The staff of Andrew Watkins, D.D.S. wants you to feel comfortable and confident in our office. We want to know about you, and we know you might have some questions about us. Here's a brief introduction to each member of our team.
Dr. Andrew Watkins
Dr. Watkins is a native Texan who grew up in Bellaire. It's no surprise he became a dentist, since his dentist father and dental hygienist mother operated a successful dental practice in Houston for over 50 years.
He attended Bellaire High School, earned a BS from the Univeristy of Houston, and graduated in 2002 from The University of Texas at Houston - Dental Branch. He is married and has two children, Evan and Kelly Rose. His free time is spent watching televised sports, playing golf and basketball, and eating apples.
Dr. Watkins' wife, Heather, enjoys facilitating patient's needs while building relationships with them. She has enjoyed three careers prior to dentistry: executive chef, part-time music teacher, and full-time mom. She met Andrew Watkins while working at Barton Creek Country Club and Resort in Austin, but dental school brought the couple to Houston.
With two children at home, family is a priority, so her hours in the office are sometimes limited. At the end of the day, free time includes tennis, yoga and reading.
Kathy Dimmitt, Dental Hygienist
Kathy Dimmitt grew up in Michigan but relocated to Pearland, Texas in 2008. Shortly after completing her Bachelors of Dental Hygiene from UT Houston Dental School she married her husband Andrew. Since joining our office in 2012, Kathy and Andrew have welcomed daughters Avery and Kennedy, and new son Elijah. They are enjoying adjusting to a family of five while settling into a new Pearland home. Kathy enjoys reading, listening to music and visiting parks with her kids, while teaching them the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Martha Carbajal, Dental Assistant
Chairside Assistant, Martha Carbajal, was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and grew up in Galveston. In her dental assisting career, she had worked with Dr. Watkins for three years, then joined him in opening his new practice in May of 2006. She enjoys her career because she likes patient care and meeting patient needs. She and her husband Jose live in Dickinson and have a beautiful daughter, Jaquelyn. They enjoy the outdoors, boating, and spending time with friends and family in their free time.
DeDe Valdez, Patient Coordinator
DeDe has been a Pearland resident for over 20 years and has a large extended family that she loves spending time with. She cherishes moments playing video games, reading books and dancing with her handsome son Benjamin. DeDe is also known to be a movie and sports fanatic. Stress relievers are cooking, listening to music and playing board games with her husband.
Amelia Metz, Hygienist
Amelia is a native Houstonian and registered dental hygienist. After graduating from Texas A&M with a BS degree she attended Wharton County JC for dental hygiene school. Amelia enjoys her work as a hygienist since it allows her the ability to develop a rapport with her patients and advocate for their dental health. When not at work she spends time with her husband and two boys, reading or playing board games.
Maria Perez, Insurance Coordinator
Maria was born and raised in Galveston, Texas but now lives in Pearland with her husband and children. She has worked in dentistry since 2016 and in Dr. Watkins' office since 2020. When Maria is not doing outdoor activities and sports with her kids she likes to watch movies, read books and cook.