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.
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.
Kathy Dimmitt, Dental Hygienist
Kathy Dimmitt hails from Michigan, but calls Texas her new home. A job in the medical center brought Kathy's husband to Texas while she attended dental hygiene school at the UT Dental Branch. Off hours, she enjoys reading, working out and spending time with friends. She and husband Andrew are in love with their young daughter Kennedy and big sister Avery. As their family grows, they feel blessed to spend time taking the girls to gymnastics and frequent visits to the park.
DeDe Rodriguez, 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 monster trucks and building race tracks with her handsome son, Benjamin. DeDe is also known to be a movie and sports fanatic. Stress relievers are cooking, listening to music and dancing.
Yadira Acosta, Insurance Coordinator
Yadira has worked in the dental field since 2011, soon after she graduated from Manvel High School. She married her best friend Rene and they have two handsome boys, Aaron & Xander. She loves spending time with her family, and shopping.