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Practice Owner / Principle Dentist - Dr David J Watkins B.D.S

Dr David Watkins graduated from University of Sydney in 1978 and spent many years working as a dentist in Parkes, Walgett and surrounding areas. David took over the practice in 1987 from Dr Meldrum.  David is a member of Rotary and enjoys volunteering with the club. He is also a keen Bridge player and enjoys spending time tending to his gardens and  with his family. David is continuing to treat the people of Orange over the coming years.  

Hygienist -  Jemima Plumridge  BOH

Jemima commenced working at the practice in 2011, after she graduated from University of Newcastle and moved from Sydney to Orange. Jemima's dental career started 10 years prior to this as a dental assistant and her passion for dentistry has never waned, only gotten stronger over the years. Once arriving in Orange Jemima found her feet  and is strongly cemented in the community. 7 years ago Jemima started her martial arts journey in Orange, by starting Karate and Mauy thai, but finally found her passion in Brazilian Jiu jitsu. Jemima's greatest passion in life is being a mother.

Jemima  loves to make your visit to the dental surgery a personal one, and has the ability in her room for patients to choose the music that makes them feel more comfortable in their visit. So a music list is more than welcome with your visits with her.

The mouth is the gateway to the body. A healthier mouth means that it has less ability to have a negative affect on the rest of the body. Jemima takes educating patients in keeping the mouth as healthy as possible very important. Jemima offers periodontal and maintenance therapy to help maintain healthy teeth, gum and bone.



Abbey has been part of the team since 2011. She loves working with a great team to provide Dental Care for the community of Orange. She spent a lot of time in the dental chair as a child and felt comforted by the Dental assistant and decided it was the industry for her. In her spare time she loves socialising with family and friends and loves her sport especially Rugby Union 


Alison began work with Watkins Dental fresh out of high school in 1995. She took a hiatus from the surgery in 2011 to pursue other things and tend to her growing family of four children. After being approached by David to rejoin the staff, Alison returned in 2021. She has enjoyed reconnecting with long standing patients and staff. In her spare time (of which she has none) she enjoys watching her boys play rugby, her daughter dance and spending time with friends when she can. 


A long standing staff member that came with the Practice when David took over in 1987, she did however leave to pursue a different career only to return in 1996 and has been part of the furniture (so to speak) ever since.  Rowena is well known to the longstanding  patients of the Practice and enjoys looking after all the patients in her care.  She enjoys her Social Life in Orange and loves keeping fit.

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