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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 Millcreek.

Michael J. Watson, DDS

Photo of Dr. WatsonDentist in Millcreek, 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.

Gabriella Garduno – Office Manager

Photo of Gabriella G.Gabriella has been in the dental field for over nine years. She graduated Premier Dental Assisting School top of her class in 2012. She started in this field in an effort to help others smile as a Dental Assistant and worked her way up to being an Office Manager. She prides herself on making patients feel comfortable and at home while at the dental office. Gabriella loves her job and the opportunity to meet new smiles every day!

She grew up in Sandy, UT and now lives in Herriman with her husband, daughter, and three fur babies. She loves camping, hiking, and spending time with family. If you have any good camping spots, please let her know!

Krista Parker – Dental Assistant

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Krista has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2020. She got her certifications from West Mountain Dental Assisting Academy. She loves connecting with her patients and making them feel at home. While she has been with Dr. Watson’s Office she has taken on new responsibilities and learned a lot.
Krista is the proud mom to a beautiful little girl. In her free time she has many hobbies including modeling and baking. Krista loves her family and spends many weekends with them at Bear Lake.

Kaitlin Mattingly – Registered Dental Hygienist

Kaitlin graduated from Salt Lake Community College, School of Health Sciences, Dental Hygiene Program in 2021. She has been working for Dr. Watson since her dental hygiene graduation. You will find that she has high attention to detail and ensures her patients have a positive experience. In her spare time, Kaitlin loves being outside camping, kayaking, playing with her dog Lily, or on a dirt trail in her Jeep.