About Hawthorne Dental

Dr. Keith Watson - Dentist, Owner

Dr. Keith Watson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Penn State University before graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1998.

Dr. Watson remains committed to continuing education, and he has taken advanced courses in comprehensive care from Spear Education, occlusion and function from the Academy of General Dentistry, and interdisciplinary studies from the Seattle Study Club. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, and Multnomah County Dental Society. 

Dr. Watson is passionate about offering comprehensive care that emphasizes prevention. When treatment is needed, he provides patients with conservative and minimally-invasive dentistry to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. He has also been dedicated to green dentistry and environmentally friendly practices since he started his practice in Portland.

The doctor is originally from the northeast, but he moved to Portland in 2003 after hearing the call of the Pacific Northwest. He appreciates all the city has to offer including the beautiful green spaces and neighborhoods. Dr. Watson enjoys spending time with his wife, Angela, in addition to playing the bass guitar, listening to music, traveling, and having fun outdoors. He also volunteers with Medical Teams International and the Creston School, providing free dental care for at-risk populations in the Portland metro area.

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Dr. Patrick Chuang - Associate Dentist

Dr. Patrick Chuang received his dental degree from the University of Michigan after completing his undergraduate program in California. He grew up in New Zealand and Taiwan and speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently.

Dr. Patrick and his significant other, Jessica, met in college and moved to the Midwest together for professional school. They moved to Portland in 2017 and they love all the different eateries and outdoor activities Portland has to offer.

The doctor cares deeply about patient comfort and treats all his patients as if they are his family members. He enjoys educating patients about preventative dentistry and the link between oral health and overall health. He also volunteers his time and dental skills to people in need and has spent some of his summers volunteering in Kenya and Nicaragua.

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Angela Watson - Office Manager

Angela joined the practice as Office Manager in 2015. After working in the training and development field for many years, she is enjoying the opportunity to support the team, build relationships with patients, and help keep the practice running smoothly. When she’s not at the office, Angela tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors, soaking up the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on foot or by bike.

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Green Dentistry - Caring for Our Neighbors and the Environment

Since Dr. Watson started his SE Hawthorne practice in 2005, he has been committed to green dentistry, and each year he and his team expand their repertoire of environmentally friendly practices.

Here is a sampling of what we do:

  • To protect our water supply, all of the metals we remove from your old fillings and crowns are captured in our filters before entering the water system and then saved for environmentally appropriate disposal.
  • To reduce energy consumption, we use compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout the office, and all non-essential equipment is turned off each night.
  • To support renewable energy, we’ve signed up for PGE’s Green Source plan, which ensures that the electricity powering our office comes from renewable sources such as wind and biomass.
  • To reduce waste, we look for creative ways to reuse office products, and purchase recycled products as often as possible.
  • To reduce his carbon footprint, Dr. Watson commutes either by scooter or electric car.

When you’re in for your next visit, rest assured that we’re not only going to deliver great personalized care, but we’re also doing our part for the environment.