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Doctors and Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Michael J. Watson D.D.S. the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Salt Lake City.


Michael J. Watson, DDS

Dentist in Salt Lake City, UT

  • Surgical Internship:  Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • DDS: cum laude, Medical College of Virginia
  • BSC: Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

The training, skill & experience trusted by thousands.

A well-trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Michael Watson is known for his skill, attention to detail and commitment to excellent results. After graduating dental school with honors, Dr. Watson completed a special internship in which he learned techniques and honed skills not typically part of a dentist’s training. Today, Dr. Watson has nearly a decade of experience and has earned the trust of thousands with healthy, happy smiles.

“I decided to become a dentist because I wanted to help people. After nearly a decade of practicing dentistry, this is still what motivates me. Being able to improve the lives of others is very rewarding as well as urging me strive to offer the best care possible. I never forget the importance of oral health to your overall health. This is a major part of my focus as a dentist because it’s also a huge part of my personal life. As a person with diabetes, I am very deeply aware of the role of good healthcare. I’ve dedicated myself to taking the extra steps and precautions people like me need. Yet, it’s just part of my belief that everyone deserves a dentist who takes the time and makes the personal commitments that lead to healthy, attractive smiles.”

Dr. Watson is always interested in learning and expanding his education.  He has taken recent Continuing Education classes in veneers, cosmetic dentistry, implantology, temporomandibular dysfunction, oral pathology, and oral-systemic health issues.


Mahala Soane-RDH

Mahala joined our team in September of 2016. She was raised Brigham City, Utah and Graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCDH with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She is board certified to administer local anesthesia and is also laser certified. Mahala believes that patients have a higher quality of life when they have confidence in their smile! She loves music, outdoors and animals(if she could adopt every animal she would!). Our patients love her enthusiasm and how gentle she is.


Gabriella Garduno-Office Manager

Gabriella has joined our team as the Office Manager. She was raised in Sandy, Utah. She has been in the dental field for four years now. She went to Premier Dental Assisting School and graduated top of her class in 2012. She is an active fun loving person. That is dedicated to the best quality of care for our patients through scheduling, handling insurance, and taking payments. She has been married for just over a year now. In her spare time, she likes to read, draw and do anything she can outside(as long as it’s warm outside!).