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Team

Meet our dental team in Ash Flat! 

Our professional and friendly staff is here to meet all your dental needs! We promise to make you feel comfortable and at ease during your visit and make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Read on to get to know our team and meet the doctor! 

Terry L. Watson, DMD

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Hello! I'm Dr. Terry Watson and I want to welcome you to All About Smiles Family Dental, where we provide general and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. My team and I are a comprehensive dental practice with an emphasis on building lifelong relationships with our patients while providing advanced procedures to rejuvenate smiles!
We believe that everyone deserves the best care possible and a smile that they can be proud of. We promise to keep up with the latest advancements in dentistry through continuing education, training, and our constant motivation for never-ending improvement in ourselves and our practice. We do all of this to better serve you, our treasured patients!

We also believe that good dentistry takes time but great dentistry takes planning. Our patients are given options for their treatment in order to help them gain the outcome they seek in a customized plan that works well for their needs. Education is the key and we will do our best to explain how each procedure can benefit you and improve your overall dental health. After all, we are here to help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime!

About the doctor

I first knew I wanted to be a dentist when I was 13 years old watching my dentist's hands working on me through the reflection in his glasses. I just knew right then and there that this was exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up! I have never regretted that decision one bit! I love dentistry and my ability to use the talents that God has blessed me with is one that I do not take for granted. I honestly want to help all of my patients get the best that dental care can offer. I want to always treat them the same way I would want to be treated if I was the one receiving treatment, so no less than the best will do.

I was born and raised in Kennett, Missouri and graduated from Kennett High School in 1986. I received my undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University in 1991 and attended University of Louisville School of Dentistry from 1992-1996. Following my graduation, I moved to Cherokee Village to work as an Associate Dentist for the next two years, eventually buying the practice in 1998. In 2004, I built the state-of-the-art facility that we are in today.

I am a member of the American Dental Association, NE Arkansas Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society and Doctors of Conscious Sedation. I continually strive for self-improvement through continuing education and advanced training courses as well.
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I became a General and Family Dentist because I love all the different aspects of this field. I especially love creating beautiful, lifelong smiles for patients and am excited about the exciting new, cosmetic procedures that are possible now. My passion for rejuvenating smiles started when I was a senior in dental school and working in a well-established dental lab. During this time, I was in charge of trimming the "dies" which are used to make crowns, bridges, veneers, etc. I would sometimes trim between 50-100 dies a night. What this training did for me was to allow me to value the importance of proper planning and preparing of the teeth for cosmetic procedures. Not only did I get real-world training, but I also learned which materials were best to use in each situation. This training enabled me to see a patient's smile from the clinical level as well as the behind-the-scenes, fabrication lever. It is a definite advantage for achieving long-term results!

I was lucky to have studied under the influential Dentist, Dr. Bob Gerety who is world renowned for his orthodontic techniques. This opened the door for me to participate in the Invisalign training which I have used in my own practice since it first became public in 1999. I also especially enjoyed the opportunity of learning dental implant methods from the great Dr. Russ Baer, the team dentist for the Greater Chicago Area's professional teams. Both of these gentlemen have had a very large impact on me and I am forever grateful for their time.

Working with my hands and maintaining attention to fine detail has given me another focus – making custom, collectible, wooden duck calls. So, whether I am at the office creating beautiful, new smiles or at home making a one-of-a-kind duck call to be handed down for generations, you can be sure I am giving 100% attention and dedication to my work.

Dana Watson, Practice Manager

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"As business co-owner and overall Practice Manager, my main focus encompasses all aspects of media, marketing and financial viability of the practice.

The thing I enjoy most about my job is something that I realized only after being part of the practice from the beginning- that I actually LOVE working in the field of dentistry! Being able to hear about how patients' lives have been changed after receiving their dreaming smile makeovers has been such an incredible experience! Our team has become unified in a mindset pf excellent patient service and exceptional dental care. As a business-owner, this is truly a dream come true." 

Amber Jines, Financial Coordinator

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"My main focus is to help our patients utilize their benefits effectively and explore financial options in order to improve their oral health, feel good about the care they receive and realize their smile dreams!

The thing I enjoy most about my job is working alongside people that I consider my "other" family and to have the opportunity to get to know our patients! I honestly think we have some of the neatest patients!" 

Cheryl B. Odell, Registered Dental Hygienist 

"Providing valuable healthcare service in the dental field while establishing trusting relationships with my patients is one of my highest priorities here at All About Smiles. The thing I enjoy most about my job is working with an exceptional team of individuals that feel like my family." 
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Kristi Wilcox, Registered Dental Hygienist 

"My main focus is to educate our patients on the benefits of good oral health and it's role in maintaining overall health. I love getting to know our patients and catching up with what has been going with them during their next cleaning appointment. I love the atmosphere here at All About Smiles.. it's a great place to work!"  
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Khara Miller, Registered Dental Assistant

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"Making my patients feel confident about their smile is a great benefit of my job! I want them to have a great experience while they are in the office. I really enjoy working with such a close-knit group of people I think of as my second family!"

Tosha Gurley, Registered Dental Assistant 

"Being a registered dental assistant, my focus is to assist the dentist in providing exceptional dental care and treatment for our patients. The thing I enjoy most about my job is being part of my patients' overall dental experience and having the opportunity to help them with any of their dental needs."        
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Clarissa Allen, Patient Coordinator

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"As patient coordinator, I enjoy being the first point of contact, my goal is to greet each and every patient warmly, ensuring that everyone is comfortable and has an enjoyable experience during their visit. I am here to be a liaison and friend to each patient in coordinating any of their dental needs. I love being the first person who gets to meet and greet each of our patients." 

Call today for an appointment! 870-994-SMILE (7645)

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