Andrew Watkins, D.D.S.

The most reliable dental clinic in Pearland.

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.

Meet our expert doctor

Dr. Andrew Watkins, DDS

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 south Houston for over 50 years.

He attended Bellaire High School, earned a BS from the University of Houston, and graduated in 2002 from The University of Texas at Houston – Dental Branch. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Greater Houston Dental Society.

He is married and has two grown children, Evan and Kelly Rose. His free time is spent watching sports, playing golf and basketball, and eating apples.

We will help you choose the best option for dental treatment.

Stop by the office to look around, or call to get a no-strings-attached second opinion from Dr. Watkins.  He will make some time to answer any questions you have. 

Meet our trusted dental staff

Heather Watkins - Patient Accounts

Dr. Watkins’ wife, Heather, enjoys visiting with patients and answering all their dental insurance questions. 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 in Austin, TX but dental school brought the couple to Houston.

With the kids grown and out of the house, her free time includes tennis, golf, yoga and reading.

Martha Carbajal - RDA

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.

Amelia Metz - RDH

Amelia is a native Houstonian and registered dental hygienist. After graduating from Texas A&M in 2007 with a BS degree in biomedical science 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 enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, reading, pug rescue, and competing in triathlons and endurance swimming.

DeDe Valdez - Front Desk 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 Jaime.

Xochilt Serrano - RDH

Xochilt is a native Houstonian who has been a Pearland resident for a little over 10 years. She obtained both an Associate’s Degree and Dental Assisting certification while in high school at Turner CCHS. She graduated from UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene, where she also received the Golden Scaler and Student of Compassion awards. Some of her hobbies includes hiking and camping at different state and national parks, as well as running after work. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping them out at their small landscape supply business here in Pearland. Xochilt’s goal is to build connections with her patients and make sure they feel comfortable and leave her chair motivated to improve their oral health.

Maria Perez - Insurance Coordinator

Maria is a native Galvestonian who has worked in the dental profession for several years.  She has an associates degree in business administration and is also a registered dental assistant.  Maria is an insurance specialist and welcomes helping our patients with their insurance plans.  In her spare time she enjoys playing outdoors with her kids, cooking and reading.