Our Practice


Making smiles in Paragould                 wider and brighter since 1995

Welcome to Watson Dental Care, conveniently located on Garland street in the middle of Paragould. Here, we know that dental health is not just about white smiles: it’s about having strong teeth and healthy gums. It’s about prolonging the simple joy of eating delicious things! 


The ultimate mission of Watson Dental Care is to provide the highest quality dental care in a relaxed, caring, friendly environment while helping our patients achieve a beautiful smile through preventative, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We pride ourselves in our dedication to excellence. It is our commitment to our patients to offer the finest dental experience possible while providing it at a reasonable cost.

We aim to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about dental treatment, so we created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care.


David A. Watson, D.D.S.

Dr. Watson has practiced dentistry in Paragould for 20+ years.  Graduating from Crowley’s Ridge Academy, he completed undergraduate work at Harding University before continuing his studies at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. Dr. Watson graduated in 1995 and returned to his hometown to serve the residents of Paragould and the surrounding area.  Giving his patients the best care possible has always been a priority for Dr. Watson.  


Dr. Watson is a member of the school board for Crowley's Ridge Academy. He served as a charter member of the Paragould chapter of Habitat for Humanity and continues to work behind the scenes for other charitable causes.  His wife Darah teaches at Crowley’s Ridge College while their daughter Lilah is a student at Crowley’s Ridge Academy.  In their free time, the family enjoys photography, graphic design projects, and exploring nature.  The family attends church at Bono Church of Christ.



Milissa Gairhan, R.DH.

Milissa Gairhan graduated from Jonesboro High School before earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Dental Hygiene from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1998.  With eighteen years of experience, thirteen with Dr. Watson’s office, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our dental practice. Milissa is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Arkansas State Dental Hygienists’ Association, having served as president and as liaison to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. 


Milissa and her son Grayson attend First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro