Because of his astounding clinical skill and knowledge, Dr. Watson has presented and spoken to his professional colleagues at many conferences.

Dr. Watson also stays active within his field by holding membership in the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association. Through these professional affiliations, Dr. Watson is able to engage in constructive and positive conversation with fellow colleagues on how best to care for patients’ orthodontic needs.



Clinical Supervisor/ RDA

Certifications: RDA, SmartClip, Incognito, CPR, coronal polishing, fluoride varnish

Five years after joining the dental field in 1990, Cindy joined the team. She makes sure that all setups are ready for the day, communicates with Dr. Watson about patients and their treatment, coordinates assistants’ work schedules, and assists in all aspects of patient treatment.

“Throughout their treatment, I feel like I’ve really created a bond with them, and that’s very important to me,” states Cindy. “I love to find out about our patients and keep up with what’s going on in their lives. We have the best team ever. The girls in the office love to have fun and we all love our patients as well.”

Cindy has two children, Whitney and Brandon, and three grandchildren: Jade, Jocelyn, and Dylan. She loves celebrating birthdays and is a true caregiver.



Treatment Coordinator / RDA

Certifications: RDA, SmartClip, Incognito, CPR, coronal polishing, fluoride varnish

Isabel started working in the lab in 2003 and now has her license as a registered dental assistant. She meets with patients during their first visit to our office to discuss their treatment options, puts together a customized financing plan, and assists Dr. Watson during the initial exam.

“I love that every time I think I’ve seen it all, another challenging treatment case come in and I know that we’ll be able to transform yet another life through excellent orthodontic care,” explains Isabel.

Isabel and her husband Luis have a son, Luis, Jr. She enjoys spending as much time with family as she can. Her son’s sports keep her very busy as well. There may be days when her hair or makeup isn’t done, but she's obsessed with matching scrubs to her shoes!



Clinical Assistant / RDA

Certifications: RDA, SmartClip, Incognito, CPR, coronal polishing, fluoride varnish

Jamie serves as a chairside assistant by placing and removing braces and providing oral hygiene instruction to patients. She also serve as our OSHA coordinator and helps at the front desk with scheduling appointments and filing.

“It’s very fulfilling to work in an office where patients achieve the orthodontic health they’ve always been looking for,” says Jamie. “Working with the girls in the office is a blast; each and every day is different. We truly are a team!”

Jamie, who recently married her best friend, also has a brother, a sister and nieces that are her world. She is an animal lover and has dogs, cats, cows, and horses on their 14 acres in the country. In her free time, Jamie enjoys exercising, scrapbooking, making necklaces, hog hunting, riding horses, barrel racing, roping, and riding 4-wheelers.



Office Manager

Certifications: SmartClip, CPR

Julie takes care of our office’s marketing, advertising, human resources, electronic communications, and keeps in contact with referring offices in the community.

“My dental career began in 1980 where I worked for a general dentist. In 1995, I joined Dr. Watson, and he taught me so much over the years,” explains Julie. “Working in orthodontics is great because I get to see how happy our patients are when they see their final results. It is priceless! We are very fortunate to have wonderful patients in our practice.”

Julie’s parents retired here so she decided to leave the beaches of California for Texas, where she’s been now for 18 years. She loves working in her yard and walking with her dog, Daisy. Julie's passions are cross-stitching and going to Zumba classes.



Laboratory Supervisor

Certifications: SmartClip, Incognito, CPR

As laboratory supervisor, Manuel makes orthodontic retainers and indirect bonding trays, in addition to helping the clinical assistants with patients’ initial bondings.

“It’s very satisfying to deliver a retainer to a post-treatment patient and know that one of my appliances will help maintain their beautiful smiles,” states Manuel. “Dr. Watson is a joy to work with because he is a great teacher and brings positive energy in all he does.”

Manuel had one daughter named Kailee. He enjoys sport and fitness activities such as basketball, flag football, soccer, and bike riding. He is also an AutoCross enthusiast and works on race cars.



Appointment Coordinator

Certifications: SmartClip, CPR

Michelle has worked with Dr. Watson for 16 years as his appointment coordinator. She greets patients, answers incoming calls, and coordinates appointments to meet our patients’ needs.

“I enjoy talking with parents and patients and getting to know them better,” says Michelle. “It’s my goal to make them feel comfortable whenever they’re in our office. Everyone on our team is great, including Dr. Watson.”

Michelle and her husband Dan have a son, Hart, and a daughter, Haley. She enjoys spending time with family, especially when watching her son race 4-wheelers and her daughter play volleyball and cheer.

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