The highest standard for exceptional care.

"From the front desk to the treatment chair, we are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable as possible while delivering high-quality dental care. You have unique needs, and we custom design your treatments to fit."

Meet the Team

Meet Dr. Michael Watson

Dr. Michael Watson

A well-trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Michael Watson is known for his skill, attention to detail and commitment to excellent results. After graduating dental school with honors, Dr. Watson completed a special internship in which he learned techniques and honed skills not typically part of a dentist’s training. Today, Dr. Watson has nearly a decade of experience and has earned the trust of thousands with healthy, happy smiles.

"I decided to become a dentist because I wanted to help people. After nearly a decade of practicing dentistry, this is still what motivates me. Striving to offer the best care possible and being able to improve the lives of others is very rewarding. I never forget the importance of oral health to your overall health. This is a major part of my focus as a dentist because it’s also a huge part of my personal life. As a person with diabetes, I am very deeply aware of the role of good healthcare. I’ve dedicated myself to taking the extra steps and precautions people like me need. Yet, it’s just part of my belief that everyone deserves a dentist who takes the time and makes the personal commitments that lead to healthy, attractive smiles."

Dr. Watson is always interested in learning and expanding his education. He has taken recent Continuing Education classes in veneers, cosmetic dentistry, implantology, temporomandibular dysfunction, oral pathology, and oral-systemic health issues.

  • UT Surgical Internship: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • DDS: cum laude, Medical College of Virginia
  • BSC: Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Krista Parker - Office Manager

Krista Parker

Office Manager

Krista attended West Mountain Dental Assisting Academy the Summer of 2020. Krista received her certifications in Dental Assisting, OSHA, Radiology, Orthodontics, Digital Scanning, and CPR licensing.

Krista started in the dental field as a Dental Assistant in October 2020 for Michael Watson, DDS. In November 2022, Krista moved to the front office and took on the role as Office Manager. Krista completed Dental Insurance Training to be able to help our patients understand their insurance and benefits.

Outside of work, Krista has a passion for baking. She spent many years as a Pastry Chef. Krista spends a lot of time up in Bear Lake with her family during the Summer.

Ali Medina

Ali Medina


I’m the new hygienist at Michael J Watson Dental Practice. I’ve been a dental hygienist for 10 years. I went to school at Utah College of Dental Hygiene. I grew up in Corvallis, Oregon. I’m married to an awesome guy who’s from Hawaii. We’re so thrilled to be expecting our first child, a little girl which we are going to name Stella. I enjoy being with my family, watching movies, playing sports, and traveling. I’m excited to be apart of such an amazing team. I’ve really enjoyed working with these caring professionals and looking forward to meeting all of you.

Mahala Soane

Mahala Soane


Meet Mahala, a hygienist with 7 years of experience. She graduated with top honors from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. Outside the dental office, Mahala loves concerts and the great outdoors. Her true passion, though, is landscape photography. When she's not cleaning teeth, she's out capturing the beauty of nature through her lens.

Matthew Bradley - Dental Assistant

Matthew Bradley

Dental Assistant

Matthew has been a Dental Assistant since 2020. He is the newest member of our team. He was born and raised in Northern California and moved to Utah in 2021 and loves it here. He is currently studying Dental Hygiene at Fortis College. In his free time, he enjoys going on different adventures with his wife and friends.

About Us

Our experienced dentists and staff offer comprehensive dental examinations and specialize in a wide array of cosmetic, preventative, general and specialized dental services.

In our mission to provide the best dental services possible, our doctors use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology available. We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized dental services to the people of Millcreek and Salt Lake City. At Michael J. Watson D.D.S., you will find dental professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional service to everyone who walks through our door. Schedule an appointment with an experienced dentist at our Millcreek office and give your smile the level of care and attention it deserves.

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