About the Team

Welcome to Watson Family Dentistry.

Comprehensive Dental Care in Maryville, Tennessee

At Watson Family Dentistry, we place your overall well-being as our top priority. With a commitment to comprehensive dentistry, we go beyond treating just your teeth, addressing your individual needs and concerns to ensure optimal oral health and overall wellness. We offer various treatments tailored to enhance your smile and improve your quality of life, including:

  • Professional dental cleanings
  • Extensive oral cancer screenings
  • Fluoride varnish and dental sealants
  • Digital impressions
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Same day crowns
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Nightguards and mouth guards
  • Sedation options
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • SureSmile
  • Zirconia bridges
  • Partial and full dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures
  • Full mouth reconstruction

I’ve been a patient of Watson family dentistry for several years now. They have always treated me with professionalism and respect and when I’m there I feel more like family than just someone off the street. It does not matter whoever you see you are always treated with respect and like you’re the only one that matters.


Hope Watson, DMD

Dr. Hope Watson is a native of southwest Virginia. Her journey into dentistry was marked by a love for learning and a passion for helping others. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in English literature, she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1997. Inspired by her mentors and driven by a desire to provide exceptional care, Dr. Watson founded Watson Family Dentistry in 1998, embodying a commitment to excellence, integrity, and patient-centered care.


  • Bachelor of Arts in English literature, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Society
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • International College of Dentists Fellow
  • American College of Dentists Fellow
  • Served on the American Dental Association’s Council of Dental Benefits, 2017-2021

Taylor Jarrell, DDS

Dr. Taylor Jarrell has roots in East Tennessee. Her journey into dentistry began at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she pursued a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and graduated summa cum laude. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Jarrell fulfilled her dream of becoming a dentist at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery with honors in 2014. Dr. Jarrell’s approach to dentistry is marked by a desire to merge art and science to deliver personalized, compassionate care to each patient she serves.


  • Bachelor of Science in microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Society of the TDA
  • Blount County Dental Society

Meet the Watson Family Dentistry team.


Hope joined our practice in 1998. She is a registered dental hygienist certified in nitrous oxide monitoring and ensures our patients receive the very best care. Outside of work, Hope enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and indulging in crime television. Her witty and bubbly personality and her ability to stay calm in any situation make her a valued member of our team.


Brooke has been with us since 2003, bringing her expertise and passion for oral health to our team. With a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene and certification in nitrous oxide monitoring, she is focused on creating a great patient experience. Born and raised in Maryville, Tennessee, Brooke is a proud graduate of Maryville High School and East Tennessee State University. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, and going to concerts, as well as spending quality time with her daughter, family, and friends. With her keen eye for fashion and love for finding great deals, Brooke is our go-to expert for all things stylish.


Christine has been a valued member of our team since 2010, bringing her expertise as a surgical technologist. She moved from Oklahoma to Tennessee at a young age and has called Loudon her home ever since. A proud graduate of Loudon High School, Christine enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband and grown son. In her free time, she loves traveling, dining out, indulging in coffee, and tending to her garden alongside her beloved dogs, Cooper and Princess. With a knack for finding great deals and a passion for watching YouTube videos, Christine adds a unique flair to our team.


Tiffany, our friendly face at the front desk and a registered dental assistant, has been an integral part of our team since 2011. A proud Maryville native, she attended William Blount High School before pursuing further education at Tennessee Tech. Tiffany is happily married with two children and two fur babies. She is a dedicated mom who spends much of her time cheering on her children at their sporting events. As a huge Vols fan, she enjoys watching and supporting various sports. Tiffany brightens our office and delights patients every day with her infectious laughter and warm personality.


Rikki, one of our skilled registered dental hygienists, joined our practice in 2019 with over two decades of experience in the field. A graduate of Roane State Community College with an associate degree in dental hygiene, Rikki holds certifications in administering both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She is married with two daughters and a beloved dog and cherishes spending quality time with her family. Outside of work, Rikki enjoys exploring her culinary skills, immersing herself in a good book, and creating memories with her loved ones.


Kelli, one of our registered dental hygienists, joined our practice in 2021. She is passionate about oral health and patient care. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Kelli holds a Bachelor of Science in public health, an associate degree in dental hygiene, and certification in nitrous oxide monitoring. Kelli’s early fascination with brushing teeth has evolved into a fulfilling career. Married with four children and three grandkids, she finds joy in family time and church activities, as well as hiking, reading, cooking, and playing with her beloved schnauzers.


Shelby joined our practice in 2020 as an expanded functions dental assistant. A Maryville native, she attended Pellissippi State Community College for her education. Shelby’s love for her hometown shines through in her dedication to providing exceptional care to our patients. When she’s not in the office, Shelby enjoys spending quality time with her family and fur baby, cheering on the Volunteers football team, and staying active outdoors. With an upbeat and quirky personality and commitment to patient satisfaction, she ensures that every visit is enjoyable for our patients.


Hayley joined our practice in 2021 and has a real passion for dental care. A Blount County native, she attended Alcoa High School and the Dental Learning Center in Maryville. With certifications in coronal polishing, nitrous oxide monitoring, and restorative and prosthetic functions, Hayley ensures our patients receive top-quality care. Outside of work, she enjoys cheering on her two boys at their sporting events. She also likes baking and watching Alcoa football and baseball as well as University of Tennessee football.


Krislee joined our practice in 2022 as a dental assistant with a unique blend of skill and creativity. Originally from Mississippi, she found her home in East Tennessee after attending Southern Virginia University and the American Institute of Dental Assisting. Krislee’s diverse background includes studying Spanish literature and creative writing, resulting in the publication of two young adult fantasy novels. Certified in dental radiology, sealant application, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide monitoring, Krislee ensures our patients receive top-notch care. Outside of work, she enjoys writing and tending to her garden.


Kara, a registered dental assistant, joined our practice in 2022, bringing her expertise in oral health and wellness. With a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Lincoln Memorial University and training from the Maryville Dental Learning Center, Kara is committed to educating patients on the connection between oral health and overall wellness. She is certified in dental radiology, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide monitoring. Outside of work, Kara enjoys watching basketball and football, reading, playing basketball, and listening to 90s R&B music. She’s also passionate about exploring conspiracy theories, visiting beautiful beaches, traveling to new places, and savoring delicious cuisine.


Kendra joined our practice in 2021 as a registered dental hygienist with certifications in nitrous oxide monitoring and administration of local anesthesia. She completed an associate degree from Pellissippi State Community College and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in dental hygiene from Tennessee Wesleyan University. Kendra’s commitment to the dental field earned her the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award and the Dental Hygiene Excellence Award from Tennessee Wesleyan University. Married with two sons, she treasures spending time with her family and two dogs and enjoying the outdoors.

Our practice is built on:



You will feel cared for and understood at every visit.



Our goal is to demonstrate the highest standards in dental care.



We conduct every patient interaction with honesty, ethics, and transparency.

You deserve the best smile.

Schedule an evaluation today with Watson Family Dentistry, and let us help you attain your best smile.