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

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

Director

Dr. Edward Watson was born and raised in Inglewood, California. He attended Morningside High School and the University of Redlands graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Dr. Watson attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated in 1972 receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He graduated with honors receiving the Morris J. Thompson award for excellence in removable prosthodontics. He was elected to Alpha Tau Epsilon and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, both honorary dental organizations upon graduation.

After graduation from dental school, Dr. Watson moved to Newport Beach and has been in private practice there ever since. He earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1984 and went on to earn a Mastership in the same Academy in 1997. He was named Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1992 and Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 1995. Dr. Watson is an active member of the Laguna Gnathological Research and Study Group, Spear Study Club, Orange County Dental Society, and American Dental Association.

Dr. Watson lives in Newport Beach with his wife, Mikelle, has two grown children, and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys sailing, time at Catalina Island, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren.

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Dr. Edward Watson

Director

Dr. Edward Watson was born and raised in Inglewood, California. He attended Morningside High School and the University of Redlands graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Dr. Watson attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated in 1972 receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He graduated with honors receiving the Morris J. Thompson award for excellence in removable prosthodontics. He was elected to Alpha Tau Epsilon and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, both honorary dental organizations upon graduation.

After graduation from dental school, Dr. Watson moved to Newport Beach and has been in private practice there ever since. He earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1984 and went on to earn a Mastership in the same Academy in 1997. He was named Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1992 and Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 1995. Dr. Watson is an active member of the Laguna Gnathological Research and Study Group, Spear Study Club, Orange County Dental Society, and American Dental Association.

Dr. Watson lives in Newport Beach with his wife, Mikelle, has two grown children, and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys sailing, time at Catalina Island, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren.

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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  • 5 star rating It's so refreshing to have a great dentist again. I moved to California about 10 years ago, and have been bouncing around dentists for the decade, trying to find a place that fit my expectations. I can say with certainty, Dr. Niven's practice is just that.Immediately upon walking in, you're greeted with a warm office, friendly and professionally staff, and... read more

    Kyle M.
  • 5 star rating I came to Dr. Watson upon the recommendation of my childhood dentist. After moving back to Southern California earlier this year, I sought a cleaning and check-up with a different dentist and had a horrible experience. Upon leaving their offices, I immediately looked for a new doctor and am so happy I landed with Dr. Watson and his team. The... read more

    Megan T.
  • 5 star rating This is hands down the nicest dentist office i have ever been in. The staff is so sweet and so welcoming even early in the morning. I was greeted politely with a cold water on a hot day. When i was sat in the chair. I had a nice conversation with the dental assistant. Everyone in here is so genuine.... read more

    Sean S.
  • I drive quite a distance to have my dental care with Dr. Watson. He is gentle, kind, thorough, and so are his staff. My teeth cleanings are great, if I need work, it is easy to schedule, and the office is prompt with appointments. Best dentist!

    Dr. Watson is a gentle, kind, expert dentist, with a happy staff always ready to...
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    Sue Knight Deutsch
  • 5 star rating Dr. Niven and Staff January 2016.What I discovered here.From Marta at reception to every single one of the staff, I have never seen a practice or business where every one of the team made such a positive impression on me. You comprise the most efficient and polished group of colleagues and professionals I have ever had the pleasure... read more

    Darlene A.
  • 5 star rating I came to Dr. Watson upon the recommendation of my childhood dentist. After moving back to Southern California earlier this year, I sought a cleaning and check-up with a different dentist and had a horrible experience. Upon leaving their offices, I immediately looked for a new doctor and am so happy I landed with Dr. Watson and his team. The... read more

    Megan T.

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