Meet the Team
Our Team Cares About You and Your FamilyDr. Scott Watterson on his staff Read Transcript
We have taken great effort in establishing a team that really cares for people. As we have looked over the years to bringing members onto our team, we really look at what is their personality, not necessarily their skill set, but what is their personality so that as people are coming in to receive care in the office, they can experience great customer service and great friendly service. And so, one of the things that I enjoy about coming to work is that I'm coming to work with friends. I'm coming to work with people that enjoy what they do, enjoy serving the people that come into our office and at the end of the day when we leave, we're saying goodbye to each other, we’re leaving on good terms, we’re coming back in the next day on good terms. We're excited to see what is going on with each other in families and et cetera outside the office. So it's a really a team environment, but it's also a family environment with people that work here.
Watterson Family Dentistry’s awesome team makes our Jackson, MI dentist office an enjoyable place. They schedule appointments, answer calls, and assist with billing, among other activities. But their most important job is making you smile!
Angie has been part of Watterson Family Dentistry’s team since 2012. She grew up in the Jackson area and graduated from Hanover-Horton High School in 1995, then attended JCC and MSU. She is certified in Six Month Smiles, a short-term orthodontics offering at Watterson Family Dentistry, and loves seeing people transformed through a beautiful new smile. Angie is a wife and mom to three growing children, and she especially enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the lake.
Christina has been working with us since 2016. She came to us with 12 years of medical field experience, and her passion for working with people has made her a valuable team member. She is a graduate of Vandercook Lake High School. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family, staying active, and cooking.
Courtney has been with our office since 2013. Originally a member of our administrative team, Courtney was in charge of new patients. Her passion to see the office grow through a focus on relationships transitioned her responsibilities to a marketing focus. When she’s not here you’ll find her kayaking, eating or planning her next meal.
Amber joined our hygiene team in the summer of 2016. She graduated from Vandercook Lake High School in 2011 and then studied at Kellogg Community College, where she graduated with an associate’s degree in applied science. Amber loves being outside, staying active, and spending time with her family whenever she can. She also pursues photography in her spare time and has quite a talent for it!
Crispin has been a member of the Watterson Family Dentistry team since 2008. A graduate of Hanover-Horton High School, she began her career as a dental assistant. In 2005, she graduated from the dental hygiene program at Lansing Community College. She enjoys her role as wife and mom and supports her three boys in all their activities. Her hobbies include decorating and crafting. She has lived in New Mexico, Ohio, and Texas, but she is glad to be home in Michigan!
A member of the Watterson Family Dentistry since 2010, Maria is a graduate of Northwest High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in natural science from Charleston Southern University and a hygiene degree from Kellogg Community College. When not cleaning teeth, Maria enjoys her life as a wife and mother of two young boys.
Amy has been part of the Watterson Family Dentistry team since 2016. She grew up in Spring Arbor, MI and graduated from Western High School. She attended JCC and received her certification at Ross Medical Education Center. Amy loves helping our new and existing patients at the front desk. She and her husband live in Michigan Center and enjoy watching their two sons play sports. Amy is their number one fan! She also likes spending time with family and friends and taking long camping trips.
Emily joined Watterson Family Dentistry in 2014. Having developed her skills in the areas of scheduling and treatment planning, you may see her at the front desk or during a consult with Dr. Watterson. In her spare time, she stays busy with her photography business, Emily Florence Photography. She also loves spending time with her husband and two children.
Shelly joined Watterson Family Dentistry in 2001 with a focus on insurance and billing. Since then, she has cross-trained and now performs many different duties. In 2007, she was named Team Leader. You may see Shelly answering phones, taking X-rays, or leading a training session for the team. She’ll make sure your experience at Watterson Family Dentistry leaves you smiling! Outside the office, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband and their two sets of twins.
Since joining Watterson Family Dentistry in 2009, Peggy has become proficient in all areas of the administrative department. One of her essential jobs is helping you understand your insurance benefits and review financing options. She can also assist in coordinating your appointments to fit your busy schedule! In her free time she enjoys running, spending time with her husband, and caring for her triplets.
Larissa, a native of Pinckney, MI, joined the Watterson Family Dentistry team in 2013. She attended Eastern Michigan University. Larissa has spent time at our front desk and now is a great asset on the clinical team. Larissa and her husband have a daughter and three large dogs to keep them busy. Larissa was a competitive swimmer, and she dreams of swimming along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia someday.
Laura has been in the dental field for more than 17 years and has been with us for eight of those years. She loves the CEREC technology we offer to better serve our patients with same-day options for dental crowns and veneers. Laura brings a bright smile and compassionate care with her every time she works. When she’s not assisting, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and three kids, refinishing furniture, or working out with kettlebells. Recently, Laura beat her PR and tied for a kettlebell record!
Savanna joined us in 2012 and then pursued her degree at Michigan State before returning in 2014. Savanna loves dentistry and has strongly considered dental school herself. She is detail-oriented and a vital member of the dental assistant team. Savanna is married to the man of her dreams. Together they live in Jackson and like to revive furniture and work on renovating their home.
Tonya, who joined our assistant team in 2016, is a Jackson, MI native. She has three grown children, each of which she is incredibly proud! Tonya has been in the dental field for more than 16 years and enjoys interacting with patients. Since she knows many dread the dentist, she works to help turn their frowns upside down! Outside of the office, Tonya helps coach dance. She also enjoys golfing and any time spent with close friends or, of course, her family. She is a Mountie mom through and through, and proud to be one!