Meet Dr. Rebecca L. Watkins

Dr. Rebecca Watkins Pettit is originally from Toledo, Ohio. She completed her pre-doctoral studies at Ohio University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Studies and Psychology. In 2003, she received a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Watkins graduated near the top of her class and was named to the Deans List with honors for four years. She was the recipient of the Toledo Dental Society Scholarship, the William Friedman Scholarship and the Academic Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Watkins received the Robert Zugsmith Memorial Award, a recognition and monetary award for the female graduate demonstrating excellent academic and clinical skills. In addition, she received the American Association of Endodontists Student Achievement Award.

In 2005, Dr. Watkins completed the Post-Doctoral Endodontic Program at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Endodontics, receiving her Endodontic Specialty Certification. Dr. Watkins has contributed to Endodontic literature, focusing on the application of lasers in surgical endodontics. She entered the private practice of endodontics in suburban Philadelphia. In 2006, Dr. Watkins joined Associated Dental Specialists. She maintains membership in the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Western Pennsylvania Dental Society and the American Association of Endodontics.