Dr Lydia Watson is a pediatric dentist with Dr Blen in Memphis TN




Lydia Watson, D.D.S

Hello! My name is Lydia Watson and I’m so excited to be joining the Dr. B family!

I’m originally from Memphis and graduated from White Station before heading to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where I majored in animal science. I spent a year after college trying to decide between veterinary and dental school, before discovering the specialty of pediatric dentistry and feeling like I found my spot.

I attended the University of Tennessee in Memphis for dental school. After graduation, I moved with my husband, Dr. Simon, to Portland, Oregon for his orthodontic residency. We spent 2.5 wonderful years in the Pacific Northwest, hiking and eating our way through Oregon and Washington on the weekends and doing dentistry on the weekdays. 

I’m very grateful for my time spent practicing general dentistry, but after Simon graduated, it was my turn to start my specialty training. We relocated back to Memphis for my pediatric residency, really coming full circle- I was a patient of the residency program when I was little. 

We’re so happy to be back in Memphis with family and friends. We spend most of our free time working on our old midtown house, playing pickle ball, and loving on our two dogs. I can’t wait to help Dr. B serve all your pediatric needs back in my hometown!

Memberships and Leadership Experience:

American Dental Association    (May 2017- Present)
American Dental Education Association    (Spring 2015-2017)

Volunteer Work:

Mid-South Mission of Mercy    (Feb 2016 Memphis, TN)

Published in the Journal of Dental Research and the AAPD Pediatric Dentistry Journal

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry eligible

Staff at Lebonheur East Surgery Center