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 the dentist in Parkes, Walgett and surrounding areas. David took over the practice in 1987 from Dr Meldrum.
Associate Dentist - Dr Jeffery Guo B.D.Sc
Dr Jeffery Guo joined our practice in January 2022 after graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2021. Jeffery born and raised in the Central Coast of NSW and moved to Orange in 2016, he has since married an Orange local pharmacist and has fallen in love with the community and area. In his spare time, Jeffery loves to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fishing and camping as well as spending time with his family.
Jeffery is very passionate in all areas of dentistry and has a special focus in patient centred care and working with children. He loves educating the community on oral hygiene and preventive measures to keep the mouth healthy.
Hygienist - Jemima Plumridge
Jemima commenced working at the practice in 2011.
Jemima offers pre-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.
Our newest addition to the team Stacey has taken a career change from working in disability to dentistry. Stacey has a young family and she loves to travel and spend time with her family. She loves all aspects of dentistry and has great compassion for all patients.