Something to smile about

Providing Comprehensive Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry with an experienced and committed team in Newport Beach since 1975.

Something to smile about

Providing Comprehensive Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry with an experienced and committed team in Newport Beach since 1975.

Since 1975

Something to smile about

Providing Comprehensive Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry with an experienced and committed team in Newport Beach since 1975.

Since 1975
About Us

Providing exceptional

dental care

Our goal is to provide exceptional dental care to those who desire and value this experience. Drs. Watson and Niven are Newport Beach dentists that provide comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry with an experienced and committed team. Our goal is to provide exceptional dental care to those who desire and value this experience.

Dr. Niven is contracted with a few select PPO dental insurances including, but not limited to Guardian PPO, First Dental PPO, Delta Dental PPO, MetLife PPO, Cigna PPO, and Aetna PPO.

Our services
Comprehensive

Dental Services

01.Preventive

Children and adult dental cleanings, digital x-rays, in-office, and at-home fluoride treatments.

02.Restorative

Bonding, veneers, crowns, implants, bridges, partial dentures, complete dentures

03.Cosmetic Smile Design

Using digital intra and extra-oral photography we are able to analyze your current dental condition and recommend solutions to improve your smile.

04.Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an adhesive technique utilizing tooth-colored composite resin to repair and/or change a tooth.
Meet the team

Incredible Staff

Incredible Quality

We pride ourselves in having a warm, friendly, and experienced staff, several of whom have been with us for over twenty years. Our focus is high quality fee for service dentistry that is custom designed for each individual patient.
Edward Watson

Edward Watson D.D.S, M.A.G.D.

Partner

Dr. Edward Watson

Founding Partner

Dr. Edward Watson was a great man whose memory will outlive the time we were fortunate enough to spend with him. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and colleague; his impact on everyone around him was inescapable, his presence unforgettable. Dr. Watson was a pillar of his community, his church, a mentor, and a role model to many. His life and career leave a lasting impression on us all.

Edward Arthur Watson was born in 1946 in Inglewood, CA into a loving family where he grew up with his sister Annetta. Interested in science, Ed received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Redlands before attending the USC School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1972. While Dr. Watson was undoubtedly passionate about dentistry, he would tell you the best part of dental school was meeting the love of his life, Mikelle, whom he married in 1973. Together they founded his practice in Newport Beach, CA, where they also made a lovely home for their amazing children Bonnie and Riley. Active in the dental community, Dr. Watson earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1984 and went on to earn a Mastership in the same academy in 1997. Other professional accolades include Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

In 2004 Dr. Watson was introduced to Dr. Niven. Shortly thereafter they began working together and started their partnership, Watson & Niven. They practiced together for over 16 years. During that time Dr. Watson was able to pass on his knowledge from his 50 years in dentistry to the person who he selected to take over the practice and its future.

Dr. Watson was as active outside of the office as he was inside. He had a passion for surfing, boating, and his 5 grandkids. His seemingly boundless energy was disrupted late in 2021 where he began feeling unusually tired. Just a few months later he was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an aggressive cancer that ultimately took him from us way too soon. Ed was the most caring person most of us have ever met, his desire to help others knew no limits. Dr. Watson, we will miss you.

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Dr. Edward Watson

Founding Partner

Dr. Edward Watson was a great man whose memory will outlive the time we were fortunate enough to spend with him. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and colleague; his impact on everyone around him was inescapable, his presence unforgettable. Dr. Watson was a pillar of his community, his church, a mentor, and a role model to many. His life and career leave a lasting impression on us all.

Edward Arthur Watson was born in 1946 in Inglewood, CA into a loving family where he grew up with his sister Annetta. Interested in science, Ed received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Redlands before attending the USC School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1972. While Dr. Watson was undoubtedly passionate about dentistry, he would tell you the best part of dental school was meeting the love of his life, Mikelle, whom he married in 1973. Together they founded his practice in Newport Beach, CA, where they also made a lovely home for their amazing children Bonnie and Riley. Active in the dental community, Dr. Watson earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1984 and went on to earn a Mastership in the same academy in 1997. Other professional accolades include Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

In 2004 Dr. Watson was introduced to Dr. Niven. Shortly thereafter they began working together and started their partnership, Watson & Niven. They practiced together for over 16 years. During that time Dr. Watson was able to pass on his knowledge from his 50 years in dentistry to the person who he selected to take over the practice and its future.

Dr. Watson was as active outside of the office as he was inside. He had a passion for surfing, boating, and his 5 grandkids. His seemingly boundless energy was disrupted late in 2021 where he began feeling unusually tired. Just a few months later he was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an aggressive cancer that ultimately took him from us way too soon. Ed was the most caring person most of us have ever met, his desire to help others knew no limits. Dr. Watson, we will miss you.

Scott Niven

Scott Niven D.D.S.

Partner

Dr. Scott Niven

Director

Dr. Scott Niven was raised in Newport Beach, California. He attended Newport Harbor High School and the University of California Irvine graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated with honors receiving the Ralph Waldo Gerard award for an outstanding research project of the year. His research project, "Interleukin-1 Beta is linked to Axonal Sprouting through its Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Expression", was published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research. 2001.V31,431-440. Dr. Niven attended the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry and graduated in 2006 receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He graduated with honors receiving the Rex Ingraham award for excellence in clinical operative dentistry. Dr. Niven was also a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity.

After dental school, Dr. Niven moved back to Newport Beach and began private practice as well as teaching at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr. Niven has been in private practice with Dr. Watson since 2006. Dr. Niven takes 1000’s hours of continuing education units to keep on the forefront of dentistry. He is an active member of the Laguna Gnathological Research and Study Group, Spear Study Club, Orange County Dental Society, and American Dental Association. Dr. Niven was also a former part-time clinical instructor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr. Niven lives in Newport Beach with his wife and  daughters.

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Dr. Scott Niven

Director

Dr. Scott Niven was raised in Newport Beach, California. He attended Newport Harbor High School and the University of California Irvine graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated with honors receiving the Ralph Waldo Gerard award for an outstanding research project of the year. His research project, "Interleukin-1 Beta is linked to Axonal Sprouting through its Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Expression", was published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research. 2001.V31,431-440. Dr. Niven attended the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry and graduated in 2006 receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He graduated with honors receiving the Rex Ingraham award for excellence in clinical operative dentistry. Dr. Niven was also a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity.

After dental school, Dr. Niven moved back to Newport Beach and began private practice as well as teaching at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr. Niven has been in private practice with Dr. Watson since 2006. Dr. Niven takes 1000’s hours of continuing education units to keep on the forefront of dentistry. He is an active member of the Laguna Gnathological Research and Study Group, Spear Study Club, Orange County Dental Society, and American Dental Association. Dr. Niven was also a former part-time clinical instructor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr. Niven lives in Newport Beach with his wife and  daughters.

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