Dr. Scott Watterson
"My attitude toward dental care has evolved over my 20 years of practice. It's why I am now convinced that, at it's core, all dental care is cosmetic dentistry. I've seen cosmetic dentistry make a profound difference in the lives of my patients, including both my mom and dad.
It's cosmetic dentistry that inspired me to rise above commonplace dental care and find ways that I can change the lives of every patient who chooses my practice."
Growing up in Jackson, Michigan, watching his dad practice dentistry, had an enormous impact on his decision to pursue dentistry. He watched his father serve patients and saw the time and talent invested result in a drastic improvement in the patient's lives. Dr. Watterson graduated from Western High School in Jackson. He then completed his undergraduate studies at Taylor University in Indiana, and Spring Arbor University in Michigan before getting his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1998.
He was one of only two in his dental school graduating class to go into his own private practice right after his graduation from dental school. He established his practice in Jackson out of a desire to give back to the hometown that had given so much to him. He considers it a blessing to work with a caring, dedicated team, as he follows in his father's footsteps.
Dr. Watterson makes advanced dentistry possible through his pursuit of continuing education as well as cutting edge technology in the office. The areas of dentistry in which Dr. Watterson has received advanced training include:
- TMJ and Occlusal Disease
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Oral Conscious Sedation
- Dental Implants
It may be difficult to imagine a world without dental technology once you experience the comfort, convenience and accuracy that it allows. In the office, technology is a key component to creating an atmosphere of quality, comprehensive and preventative dental care.
- CEREC, for same-day dental crowns and dental veneers
- Digital X-rays
- Galileos 3D imaging
- Spectra cavity detection
- VELscope, for oral cancer screenings
Dr. Watterson’s wife, Taryn, is also a Jackson native. Together, they have four incredible children, and Dr. Watterson enjoys participating in their activities by coaching soccer and cheering for his dancing daughter. He also enjoys volunteering at his church, within the community and was recently nominated and chosen as one of Jackson’s Health Care Angels.